Mei Xue Dong, MD, PhD


Departments & Organizations


Rheumatology, Allergy, & Clinical Immunology: Rheumatology

Yale Medicine


Dr. Dong completed her MD and residency in Internal Medicine in China before she came to the USA. She joined Yale Dr. Joseph Craft’s lab at Yale for a postdoctoral training after received her Ph.D. degree from University of Connecticut in 2007, where she published nine manuscripts including two first-authors. During her postdoctoral training, Dr. Dong focused on the study of a specific T cell subset development and function in the contribution to systemic lupus erythematous using genetically modified mice, in which she was awarded a postdoctoral Brown-Coxe Fellowship and an Arthritis Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship. After she completed her medical residency at Saint Mary’s hospital, Dr. Dong joined the Yale Rheumatology Fellowship Program in 2015. Dr. Dong is interested in translational research and clinical application. Currently she is mentored by Dr. Craft for the project of stat4 signaling in murine and human lupus. She also joined the Yale Lupus Clinical Trials Program directed by Dr. Fotios Koumpouras for lupus registry and biorepository.

Education & Training

PhD University of Connecticut Health Center (2007)
MD Wuhan University School of Medicine (1996)
Residency Saint Mary's Hospital
Postdoctoral Fellow Yale University School of Medicine
Board Certification AB of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2015)
Board Certification AB of Internal Medicine, Rheumatology (2017)

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