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Jijun Xu, MD, PHD


Jijun Xu, MD, PHD
Department: Pain Management
Associate Staff
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code C25
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Jijun Xu, MD, PHD
Department: Immunology
Associate Staff
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code C25
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Type of Doctor:
Adults Only

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Pain Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Research Fellowship - University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Pain Medicine
Houston, TX USA
Doctorate - University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Neuroscience and Genes and Development
Houston, TX USA
Graduate - Nanjing Medical College
Microbiology and Immunology
Residency - Nantong University College of Medicine
Nantong China
Medical School - Nantong University College of Medicine
Nantong China

Specialty Interests

Neuropathic Pain, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, Chronic Back and Neck Pain, Musculoskeletal Pain, Abdominal and Pelvic Pain, Headache and Facial Pain, Cancer Pain, Acute Postoperative Pain Management, Research

Awards & Honors

2014 Chief Fellow, Pain Management, Cleveland Clinic
2014 Best Abstract Award. 23nd Annual Meeting, International Society for Anesthetic Pharmacology (ISAP), New Orleans, LA
2013 Best Abstract Award. 22nd Annual Meeting, International Society for Anesthetic Pharmacology (ISAP), San Francisco, CA
2012 Third Place Award. 2012 Anesthesiology Research Day, Cleveland Clinic, OH
2012 Best Abstract Award. 21st Annual Meeting, International Society for Anesthetic Pharmacology (ISAP), Washington, DC
2011 Best of Show Honorable Mention. 20th Annual Meeting, International Society for Anesthetic Pharmacology (ISAP), Chicago, Illinois
2011 Best of Resident Abstracts. 10th Annual Meeting and Workshops, American Society for Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine. New Orleans, Louisiana
2010 First Place Award in basic science-pharmacology, Midwest Anesthesia Resident Conference (MARC), Cincinnati, Ohio
2010 Second Place Award. Annual Meeting, Ohio Society of Anesthesiologist, Columbus, Ohio
2008 Best of Show - Elmer Zsigmund Abstract Award. 17th Annual Meeting, International Society for Anesthetic Pharmacology (ISAP), Orlando, Florida
2005 Travel Award. International Narcotics Research Conference, Annapolis, MD

Additional Training

Ph.D. in Neuroscience and Genes & Development; Opioid tolerance, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS), The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, The University of Texas (UT) M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX 2002-2007

Postdoctoral Fellow, Inflammatory and Neuropathic Pain, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, TX 2007-2009


American Society for Anesthesiologists (ASA)
American Pain Society (APS)
American Society for Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine (ASRA)
International Anesthesia Research Society (IARS)

Treatment & Services

  • Acute Postoperative Pain Management
  • Celiac Plexus Block
  • Cervical, Thoracic And Lumbar Epidural Injections
  • Cervical, Thoracic And Lumbar Facet Joint Blocks
  • Cervical, Thoracic And Lumbar Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Comprehensive Pain Management
  • Discograms
  • Ganglion Impar Block
  • Hypogastric Plexus Block
  • Implantable Intrathecal Drug Delivery Systems
  • Implantable Spinal Cord Stimulaters Therapy
  • Implantable Spinal Cord Stimulation Therapy
  • Intradiscal Intervention (idet, Biacculoplasty)
  • Intradiscal Procedure For Pain Relief
  • Joint Injections
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Block
  • Management of Back and Neck Pain
  • Occipital Nerve Block
  • Occipital Nerve Stimulation
  • Pain Management
  • Peripheral Nerve Blocks
  • Peripheral Nerve Stimulators
  • Selective Nerve Root Injection
  • Sphenopalatine Ganglion Block and RFA
  • Splanchnic Nerve Block
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Trigeminal Nerve Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Tunneled Epidural Catheter
  • Ultrasound-Guided Peripheral Nerve Blocks and Bursa Tendon Injections

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

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As of 3/9/2016, Dr. Xu has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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