Kincheon Bryan Li, MD
Kincheon Bryan Li, MD, is an Assistant Professor of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology in the Jack and Lucky Clark Department of Pediatrics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Li received his medical degree at the University of Toronto. He completed both his pediatrics residency and fellowship in pediatric hematology/oncology at the Hospital for Sick Children (Sick Kids), Toronto, and is certified by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. He then completed a fellowship in pediatric neuro-oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Dr. Li is completing his PhD in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology at the University of Toronto under Dr. Annie Huang, an internationally recognized expert on rare childhood brain tumors. His doctoral work focuses on pineoblastoma, a rare but highly aggressive brain tumor arising in young children, and he was among the first scientists to characterize its distinct subgroups in order to find more effective and less toxic therapies.
Dr. Li’s research focus is on diffuse midline glioma/diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), a nearly universally fatal childhood brain cancer. Despite being the leading cause of brain tumor-related death in children, no cure has yet been found. Dr. Li is using single-cell transcriptomics and other bioinformatic techniques to identify new targeted therapies for DIPG. Further, as the blood-brain-barrier is one of the greatest challenges to a cure for DIPG, he is also developing nanoparticle-based techniques to deliver therapeutics more effectively into the tumor environment and reduce drug toxicity to patients.
- Mount Sinai Beth Israel
- Mount Sinai Queens
- The Mount Sinai Hospital
- Mount Sinai Morningside and Mount Sinai West