Meet Dr. Haitao Li

Dr. Haitao Li received her dental degree from Capital University of Medical Sciences, in Beijing, China. Then she studied bone biology at the University of Connecticut Health Center, where she received her Ph.D. Later, Dr. Li attended the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she completed three years of orthodontic specialty training and received a master’s degree in oral science. Dr. Li taught in Nova Southeastern University’s postgraduate orthodontic program from 2011-2013 as an associate professor.

Dr. Li has published articles in multiple peer-reviewed journals on the topics of bone biology, osteoblast differentiation, tooth development, and clinical orthodontics. She received the Charley Schultz Resident Scholar Award from the American Association of Orthodontists in 2011, the Albert P. Westfall Memorial Teaching Fellowship Award from the American Association of Orthodontists Foundation in 2012, and most important, she received the honor of “Most Reliable Professor” given by the 2012 orthodontic graduate class at NOVA. She has been a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics since 2011.

Dr. Li is married to Qi, who has been her best friend since dental school. They share rooms with their three cats, Digua, Shiaomay, and Tudou. Digua (sweet potato) was adopted in Connecticut and he believes he is the coolest cat in the whole world. Shiaomay (little beauty) was adopted in Chicago. Shiaomay is a people pleaser of all time. Grumpy Tudou (Potato) was adopted from Beijing. He reunited with them after ten years of separation and 7,500 miles distance.

Now they all live happily ever after. Dr. Li enjoys traveling and watching suspense movies. Her best wish is peace for humans and animals.