Orthopedic Specialists

Emile Li, MD

Practice Information

Medical Interests

Hip, knee, and shoulder reconstruction, sports medicine, and carpal tunnel

Education & Professional Certification


American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery with added qualification in orthopaedic sports medicine


Creighton University in Omaha, NE (undergraduate & medical)


Waterbury Hospital affiliated with Yale University School of Medicine in Waterbury, Connecticut (general surgery), Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center affiliated with Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, NY (orthopedic surgery)


Hendricks Regional Health in Danville, Indiana - suburb of Indianapolis (joint replacement and sports medicine)

Professional Societies

A diplomat of the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, a diplomat of the National Board of Medical Examiners, American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons, Iowa Orthopaedic Society

Professional & Personal Interests

Leadership Roles

One of the founders of Orthopedic Specialists in 1995, clinical assistant professor in orthopedics at Des Moines University

Hobbies and Personal Interests

Native of New York, NY, enjoys spending time with his family and friends

Patient Comments

February 8, 2023

My visit with Dr. Li was very informative. I liked that he looked at me and made me feel comfortable.

February 6, 2023

Dr.Li is excellent! Such a caring person.

January 24, 2023


August 20, 2022

Love the provider. Very kind and interested

July 26, 2022

My surgeon is the best!

July 14, 2022

I was very impressed with him. I found Dr. Li to be very professional, did not use phrases or words I did not understand, he was not there to impress but to make sure I would get the proper care. He totally put me at ease. I feel very confident in his ability to help me end up with good results.

July 7, 2022

So glad I was referred to this clinic *Dr. Li is so good! He genuinely cares about & answers concerns. I had another problem I asked about & he took care of right away. Impressed!!

May 3, 2022

I am very pleased with all care providers.

April 23, 2022


April 21, 2022

Dr. Li was great.

April 21, 2022

All good.

April 18, 2022

Dr. Li always has been and is wonderfully awesome! We are so blessed to have this great man here as a Doctor/Surgeon!

April 14, 2022

*Dr. Li and his team provide the absolute best care and customer service. I would not consider any other provider!

April 14, 2022

He was excellent

April 8, 2022

I have told others about my care at Clarion Clinic being individual and the doctor or nurse explained every concern.

April 7, 2022

Dr. Li takes more time to listen and discuss with me than any surgeon ever has! He did an excellent job with my TKR and seems to care about his patients. A very nice man.

March 12, 2022

Always good visits.

March 11, 2022

The staff and Dr. Li are wonderful!

March 7, 2022

Dr Li is the best!

March 7, 2022

The staff is so good.

March 6, 2022

Dr. Li is a fantastic dr. I refer him all the time.

March 4, 2022

Dr Li is the best. Very pleasant and knowledgeable

March 4, 2022


February 25, 2022

It's a very good place to go. Everyone is so nice.

February 18, 2022

Dr Li is very good

February 11, 2022

All good

February 9, 2022

Excellent - 100% all around!!

January 8, 2022

Dr Li is the best. Knowledge and kind.

December 24, 2021

I am happy with their concern and suggestions.

December 10, 2021


November 23, 2021

All concerns met

November 21, 2021

Very good.

November 21, 2021

Dr. Li explained in detail his Dx and reason for recommended treatment and future potential treatments

November 14, 2021

Always recommend Dr Li

November 9, 2021

Can't say enough about my excellent care at Clarion and I would recommend to anyone and the same for Dr Li. He is amazing

November 9, 2021

I would highly recommend

October 19, 2021

Very professional everyone worked together well -

October 18, 2021

Dr. Li is always very friendly and thorough. He listens well and responds with competency and professionalism.

October 18, 2021

Very good

October 11, 2021

Always a great visit with Dr Li. Great staff!

October 6, 2021


September 27, 2021

The whole experience went so well can't complain about anything would recommend this dr. & office workers to others.

September 27, 2021


September 22, 2021


September 15, 2021

I'm very happy having Dr. Li as my orthopedic doctor.
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