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 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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Research and Scholarship

Changes to care delivery at nine international pediatric diabetes clinics in response to the COVID-19 global pandemic. Sarteau AC, Souris KJ, Wang J, Ramadan AA, Bowlby D, Corathers S, Forsander G, King B, Law JR, Liu W, Malik F, Pihoker C, Seid M, Smart C, Sundberg G, Tandon N, Yao M, Headley T, Mayer-Davis E. Pediatric Diabetes. 2021. Exercise-Induced Improvements to Whole Body Glucose Metabolism in Type 2 Diabetes: The Essential Role of the Liver. Warner SO, Yao MV, Cason RL, Winnick JJ. Frontiers in Endocrinology. 2020; 11:567. Outpatient Diabetes-Specific Quality of Life Screening: Feasibility and Outcomes in Parents of Children Aged 2-7 with T1D. Poster Presentation, ISPAD Conference, Boston, MA, Nov. 2019 Multi-level quality improvement education for fellowship trainees. Redel JM, Corathers SD, Yao MV, Backeljauw PF. Medical Education. 2019; 53:1142-1142.