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Daqing Li, MD

Daqing Li, MD Physician

Professor of Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Languages spoken:

  • Chinese

Dr. Li is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties

Clinical Expertise:

  • Ear and Balance Disorders
  • Ear Disorders
  • Ear Infection - Middle Ear (Otitis Media)
  • Gene Therapy
  • Hearing Loss
  • Ménière's Disease
  • Otology Testing
  • Otosclerosis
  • Skull Base Lesions
  • Vertigo

Description of Clinical Expertise

Otology and Neurotology

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Graduate School: Hongkou Medical and Health School
Residency: The Fourth People's Hospital of Shanghai
Fellowship: The Fourth People's Hospital of Shanghai
Fellowship: University Hospital Zurich
Medical School: Zurich University School of Medicine


American Academy of Otolaryngology-HNS, National American Association for the Advancement of Science, National American Association of Cancer Research, National American Neurotology Society, National American Society of Gene Therapy, National Association for Research in Otolaryngology, National Chinese Medical Association, International Crowe Society, National Red Cross Society of China, International World Chinese Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Federation, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Li is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Description of Research Expertise:

Basic and Translational Research in Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery:
Vector Development and Targeted Gene Delivery in Ear, Nose,Throat, Head & Neck
Molecular Approach for the Treatment of Head & Neck Cancer
Molecular Approach for the Treatment of Inner Ear Disease

Selected Publications:

Waleed M. Abuzeid, Xiaoling Jiang, Guoli Shi, Hui Wang, David Paulson, Koji Araki, David Jungreis, James Carney, Bert W. O’Malley, Jr. and Daqing Li.: Molecular Disruption of Rad50 Sensitizes Tumor Cells to Cisplatin-based Chemotherapy Journal of Clinical Investigation 119 : 1974-1985,2009.

Mindy R. Figures, Jessie Wobb, Koji Araki, Tingyan Liu, Lei Xu, Hanjing Zhu, Bert W. O’Malley Jr, and Daqing Li: Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma Targeted Chemosensitization Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery 141 : 177-183,2009.

Khurram Khan, Koji Akraki, Daiyou Wang, Guayan Li, Xin Li, Jie Zhang, Weizheng Xu, Randall K. Hoover, Susan Lauter, Bert O'Malley, Jr., Rena G. Lapidus, Daqing Li.: Head and neck cancer radiosensitization by the novel poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase inhibitor GPI-15427 Head and Neck 32 : 381-391,2010.

Paulson, David P. Abuzeid, Waleed. Jiang, Hao. Oe, Tomoyuki. O'Malley, Bert W. Li, Daqing.: A novel controlled local drug delivery system for inner ear disease. Laryngoscope 118 (4): 706-11,2008.

Koji Araki, Sidrah Ahmad, Guoyan Li, David Bray,Jr., Koichiro Saito, Daiyou Wang, Uwe Wirtz, Sunil Sreedharan, Bert O'Malley Jr., Daqing Li: Retinoblastoma RB94 enhances radiation treatment of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma Clinical Cancer Research 14 (11): 3514-3519,2008.

Daqing Li, Charles M. Henley and Bert W. O’Malley: Distortion Product Otoacoustic Emissions and Outer Hair Cell Defects in the hyt/hyt Mutant Mouse Hearing Research (138): 65-72,1999.

Chris S. Moe, Daqing Li, Thomas Linder, Stephan Schmid and Ugo Fisch: An Update on the Surgical Treatment of Temporal Bone Paraganglioma Skull Base Surgery (9): 185-194,1999.

Daqing Li (co-first author), Mengqing Xiang, Lin Gan, Lijuan Zhou, Bert W. O’Malley, Jr., William Klein and Jeremy Nathans: Essential Role of POU-Domain Factor Brn-3c in Auditory and Vestibular Hair Cell Development Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (94): 9445-9450,1997.

Daqing Li, Barbara Schauble, Carl Moll and Ugo Fisch: Intratemporal Facial Nerve Perineurioma Laryngoscope (106): 328-333,1996.

Daqing Li and Yulin Cao: Facial Nerve Dehiscence: A Report of 1465 Stapes Surgeries Annals of Otology, Rhinology & Laryngology (105): 467-471,1996.

Academic Contact Info

145 CRB
415 Curie Blvd

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 615-0854
Fax: (215) 898-4469
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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