Treatment & Services
- Acute Inpatient Care
- Adult Neurology
- Consultation, Evaluation, and Treatment Adult Neurological Disorders
- Nerve Conduction Studies
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- ALS with Frontotemporal Dementia
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
- Autoimmune Neuropathy
- Autoimmune 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)
- Inflammatory Neuropathy
- Inflammatory Polyneuropathy
- 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 (TOS)
- 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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92 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
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|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.6|
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14 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Aug 21, 2023
Exceptional patient care and expertise provided. Dr. Li is extremely responsive to messages and provides clear answers.
Reviewed on Jul 24, 2023
Overall, Dr. Li wasn't bad. However, I found his bedside manner severely lacking; I didn't feel he was concerned about the problems I was having. I had five appoints at Cleveland Clinic over the course of two days, and my appointment with Dr. Li was the least helpful.
Reviewed on Jul 17, 2023
Dr Li was very succinct and candid In his explanation of my diagnosis. He spent seventy minutes with me and answered all of my questions. Thank you Dr. Li.
Reviewed on Jul 10, 2023
Dr. Li was wonderful and did not rush through the time we had together.
Reviewed on Jun 7, 2023
Dr. Li is the most kind, attentive and caring doctor I have ever seen.
Reviewed on May 12, 2023
Dr. Was very informative and thorough during my exam. Answered all my questions in a comforting manner.
Reviewed on Apr 5, 2023
Dr. Li, was very friendly and caring. He evaluated me and quickly determined that I did not have Myasthenia Gravis.
Reviewed on Apr 5, 2023
Although Dr Li was able to quickly rule out MG, we still have not been able to fully understand why I am having some of the symptoms I have. I am hoping to find a Doctor that can help me soon. Dr. Li did recommend that I follow up with another neurologist in Cleveland Clinic. So, I will follow up with that Dr.
Reviewed on Mar 27, 2023
Dr Li did an excellent job explaining the potential diagnosis as well as prognosis. He showed compassion and concern.
Reviewed on Mar 1, 2023
Dr. Lee and Irys are very good at what they do.
Reviewed on Mar 1, 2023
Dr. Lee is always Curtis and very professional with me
Reviewed on Feb 17, 2023
Doctor is always thorough and rngages me in decisions about treatment. He listens.
Reviewed on Jan 20, 2023
Dr Li addresses any questions I have with clarity.. He helps me handle my illness
Reviewed on Dec 21, 2022
In my opinion, Dr. Yuebing Li, Is very professional, caring, and concerned about his patients. I will recommend him!
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