New dean emphasizes key to revolutionizing healthcare

On the job just two weeks now and Carle Illinois College of Medicine Dean and Carle Vice President and Chief Academic Officer King Li, MD, knows exactly what the engineering-based college can accomplish. 

“Twenty years from now we’ll be saying that this is the place where the revolution in healthcare delivery really occurred,” Dr. Li told a group of faculty, colleagues and potential donors who gathered to meet him October 10.

“I can’t see how we can fail with a fantastic broad-based university, fantastic vertically integrated health system and a very supportive community.”

Dean Li is spending time at both his Carle office and his campus office gaining in-depth knowledge about both institutions and engaging with physicians, faculty and researchers. He can paint a clear picture of the future of healthcare that Carle Illinois College of Medicine will influence.

“I can summarize our work in one word. Relationships. We will revolutionize medicine by changing relationships between people and technology and the healthcare-delivery system,” he said.

Dr. Li is excited about the discoveries he believes can begin to develop in the near future based upon the conversations happening now with colleagues at Carle and Illinois.

Work continues on curriculum development and toward accreditation. Hear more about Dr. Li’s vision for the Carle Illinois College of Medicine in his own words.