Professor Wei Li is a consultant cardiologist who specialises in adult congenital heart disease and echocardiography. She treats both private and NHS patients.
Professor Li studied at Peking Union Medical College, where she received her MD. She came to the UK to conduct research for her PhD at Imperial College London, where she was awarded the Fielding Medical Scholarship.
Since then, Professor Li has acquired over 20 years of experience in congenital heart disease and echocardiography. She is the clinical lead for echocardiography in adult congenital heart disease and for pulmonary hypertension at Royal Brompton Hospital.
Professor Wei Li's clinical academic interests include:
- echocardiography in adult congenital heart disease
- pulmonary arterial hypertension
- heart disease and pregnancy.
Professor Wei Li's research interests include:
- physiology of complex congenital heart disease
- right ventricular function in different disease conditions
- pulmonary arterial hypertension associated with congenital heart disease
- haemodynamic effect of pregnancy on cardiac function.
In 2007, Professor Wei Li co-authored Echocardiography in Adult Congenital Heart Disease. She has contributed to several cardiology textbooks, including chapters in Adult Congenital Heart Disease: Diagnosis and Management, the world’s best-selling title in this sector.
Professor Wei Li has produced over 90 peer-reviewed publications, including a substantial number in leading international journals.
Professor Wei Li is recognised as a leading educator for her work in training and developing staff in adult congenital heart disease practice and echocardiography. She is a regular faculty member on both internal and external training courses.
She often speaks and participates at many leading national and international cardiology conferences including one of the most established international conferences in adult congenital heart disease - the Advanced Symposium on Congenital Heart Disease in the Adult.
Professor Li is a clinical and academic supervisor for MSc, MD and PhD students.