Practice Locations

  • UC San Diego Health Psychiatry – La Jolla
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMClosed Today Closed Today
    8950 Villa La Jolla Drive
    Suite C101
    La Jolla, CA 92037
    US
  • UC San Diego Health Psychiatry – 4S Ranch
    8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMClosed Today Closed Today
    16918 Dove Canyon Road
    Suite 100
    San Diego, CA 92127
    US
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About Xia Li, MD, PhD

Xia Li, MD, is a psychiatrist who specializes in treating adults with depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and schizophrenia. Her expertise includes psychopharmacology, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) for treatment-resistant depression. She enjoys helping patients with a variety of mental health challenges.

Prior to joining UC San Diego Health, she was research faculty at UC San Diego. Her research focuses on mechanism-based medication development for the treatment of drug addiction. She has extensively explored neurochemical mechanisms underlying drug-taking and drug-seeking behaviors, focusing on the role of various neurotransmitter systems and investigating novel compounds as potential medications for substance use disorders.

Dr. Li completed her residency training in psychiatry at UC San Diego School of Medicine. She earned her medical degree from Wuhan University School of Medicine in China where she also obtained a master's degree in physiology. Dr. Li is a member of the American Psychiatric Association.

Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and hiking. She speaks Mandarin fluently.

UC San Diego Health Links
For more information, see Psychiatry and Treatment-Resistant Depression.

Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted

Medical Degree

  • Wuhan University School of Medicine, Wuhan, China

Residency

  • UC San Diego School of Medicine, San Diego, CA

Master's Degree

  • Wuhan University School of Medicine, Wuhan, China

Gender

  • Female

Languages

  • Mandarin

Date Joined Staff

  • 2021-07-01

Conditions and Treatments

  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Depression
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Schizophrenia
  • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted