Dr. Monica K. Li
MD, FRCPC, FAAD
Double Board-Certified Dermatologist
Cosmetic Dermatology | Laser Medicine | Medical Dermatology
Dr. Monica Li is a leading cosmetic and medical dermatologist specializing in the rejuvenation and revitalization of skin for all ages. She practices in Vancouver, BC at Vancouver Skin MD and also in Surrey, BC at The Skin Doctor ™/Enverus Medical. Her approach to patient care and cosmetic medicine is simple yet advanced - comprehensive, customized and compassionate.
EducationDr. Li received her Bachelor of Health Sciences (Honours) from McMaster University followed by her medical degree at the University of Toronto. She completed her dermatology residency at the University of Calgary. Dr. Li then continued further advanced cosmetic dermatology and laser training as part of a prestigious American Society for Dermatologic Surgery accredited Fellowship in Virginia, USA. She is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and a Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology.
LanguagesDr. Li is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.
Interests and FocusDr. Li has special interests and expertise in ethnic skin, acne, rosacea, and laser medicine. She has trained and worked with a number of internationally renowned colleagues and leaders in cosmetic dermatology and laser science around the world.
RecognitionDr. Li is the recipient of numerous academic, leadership, and research awards. She has authored many scientific publications and has spoken in various national and international conferences, including the World Congress of Dermatology, American Academy of Dermatology, Canadian Dermatology Association and American Society for Dermatologic Surgery meetings.
Contributions and CommitmentDr. Li is a double board-certified dermatologist in both Canada and the United States. She is a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Dermatology and Skin Science, and the Department Representative on the Clinical Faculty Advisory Council for the Faculty of Medicine, at the University of British Columbia. She has been a past or current committee member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the Canadian Dermatology Association, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery, the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery and Women’s Dermatologic Society.
PressDr. Li has shared her expertise and insights for local and national media on both cosmetic and medical dermatology. Highlights of her press features include: BC Women's Health Foundation Changemaker's Market 2021- Dr. Monica Li Best Health Here’s Why You Got a Skin Tag and What to Do If You Want It Gone Calgary Journal Q&A: Dermatologist Monica Li discusses changes to her field to make it more inclusive Canadian Living Sunscreens & Sunburn: Try Our Tips For This Summer CBC Life The buzzy ingredients and big ideas in skin care this year CBC Vancouver News What does SPF really mean when choosing sunscreen Chatelaine Magazine Are Gel Manicures Dangerous? Daily Hive Sun's out, buns out: 18 dermatologist-approved sunscreens for all skin types Elle Canada How to deal with skin irritations caused by wearing face masks and frequent hand washing Fashion Magazine How to Protect Yourself This Wildfire Season Flare Magazine How to deal with skin allergy outbreak stat Global News How to improve scars Good Housekeeping Why CeraVe Is the Skincare Brand Dermatologists and Influencers Won't Stop Talking About Good Times Magazine Sensitive skin fixes Healthline 20 low cost beauty options that work like name brands Hello! Beauty Dive Into Summer Hello! Canada The ultimate celebrity-approved pregnancy beauty picks Huffington Post Skinceutical’ C E Ferulic serum Vs. $18 dupe Kit/Toronto Star Is Dry Shampoo Bad for You? National Post Sun protection: What you need, according to experts Practical Dermatology Picoway® guidelines on coloured skin Refinery 29 13 skin-care swaps that will save your face this winter Slice 10 Signs You're Not Washing Your Face Properly The Globe and Mail Should I exfoliate my sensitive skin? Today's Parent Think the pandemic is messing with your skin? You're not alone Vancouver Sun Dermatologist-approved skin care tips to prep your skin for winter, plus, two TikTok skin-care trends that actually work Yahoo! Style How to prevent skin cancer: Expert tips to stay 'sun smart' this summer Zoomer Beyond Sunscreen: The Latest Science in Skin Cancer Prevention