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Dr. Monica K. Li


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.

  • Education
    Dr. 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.
  • Languages
    Dr. Li is fluent in English, Cantonese and Mandarin.
  • Interests and Focus
    Dr. 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.
  • Recognition
    Dr. 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 Service
    Dr. Li is a double board-certified dermatologist in both Canada and the United States. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor 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 holds active leadership roles in the American Academy of Dermatology, the Canadian Dermatology Association, the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery and the American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery. She is a passionate supporter of BC Women's Hospital Foundation, having served in the annual gala committee for the past three years and is Co-Chair for 2023. She is a regular voice to local and national media on cosmetic and medical dermatology topics, featured in over 100 press interviews.
  • Press
    Dr. 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 Proven Ways To Heal Chapped Lips 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? CTV News 'Sephora kids' skin-care trend draws warnings from dermatologists 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 Can You Use Rosemary Oil for Hair Growth? What to Know Flare Magazine How to deal with skin allergy outbreak stat Global News How to improve scars Good Housekeeping 10 Best Bar Soaps of 2024 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 Nuvo Magazine The 10 Best Sunscreens for Every Skin Type 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 Help dry winter skin with expert tips and four must-have moisturizer ingredients The Strategist Do LED Skin-Care Devices Even Work? Today's Parent Think the pandemic is messing with your skin? You're not alone Vancouver Sun Stress is impacting your skin — here's how and why 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
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