Treatment & Services
- Acute Inpatient Care
- Adult Neurology
- Consultation, Evaluation, And Treatment Adult Neurological Disorders
- Inflammatory/Autoimmune Neuropathy
- Nerve Conduction Studies
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- ALS with Frontotemporal Dementia
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
- Autoimmune/Inflammatory Polyneuropathy
- Brachial Plexus
- Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT)
- Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
- Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy (cidp)
- Fabry's Disease
- Guillain-Barre Syndrome
- Inclusion Body Myositis (IBM)
- Lambert-eaton Myasthenic Syndrome
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Myasthenia Gravis
- Neuropathy - Diabetic
- Periodic Paralysis
- Pompe's Disease
- Post-polio Syndrome
- Small Fiber Neuropathy
- Stiff-Person Syndrome
- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
- Trigeminal Neuralgia
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - University of Cincinnati Medical Center/University Hospital
Cincinnati, OH USA
Residency - University of Cincinnati Medical Center/University Hospital
Cincinnati, OH USA
Internship - The Christ Hospital
Cincinnati, OH USA
Medical Education - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA USA
Medical Education - Qingdao Medical College
1. Claytor B, Li Y. Challenges in diagnosing coexisting ocular myasthenia gravis and thyroid eye disease. Accepted by Muscle Nerve.
2. Amin M, Purohit M, Calabrese C, Prayson R, Li Y. Hypertrophic pachymeningitis and choroid plexitis in IgG-4 related disease. Accepted by Neurology: Clinical Practice.
3. Barohn RJ, Gajewski B, Pasnoor M, Brown A, Herbelin LL, Kimminau KS, Mudaranthakam DP et al. Patient assisted intervention for neuropathy: Comparison of treatment in real life situations (PAIN-CONTRoLS): Bayesian adaptive comparative effectiveness randomized trial. Accepted by JAMA Neurol.
4. Pike-lee T, Syed S, Willis M. Li, Y. Pneumocystis jirovecii pneumonia in neurological disorders: is prophylaxis necessary? Accepted by Neurology: Clinical Practice.
5. Pike-Lee T, Hill J, Li J, Kosmorsky G. Li Y. Comitant ocular deviation in myasthenia gravis. Accepted by Journal of Neuro-ophthalmology.
6. Morren J, Li Y. Maintenance immunosuppression in myasthenia gravis, an update. Accepted by Journal of the Neurological Sciences.
7. Pike-Lee T, Li Y. Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy Associated With Rare Autoimmune Conditions. RRNMF Clinical Neuromuscular Journal. 2020; 1(5): 13-16.
8. Li Y, Thakore N. An appraisal of electrodiagnostic studies in stiff person syndrome. Journal of Clinical Neuromuscular Disease. 2020; 22(2): 84-89.
9. Hehir M, Li Y. Rituximab for Late Onset MG: Evidence Mounting but Deliberations Continue. Muscle Nerve. 2020; 62(3): 297-299.
10. Pike-Lee T, Li Y, Wolfe G. Neuromuscular Complications in COVID-19: A Review of the Literature. RRNMF Clinical Neuromuscular Journal. 2020; 1(3): 13-21.
11. Dengler R, de Carvalho M, Shahrizaila N, Nodera H, Vucic S, Grimm A, Padua L, Schreiber S, Kneiser MK, Hobson-Webb LD, Boon AJ, Smith BE, Litchy WJ, Li Y, Lenihan M, Thompson VB, Stalberg E, Sanders DB, Kincaid JC. AANEM - IFCN Glossary of Terms in Neuromuscular Electrodiagnostic Medicine and Ultrasound. Clinical Neurophysiology. 2020;131(7):1662-1663.
12. Dengler R, de Carvalho M, Shahrizaila N, Nodera H, Vucic S, Grimm A, Padua L, Schreiber S, Kneiser MK, Hobson-Webb LD, Boon AJ, Smith BE, Litchy WJ, Li Y, Lenihan M, Thompson VB, Stalberg E, Sanders DB, Kincaid JC. AANEM - IFCN Glossary of Terms in Neuromuscular Electrodiagnostic Medicine and Ultrasound. Muscle Nerve. 2020;62(1):10-12.
13. Lee T, Twydell P, Li Y. Anterior Spinal Extradural Cyst Mimicking Hirayama Disease and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. RRNMF Clinical Neuromuscular Journal. 2020; 1(1); 47-49.
14. Hill J, Karwa K, Li Y. Peripheral nerve hyperexcitability following titanium marker placement. RRNMF Clinical Neuromuscular Journal. 2020; 1(1): 45-46.
15. Ritch M, Suhaib O, Li Y. Sciatic neuropathy with preserved sensory nerve action potentials, a case series. RRNMF Clinical Neuromuscular Journal. 2020; 1(1): 26-30.
16. Parikh P, Polston D, Li Y. Prevalence of denervation in the intrinsic foot muscles in patients with distal predominantly small fiber neuropathy. Muscle Nerve.2020; 61(5): 595-599.
17. Feldman L, Li Y and Ontaneda D. Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma Initially Diagnosed as Vasculitis. Neurology: Clinical Practice. 2020; 10(1): 84-88.
18. Lee T, Li Y. Consideration of repetitive nerve stimulation of the median nerve in patients being evaluated for myasthenia gravis, Muscle Nerve. 2019;60(6):658-661.
19. MacDonald S, Sharma T, Li J, Polston D, Li Y. Longitudinal follow-up of biopsy-proven small fiber neuropathy. Muscle Nerve. 2019;60(4):376-381.
20. Pike-Lee T, Li Y. Letter to the editors in regard to the article "Predictive score for oral corticosteroid-induced initial worsening of seropositive generalized myasthenia gravis". Journal of the Neurological Sciences. 2019;405:116403.
21. Marquardt R, Li Y. Congenital Myasthenic Syndrome Type 19 due to a novel mutation in the COL13A1 gene. Muscle Nerve. 2019;60(1):E3-E4.
22. Shouman K, Li Y. Reversible Conduction Failure in Chronic Immune-mediated Sensorimotor and Autonomic Polyneuropathy. Journal of Clinical Neuromuscular Disease.2019; 20 (4):200-206.
23. Feldman L. Li Y. Neurologic manifestation associated with cryoglobulinemia: a single center experience. Journal of the Neurological Sciences. 2019;398:121-127.
24. Thammongkolchai T, Suhaib O, Termsarasab P, Li Y, Katirji B. Chronic Immune Sensorimotor Polyradiculopathy (CISMP): Report of a Case Series. Muscle Nerve. 2019;59(6):658-664.
25. Kushlaf H. Li Y. The evidence is stacked against thymectomy in MuSK myasthenia gravis. Muscle Nerve. 2019; 59: 393-394.
26. Cherian R, Li Y. Clinical and electrodiagnostic features of non-traumatic sciatic neuropathy. Muscle Nerve. 2019; 59: 309-314.
27. Di Lorenzo R, Mente K, Li J, Shayya L, Rae-Grant A, Li Y, Jammoul A. Low specificity of voltage-gated calcium channel antibodies in Lambert-Eaton myasthenic syndrome: A call for caution. Journal of Neurology. 2018; 265: 2114-2119.
28. Shayya L, Babu S, Pioro EK and Li Y. Distal predominance of lower motor neuron degeneration on the electromyographic study of early-stage amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Muscle Nerve.2018;58(3):389-395.
29. Morren J, Li Y. Myasthenia Gravis with Muscle-Specific Tyrosine Kinase (MuSK) Antibodies- A Narrative Review. Muscle Nerve. 2018;58(3):344-358.
30. Marquardt R, Li Y. Lumbosacral Radiculoplexopathy as the Initial Presentation of Lymphoma: A Report of Four Cases. Journal of Clinical Neuromuscular Disease. 2018;19(4):196-202.
31. Parikh P, Tavee J, Mammen AL, McKeever P, Li Y. Anti-3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-coenzyme a reductase autoantibody-positive necrotizing autoimmune myopathy with dermatomyositis-like eruption. Muscle Nerve. 2018;57(6):E135-E136.
32. Hu B, McCollum M, Ravi V, Arpag S, Moiseev D, Castoro R, Mobley B, Burnette B, Siskind C, Day J, Yawn R, Feely S, Li Y, Yan Q, Shy M, Li J. Myelin Abnormality in CMT4J Recapitulates Features of Acquired Demyelination. Annals of Neurology. 2018;83(4):756-770.
33. Guber RD, Schindler AB, Budron MS, Chen KL, Li Y, Fischbeck KH, Grunseich G. Nucleocytoplasmic transport defect in a North American patient with ALS8. Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology. 2018;5(3):369-375.
34. Li Y. Axonal sensorimotor polyneuropathies. Continuum. 2017; 23(5): 1378-1393.
35. Castaldo J, Yacoub H, Li Y, Kincaid H. Jenny D. Open Heart Surgery Does Not Increase the Incidence of Ipsilateral Ischemic Stroke in Patients with Asymptomatic Severe Carotid Stenosis. Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases.2017; 26(10): 2154-2159.
36. Sharma T, Yeaney G, Soltanzadeh P, Li Y, Cotta C, Intravascular T-Cell Lymphoma: A rare, poorly characterized entity with cytotoxic phenotype. Neuropathology. 2017; 37: 365-370.
37. Li Y, Valent J, Soltanzadeh P, Thakore N, Katirji B. Diagnostic challenges in POEMS Syndrome Presenting with Polyneuropathy: a case series. Journal of the Neurological Sciences. 2017; 378: 170-174.
38. Lorenzo DR. Li Y. Rhabdomyolysis Associated with Levetiracetam Administration. Muscle Nerve. 2017; 56(1): E1-E2
39. Babu S, Pioro E, Li J, Li Y. Optimizing muscle selection for electromyography in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Muscle Nerve. 2017; 56(1): 36-44.
40. Adham J, Shayya L, Mente K, Li J, Rae-Grant A, Li Y. Clinical utility of seropositive voltage gated potassium channel (VGKC) complex antibody. Neurology: Clinical Practice.2016; 6: 409-418.
41. Gotterer L, Li Y. Maintenance immunosuppression in myasthenia gravis. Journal of the Neurological Sciences. 2016; 369: 294-302.
42. Zhu J, Li Y. Myasthenia gravis exacerbation associated with pembrolizumab. Muscle Nerve. 2016; 54(3): 506-507.
43. Donaldson R, Li J, Li Y. Clinical significance of cation channel antibodies in motor neuron disease. Muscle Nerve. 2016; 54(2):228-231.
44. Burns TM, Smith GA, Allen JA, Amato AA, Arnold WD, Barohn R et al. Editorial by concerned physicians: Unintended effect of the Orphan Drug Act on the potential cost of 3,4-diaminopyridine. Muscle Nerve. 2016; 53(2):165-168.
45. Jammoul A, Li Y, Rae-Grant A. Autoantibody-mediated encephalitis: not just paraneoplastic, not just limbic, and not untreatable. Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine. 2016; 83(1):43-53.
46. AANEM glossary of terms in neuromuscular & electrodiagnostic medicine. Muscle Nerve. 2015; 52 Suppl 3:145-203.
47. Sheikhi L, Li Y, Jimenez XF. A case of familial frontotemporal dementia presenting with malignant catatonia. Neurology: Clinical Practice. 2015; 5(6): 521-523.
48. Li Y, Jammoul A, Mente K, Li J, Shields RW, Vernino S, Rae-Grant A. Clinical experience of seropositive ganglionic acetylcholine receptor antibody in a tertiary neurology referral center. Muscle Nerve. 2015; 52(3): 386-391.
49. Wang L, Li Y. Longitudinal ultra-extensive transverse myelitis as a manifestation of neurosarcoidosis. Journal of the Neurological Sciences.2015; 355: 64-67.
50. Babu S, Li Y. Statin induced necrotizing autoimmune myopathy. Journal of Neurological Sciences. 2015; 351(1-2):13-17.
51. Santos –Pinheiro F. Li Y. Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis (Churg-Strauss syndrome) presenting with polyneuropathy - a case series. Journal of Clinical Neuromuscular Disease. 2015; 16(3): 125-130.
52. Wang L, Holthaus EA, Jimenez XF, Tavee J, Li Y. MRI evolution of CLIPPERS syndrome following herpes zoster infection. Journal of Neurological Sciences. 2015, 348(1-2):277-278.
53. Jammoul A, Lederman RJ, Tavee J, Li Y. Presence of voltage-gated potassium channel complex antibody in a case of genetic prion disease. BMJ Case Reports. 2014; pii: bcr2013201622.
54. Li Y, Lederman RJ. Sural mononeuropathy: A report of 36 cases. Muscle Nerve. 2014; 49(3):443-445.
55. Li Y., Castaldo J., Bemporad J., Yacoub H.A. Reversible confluent periventricular white matter abnormalities, a new variant of posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome, Case Reports in Neurological Medicine. 2013, Article ID 536978.
56. Li Y, Arora Y, Levin K. Myasthenia gravis: new therapies offer sustained improvement. Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine. 2013; 80(11):711-721.
57. Arora Y, Li Y. Overview of myasthenia gravis. Hospital Practice. 2013; 41(4):40-50.
58. Kumar H, Li Y. Teaching neuroimages: Sciatic neuropathy after heroin abuse. Neurology 2013; 81: e51.
59. Li L, Shaff D, Li Y. De novo dural arteriovenous fistula formation following asymptomatic sinus thrombosis: a case report and review of the literature. Journal of Neurology Research 2013; 3(2): 73-77.
60. Li Y, Remmel K. Relapsing polyradiculoneuropathy as a neurological manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus. Muscle and Nerve 2012, 46(5): 828-829.
61. Li, Y, Gor D, Walicki D, Jenny D, Jones D, Barbour P, Castaldo J. The spectrum and potential pathogenesis of reversible posterior leukoencephalopathy syndrome. Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases 2012, 21(8): 873-882.
62. Li Y, Isayev Y, Li Y. Spinal hemorrhage leading to cerebral vasospasm and infarction. Journal of Neurology Research 2012; 2(4): 164-167.
63. Li Y, Remmel K. A case of monomelic amyotrophy of the upper limb: MRI findings and the implication on its pathogenesis. Journal of Clinical Neuromuscular Diseases 2012; 13(4): 234-239.
64. Li Y, Jenny D, Castaldo J. Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome: Clinicoradiological spectrum, early recognition and therapeutic strategies. Hospital Practice 2012; 40 (1): 202-213.
65. Li Y, Margraf J, Kluck B, Jenny D, Castaldo J. Thrombolytic therapy for ischemic stroke secondary to paradoxical embolism in pregnancy, a case report and literature review. Neurologist 2012; 18(1):44-48.
66. Nwoke F. and Li, Y. Focal thalamic and cortical magnetic response changes associated with partial status epilepticus. Journal of Neurology Research 2011; 1(4):170-174.
67. Li Y, Castaldo J, Van der Hetden J, Plokker H. Is carotid artery disease responsible for perioperative strokes after coronary artery bypass surgery? Journal of Vascular Surgery 2010; 52: 1716-1721.
68. Li Y, Castaldo J. Carotid disease is rarely responsible for stroke after coronary bypass surgery. European Journal of Vascular Endovascular Surgery 2010; 40: 689-693
69. Li Y, Jenny D, Castaldo J. Cardiac surgery, carotid stenosis and stroke prevention. Hospital Practice 2010; 38: 29-39.
70. Li Y, Jenny D, Bemporad J., Castaldo J. Sulcal artery syndrome following vertebral artery dissection. Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases 2010; 19: 333-335.
71. Li Y, Clauser D, Jenny D, Castaldo J. Falsely disappearing stroke secondary to isodense subdural hematoma. Neurology 2010; 74: e15.
72. Li Y, Walicki D, Mathiesen C, Jenny D, Li Q, Isayev Y, Reed J, Castaldo J. Strokes following open heart surgery and carotid artery stenosis. Archives of Neurology 2009; 66(9): 1091-1096.
- Electrodiagnostic Medicine
- Psychiatry and Neurology - Neurology
Autoimmune Polyneuropathy Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP) Dermatomyositis Inclusion Body Myositis (IBM) Inherited Neuropathies Muscular Dystrophy Myasthenia Gravis Myopathy Plexopathy Polymyositis
- Member, American Academy of Neurology
- Member, American Academy of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine
Research & Publications
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119 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
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|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.8|
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23 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021
most caring dr and would recommend him to anyone.
Reviewed on Dec 16, 2020
There is nobody like Dr. Li!
Reviewed on Nov 13, 2020
Very happy with Dr. Li
Reviewed on Oct 26, 2020
Dr Li took a Great deal of time to explain to me my health situation
Reviewed on Oct 22, 2020
Dr Li is an exceptional physician
Reviewed on Oct 16, 2020
excellent experience.. Dr. Li is awesome!!!!
Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020
I wish I could write a paragraph on each of these fantastic people. The scheduler in Dr Mansour's area/Cleveland Clinic cardiology, was outstanding!! As was every other person I dealt with (:
Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020
I cannot state strongly enough the excellent service, education, and diagnosis I received from Dr Li. I have been suffering since March and have seen numerous specialists. You have one of the best in Dr Li. Bedside manner is exemplary, friendly, patient, kind, and charming. I am blessed to be connected with him and thankful for his professional care!
Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020
Dr. Li is very punctual and caring. He takes time to listen to me and to explain his plan for my care. I appreciate him.
Reviewed on Sep 21, 2020
Dr. Li was awesome. I would highly recommend he and his staff to anyone requiring this type of care.
Reviewed on Aug 12, 2020
Dr. Li is an excellent doctor! He is genuinely concerned in my well being and makes sure I feel included in the decisions made concerning my care and treatment.
Reviewed on Jul 31, 2020
I am grateful for the care and attention that Dr. Li always gives me.
Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020
I have been impressed with the way my 7 doctors interact with each other about my situation
Reviewed on Jun 15, 2020
Very satisfied with my Cleveland Clinic visit and Dr. Li.
Reviewed on Jun 3, 2020
good! Dr Li is great!
Reviewed on May 18, 2020
Dr. Li is an amazing physician. He listens to his patients and pays great attention to history in electronic medical record. He uses all of this plus his intelligence to provide great care to his patients. I highly recommend him.
Reviewed on May 18, 2020
Cleveland clinic physicians have been top notch with my diagnoses and treatment. I spent 10 years here at home and got nothing. My first visit to Cleveland started my diagnoses and treatment. Highly recommend Cleveland clinic.
Reviewed on Mar 24, 2020
Dr. Li has an awesome bedside manner! I feel heard and like he genuinely wants me to receive the best care!
Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020
I was very impressed with my whole experience ...felt total confidence in Dr. Li from the moment I met him...this was very important to me as I was having trouble understanding this disease that I have...I was even more impressed to receive a phone call from him so he could explain my lab results.....great experience at your wonderful clinic....thanks so much for the caring factor....
Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020
I was very happy with Dr. Li
Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020
This was my first time coming to the Cleveland Clinic....It was recommended to me by several family members who go there...Wonderful experience and great Dr.
Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020
I have recommended Dr. Li and will continue.
Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020
Great doctor. Very attentive, listened really well, made me feel heard. Explained everything in great detail. Also has a great sense of humor. Feels like he's talking with you as opposed to at you, which unfortunately is somewhat common with doctors. I have seen probably 20 specialists over the years. He is hands down the best.
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