Dr. Yanfei Qi is an accomplished Associate Professor and Chair of pharmacology at Duquesne University's College of Osteopathic Medicine. She holds a MD and MSc degree from Guizhou Medical University and a PhD from the University of Florida.

Dr. Qi has extensive teaching experience in pharmacology and pathology. She has held several academic positions, including Assistant Professor of Pharmacology at the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) in Erie, PA, and Associate Professor of Biomedical Education at California Health Sciences University (CHSU). At LECOM, she worked as a course coordinator for a renal course, a coach for the COMLEX level 1/USMLE step 1 exam, an instructor for lecture-based pathway (LDP), and a facilitator for direct-study pathway (DSP) and problem-based learning (PBL). At CHSU, she worked as a course director for three second year courses (Mechanism of Disease II, Musculoskeletal System, and Nephrology), a coach for the COMLEX level 1/USMLE step 1 exam, and a facilitator for team-based learning (TBL), and a Director of Academic Success, mentoring and supporting students who faced academic difficulties. In recognition of her excellent teaching skills, Dr. Qi was named "Biomedical Teacher of the Year" by second-year medical students in 2022. Her current research focuses on heart failure and hyperuricemia. Dr. Qi has published 41 peer-reviewed manuscripts and presented 44 conference abstracts.

Dr. Qi is passionate about providing high-quality instruction and mentoring to students, making her an invaluable asset to Duquesne University's College of Osteopathic Medical School.



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