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Weijia Yuan, MD


Rheumatology, Internal Medicine
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Weijia Yuan, MD


Hospital for Special Surgery
525 East 71st Street
Belaire Building - 7th floor
New York, NY, 10021

Tel: 212.774.7016
Fax: 646.797.8352

Hospital for Special Surgery
525 East 71st Street
Belaire Building - 7th floor
New York, NY, 10021

Tel: 212.774.7016
Fax: 646.797.8352

Dr. Weijia Yuan is an Assistant Attending Rheumatologist focused on working together with patients to make a positive impact on all aspects of their lives, but specifically to liberate them from the uncertainty of rheumatic disease.

Dr. Yuan specializes in treating patients in an undifferentiated state, who have trouble identifying their illness due to the spectrum nature of autoimmune diseases. Autoimmune diseases are often an unfortunate combination of "vulnerable genes" and environmental triggers which lead to chronic inflammation. Because of the intermittent and vague nature of chronic inflammatory symptoms, patients often start to wonder if their symptoms are just "in the head" after years of not finding an answer. 

Even as an internal medicine resident, Dr. Yuan realized that making the right diagnosis alone can often be a great relief for patients who suffered from long-term debilitating symptoms. Since then, her passion for rheumatology has grown as she sees how chronic autoimmune inflammation can deeply impact or even take over a person's life. Dr. Yuan’s priority during the clinical evaluation is to have an open mind, listen and encourage patients to share additional clues to assist diagnosis and treatment.

Through the practice of rheumatology, Dr. Yuan has come to understand that lifestyle change is so powerful, yet often overlooked. She has adopted a holistic approach to treatments that look at the mind-body as a whole, and has had much success in patients modifying their lifestyle to address the root cause of their autoimmunity.

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Appointments

Assistant Attending Physician, Hospital for Special Surgery
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College
Assistant Attending Physician, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Specialty

Rheumatology

Internal Medicine

Procedures

Arthrocentesis, Joint injection

Languages

English

Insurance Information

Aetna
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO HMO POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathway
Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathway Enhanced
Cigna
Medicare
Oxford
Oxford Medicare
United Healthcare
United Healthcare Compass

Please do not hesitate to contact our office if you have questions regarding your insurance coverage. You may still have coverage subject to the availability of 'out-of-network' benefits.

Book an Appointment with Dr. Yuan

Dr. Yuan accepts the following insurance plans. Please check to see if your insurance is on this list before proceeding.

Aetna
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO HMO POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathway
Blue Cross Blue Shield Pathway Enhanced
Cigna
Medicare
Oxford
Oxford Medicare
United Healthcare
United Healthcare Compass

Please note, if your insurance is not on this list, you may still have coverage subject to the availability of out-of-network benefits.

If you do not wish to go out-of-network, our Physician Referral Service will help you find an appropriate doctor.

Please call our office to book an appointment.


Education

Shanghai Second Medical University, China, 1998

Internship

Renji Hospital, Shanghai Second Medical University, China, 1998-1999

Residency

Renji Hospital, Shanghai Second Medical University, China, 1999-2001
New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell, 2006-2008

Fellowship

Renji Hospital, Shanghai Second Medical University, China, 2001-2002
Hospital for Special Surgery, 2008-2011

Certification

American Board of Internal Medicine, 2008
American Board of Internal Medicine, Rheumatology, 2010

State Licensure

New York

Selected Publications

Yuan W, DiMartino SJ, Redecha PB, Ivashkiv LB, Salmon JE. Systemic lupus erythematosus monocytes are less responsive to interleukin-10 in the presence of immune complexes. Arthritis Rheum. 2011 Jan;63(1):212-8.

DiMartino SJ, Yuan W, Redecha PB, Ivashkiv LB, Salmon JE. Insoluble immune complexes are most effective at triggering IL-10 production in human monocytes and synergize with TLR ligands and C5a. Clin Immunol. 2008 Apr;127(1):56-65.