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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

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

See publications for Bo Xu, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 7/2/2021, 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

212 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 5

71 Patient Comments

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

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 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 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.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2021

Dr. Xu is the best doctor I've ever dealt with. He went in depth to show me what he was looking at on all of my imaging and answered any questions I had. He's a great professional.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2021

Dr. Xu is absolutely outstanding! He explains in common term, answers my questions and responds very quickly via e-mail as well. I travel from New England to the Cleveland Clinic and travel is never a burden as I know I am getting the best care in the country. I am very grateful!

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2021

Dr. Xu is amazing, kind, caring, and a great doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2021

Dr. Bo Xu was fabulous. His explanations were very thorough, clear, and unrushed. He explained his analysis and proposed treatment plan, asked for my input, and answered my questions patiently and thoroughly. He met with me again at the end of the day to review the results of the additional testing, and he again spent significant time with me going over everything in detail. In sum, Dr. Xu was terrific, and I would strongly recommend him to others!

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2021

Dr Bo Xu was exceptional....

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2021

I felt that each and every member of the staff was caring, courteous, and professional. DR XU was exceptional.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2021

Dr XU was simply exceptional. He made me feel secure and thoroughly explained everything in terms I could understand. I never felt rushed and he is a wonderful doctor. I can't stress this enough. He truly cares about my situation and answered all my questions very patiently in detail and in terms I could understand. I will definitely continue to see Dr Xu in the future.

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2021

Cardiologist Dr. Xu is fantastic. same with ALL his staff. This is my 3rd or 4th UltraSound at the Main Campus, you can trust my judgment, the technicians/equipment are all at the top of their fields. The desk counter at the "front" very cordial. The 1st nurse very good.

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2021

This was a great visit, and my first visit with Dr. Xu. He was thorough, provided detailed explanation and reviewed future visits and goal to monitor health.

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2021

liked Dr Bo xo.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2021

I have complete faith in Dr Bo Xu. He is a wonderful doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2021

Dr Xu was such a great person. He spent so much time with me and cared about what I was going through. He listened and asked such great questions. I felt heard and respected. He explained everything and I felt like I was getting the best care I could hope to receive.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2021

I felt very comfortable with the dr. He answered all my questions and went above and beyond

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2021

Dr. Xu addressed all my concerns. He brought up test results and covered all the information with me. I feel very comfortable speaking with him about my medical needs. He takes the time to explain, never rushing. I appreciate his knowledge and his sense of compassion. I am very please with him as my physician.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2021

Highlight of my visit! Loved meeting Dr. Xu! He was very thorough in explaining my diagnosis and made me feel like I was his only patient. I felt I could ask as many questions as I wanted and he called me on a Friday night at 6pm to tell me my MRI results! I was quite amazed to know so quickly! I would highly recommend him to everyone!

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2021

Dr. Xu is amazing!

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2021

Dr. Bo was awesome . friendly , kind , intelligent, & professional about my health issues . He explained things , answering my questions in terms I could understand. I did not get the impression he was in a hurry to get me in and get me out when I know others were waiting for him no doubt . That mean a lot to me as I had traveled a good distance to see him and share my health concerns .

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2021

Dr. Xu was patient and thorough as he has been at past appointments. He is careful to listen an respond to questions until I am sure I understand the information he is presenting. I highly respect him as a physician.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2021

I would highly recommend Dr Xu. He explained my echo results throughly.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2021

great experience! Dr. Xu is wonderful! very good physician. explains everything very well. I'd recommend Dr. Xu to anybody.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2021

Dr. Xu was outstanding. Very clear and thorough explanation of my diagnosis and complete review of films. He was a very caring physician.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2021

Getting medical records from other providers to Cleveland Clinic was somewhat of a challenge but once they were received I was able to have doctor review and schedule my surgery.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2021

Dr Xu is awesome

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

Dr. Xu far, far exceeded my expectations. He was caring, smart, reassuring, and took a lot of time with me.

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2020

Since this was the first time I had seen or heard from Dr.Xu in over a year he had a thorough explanation for everything.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2020

Dr. Xu was attentive, really listened, and took his time. I feel like he really cared about me. He was worried about my blood pressure, and I am taking the follow-up steps he suggested.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2020

I have total confidence in Dr. Xu and try to follow his recommendations to keep B/P in good range to avoid further heart problem

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2020

We are thankful we chose Cleveland Cliic with our health issues at our age and are thankful for the skills of the doctors we are seeing.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2020

Dr. Xu was very careful in providing the answers to all my questions. He took time to make certain that I was comfortable with those answers.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2020

I am very likely to recommend dr Bo Xu for his excellent care, expertise and professional rapport.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2020

He is a great physician. Listened to my concerns, and is helping me to better understand my diagnosis. He understands that people my age aren't typically diagnosed with Aortic Valve Stenosis at 31, and why I'm so concerned.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2020

very good appointment Dr. was extremely helpful and informative

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2020

Dr. Xu explained things well and granted me much time in the interview.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2020

Dr Xu is fantastic!

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2020

Dr Xu is very attentive. I never feel rushed. He's always listening.

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2020

Doctor was steady & comforting in the stress of my test that went wrong.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2020

My team of doctors were on point. I thank *Dr. Rohit Moudgil for directing the care that I received! I thank my main hospital doctor: *Bo Xu for my procedure!

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