Yangfeifei Gao

UChicago Faculty Physicians

Yangfeifei Gao, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience

Yangfeifei Gao, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist who specializes in neuropsychology with expertise in evaluating children and young adults with neurodevelopmental disorders like autism spectrum disorder. Dr. Gao sees a wide range of children with cognitive and behavioral function concerns, such as language, social cognition, attention and memory issues. She also helps patients struggling with complex medical conditions, including genetic syndromes, epilepsy and acquired brain injuries.

Dr. Gao is dedicated to improving the lives of children through compassionate care and evidence-based practices. She also works closely with the families to develop a comprehensive treatment plan that addresses the unique needs of each child.

In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Gao focuses on using research to improve the understanding of brain-behavior relationships, ultimately leading to more effective treatments for young patients. Through her research, Dr. Gao examines behavioral, functional and anatomical presentations of developmental and psychiatric disorders using neuroimaging and statistical modeling approaches. Her work has been published in several highly respected journals, including Autism Research, Cerebral Cortex and Journal of American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.


Areas of Expertise

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • Asian Neuropsychological Association
  • American Psychological Association
  • American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology
  • Organization for Human Brain Mapping

Practicing Since

  • 2020

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Mandarin Chinese

Medical Education

  • San Diego State University


  • Edmonton Consortium Clinical Psychology Residency


  • Children's National Pediatric Neuropsychology Postdoctoral Fellowship

  • Aetna HMO (specialists only)
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO (specialists only)
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI) (specialists only)
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare *see insurance page
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO) (specialists only)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • BCBS Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus HMO
  • United Choice HMO (specialists only)
  • University of Chicago Health Plan (UCHP)

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