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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92 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.
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|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.7|
23 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Sep 2, 2022
Dr answered all my questions before I knew what they were! Even drew me a chart mapping the way forward!
Reviewed on Sep 2, 2022
Dr Justin Abbatemarco was also extremely helpful in getting my appointment with Dr Li
Reviewed on Aug 19, 2022
Dr Li was wonderful as always.
Reviewed on Aug 19, 2022
I would refer Dr Li to anyone. He is a great doctor
Reviewed on Aug 19, 2022
Dr Li is always kind, shows concern and listens
Reviewed on Aug 19, 2022
Always a good experience when I go to see Dr. Li
Reviewed on Aug 3, 2022
I am overwhelmed by the treatment I received from Dr Li and Irys. They care deeply for me.
Reviewed on Aug 1, 2022
Very good Dr. I feel fortunate to be his patient
Reviewed on May 27, 2022
Dr Li is very caring and goes over all aspects of my condition. He also recommended a Dr at CC for my husband
Reviewed on May 25, 2022
De. Li may be one of the best doctors in any specialty at the Cleveland clinic. His caring is only exceeded by his expertise. He genuinely seems to care for the totality of a person's well-being.
Reviewed on May 16, 2022
Dr. Yuebing Li was great in explaining everything to us. Seemed like a kind & caring doctor!
Reviewed on Apr 27, 2022
Dr Li is always attentive and friendly. I have the utmost confidence in him and his ability to treat me. I love him!
Reviewed on Mar 21, 2022
I'm so grateful that Dr. Li is my physician. I have complete trust in his knowledge and skill.
Reviewed on Feb 14, 2022
Dr Li is the best
Reviewed on Feb 10, 2022
Dr. Li provides expert care and is compassionate as well.
Reviewed on Jan 14, 2022
Dr. Li is so concerned about my condition, he explains everything clearly. I think he is the best doctor I have ever seen.
Reviewed on Jan 14, 2022
The doctor has helped me for years. Would not have a decent quality of life without his working with me.
Reviewed on Dec 20, 2021
Dr. Li is amazing!
Reviewed on Nov 12, 2021
Dr. Li spent a lot of time with me going over my symptoms and medical records. He explained things key points to me that had not been explained during my 2 visits and multiple tests at the university of michigan neurology dept. He was blunt and straightforward yet maintained his patience, clearly sensing my frustration with lack of understanding to this point. Between him and Dr. C in your Rheumatology dept. I feel I have a somewhat better grasp on my chronic health issues now. I am on a couple new meds from them and I am hopeful to see some progress going forward.
Reviewed on Nov 12, 2021
Dr. Li explained a lot about my neuropathy and its relation to other health issues I've been experiencing. He could tell I was irritated by my experience trying to find answers over the past year and a half, but he stayed patient, polite, and helped me a lot with new info. Helped to tie together a lot of what's happened since I first got sick with covid in april 2020.
Reviewed on Oct 29, 2021
Dr. Li is very caring. EDr Li Iis a wonderful and caring physician. He explains everything thoroughly from my MG to treatment, symptons. Always writes down progress with thorough explanation of everything. Hhe makes me feel very comfortable and I am completely confident Iin his handling of my MG. He is very thorough in his explanation of MG, treatment, etc.
Reviewed on Oct 27, 2021
Over all care of the clinic has been excellent. Just not happy with this particular dr.
Reviewed on Oct 25, 2021
Expert care provided by Dr. Li and efficient system of care provided by Cleveland Clinic.
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