Memorial Sloan Kettering medical oncologist Bob Li

Bob T. Li, MD, MPH

Medical Oncologist


Physician Ambassador to China and Asia-Pacific, Bobst International Center

Clinical Expertise

Lung Cancers; Clinical Trials; Developmental Therapeutics; Molecular Targeted Therapies

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Memorial Sloan Kettering has locations throughout New York City, Long Island, New Jersey, and Westchester. These locations offers many services, including screening, chemotherapy, and medical testing.

About Me


MBBS, University of New South Wales; MPH, University of Sydney


Internal Medicine - Concord Repatriation General Hospital/University of Sydney


Medical Oncology - Royal North Shore Hospital/University of Sydney; Medical Oncology - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certifications

Internal Medicine; Medical Oncology (Australia)

I am a medical oncologist who specializes in the care of people with lung cancers. I provide personalized and compassionate care to maximize survival and quality of life for my patients. I tailor treatments to the molecular profile of patients’ tumors as well as their individual circumstances and needs, whether that means offering a proven standard of care or a novel clinical trial.

As a clinical investigator, I devote my career to bringing real hope to people with lung cancers and other tumors by developing new therapies. My research focuses on molecular changes in patients’ tumors on a gene or protein level and targeting them with new medicines. I lead the clinical research program at MSK targeting the HER2 gene in lung cancers. I am also a member of our Developmental Therapeutics Center, in which we conduct cutting-edge clinical trials of new therapies for a variety of cancers. Furthermore, I lead a research program in discovering new therapeutic targets through circulating tumor DNA obtained from a blood test, also known as a liquid biopsy.

Awards and Honors

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology Young Investigator Award
  • American Association for Cancer Research Young Investigator Translational Cancer Research Award


Doctors at Memorial Sloan Kettering work as teams, with specialists from all different areas. This allows us to consider all your needs together, and to give you the best possible care.

Clinical Trials

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Find a Clinical Trial for You

Memorial Sloan Kettering's doctors and scientists are constantly developing new treatments for cancer. MSK is typically running hundreds of clinical trials at a given time.

You may be able to participate in a clinical trial even if you are new to MSK. Search our online directory to find trial information and see more about who can participate.

Research and Publications

Publications on PubMed

Visit PubMed for a full listing of Dr. Li’s journal articles. Pubmed is an online index of research papers and other articles from the US National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.