Helen K. Li, MD

Professor of Clinical Ophthalmology, Institute for Academic Medicine
Full Clinical Member, Research Institute
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


Phone:
281.407.3033


HKLi@houstonmethodist.org
Biography

Dr. Helen Li specializes in ocular oncology and vitreoretinal diseases. She founded the Community Retina Group in Houston after almost twenty years of clinical practice at the University of Texas Medical Branch, where she received numerous teaching award from residents and fellows. Dr. Li served as director of the UTMB retina service and founded the retina fellowship program. She regularly publishes her research in leading ophthalmology journals and presents on retinal diseases and ocular tumors at national and international scientific conferences.

Board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology, Dr. Li is an active member of professional organizations, including the Macular Society, Retina Society, the International Society of Ocular Oncology, the American Uveitis Society, the Association of Research in Vision and the Ophthalmology and the American Telemedicine Association.

Description of Research

Dr. Li has served as principle investigator of National Eye Institute, industry and foundation sponsored research and clinical trials. Her research projects include the ocular complications of AIDS trial and the diabetic retinopathy clinical research network study. She is currently interested in validating biomarkers for prognosis of melanoma in the eye and evaluating novel therapeutics for various types of ocular cancer.

Areas Of Expertise

Ophthalmology Ocular oncology Teleophthalmology
Education & Training

Clinical Fellowship , Wills Eye Institute
Clinical Fellowship , University of Tennessee-Memphis
Clinical Fellowship , Houston Eye Associates
Residency , University of Texas, Medical Branch
Internship , Baylor College of Medicine
MD , University of Texas Medical School at Houston
Publications

Necrotizing Fasciitis of the Periorbital Region Complicated by Combined Central Retinal Artery Occlusion, Central Retinal Vein Occlusion, and Posterior Ciliary Occlusion
Sultan, H, Malik, A, Li, HK, Chévez-Barrios, P & Lee, AG 2016, Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. DOI:

Multimodal imaging of white and dark without pressure fundus lesions
Fawzi, AA, Nielsen, JS, Mateo-Montoya, A, Somkijrungroj, T, Li, HK, Gonzales, J, Mauget-Faÿsse, M & Jampol, LM 2014, Retina, vol 34, no. 12, pp. 2376-2387. DOI:

Post-traumatic amaurosis secondary to paraophthalmic internal carotid artery pseudoaneurysm treated with pipeline embolization device
Kim, JD, Barber, SM, Diaz, OM, Li, HK, Jackson, RE, Hall, D & Lee, AG 2013, Journal of Neuro-Ophthalmology, vol 33, no. 4, pp. 359-362. DOI:

Automated analysis of diabetic retinopathy images: Principles, recent developments, and emerging trends
Li, B & Li, HK 2013, Current Diabetes Reports, vol 13, no. 4, pp. 453-459. DOI:

Classification of diabetic retinopathy images using multi-class multiple-instance learning based on color correlogram features
Venkatesan, R, Chandakkar, P, Li, B & Li, HK 2012, . in Proceedings of the Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS., 6346216, pp. 1462-1465, 34th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, EMBS 2012, San Diego, CA, United States, 28-1 September. DOI:

Classification of diabetic retinopathy images using multi-class multiple-instance learning based on color correlogram features.
Venkatesan, R, Chandakkar, P, Li, B & Li, HK 2012, Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Conference, vol 2012, pp. 1462-1465.

A machine-learning approach to retrieving diabetic retinopathy images
Chandakkar, PS, Venkatesan, R, Li, B & Li, HK 2012, . in 2012 ACM Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology and Biomedicine, BCB 2012. pp. 588-589, 2012 ACM Conference on Bioinformatics, Computational Biology and Biomedicine, BCB 2012, Orlando, FL, United States, 7-10 October. DOI:

Observational study of subclinical diabetic macular edema (Eye (2012) 26, (833-840) DOI: 10.1038/eye.2012.53)
Elman, MJ, Sloan, MD, Starr, J, Butcher, TM, Singletary, PV, Gore, N, Coffey, T, Andreani, G, Sotirakos, P, Cain, T, Sharuk, GS, Arrigg, PG, Schlossman, DK, Murtha, TJ, Sun, JK, Shah, ST, Stockman, ME, Kopple, A, Cavicchi, RW, Stone, TW, Kitchens, JW, Wood, WJ, Buck, M, Van Arsdall, J, Cruz, JL, Slade, EA, Blevins, ST, Browning, D, Antoszyk, AN, Brooks, DR, Helms, JV, Price, AK, Cowen, MK, Karow, AS, Murphy, HL, McOwen, MD, Davis, LM, Clark, LM, Balasubramaniam, UM, McClain, D, Powers, ME, Braverman, JM, Ciardella, AP, Ryman, LS, Montalvo, SI, Zapata, JD, Rhodes, RC, Brown, DM, Lyon, AT, Gill, MK, Kaminski, LA, Ackatz, LE, ODonnell, LM, Shankle, J, Ryan, DM, Friedman, SM, Blackmer, KA, Key, JS, Sjoblom, K, Fagan, DA, Carlton, S, McKinney, A, Krzystolik, MG, Savell, MB, Henriques, S, Bache, JE, Gross, JG, Flowers, AM, Lovit, HK, Price, RL, Kinyoun, JL, Rath, SA, Clifton, BC, Leslie, JD, Beer, PM, Garza, D, Olmeda, E, Whitney, C, Fischer, J, Solomon, SD, Bressler, S, Frey, M, West, S, Donohue, D, Graul, J, Emmert, D, Edwards, PA, Rock, SM, Murphy, J, Rusinek, BA, Troszak, TA, Davis, GH, Li, HK, Spillar, H, Bourg, JM, Crocker, A, Kelso, CN, Cummings, HL, Long, DJ, Carpenter, S, Berry, JP, Googe, JM, Higdon, CT, Hunt, C, Blais, PA, Kim, JE, Han, DP, Wirostko, WJ, Alvarez, D, Graf, J, Flanders, J, Beringer, JR, Backes, DB, Chan, CK, Walther, KS, Castillo, SU, Huff, KM, Chesbrough, DJ, Smith, CW, Janigian, RH, Woodcome, HA, DuCoty, CL, Varadian, S, Banalewicz, E, Hamel, M, Nagle, AL, Bressler, NM, Miller, KM, Beck, RW, Bressler, SB, Glassman, AR & Melia, M 2012, Eye (Basingstoke), vol 26, no. 6, pp. 900-901. DOI:

Observational study of subclinical diabetic macular edema
Elman, MJ, Sloan, MD, Starr, J, Butcher, TM, Singletary, PV, Gore, N, Coffey, T, Andreani, G, Sotirakos, P, Cain, T, Sharuk, GS, Arrigg, PG, Schlossman, DK, Murtha, TJ, Sun, JK, Shah, ST, Stockman, ME, Kopple, A, Cavicchi, RW, Stone, TW, Kitchens, JW, Wood, WJ, Buck, M, Van Arsdall, J, Cruz, JL, Slade, EA, Blevins, ST, Browning, D, Antoszyk, AN, Brooks, DR, Helms, JV, Price, AK, Cowen, MK, Karow, AS, Murphy, HL, McOwen, MD, Davis, LM, Clark, LM, Balasubramaniam, UM, McClain, D, Powers, ME, Braverman, JM, Ciardella, AP, Ryman, LS, Montalvo, SI, Zapata, JD, Rhodes, RC, Brown, DM, Lyon, AT, Gill, MK, Kaminski, LA, Ackatz, LE, ODonnell, LM, Shankle, J, Ryan, DM, Friedman, SM, Blackmer, KA, Key, JS, Sjoblom, K, Fagan, DA, Carlton, S, McKinney, A, Krzystolik, MG, Savell, MB, Henriques, S, Bache, JE, Gross, JG, Flowers, AM, Lovit, HK, Price, RL, Kinyoun, JL, Rath, SA, Clifton, BC, Leslie, JD, Beer, PM, Garza, D, Olmeda, E, Whitney, C, Fischer, J, Solomon, SD, Bressler, S, Frey, M, West, S, Donohue, D, Graul, J, Emmert, D, Edwards, PA, Rock, SM, Murphy, J, Rusinek, BA, Troszak, TA, Davis, GH, Li, HK, Spillar, H, Bourg, JM, Crocker, A, Kelso, CN, Cummings, HL, Long, DJ, Carpenter, S, Berry, JP, Googe, JM, Higdon, CT, Hunt, C, Blais, PA, Kim, JE, Han, DP, Wirostko, WJ, Alvarez, D, Graf, J, Flanders, J, Beringer, JR, Backes, DB, Chan, CK, Walther, KS, Castillo, SU, Huff, KM, Chesbrough, DJ, Smith, CW, Janigian, RH, Woodcome, HA, DuCoty, CL, Varadian, S, Banalewicz, E, Hamel, M, Nagle, AL, Bressler, NM, Miller, KM, Beck, RW, Bressler, SB, Glassman, AR & Melia, M 2012, Eye (Basingstoke), vol 26, no. 6, pp. 833-840. DOI:

Telehealth practice recommendations for diabetic retinopathy, second edition.
Li, HK, Horton, M, Bursell, SE, Cavallerano, J, Zimmer-Galler, I, Tennant, M, Abramoff, M, Chaum, E, Debuc, DC, Leonard-Martin, T, Winchester, M, American Telemedicine Association Diabetic, R, Telehealth Practice Recommendations Working Group, PRWG, Lawrence, MG, Bauman, W, Gardner, WK, Hildebran, L & Federman, J 2011, Telemedicine journal and e-health : the official journal of the American Telemedicine Association, vol 17, no. 10, pp. 814-837.

Telehealth practice recommendations for diabetic retinopathy, second edition
Li, HK, Horton, M, Bursell, SE, Cavallerano, J, Zimmer-Galler, I, Tennant, M, Abramoff, M, Chaum, E, Debuc, DC, Leonard-Martin, T & Winchester, M 2011, Telemedicine and e-Health, vol 17, no. 10, pp. 814-837. DOI:

Mosaics versus early treatment diabetic retinopathy seven standard fields for evaluation of diabetic retinopathy severity
Li, HK, Esquivel, A, Hubbard, LD, Florez-Arango, JF, Danis, RP & Krupinski, EA 2011, Retina, vol 31, no. 8, pp. 1553-1563. DOI:

Comparability of digital photography with the ETDRS film protocol for evaluation of diabetic retinopathy severity
Li, HK, Danis, RP, Hubbard, LD, Florez-Arango, JF, Esquivel, A & Krupinski, EA 2011, Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, vol 52, no. 7, pp. 4717-4725. DOI:

Comparison of multiple stereoscopic and monoscopic digital image formats to film for diabetic macular edema evaluation
Li, HK, Hubbard, LD, Danis, RP, Florez-Arango, JF, Esquive, A & Krupinski, EA 2010, Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, vol 51, no. 12, pp. 6753-6761. DOI:

Grading diabetic retinopathy severity from compressed digital retinal images compared with uncompressed images and film
Li, HK, Florez-Arango, JF, Hubbard, LD, Esquivel, A, Danis, RP & Krupinski, EA 2010, Retina, vol 30, no. 10, pp. 1651-1661. DOI:

Digital versus film fundus photography for research grading of diabetic retinopathy severity
Li, HK, Hubbard, LD, Danis, RP, Esquivel, A, Florez-Arango, JF, Ferrier, NJ & Krupinski, EA 2010, Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, vol 51, no. 11, pp. 5846-5852. DOI:

Monoscopic versus stereoscopic retinal photography for grading diabetic retinopathy severity
Li, HK, Hubbard, LD, Danis, RP, Esquivel, A, Florez-Arango, JF & Krupinski, EA 2010, Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, vol 51, no. 6, pp. 3184-3192. DOI:

Iridociliochoroidal melanoma arising from melanocytoma in a black teenager
Li, HK, Shields, CL, Shields, JA, Eagle, RC & Mason, JO 2010, Journal of AAPOS, vol 14, no. 2, pp. 178-180. DOI:

Giant Choroidal Nevus. Clinical Features and Natural Course in 322 Cases
Li, HK, Shields, CL, Mashayekhi, A, Randolph, JD, Bailey, T, Burnbaum, J & Shields, JA 2010, Ophthalmology, vol 117, no. 2, pp. 324-333. DOI:

Retinal vasoproliferative tumour as the initial manifestation of retinitis pigmentosa
Li, HK, Shields, JA, Shields, CL, Maguire, JI & Garg, SJ 2008, Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology, vol 36, no. 9, pp. 895-897. DOI: