Michael Yao, DO received a B.S. degree in Physiology and Developmental Biology (2007) from Brigham Young University in Provo, UT. He earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (2013) from A.T. Still University, School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona, in Mesa, AZ. He completed his Pediatric Residency (2016) at the University of New Mexico. Following residency, he was a Chief Resident (2017) for the Department of Pediatrics at the University of New Mexico and then completed his fellowship in Pediatric Endocrinology (2020) at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

Personal Statement

My interest in pediatric endocrinology is rooted in a desire to improve the quality of life of both individuals and families affected by diabetes mellitus. In addition to general endocrinology, my interests include psychosocial contributors to clinical and patient reported outcomes among children and adolescents with Type 1 diabetes, diabetes technology, healthy care delivery, and quality improvement.

Areas of Specialty

Specialization #1: General Endocrinology
Specialization #2: Management of children and adolescents with diabetes mellitus
Specialization #3: Quality Improvement Science


Certification #1 American Board of Pediatrics (2016)

Achievements & Awards

Faculty Service Award: Outstanding Clinical Service in Specialty Consults, University of New Mexico Department of Pediatrics, 2022
Faculty Service Award: Outstanding Education in Specialty Consults, University of New Mexico Department of Pediatrics, 2020
Chief Fellow, Division of Endocrinology, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 7/2019-6/2020
Outstanding Clinical Educator Award, University of New Mexico Pediatric Residency Program, 2017
Resident Teaching Award, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, 2015




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Courses Taught

Pediatric Clerkship Tutorial Leader (1/2023-present)
Subspecialty Elective Exploration (SEE) Preceptor (8/2022-present)

Research and Scholarship

Welter KJ, Marquez JL, Marshik PL, Yao MV, Bickel ES. Evaluation of Early Insulin Glargine Administration in the Treatment of Pediatric Diabetic Ketoacidosis. The Journal of Pediatric Pharmacology and Therapeutics. 2023; 28(2)149-155, PMID: 37139251

Shim S, Streich-Tilles T, Gutmark-Little I, Yao M, Shafer J, Breech L, Casnellie L, Backeljauw P. Abnormal Uterine Bleeding during Pubertal Induction with Transdermal Estrogen in Individuals with Turner Syndrome. Journal of Pediatric & Adolescent Gynecology. 2023; 36(4):358-362, PMDI: 36934801

Warner SO, Dai Y, Sheanon N, Yao MV, Carson RL, Arbabi S, Patel SB, Lindquist D, Winnick JJ. Short term fasting lowers glucagon levels under euglycemic and hypoglycemic conditions in healthy adults. JCI Insight. 2023;8(12), PMID: 37166980

Sarteau AC, Souris KJ, Wang J, Ramadan AA, Addala A, Bowlby D, Corathers S, Forsander G, King B, Law JR, Liu W, Malik F, Pihoker C, Seid M, Smart C, Sundberg F, Tandon N, Yao M, Headley T, Mayer-Davis E. Changes to Care Delivery at Nine International Pediatric Diabetes Clinics in Response to the COVID-19 Global Pandemic. Pediatric Diabetes; 2021: 22(3):463-468, PMDI: 33470020

Redel JM, Corathers SD, Yao MV, Backeljauw PF. Multi-level quality improvement education for fellowship trainees. Medical Education. 2019; 53(11):1142, PMID: 31650593