Department Pain Management
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

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
View all 30 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Back and Neck Problems in Athletes
  • Back Strains & Sprains
  • Cancer Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Facial Pain
  • Headaches
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Pelvic Pain
View all 11 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Pain Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Pain Medicine
Houston, TX USA

Medical Education - University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Neuroscience and Genes and Development
Houston, TX USA

Graduate School - Nanjing Medical College
Microbiology and Immunology


Residency - Nantong University College of Medicine

Medical Education - Nantong University College of Medicine

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

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

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

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 1/29/2020, 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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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

117 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

18 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2020

wonderful appointment - dr. xu listened intently and provided ideas for treatment and how to handle my concerns. finding a doctor that is receptive is oftentimes tough and dr. xu does a spectacular job!

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

Dr Xu is excellent. he instructed me to contact him via email if I am having trouble scheduling an appointment when needed he is very good at fitting me in when needed

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2020

The doctor was a very caring person.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2020

This doc was caring, helped us to get to another area, even that day, to try and see the needed specialist who could help us. Thank you.

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2019

Dr. Xun is really good person and even great doctor!!

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2019

Dr Xu is an incredibly talented, compassionate and communicative doctor. His style extends to the fellows and nursing staff. I could nit recommend him more highly

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2019

love dr xu

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2019

dr explained my plan of treatment

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2019

excellent service! Dr was very professional and patient with me.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019

I was so grateful to Dr. Xu - My husband has had a very rough time and he is in quite a bit of pain. I have been given the run around when it comes to the acceptable processes for managing pain. It has been a humiliating and humbling experience. however Dr. Xu was like a breath of fresh air. I appreciate that he made the process easier. he was very clear and candid. He understood the issues and began working with my husband to figure out how best to help.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019

Dr. Xu is not only skilled, knowledgeable and professional...he's very focused on you as a person. He takes the time to listen and adjust as needed.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019

I actually already have recommended Dr. Xu!

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2019

Dr. Xu is wonderful, we couldn't ask for a better doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2019

The best doctor I ever seen

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2019

everyone was very kind and nice to me. Dr.Ux was the greatest. very understanding to my pain and helped me through it.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2019

Dr Xu took his time with me and was very helpful

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2019

Dr Xu explained pain management plan to my wife and I in detail

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2019

Dr. Xu and his staff are very great. They always seem to be in a good mood, listen to what you have to say, and always answer your questions and concerns. I would recommend Dr. Xu. He also has a great personality and that helps a lot when you have a lot of concerns or if you are not in a very good mood.

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