Yuan Xiang Meng, M.D., Ph.D., M.S.C.R., FAAFP

Yuan Xiang Meng, M.D., Ph.D., M.S.C.R., FAAFP 


Family Medicine

Location: Buggy Works, Bldg. 100A, 3rd Floor, Room 321
Phone: 404-756-1250
E-mail: ymeng@msm.edu


Morehouse School of Medicine
Family Medicine

Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention
Fellowship: Virology and Molecular Biology

World Health Organization Collaborating Center, Faculty of Medicine of Chulalongkorn University and Chulalongkorn Hospital
Fellowship: Obstetrics and Gynecology Research

China Medical University
Degree: Doctor of Medicine

University of South Alabama College of Medicine
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy in Molecular and Cellular Biology

Morehouse School of Medicine
Degree: Master of Science in Clinical Research

China Medical University
Degree: Bachelor of Medicine

Research Interests

Translational research and clinical trials among minorities, especially traditionally underserved populations. Studies have been focused on the aspects of biomarkers, genetic and genomic medicine in African Americans with chronic metabolic, cardiovascular diseases, and others including insulin resistance, diabetes, hypertension, hypovitaminosis D, etc.

Board Certification

American Board of Family Medicine


Thomas S, Meng YX, Patel VG, Strayhorn G. A rare form of melanoma masquerading as a diabetic foot ulcer: a case report. Case Rep Endocrinol. 2012;2012:502806. doi: 10.1155/2012/502806. Epub 2012 Apr 4. PMID: 22937296

Pan Q, Meng YX, Gibbons GH, Strayhorn G. Effectiveness of an intervention to improve the documentation required for diagnosis of metabolic syndrome in clinics serving African-American patients. Qual Prim Care. 2009;17(3):191-6. PMID: 19622269 

Meng YX, Ford ES, Li C, Quarshie A, Al-Mahmoud AM, Giles W, Gibbons GH, Strayhorn G. Association of C-reactive protein with surrogate measures of insulin resistance among nondiabetic US from National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 1999-2002. Clin Chem. 2007 Dec;53(12):2152-9. Epub 2007 Oct 19. PMID: 17951292 

Vaccarino V, Kondwani KA, Kelley ME, Murrah NV, Boyd L, Ahmed Y, Meng YX, Gibbons GH, Hooper WC, De Staercke C, Quyyumi AA. Effect of meditation on endothelial function in Black Americans with metabolic syndrome: a randomized trial. Psychosom Med. 2013 Jul-Aug;75(6):591-9. doi: 10.1097/PSY.0b013e31829ac4f4. Epub 2013 Jun 20. PMID: 23788695 

Bidulescu A, Morris AA, Stoyanova N, Meng YX, Vaccarino V, Quyyumi AA, Gibbons GH. “Association between Vitamin D and Adiponectin and Its Relationship with Body Mass Index: The META-Health Study”. Front Public Health. 2014 Oct 14;2:193. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2014.00193.PMID: 25353014

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Honors and Awards

2012: The Nelson McGhee Memorial Award, Morehouse School of Medicine Family Residency Program

2005: Outstanding Fellow Award, Morehouse School of Medicine

2003: Morehouse Family Practice Faculty Award, Morehouse School of Medicine

2003: Chief Resident Award, Morehouse School of Medicine

2002: National Institutes of Health Travel Awards, National Medical Association Annual Convention

2002: 2nd Place Presentation, National Medical Association Annual Convention