Chair-Elect Candidate: Jennifer Li, MD

jennifer li, md

Medical Director, Sierra Donor Services Eye Bank
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Candidate Bio

Dr. Jennifer Li is a Professor of Ophthalmology at the University of California, Davis and is the Director of the Cornea and External Disease Service. Dr. Li completed her medical degree and residency at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX, and subsequently, her cornea fellowship at UC Davis. Dr. Li’s practice focuses on cornea, complex anterior segment, and refractive surgery. Her research interests include corneal transplantation techniques and eye banking.

She is actively involved in resident and fellow education, and received the UC Davis Ophthalmology Faculty Surgical Teaching Award presented by the residents in 2018. She is currently one of the Program Chairs for the Cornea Society Fellows Educational Summit, and was Program Director for the AAO Cornea Subspecialty Day from 2017-2019.

Dr. Li serves as the chair of the EBAA Medical Advisory Board, and is an active member of the Accreditation Board, the Scientific Program Committee, and the Board of Directors. She was a participant at the inaugural EBAA Physician Leadership Program (PLP) in 2011 and has been on the faculty for the past three PLPs. She is the co-medical director for Sierra Donor Services, and a member of the AAO Eye Bank Committee.

Candidate Statement

I am committed to the mission and the vision of the EBAA, and will help champion the restoration of sight as Chair-Elect. With your support, I will uphold the values of the Association and its members, and help guide us into the future as an organization. I recognize that there is a lot of change happening within our profession. But I still believe that collaboration, camaraderie, and a focus on our communal mission will allow us to succeed in the future.

I have had the privilege of serving on numerous committees within the EBAA over the past decade. As Vice Chair and now Chair of the MAB, I believe I have demonstrated my ability to listen and understand new issues/concerns, and to guide the development of appropriate policies. As a member of the Board of Directors, I have been active in strategic planning for our organization, and look forward to continuing to advance our goals.

I have been fortunate, in my career and in life, to have people around me who have supported me. I would not be here now if not for them. As Chair-Elect, I look forward to paying it forward, and supporting the growth and endeavors of our members and our association.

Prior Service
  • Member, Accreditation Board (2010-current)
  • Member, Medical Advisory Board (2011-2012)
  • Vice-Chair, Medical Advisory Board (2012-2018)
  • Chair, Medical Advisory Board (2018 – current)
  • Member, Scientific Programs (2012 – current)
  • MAB Chair, EBAA Board of Directors (2018-current)
  • Member, EBAA Board of Directors, Governance Committee (2016-2018)
  • Faculty Member, 2020 Physician Leadership Program (2020)
  • Faculty Member, 2017 Physician Leadership Program (2017)
  • Faculty Member, 2015 Physician Leadership Program (2015)
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