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Department Heart, Vascular and Thoracic Institute
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages Chinese, English
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cardiovascular Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Imaging Section
  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
View all 4 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Aorta Disease
  • Aortic Aneurysms
  • Aortic Regurgitation
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Atherosclerosis (vascular)
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • Hypertension - High Blood Pressure
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Pericarditis
View all 13 Specialties +


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About Bo Xu, MD

Bo Xu, MD, is a staff cardiologist in the Section of Cardiovascular Imaging in the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute at Cleveland Clinic. He has advanced subspecialty training in multimodality cardiovascular imaging. He sees patients at Cleveland Clinic main campus.

Specialty Interests: Advanced cardiovascular (heart and blood vessel) imaging, including echocardiography, cardiac computed tomography, cardiac magnetic resonance imaging; cardiomyopathy; diseases of the aorta; infiltrative cardiac disorders; ischemic heart disease; heart valve disease; heart disease and aging. 

Education: Dr. Xu received his medical degree from the University of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, graduating as the top student in the St. Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne Clinical School. He served his residency and advanced training in cardiology at St. Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne and MonashHeart, MonashHealth, Victoria, Australia, followed by a fellowship in non-invasive imaging at MonashHeart, MonashHealth. He joined the Cleveland Clinic medical staff in 2018 following completion of a further two-year fellowship in advanced cardiovascular imaging at Cleveland Clinic.

Experience and Outcomes: Cleveland Clinic's Section of Cardiovascular Imaging is one of the largest and most experienced in the country. Staff physicians read and interpret nearly 50,000 images every year to diagnose heart disease, plan optimal care for patients and help ensure treatment is complete. They also use these diagnostic studies to minimize complications during many types of catheter-based procedures and heart surgery.

Publications and Research: Dr. Xu has authored numerous research articles and research abstracts in peer-reviewed medical and cardiology journals. He has also co-authored book chapters for cardiology textbooks. Dr. Xu has presented his research findings at major national and international cardiology meetings, including the annual scientific sessions of the American College of Cardiology, European Society of Cardiology, American Society of Echocardiography and World Congress on Heart Disease. He has served as an invited faculty and member of the scientific advisory board for the International Academy of Cardiology.

About Dr. Xu: “I am privileged to be a cardiologist with expertise in cardiovascular imaging, because I am able to use my knowledge and skills to better understand how heart conditions impact patients, and help guide them toward better, healthier lives.”

Leisure Activities: In his leisure time, Dr. Xu enjoys traveling, jogging and spending time with friends and family.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cardiovascular imaging
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - MonashHeart, Monash Health
Cardiovascular imaging
Clayton, Australia

Fellowship - Bendigo Health
Advanced Adult Cardiology
Bendigo, Australia

Fellowship - MonashHeart, Monash Health
Clayton, Australia

Fellowship - St. Vincent's Hospital Melbourne
Melbourne, Australia

Residency - St. Vincent's Hospital Melbourne
Advanced Adult Cardiology
Melbourne, Australia

Medical Education - University of Melbourne



  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine

Specialty Interests

Advanced cardiovascular (heart and blood vessel) imaging, including echocardiography, cardiac computed tomography, cardiac magnetic resonance imaging; cardiomyopathy; diseases of the aorta; infiltrative cardiac disorders; ischemic heart disease; heart valve disease; heart disease and aging.

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Bo Xu, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 2/13/2022, 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.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

208 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

69 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2022

Dr XU is very professional and knowledgeable. He makes sure you understand everything and always ask if you have any questions. I would recommend him to anyone. He is the best doctor I have had the pleasure of meeting.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2022

Excellent Doctor

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2022

I think he's a fabulous Dr. And a get listener!

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2022

Dr. Staff and Dr were very professional

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2022

Dr. Xu is an outstanding physician! He always listens to and answers my questions. It is evident that my well-being is his concern and that he is available to provide the best care possible. He never appears to be in a hurry although I know his time is very valuable. He is such a compassionate and skilled doctor. I feel very fortunate to be under his care.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2022

Dr. Bo Xi showed me the images of my valves and explained the conditions and importance of their current state very throughly. I felt he was honest, direct yet considered all aspects and treatments available to me, the individual - with the sincere goal of retaining/ restoring my health. I would like him to be my CC cardiologist.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2022

I/we have the highest regard for Dr. Xu. He communicated great, took his time with me, no rushing. Had me come back after test that day to explain results. Wife had hip surgery could not come , he called her & on speaker phone explained to both of us. OUTSTANDING

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2022

Dr. Xu was great took his time with me. Called my wife to explain results, she had hip surgery could not come with me

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2022

Great experience, sooo glad I have Dr. Xu. I am so lucky, thank God

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2022

Dr. Bo Xu is a true professional who is genuinely interested in the success of my healthcare. What an amazing experience.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2022

Dr. Xu reviewed all of my prescriptions to ensure there were no drug interactions. He even recommended a newer statin medication in lieu of my older med. I am so thankful for his expertise and his care for my cardiac health. The Cleveland Clinic literally changed my life and I feel so much better.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2022

Completely satisfied with Dr. Bo Xu. He is very compassionate and caring and thorough in his explanation of your condition. I have complete trust in him and would definitely recommend him.

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2022

Dr. Xu so clearly explains the most complicated medical issues

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2022

I was very pleased with all the care I got from Dr. Xu. He is an excellent doctor and I would highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2022

Dr Xo is easy to talk with.

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2022

Dr XU is so personable and polite. He makes sure you understand each point of your medical problem.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2021

Dr Xu is an amazing, thorough, and compassionate provider.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2021

"Very Good " Is inadequate to describe the excellent care I received. There has to be an "Excellent" category for Dr. Xu and his fellow,

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2021

Dr. Xu and Dr. O.spent a great deal of time listening to my background. The documented everything and communicated with staff trhoughout the various appointments I had scheduled. Both have fantastic abilities to communicate in terms the average person can understand. They spent time and made me feel comfortable with my medical plan.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2021

Dr. Bo Xu is awesome!!! He takes very good care of me!!!

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2021

I was so impressed with the Cleveland Clinic as a whole, from the valet parking, to the helpfulness of everyone I came Into contact with. Random employees even stopped to asked If I needed assistance In helping me find where I needed the go. Dr. Xo exceeded my expectations 100%! He took so much time with me to throughly understand my issues, my family history and was authentically concerned for the symptoms I was having! I would recommend Dr Xu to any of my family or friends! Thank you thank you thank you!

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2021

I will always highly recommend Dr. Xu! He always takes time to explain every detail! Every question I have is respected and answered with compassionate expertise.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2021

Dr Xu is excellent!

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2021

Dr Xu described my condition very clearly, and was patient and encouraging of questions and discussion. Very helpful to prepare for surgery.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2021

Dr. Bu's patient manner is excellent

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2021

Dr. Xu was on time and very attentive. He gives excellent advice, is very understanding, and never rushes me.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2021

Per my previous comments, Dr. Xu is excellent all the way around!

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2021

The Dr showed sincere compassion and concern for my welfare.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2021

Dr. Xu was very respectful and caring as he discussed and demonstrated my TTE and EKG. He answered all our questions with clarity and concern.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2021

Excellent experience with Dr. Xu. He was patient, thorough, and very concerned with my well-being (especially the news that I would require surgery). I was extremely satisfied, and would gladly recommend him.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2021

My doctor excited my expectations, he was amazing. Vary easy to talk to was also asking how I felt or my opinion. Really seemed to care about me and that I understand everything. Can't express how happy I was with him.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2021

Very smooth. Dr xu is fantastic.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2021

Dr Xu is the bomb! Very enjoyable

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2021

The doctor took the time to call me to discuss a result from my blood work. He was patient and thorough. Excellent experience all around.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2021

Dr Xu is patient, easy to understand and compassionate. He instills confidence and puts me at ease. I never feel rushed. I'm glad Dr Xu is my cardiologist.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2021

I left Dr Bo Xu's office with a clear understanding of my test results and next steps. He is an exceptional communicator and always feel that as a patient my health is in good hands.

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2021

Dr Xu was wonderful. Glad to be under his care.

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2021

Dr Xu and Dr O were very informative as to my condition. I was very pleased with both of them and the time they spent with me.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2021

Doctor Bo was outstanding!! A really caring and compassionate individual. He addressed all of our questions and didn't rush through our appointment. Good work !! Thank you

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2021

Dr. Xu is a very compassionate and knowledgeable caregiver. He is very open to my questions and is thorough in his explanations.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2021

Dr. Xu did an amazing job of making certain that we understood everything.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2021

Really felt like the providers cared about me, great experience. Wish all health care facilities were like this.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2021

Dr Bo Xu was very pleasant, kind and communicated his diagnosis and recommendations very clearly. Would highly recommend him without reservation

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2021

I am from out of town (Las Vegas) and really appreciated the appointment scheduler being able to schedule my four tests and appointment with Dr. Bo Xu for the same day, in the morning. I had time to fly back to Las Vegas that same day.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2021

Dr. Bo Xu is a wonderful doctor, and I am so grateful that he is my doctor at the Cleveland Clinic. He went over my test results, explaining everything in detail and answering questions I had. He explained how the results of a certain blood test I had that day indicated the need for follow-up testing at my next appointment in six months. He explained what I could do to improve my health, such as getting enough exercise. I really appreciated the time he spent talking to me and answering my questions. I didn't feel like the doctor visit was rushed, which is very refreshing in this day and age. I felt like he truly cared about me, like I was part of his family.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2021

I got excellent care at the Cleveland Clinic from everyone involved, from the appointment scheduler, to the personnel of the doctor's office, to the lab, to the technicians doing the tests, and of course Dr. Bo Xu. It is the best hospital ever, and I have recommended it to my family and friends, especially if they have heart problems, which is what I have.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2021

Dr. Sure was professional and very personable. He was honest and caring.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2021

Dr.Xu had Dr. O see me first. Dr. O was kind, informative, and a pleasure to meet with. Certainly an asset to your team.

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2021

Everything worked like clockwork while I was at Cleveland...transportation to and from the Clinic, shuttle service, doctors consultation, nurse care, 24/7 nurses and nurses aids in recovery and ICU, and everyone was upbeat and great to have available. Dr. Bo XU was very professional and provided a very comprehensive consultation. He showed me the video of my Echo and explained exactly what was occurring and why it was so important to have the procedure at this time. He also explained the possible ramifications if the surgery was not completed. We discussed recovery timeframes.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2021

Dr. Xu seemed very pleased with my overall health

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2021

I felt very secure and happy to be where I was at the two doctors stayed away after closing hours proximally 630 I come in an hour and a half before my appointment I live six hours away and they start doing testing on me immediately and did not wait for my appointment thank you very much

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2021

*Dr. Xu was courteous and kind and patiently answered all of my questions! A plus!

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2021

The team at the Cleveland Clinic are second to none. Everyone I encountered were true professionals and took the time to discuss me medical issues. Kudos to Dr. Xu. He stayed late to ensure I have a plan to move forward. Thank you!

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2021

The doctor explains everything to me in terms I understand.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2021

I cannot say enough about the Physician. He seemed very young to me, but, almost Immediately, I felt I was in very competent hands, regardless of his age. My issues are varied and complex, but he was able to discuss each one in detail and bring them all together in relevance to my condition. He never talked down to me regardless of my questions. What he said always seemed sincere and out of genuine concern. He has the best "Bed-Side Manner" of any Physician I have encountered to date.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2021

all ratings concern Dr.Xu.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2021

excellent doctor

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2021


Reviewed on Jun 16, 2021

Care Provider Professionalism were outstanding. Care provider explained tests results and treatment; included me in the changes of treatment for the condition. During the visit the Care Provider made efforts in making the care of the Patient Number ONE. Highly Recommend.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2021

I had a great experience with Dr. Xu. he really took the time to speak with me, go over my results, and answer my questions. He made me feel comfortable with his openness and sense of humor. Very easy to talk with and obviously an expert in his field.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2021

Very positive visit with Dr. Xu.

Reviewed on May 28, 2021

Dr. Xu was AMAZING! He made us feel as if my son was his only patient on what appeared to be a very busy day. He was extremely insightful and answered every question patiently and thoroughly.

Reviewed on May 19, 2021

I have the utmost respect for Dr Bo Xu

Reviewed on May 19, 2021

I have nothing but praise for Dr Xu

Reviewed on May 7, 2021

Dr Bo Xu is fantastic!! the upmost professional knowledgeable, courteous and caring physician. He in my opinion is a huge Asset to Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on May 7, 2021

Dr. Xu was so kind and patient, I felt like he took the time to make sure I really understood what was going on.

Reviewed on May 7, 2021

I have never received such outstanding service from a healthcare provider. This was a great experience!

Reviewed on May 7, 2021

Dr Xu treated me as if I was his only patient that day. He explained everything in a way that was easy for me to understand. He ensured I had all the information I needed to help make a decision. have had heart issues all my life but learned a great deal about my condition from Dr Xu. I have great respect for him and completely trust him to help me make the right decisions for me. I would highly recommend Dr Xu.

Reviewed on May 5, 2021

Dr. Bo Xu was absolutely amazing and a great teacher. He explained everything very well and showed that he truly cared.

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