Xiaoling Li

Xiaoling Li

Physician Assistant

Xiaoling graduated from medical school in China and was a practicing neurologist. In 2001, she came to Johns Hopkins University for post-doctoral training and was eventually promoted to research faculty. During this time, she was awarded the prestigious Post-Doctoral Fellowship and the Early Faculty Independence Award from the American Heart Association. However, she missed interacting with patients in the clinical setting and thus returned to school to become a physician assistant in 2011.

Prior to joining Sacramento Ear, Nose & Throat, she cared for patients at Johns Hopkins Hospital in the urology department for seven years and the neurology department for five years. She moved to Sacramento in 2023 and is excited to continue to provide compassionate and excellent care for patients in the surrounding area. She is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA).

In her spare time, Xiaoling enjoys playing tennis and hiking. She loves the warm California weather and spending time outdoors.

Undergraduate Education:

  • Bachelor of Medicine, North China Coal Medical School

Graduate Education:

  • Master of Science, Beijing Tiantan Hospital Capital University of Medical Sciences
  • Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies, Towson University


  • Contributions of poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase-1 and -2 to nuclear translocation of apoptosis-inducing factor and injury from focal cerebral ischemia 2010, Journal of Neurochemistry. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2860677/
  • Effects of estrogen on postischemic pial artery reactivity to ADP. 2009, Microcirculation. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19347762/
  • Calpain activation is not required for AIF translocation in PARP-1-dependent cell death (parthanatos) 2009, Journal of Neurochemistry. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2819224/
  • Effect of osmotherapy with hypertonic saline on regional cerebral edema following experimental stroke: A study utilizing magnetic resonance imaging 2007, Neurocritical Care. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/17657661/
  • Influence of duration of focal cerebral ischemia and neuronal nitric oxide synthase on translocation of apoptosis-inducing factor to the nucleus 2007, Neuroscience. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1876769/
  • Chronic behavioral testing after focal ischemia in the mouse: Functional recovery and the effects of gender 2004, Experimental Neurology. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0014488604000135?via%3Dihub


  • Roseville (Medical Plaza Dr)
  • Folsom (Creekside)