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
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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

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

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

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 7/2/2020, 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

120 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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

28 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2020

I thought the doctor really was good!

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2020

I was very pleased with the time and concern the Doctor showed answering my questions and explained in detail my condition and future treatment.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2020

Dr. Bo Xu is such an amazing doctor. He went over the results of the tests I had earlier in the day at the Cleveland Clinic (EKG, blood work, Echocardiogram, and Echocardiogram Stress Test). He explained how the test results showed that my mitral valve leakage was moderate, much like it was at my last visit with him in June, 2019. He showed me videos of my mitral valve before exercise and after exercise. He said that my mitral valve leakage is not severe enough at this time to need heart surgery. He answered all my questions that I could think of. He is one of the few doctors I have been to, that took the time to explain things until I thoroughly understood my condition. I live in Las Vegas, but will definitely be coming back every year for my follow-up appointment with Dr. Bo Xu to see how my heart is doing. He is the best, and the personnel that I did the tests with were also great. I see why the Cleveland Clinic is the number one heart hospital in the United States. I have recommended Cleveland Clinic to relatives and friends.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2020

Dr. Xu is an excellent cardiologist! He is very knowledgeable, thorough, kind, a good listener and very respectful! He has excellent bedside manners and although very busy, does not come across rushed and takes necessary time needed to provide my care. This was my 1st appointment.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2020

Great experience at the cardiologist and I would highly recommend Dr. Bo Xu to anyone needing a good cardiologist as he is one of the most compassionate and caring surgeons I have had the privilege to meet!!

Reviewed on May 29, 2020

Dr. Xu, was outstanding as he listened to both my concerns and my husbands and took time to explain and answer all of our questions.

Reviewed on May 29, 2020

First visit with Dr. Xu. He was prompt, courteous, very knowledgeable, knew my history extremely well, explained everything in detail. In short, he was wonderful. I would highly recommend him to any family member or friend who needs a Cardiologist.

Reviewed on May 15, 2020

I highly, highly recommend Dr. Bo Xu for his expertise in his care of me and my case. I have BVD and he ordered the exact imaging tests to clearly evaluate it, He took great time to explain to me the progress and the overall best way to respond medically appropriately. I feel very confident in his excellent care!!

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

my wife and I love doctor bo xu! he and Dr vargo and staff are the best in the world we look forward to meeting with them in six months to do another test and I have complete confidence in the team!

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

Dr Xu is phenomenal!!! highly recommend him!

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

I was very impressed by Dr. Xu, particularly his knowledge about my medical history. Additionally, he took the time to explain the details of my condition and potential course of treatment in terms I could easily understand.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

I had an excellent experience. The doctor and his staff were were exemplary. they were knowledgeable and thorough.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

Excellent! Case provider moved me to exactly where I need to go.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2020

My doctor was great! He listened to my, and my wife's, concerns very attentively and responded to every one. I feel very confident in his ability to provide proper care for me.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2020

Dr. Xu had treated me with the utmost respect. Knowing that I am a paramedic, he spoke to me with a level of understanding of that. He took the time to show me the films of my previous echo and also respected the fact I know how to read an EKG. it's a small thing, but meant so much!

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2020

Dr Bo Xu was did a great job ! very professional courteous

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2020

Dr. Xu was very professional, concerned, and took time to explain my condition and follow up quite well.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2020

Dr. Xu is outstanding. Wonderful bedside manner and exceptionally courteous. A truly fine physician. Thank you so much!

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2019

Dr. Xu was extremely helpful. Your staff goes above and beyond throughout the entire hospital. Thank you!

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2019

Dr Xo was unbelievably kind, caring and compassionate. took tremendous amount of time explaining his thought processes

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2019

Staff and Dr. Xu always put me at ease. I'm very comfortable asking questions and I'm very pleased with the care I am receiving.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2019

I am very happy with the he care I am receiving from Dr. Xu. he takes the time to ask questions and gives explanations without feeling rushed. he makes me feel that he is genuinely concerned with my overall health. I am very pleased to have him as my cardiologist!

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2019

Dr Bo Xu is a wonderful caring person.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2019

I give Dr. Xu my highest commendations. At my appointment, as a new patient of his, I was impressed and thankful for his expertise in his area and his communication skills with myself, as the patient and my husband as my supporter. He explained my condition and my test results making sure that I understood everything and also listened and addressed my concerns with knowledge and compassion. He is an excellent doctor and I would highly recommend him and will request to see him again.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2019

Dr Bo Xi is a wonderful caring physician. he is concerned and compassionate.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2019

Dr. Xu was brilliant. Gave me all the time needed and was clear, thorough and helpful.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019

I was very impressed with Dr.Xu. He took his time and both explained and listened patiently. He was very respectful.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2019

dr bo xu was excellent and I would absolutely go back

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