Dr Donald Li, Director of Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre, is a specialist in Family Medicine in private practice, and the sole proprietor of Family Medical Practice in Hong Kong. He is the President of the World Organisation of Family Doctors (WONCA) and has been an ardent advocate in promoting better primary care and family health. Dr Li is a member of the 13th National Committee of Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference in Medical & Health sector, and also a member of the Chief Executive’s Council of Advisers on Innovation and Strategic Development.
Over the past years, Dr Li has been actively participating in public services and appointed to serve on various government advisory bodies and committees. He is the Chairman of the Governing Board of HKJC Disaster Preparedness and Response Institute, Director of Hong Kong St. John Ambulance Association and Vice Chairman of Hong Kong St. John Ambulance Council. He is also the Chairman of the Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui Welfare Council, member of Steering Committee on Primary Healthcare Development of Food and Health Bureau, Chairman of the Medical & Health subcommittee of Belt and Road General Chamber of Commerce, member of Slope Safety Communication Strategy Advisory Committee of Civil Engineering and Development Department and serves as Honorary Advisor of Community Medical and Education Services Association (HK), Honorary Advisor of Hong Kong Federation of Professions, Honorary Steward of the Hong Kong Jockey Club, Honorary Adviser of The Hong Kong Award for Young People and Honorary Fellow of Agency for Volunteer Service. Dr Li was conferred Honorary Fellow of the University of Hong Kong and The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2015 and 2016 respectively in recognition of his notable contributions to society.
Dr Li also dedicates much of his professional time to academia and teaching locally and internationally. Among others, he serves as Member of Cornell University Council; Honorary Professor in the Faculty of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong; Honorary Clinical Professor in Family Medicine in the Faculty of Medicine, Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care of The Chinese University of Hong Kong; Honorary Professor of Fudan University; Honorary Professor of School of Medicine of Shanghai Tongji University; Adjunct Professor of School of Medicine of Zhejiang University; Vice President of World Association of Chinese Doctors; Honorary Advisor of Shanghai Huashan Worldwide Medical Center. Dr Li is also the Vice President of Council Committee of Council for the Promotion of Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Corporation, Honorary Advisor of its Medical & Healthcare subcommittee, Chairman of Advisory Committee of Shanghai General Practice Medical Education & Training Centre of Shanghai University of Medical & Health Science, Greater Bay Area Medical Education Association General Practice and Primary Healthcare Professional Committee Adviser of Guangdong Medical Education Association, Chairman of International Medical Service Professional Committee of Cross-Straits Medicine Exchange Association and Adviser of Doctors' Education and Training in General Practice Committee of Chinese Medical Doctor Association. He has actively participated in promoting the training and development of family medicine in the mainland. He was awarded Shanghai Magnolia Silver Award by Shanghai Municipal People’s Government in 2017.