Department Neuromuscular Center
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages Chinese, English
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Acute Inpatient Care
  • Adult Neurology
  • Consultation, Evaluation, And Treatment Adult Neurological Disorders
  • Electromyography
  • Inflammatory/Autoimmune Neuropathy
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
View all 6 Treatment & Services +

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)
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Fabry's Disease
  • Guillain-Barre Syndrome
  • Inclusion Body Myositis (IBM)
  • Lambert-eaton Myasthenic Syndrome
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myopathy
  • Neuropathy
  • Neuropathy - Diabetic
  • Periodic Paralysis
  • Polymyositis
  • Pompe's Disease
  • Post-polio Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy
  • Small Fiber Neuropathy
  • Stiff-Person Syndrome
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
View all 26 Specialties +


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About Yuebing Li, MD, PhD

Dr. Yuebing Li has served as a staff neurologist in the Neuromuscular Center at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation since 2012.

Dr. Li completed his neurology residency at University of Cincinnati in 2002, where he was elected chief resident. This was followed by a one-year fellowship in clinical neurophysiology that was also at the University of Cincinnati. He is board certified in Neurology and Electrodiagnostic Medicine (EMG).

Dr. Li practiced at Lehigh Valley Physician Group-Lehigh Neurology as a neuromuscular specialist for nine years before joining Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Li has published numerous articles on neuromuscular medicine and neurology, and received many teaching awards including the award for Neurology Teacher of the Year at Cleveland Clinic in 2014. He has also been voted as best doctors by Best Doctors of America since 2007.

Although he has a large practice that includes patients with various neuromuscular disorders, Dr. Li has a special interest in the diagnosis and treatment of myasthenia gravis. He serves as a member of the Medical and Scientific Advisory Board for the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation of America organization.

Selected publications:

  1. Jammoul A, Li Y, Rae-Grant A. Autoantibody-mediated encephalitis: not just paraneoplastic, not just limbic, and not untreatable Accepted by Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine.
  2. Lila Sheikhi, MD, Yuebing Li, MD, PhD, Xavier F Jimenez, MD A case of familial frontotemporal dementia presenting with malignant catatonia. Neurology: Clinical Practice. 2015; 5(6): 521-523.
  3. 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.
  4. Wang L, Li Y. Longitudinal Ultra-extensive Transverse Myelitis as a Manifestation of Neurosarcoidosis. Journal of the Neurological Sciences.2015; 355: 64-67.
  5. Babu S, Li Y. Statin induced necrotizing autoimmune myopathy. Journal of Neurological Sciences. 2015;351(1-2):13-17.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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 Rep. 2014; pii: bcr2013201622.
  9. Li Y, Lederman RJ. Sural mononeuropathy: A Report of 36 Cases. Muscle Nerve. 2014; 49(3):443-445.
  10. 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.
  11. Li Y, Arora Y, Levin K. Myasthenia gravis: new therapies offer sustained improvement. Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine. 2013; 80(11):711-721.
  12. Arora Y,  Li Y. Overview of myasthenia gravis. Hospital Practice. 2013; 41(4):40-50.
  13. Kumar H, Li Y. Teaching neuroimages: Sciatic neuropathy after heroin abuse. Neurology 2013; 81: e51
  14. 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  Neurological Research 2013; 3(2): 73-77.
  15. Li Y, Remmel K. Relapsing polyradiculoneuropathy as a neurological manifestation of systemic lupus erythematosus. Muscle and Nerve 2012, 46(5): 828-829.
  16. 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.
  17. Li Y, Isayev Y, Li Y. Spinal hemorrhage leading to cerebral vasospasm and infarction. Journal of Neurology Research 2012; 2(4): 164-167.
  18. 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.
  19. Li Y, Jenny D, Castaldo J. Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome: Clinoradiological spectrum, early recognition and therapeutic strategies. Hospital Practice 2012; 40 (1): 202-213.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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
  24. Li Y, Jenny D, Castaldo J. Cardiac surgery, carotid stenosis and stroke prevention. Hospital Practice 2010; 38: 29-39.
  25. 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.
  26. Li Y, Clauser D, Jenny D, Castaldo J. Falsely disappearing stroke secondary to isodense subdural hematoma. Neurology 2010; 74: e15.
  27. 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.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Cincinnati Medical Center/University Hospital
Clinical Neurophysiology
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


  • Electrodiagnostic Medicine
  • Psychiatry and Neurology - Neurology

Specialty Interests

Autoimmune Polyneuropathy Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy (CIDP) Dermatomyositis Inclusion Body Myositis (IBM) Inherited Neuropathies Muscular Dystrophy Myasthenia Gravis Myopathy Plexopathy Polymyositis

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 9/17/2020, Dr. Li has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

115 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

25 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2020

The doctor was very abrupt and told me every diagnosis I had from every doctor at Cleveland was wrong with little to no evidence. He has little to no knowledge of my condition POTS and said a lot of wrong statements about the condition. He had no sympathy for my condition. And inferred that POTS was mental and if I gained weight and ate more I would probably feel better. I am 5'2" and weigh 110lbs. I'm bigger than anyone in my family at this age and eat well. I felt like it was a wasted trip... we're 8 hours away.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

Dr Li was very thorough.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2020

I always get the best of care from Dr. Li. He is genuinely concerned about me.

Reviewed on Dec 26, 2019

In reading the doctor notes , I think he only listened to very few things I said. He seemed like I shouldn't even be there and the fact that I take pain medication for crps was why I have nerve pain and muscle spasms. I have never received any email concerning labs that were low. The people who gave the emg were very kind. The doctor should be ashamed of himself

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