Marilyn M. Li, MD

Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Contact InformationThe Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
3615 Civic Center Boulevard, RM 716-I ARC Bldg.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-590-4428
Fax: 215-590-2156



M.D. Tongji Medical college, HUST, Wuhan, China, 1983.
M.S. (Medical Genetics and Hematology) Tongji Medical college, Huazhong University of Science and Technology (HUST), Wuhan, China, 1986.

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Postgraduate Training

Intern in Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Wuhan, Wuhan, China, 1982-1983
Resident in Pediatrics, Union Hospital of Tongji Medical College, HUST, Wuhan, China, 1984-1987
Visiting Scholar/Postdoctoral Fellow, Division of Molecular Biology and Human Genetics, Department of Neoplastic Diseases, Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, PA, 1989-1990
Fellow in Medical Genetics, University of Pennsylvania Medical School/Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA., 1993-1996

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Selected Publications

Akgumus, Gozde T, Gallo, Daniel J; Surrey, Lea F; Aplenc, Richard; Bagatell-Berg, Rochelle; Bhatti, Tricia; Brodeur, Garrett; Hunger, Stephen P.; Luo, Minjie; Maris, John M; Mosse, Yael; Santi, Mariarita; Tasian, Sarah K; Waanders, Angela J; Chang, Fengqi; Zelley, Kristin; Li, Marilyn M: Cancer Predisposition Identified in Tumor-Only Next Generation Sequencing: Experience from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Platform presentation at 2017 ACMG Annual Genetics Meeting. Phoenix, AZ March 2017.

Chen S, Liu GL, Li MM, Liu R, Liu H: Effects of Epinephrine on Inflammation-Related Gene Expressions in Cultured Rat Cardiomyocytes. Transl Perioper Pain Med 2(1): 13-19, Feb 2017.

Li MM, Datto M, Duncavage EJ, Kulkarni S, Lindeman NI, Roy S, Tsimberidou AM, Vnencak-Jones CL, Wolff DJ, Younes A, Nikiforova MN: Standards and Guidelines for the Interpretation and Reporting of Sequence Variants in Cancer: A Joint Consensus Recommendation of the Association for Molecular Pathology. J Mol Diagn 19(1): 4-23, Jan 2017.

Venakatesh AG, Mathew JJ, Coleman S, Liu GL, Li MM, Green MS, Liu H: Effects of Milrinone on Inflammatory Response-Related Gene Expressions in Cultured Rat Cardiomyocyte. Acta Scandinavian Anesthesiologica 2017.

Tasian SK, Hurtz C, Wertheim GB, Bailey NG, Lim MS, Harvey RC, Chen IM, Willman CL, Astles R, Zebrowski A, Reshmi SC, Li MM, Frey NV, Luger SM, Carroll M, Perl AE: Leukemia. [Epub ahead of print] Dec 2016.

Surrey LF, Luo M, Chang F, Li MM: The Genomic Era of Clinical Oncology: Integrated Genomic Analysis for Precision Cancer Care. Cytogenet Genome Res Page: 22, Dec 2016.

3. Fengqi Chang, Fumin Lin, Xiaonan Zhao, Michele Thiess, Kajia Cao, Gozde T. Akgumus, Mahdi Sarmady, Marilyn M. Li. : Comprehensive Genomic Profiling of Childhood Cancers Using Targeted Next-generation Sequencing. AMP Annual Meeting. Charlotte, NC November 2016.

Jinbo Fan, Gozde Akgumus, Donna M Wilmoth, Marilyn Li, Minjie Luo: Molecular Cytogenetic Characteristics of MYC-negative Burkitt Lymphoma: A Case Report and Literature Review. AMP Annual Meeting. Charlotte, NC November 2016.

4. Kajia Cao, Fengqi Chang, Chao Wu, Fumin Lin, Marilyn Li, Mahdi Sarmady. : Development and Validation of a Clinical Bioinformatics Pipeline for Comprehensive Pediatrics Cancer Panels. ASHG Annual Meeting 2016. Vancouver, BC, Canada October 2016.

Liu H, Sangkum L, Liu G, Green M, Li M, Kaye A: Effects of Epinephrine on Angiogenesis-related Gene Expressions in Cultured Rat Cardiomyocytes. Journal of Biomedical Research 5: 380-385, Sep 2016.