Professor Li is currently Director of Minimally Invasive & Robotic Surgery Development and Honorary Consultant in General Surgery at the Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital. Professor Li is one of the pioneers in the development of laparoscopic surgery in Hong Kong and broke new grounds in the development of minimal access surgery which were later recognized as gold standard in the surgical procedures. He is the founding President of the Hong Kong Society of Minimal Access Surgery and the Asia Pacific Endo-Lap Surgery Group.
He has been awarded the Bronze Bauhinia Star (BBS) in 2013 for his achievement and valuable contribution to the medical sector and the development of the surgical field. He has also been appointed as Professor of Surgery in University College London and as Hunterian Professor (2009/10) at The Royal College of Surgeons of England, commending his unwavering contribution in surgical advancements. His forte is minimal access surgery with most noted experience for rectal cancers and robotic surgery.
Last but not the least, he has some honorary appointments in renowned institutions both locally and internationally to give advice on surgical developments such as Honorary Fellowship of the College of Surgeons of Hong Kong; Honorary Fellow of The American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS); Honorary Fellow of The Japan Society for Endoscopic Surgery (JSES); Honorary Fellow of the Philippine Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons; Honorary Fellow of The Association of Minimal Access Surgeons of India (FMAS); Honorary Advisor, International Advisory Board for Minimal Access Surgery Training Centre (MASTC), Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, Hong Kong; Honorary Advisor of CUHK Jockey Club, Minimally Invasive Surgical Skills Centre, Prince of Wales Hospital, Hong Kong; Honorary Clinical Associate Professor in Surgery, Department of Surgery, Prince of Wales Hospital, Faculty of Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong; Honorary Clinical Associate Professor in Family Medicine & Primary Care, Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong; the Chairman of Asia Pacific Endo‐Lap Surgery Group (APELS), Secretary General of The Asian-Pacific Society for Digestive Endoscopy (APSDE), Board Member of International Federation of Societies of Endoscopic Surgeons (IFSES); Board of Governors of the Society of Endoscopic & Laparoscopic Surgeons of Asia (ELSA); Council Member of Hong Kong Society for Coloproctology; Council Member of Hong Kong Society of Minimal Access Surgery; and Honorary Member, Hong Kong Hernia Society.