Yibo (Teresa) Li, MD

Yibo (Teresa) Li, MD
Hand and Upper Extremity Fellow
SUNY Upstate Medical University
Syracuse, NY
Member Since: 2018

How has the AAOS helped you throughout your career?
Throughout my residency, I used the AAOS resources as a go-to for my educational needs, including JAAOS articles and the OITE question bank.  I also stay updated about the world of orthopaedics through AAOS Now and co-wrote an article on sex and gender influences on pain for the magazine.

As a Fellowship Member, which AAOS resources do you use most and why?
The Yellow Journal review articles were fantastic starting points when learning about a new topic during residency.  They remain a great resource to refer back to now, and I keep up to date on the newest ones released.

What’s the best advice you were ever given? Who was it from?
My mom often tells me to do the right thing, at the right time.  She reminds me both not to get ahead of myself when the time is not yet right, and not to miss out on opportunities when the time is right.

What’s your go-to productivity trick?
Make a list, then focus on one task at a time.  I used to try to multitask, but in the end, I found myself spending more time switching attention between tasks than actually getting any real work done.

What’s one thing you’re currently trying to make a habit?
Rock climbing regularly. I joined a great gym close to my apartment and love the workout and challenge.

What hobbies do you enjoy in your spare time?
Cycling with my husband, attending pop and classical concerts, and playing Catan with friends.

Tell us a fun fact about yourself that not many people know?
I wanted to be a fantasy writer when I was a child.  I won a writing contest in elementary school, wrote several unpublished novels in high school, and later maintained a blog for years before turning my attention to scientific writing instead.