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Dr. Melissa Li-Ng received her undergraduate degree from Columbia University and then received her medical degree from Stony Brook School of Medicine in New York. She completed her medical residency at New York University Medical Center. She proceeded to do a research fellowship at the Bone Mineral Research Center at Winthrop University Hospital in New York, doing research on osteoporosis, vitamin D and bone metabolism. Dr. Li-Ng then completed her endocrinology fellowship at Georgetown Univeristy Hospital and Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. She joined the Endocrinology Department in July 2009. She currently serves as the Associate Program Director of the endocrinology fellowship program.
Associate Program Director, Endocrinology Fellowship
Executive Member, Admissions Committee, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Reviewer, Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
Thyroid disease, diabetes, pituitary disease, polycystic ovarian syndrome, osteoporosis, parathyroid gland disease, adrenal gland disorders, vitamin D deficiency
Awards & Honors
2009 Recipient of C. Bertram Hofffberger Research Achievement Award for Outstanding Clinical
Research, Georgetown University Hospital
2006 Recipient of Empire Clinical Research Investigator Program (ECRIP) research grant, Bone
Mineral Research Center, Winthrop University Hospital
1997-1999 Recipient of Wallace Taylor Memorial Scholarship, Columbia University, New York, NY
American Thyroid Association
American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
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