Dr Mei Yong is a General Medicine Physician, specialising in obesity/weight loss and malnutrition. She is an internationally certified obesity physician (World Obesity Federation).
Dr Yong graduated with first-class honours in Medicine from Monash University in 2009. She then went on to complete 3 years of Basic Physician Training in Internal Medicine, followed by 4 years of Advanced Physician Training in Clinical Nutrition & General Medicine at both The Alfred Hospital and Monash Medical Centre. While at The Alfred Hospital, she gained extensive experience in various acute medical specialities including Cardiology, Trauma, and Perioperative medicine.
Dr Yong is actively involved in translational research/quality improvement, particularly in the field of obesity and malnutrition. She is a reviewer for obesity research for the Australian Journal of Primary Health. She is also part of the prolonged fasting committee in the Australian Society for Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition (AUSPEN). From 2018-2020, Dr Yong was part of the Food and Nutrition special interest group in the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA).
In addition, Dr Yong completed her Master of Public Health (MPH) degree with first-class honours at the University of Melbourne. She majored in health program evaluation and minored in Nutrition Politics & Policy. Doing so enabled her to learn more about disease prevention, health systems beyond the hospital level, public health leadership and management, and obesity/malnutrition management at a population level.