At Ronald W. Li, M.D. we recognize that your choice of physician is driven both by the doctor's competency and personality. With ear, nose and throat problems, you need an otolaryngologist who is experienced, understanding and supportive. You get this caring attitude from all the staff at Ronald W. Li, M.D. every day. Our staff works together as a team to be sure we are responsive to your needs and keep you informed about your health issues. We look forward to getting to know you.

Biography of Ronald W. Li, M.D.
Dr. Ronald W. Li, M.D. is an Otolaryngologist and a senior attending physician and surgeon at the University Medical Center of Princeton, in Princeton, New Jersey. His parents emigrated from Shanghai, China, and he was born and raised in New York. Following his primary and secondary education in Ardsley, NY, he went on to attend Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  After completing his undergraduate studies in 3 years, Dr. Ronald Li graduated from Harvard College with a Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude with high honors in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. He received his Doctorate of Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. His General Surgery internship and Otolaryngology residency training were obtained at Albert Einstein Hospital and Montefiore Medical Center in New York City. Ronald W.  Li, M.D. is a Fellow of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery  and is a Board Certified Diplomate of the American Board of Otolaryngology.

Dr. Li personally evaluates and treats adults and children with problems of the ear, nose, throat and related areas of the head and neck. Since 1989, Ronald W. Li, M.D. has been practicing Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery in Princeton, New Jersey.  With two convenient offices in the Princeton and Monroe regions of New Jersey, he has the ability and expertise to provide compassionate and state-of-the-art ENT care to his patients.

Ronald W. Li, M.D. has served as the Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at the University Medical Center of Princeton in Princeton, NJ and has taught Ear, Nose and Throat to medical students at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in New Brunswick, NJ. He is a consultant for the Princeton University Student Health Services. Every year, between 1997 and 2014, Dr. Ronald Li has been selected by his peers as a “Top ENT Doctor” in the Castle Connolly Guide to Top Doctors in the New York Metropolitan area and as a Top Doctor in New Jersey. The Consumer Research Council of America in Washington, DC has named him one of America's top physicians in their Guide to America’s Top Physicians.  Inside Jersey Magazine has acknowledged Dr. Li's expertise as an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist since 2009 and as a “Top Cosmetic Doctor” since 2011. US News and World Report  and The Wall Street Journal  have recognized Dr.Ronald Li as a Top ENT Doctor. Ronald W.  Li, M.D. is only one of a few Otolaryngologists in New Jersey to be consistently selected by his peers for his excellence.

He resides in Princeton, New Jersey with his wife and 2 children. His outside interests include international travel and tennis.

 

Biography of Audiologist:
Lauren Michler, M.A., CCC-A

Ms. Michler graduated with a Masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology from University of Maryland in 2003. She started her career in central New Jersey before moving to the Washington, DC area in 2006. She has worked in a variety of settings, including private hearing clinics as well as hearing aid centers, and has been at a busy ENT office for the last five years. She has her Certificate of Clinical Competence from the American Speech and Hearing Association. 

EDUCATION:
2003 - MA, Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, University of Maryland
2001 - BA, Speech and Hearing Science, University of South Florida 

LICENSES:
New Jersey Hearing Aid Dispensing License - 25MG00102500
New Jersey Audiology License -  41YA00069800
 

Office Manager / Nurse:
Joanne Manela, RN –  (Photo coming soon.)

Joanne is our Registered Nurse and Office Manager. She joined our practice in 2001. She graduated from Edison High school and Middlesex County College School of Nursing.

Prior to joining the practice, she worked as a surgical nurse for the Oral Surgery Group in New Brunswick, NJ, was a certified New Born ICU nurse at Newark Beth Israel in Newark, worked as a surgical nurse for Alfred E Greenwald, plastic surgeon, in New Brunswick, and managed her husband's dental practice.

Joanne is married to Stewart Manela, DDS, and has 4 children and 4 grandchildren. Her special interests include astronomy, art, music, ballroom dance, reading and the NY Times Crossword Puzzles.

 

Receptionist / Biller:
Kashmira Patel is our billing specialist and receptionist. She is usually the first face you will see and the first voice you will hear when you visit or call our practice.

Prior to joining our practice, she was an experienced medical biller at TSI Medical Billing In Union, NJ. She has been a valued member of our practice for over 7 years.

Kashmira was born in Gujarat, India and moved to the US when she was 5 years old. After graduation from Dickinson High school in Jersey City, she attended New Jersey City University where she majored in Liberal Arts.

She is married and has two children. Her special interests are movies and music.

Kashmira speaks Guarati and Hindi as well as English.