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Winthrop University Hospital

Namyi Yu, MD

Winthrop Titles/Positions

Attending Physician, Director, Weight Management Program

Academic Faculty Appointments

Assistant Professor of Medicine SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine


1300 Franklin Avenue, suite ML6, Garden City, NY 11530





Brief Resume

Dr. Yu finished her fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at the Yale- New Haven Hospital. She completed her Internal Medicine residency training at the Montefiore Medical Center of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She graduated from SUNY Health Science Center at Syracuse after completing undergraduate work from MIT.

Description of Research Interests/Activities

Vitamin D supplementation requirement in obese subjects
Randomized placebo controlled study examining vitamin D supplementation requirement in obese subjects undergoing medical weight loss.

Improvement in Diabetes, Hypertension and Dyslipidemia with Medical Weight Loss.
Studies changes in diabetes, blood pressure and lipid disorders with medical weight loss and its impact on medication reduction.

Immediate Post-Operative Glycemic Control and Outcomes of Cardiothoracic Surgery.
Studies relationship between glucose control after open heart surgery and outcomes of surgery.

Areas of Experience

Bone & Mineral Metabolism

Clinical Practice and Interests

Dr. Yu sees patients with diabetes (both type 1 and 2), thyroid disease, osteoporosis, parathyroid, adrenal and pituitary disorders. Her interest is in diabetes and obesity.

As the Director of the Weight Management Program, she sees patients seeking medical weight loss.

Selected Publications

Page KA, Williamson A, Yu N, et al. Medium Chain Fatty Acids Improve Cognitive Function in Intensively Treated Type 1 Diabetic Patients and Support in vitro Synaptic Transmission During Acute Hypoglycemia. Diabetes. 2009 May;58(5):1237-44.
Yu N., Inzucchi S., Milite C. Evidence Based Nephropathy Treatment. Practical Diabetology, Vol 24, No.4, Dec.2005.
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