Li, Dailin

Li, Dailin


Academic Rank(s): Clinical Assistant Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, UBC | Clinical Biochemist, Kelowna General Hospital

Affiliation(s): Kelowna General Hospital

Research and Scholarly Interests: Cardiovascular and Pulmonary, Endocrinology, Metabolism & Nutrition, Knowledge translation

Clinical Interests:

Short Bio

Dr. Li joined Vancouver General Hospital as a Clinical Chemist in December 2006 (in Dec 2022 Dr. Li moved to Kelowna and is now a Clinical Biochemist at Interior Health) and the UBC Faculty of Medicine as a Clinical Assistant Professor in July 2007. She started her career as a Pediatrician in China. Her professional development was furthered by a PhD degree from Karolinska Institute, Sweden. She then did a Postdoctoral Fellowship with Dr. Amira Klip at the Toronto’s Hospital for Sick Children. After her Postdoctoral Training in Clinical Chemistry at University of Toronto, she took the position of Clinical Chemist at Queen Elizabeth Hospital on Prince Edward Island and spent 2.5 years there. In addition to her routine work as a clinical chemist at VGH, Dr. Li is involved in teaching in the UBC Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science Program and General Pathology and Medical Biochemistry Residency Training Program.



Academic Background

  • Diplomate of the American Board of Clinical Chemistry (DABCC). 2007
  • Fellow of Canadian Academy of Clinical Biochemistry (FCACB). 2005
  • PhD, Karolinska Institute, Sweden. 1999
  • MS, Tongji Medical University, China. 1990
  • MD, Hubei Medical University, China. 1984

Awards and Recognition


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Research Interest

Dr. Li’s clinical research interests include developing new lab tests by HPLC/UPLC and liquid chromatography tandem mass spectrometry in the fields of endocrinology and therapeutic drug monitoring.

Clinical Service

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Teaching Interest