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
- 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 & Conditions
- Abdominal Pain
- Back and Neck Problems in Athletes
- Back Strains & Sprains
- Cancer Pain
- Chronic Pain
- Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
- Facial Pain
- Musculoskeletal Pain
- Neuropathic Pain
- Pelvic Pain
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Medical School - University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX USA
Medical School - 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
Medical School - Nantong University College of Medicine
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
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
Research & Publications
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As of 1/17/2018, 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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82 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.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.7|
|Knows Medical History||4.5|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.6|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.6|
7 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Aug 13, 2018
Great Staff...Great Treatment..Dr Xu...Is Awesome
Reviewed on Aug 6, 2018
Dr Xu and staff during my recent procedure were considerate, professional and made me feel safe. Thank you Cleveland Clinic.
Reviewed on May 18, 2018
I was very impressed and felt very comfortable. Both doctors (primary and resident) were incredible and took a lot of time with me.
Reviewed on Apr 20, 2018
Dr. Xu and his team did an excellent job! I am so impressed with thieir service. Thank YOU!!
Reviewed on Apr 2, 2018
there was very little wait time to see Dr. Xu.
Reviewed on Jan 3, 2018
I'm excited for further treatment to finally address the problems other providers told me were not there but Dr. Xu showed me on the discs I brought and seems to have a well thought out plan of action.
Reviewed on Oct 25, 2017
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