Ted C. M. Li, MD


I have been in private practice in Washington, DC since 1989, having previously taught general internal medicine at Georgetown University Medical School from 1984-1989. I am fortunate to practice medicine at a time when so much can be done to maintain good health and to detect and treat illness. My aim is to keep the best from the past (like listening carefully and paying close attention to what people say and do) and selectively embrace new technologies and electronic communications. My partners and I are constantly looking for ways to improve what we do, reflecting our great ongoing enthusiasm for the practice of medicine. Because medical learning is ongoing and bilateral, I welcome medical students to join me periodically in the office. Since 1996, I have also helped in the preparation of examination questions for internal medicine certification.

In December 2010, my practice transitioned via MDVIP into a personalized, concierge model, where I am in regular email contact with my patients and am nearly always available for emergency calls. This way of practice has greatly improved how questions are answered, problems are followed up, and emergencies are handled.

Healthcare ought to be collaborative among providers and recipients. To this end, I update medical summaries and give my patients copies at the end of each visit to check over. These summaries also serve as a means of concisely sharing medical information with subspecialist consultations, and an invitation to my patients to be actively involved in their own health management.


  • M.D. (1977) Cornell University Medical College, New York, NY


  • Henry J. Kaiser Fellowship in General Internal Medicine (1981-1983)
  • Harvard Medical School (Brigham & Women’s Hospital), Boston, MA
  • International Medicine – Coordinator of Cornell-International Rescue Committee Medical Team in Khao-I-Dang Holding Center for Cambodian/Vietnamese Refugees, Thailand (1980-1981) Cornell University Medical College, New York, NY.


  • Internal Medicine (1977-1980) The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY.


  • A.B. cum laude, Columbia College, Columbia University (1973) New York, NY


  • Sibley Memorial Hospital, Washington, D.C.
  • Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, D.C.


  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Director (1996-2000)
  • Internal Medicine Question-Writing Committee (1997-2001)
  • Computer-Based Test-Writing Committee (2001-2005)
  • Supplemental Test-Writing Committee (2010-2014)
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians (since 1987)
  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, Georgetown University Medical School (since 1984)


  • Phi Beta Kappa (1973)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Residents Teaching Award (1980)
  • American College of Physicians Community-Based Teaching Award (1995)


  • American Board of Internal Medicine (1980)

For more information about Dr. Li’s personalized care program, visit http://www.mdvip.com/theodorelimd

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