Dr. Oo is originally from Myanmar (Burma) and received her medical degree from Institute of Medicine I, Yangon, Myanmar. She continued her medical training at St. Barnabas Hospital, Bronx, New York. After her medical training, she worked as a hospitalist for several years before undertaking a fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York. She was drawn to Diabetes and metabolism after taking care of many family members with diabetes. She has experience working with diabetes patients with varied severity at different clinical settings and resources. Her main interest is achieving remission in newly diagnosed diabetes patients. She believes early and sustained good blood glucose control can be achieved with early diagnosis along with intensifying lifestyle changes and optimizing medical therapy base on individual response and needs. In addition to diabetes and general endocrinology, she is also interested in taking care of various disorders of the thyroid and thyroid cancer. She moved into Dallas with her husband and worked with Diabetes America before joining the VA North Texas Health Care System as a staff physician and faculty member at UTSW. During her leisure time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, reading, and listening to music.

Research Interest

  • Gestational Diabetes Mellitus
  • Graves Disease and autoimmunity
  • Remission in newly diagnosed Diabetes Mellitus
  • Thyroid Cancer


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Pheochromocytoma: A review.
Tsirlin A, Oo Y, Sharma R, Kansara A, Gliwa A, Banerji MA Maturitas 2014 Mar 77 3 229-238
Delayed presentation of thyroid storm after radioactive iodine therapy
Oo Y, Winer N Gazzetta Medica Italiana Archivio 2014 173(6) 365-8
Extreme insulin resistance in a patient with diabetes ketoacidosis and acute myocardial infarction.
Oo YH, Karam JG, Resta CA Case Rep Endocrinol 2013 2013 520904

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Endocrine Society (2012)
  • American Association of Clinical Endocrinologist (2011)