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Yufei Dai, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical

Internal Medicine | College of Medicine

  • Fellowship: University of Cincinnati (Endocrine)
  • Residency: Howard University Hospital
  • Master's Degree: Peking Union Medical College (Internal Medicine (Endocrinology))
  • Medical Degree: Hunan Normal University College of Medicine (Internal Medicine)
Board Certifications & Licenses

American Board of Internal Medicine (Endocrinology-Diabetes and Metabolism) (Certification Date: 2019-10-10)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Certification Date: 2017-08-18)


Endocrinology-Diabetes and Metabolism
Internal Medicine

Contact Information
Research Interests

The effect of weight loss sugery on liver glycogen metabolism.

Clinical Interests



Autoimmune Thyroiditis

Cystic Fibrosis Related Diabetes

Diabetes Mellitus

Diabetes Type 1 (Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1)

Diabetes Type 2 (Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2)

Diabetic Hypoglycemia

Diabetic Nephropathy

Enlarged Breasts in men (Gynecomastia)


Graves' Disease

Hashimoto's Thyroiditis




Hypothyroidism (Underactive thyroid)

Insulin Resistance

Low Blood Sugar (Hypoglycemia)

Postpartum Thyroiditis


Subacute Thyroiditis


Peer Reviewed Publications

Hanyuan Xu, Guiyan Han, Linjie Wang, Huihua Ding, Chunyan Wang, Xiaochuan Ping, Caixia Dong, Dianxi Zhang, Yufei Dai, Naishi Li, Yufeng Li, Hongbo Yang, Huijuan Zhu, Hui Pan, Fengying Gong, Jichun Chen & Xiaoping Xing 2022. 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels are inversely related to metabolic syndrome risk profile in northern Chinese subjects without vitamin D supplementation Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome, ,

Xu, Hanyuan; Han, Guiyan; Wang, Linjie; Ding, Huihua; Wang, Chunyan; Ping, Xiaochuan; Dong, Caixia; Zhang, Dianxi; Dai, Yufei; Li, Naishi; Li, Yufeng; Yang, Hongbo; Zhu, Huijuan; Pan, Hui; Gong, Fengying; Chen, Jichun; Xing, Xiaoping 2022. 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels are inversely related to metabolic syndrome risk profile in northern Chinese subjects without vitamin D supplementation. Diabetology & metabolic syndrome, 14 1, 23

Moore, Mary Courtney; Warner, Shana O; Dai, Yufei; Sheanon, Nicole; Smith, Marta; Farmer, Ben; Cason, Rebecca L; Cherrington, Alan D; Winnick, Jason J 2021. C-peptide enhances glucagon secretion in response to hyperinsulinemia under euglycemic and hypoglycemic conditions. JCI insight, ,

Warner, Shana O; Wadian, Abby M; Smith, Marta; Farmer, Ben; Dai, Yufei; Sheanon, Nicole; Edgerton, Dale S; Winnick, Jason J 2021. Liver glycogen-induced enhancements in hypoglycemic counterregulation require neuroglucopenia. American journal of physiology. Endocrinology and metabolism, 320 5, E914-E924

Dai, Yufei; Hagen, Matthew; Andaluz, Norberto; Bhabhra, Ruchi 2019. Aggressive granular cell tumor of the neurohypophysis with optic tract edema and invasion into third ventricle. Surgical neurology international, 10 , 217

Liu M, Zhu H, Dai Y, Pan H, Li N, Wang L, Yang H, Yan K, Gong F. 2018. Zinc-α2-Glycoprotein Is Associated with Obesity in Chinese People and HFD-Induced Obese Mice. Front Physiol, ,

Zhu H, Wang X, Pan H, Dai Y, Li N, Wang L, Yang H, Gong F 2016. The Mechanism by Which Safflower Yellow Decreases Body Fat Mass and Improves Insulin Sensitivity in HFD-Induced Obese Mice. Front Pharmacol, ,

Zhu HJ, Dong CX, Pan H, Ping XC, Li NS, Dai YF, Wang LJ, Yang HB, Zhao WG, Gong FY 2012. rs4215 SNP in zinc-α2-glycoprotein gene is associated with obesity in Chinese north Han population. Gene, ,

Zhu HJ, Dai YF, Wang O, Li M, Lu L, Zhao WG, Xing XP, Pan H, Li NS, Gong FY. 2011. Generalized glucocorticoid resistance accompanied with an adrenocortical adenoma and caused by a novel point mutation of human glucocorticoid receptor gene. Chin Med J (Engl), ,

Mao JF, Wu XY, Nie M, Lu SY, Gong FY, Dai YF 2010. [A report of familial male-limited precocious puberty caused by a germ-line heterozygous mutation (M398T) in luteinizing hormone receptor gene] Zhonghua Nei Ke Za Zhi., ,