Doctor Melissa Li-Ng is the Medical Director for the Cleveland Clinic Connected collaboration with Luye Medical Group as well as an endocrinologist. In this role, Dr. Li-Ng is the Chief Physician representing Cleveland Clinic for the Luye Medical Group in Shanghai, China, and provides end-to-end leadership to furthering the goals of this initiative. She is tasked with ensuring the success of the project and assisting with the growth of Cleveland Clinic’s relationship with Luye Medical. She is also serving as co-chair of the Luye Medical-Cleveland Clinic Joint Medical Council (JMC) and will serve as the clinical liaison between the project and all of the clinical institutes for Cleveland Clinic.

Dr. Li-Ng received her undergraduate degree from Columbia University and then received her medical degree from Stony Brook School of Medicine in New York. She completed her medical residency at New York University Medical Center. She proceeded to do a research fellowship at the Bone Mineral Research Center at Winthrop University Hospital in New York, doing research on osteoporosis, vitamin D and bone metabolism. Dr. Li-Ng then completed her endocrinology fellowship at Georgetown University Hospital and Washington Hospital Center in Washington, D.C. She joined the Endocrinology Department in July 2009. She served as the Associate Program Director of the endocrinology fellowship program from 2011 to 2014.

In 2014, Dr. Li-Ng joined Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi, helping to establish the endocrinology department when the hospital opened in 2015. She served as the Chief of Medical Informatics from 2016 to 2017. Dr. Li-Ng returned to Cleveland in August 2017 as an Enterprise Physician Advisor in Medical Operations and as a Staff Physician in the Endocrinology and Metabolism Institute. She was appointed the interim Chair of the Endocrinology and Metabolism Institute from March 2018 to January 2019, overseeing the endocrinology and endocrine surgery departments. In April 2019, she was appointed Medical Director for the Cleveland Clinic Connected collaboration with Luye Medical Group.


“Dr. Melissa Li-Ng is wonderful. She has that human touch which shows she really cares… not to mention a beautiful smile. She makes you feel very comfortable about asking questions. She explains till you understand.”

“Dr. Li-Ng listens to what my goals and expectations are, and works with me to achieve those.”

“Dr. Li-Ng is simply exceptional. I have not met her equal. She is knowledgeable, compassionate, driven, gregarious, experienced and a great listener.”

Dr. Li-Ng’s expertise include digital health, health care transformation, hospital reimbursement, medical insurance, cost of care, population health, and of course, diabetes, thyroid disease and hormonal issues which are the focus of her clinical practice. Some of her special interests include thyroid disease, diabetes, pituitary disease, polycystic ovarian syndrome, menopause, osteoporosis, parathyroid gland disease, adrenal gland disorders and vitamin D deficiency. Dr. Li-Ng is able to speak on many topics including trending topics such as, a physician’s perspective on the improvement of healthcare through AI (artificial intelligence) advancements.

As both, a physician and a medical director with Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Li-Ng is at ground zero with applications of some of the world’s greatest medical technologies, advancements and treatments. Below are just a few of her accomplishments.

  • Medical Director, Cleveland Clinic Connected – Luye Medical Collaboration
  • Endocrinologist
  • Reviewer, Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
  • Member, FDA Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes Advisory Committee
  • Former Interim Chair, Endocrinology and Metabolism Institute
  • Former Chief, Medical Informatics, Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi
  • Former Associate Program Director, Endocrinology Fellowship
  • Former Executive Member, Admissions Committee, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians
  • Member, Endocrine Society
  • Member, American Thyroid Association
  • Member, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
  • Internal Medicine – Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • 2009 – Recipient of C. Bertram Hoffberger Research Achievement Award for Outstanding Clinical – Georgetown University Hospital
  • 2006 – Recipient of Empire Clinical Research Investigator Program (ECRIP) research grant, BoneMineral Research Center, Winthrop University Hospital
  • 1997-1999 – Recipient of Wallace Taylor Memorial Scholarship, Columbia University, New York, NY
  • Fellowship – Georgetown University Hospital
  • Medical School – Winthrop University Hospital
  • Residency – New York University Medical Center
  • Medical School – State University of New York Stony Brook School of Medicine
  • Undergraduate – Columbia University