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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 Section
  • 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
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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
  • 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 2/28/2020, 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.

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

126 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 4.8
Listens 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

37 Patient Comments

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

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2019

Dr. Xu listened to all details and discussed options with the patient; helped the patient familiar with checkout and follow up procedures; one of the best doctors that I've met at CCF.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2019

Dr. Xu was excellent in explaining my condition, using both his words and visual data on the computer. He truly made both means my wife as relaxed as we could be.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2019

Dr Xu was very patient and explained in detail the areas he was concerned with about my health

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2019

*Dr. Bo Xu asked me if I had shortness of breath or other symptoms relating to my mitral valve and A-fib. Based on my answers, he scheduled 2 extra tests (stress echo and TEE). Based on those results, he and *Dr. McCurry recommended that I not have open-heart surgery at this time because my condition was not severe enough. I'm so grateful that *Dr. Bo Xu was so thorough.

Reviewed on May 30, 2019

Dr. Xu ensured I got in before I left time. I was scheduled quickly and the staff was on top of getting me in.

Reviewed on May 30, 2019

Dr. Xu literally changed my life! He answered every single question I had, listened to my concerns and life goals. He's by far the most outstanding doctor and cardiologist I've ever been to in my life. After being misdiagnosed with a bicuspid valve and there be uncertainty if I had it or not, Dr. Xu was adamant we found out if I did. After an echo and MRI didn't give us the results he had hoped for, he personally walked me back to the MRI room to have one more done which showed my valve to be normal. Dr. Xu's recommendation to treating another heart issue to dissolve it has been life changing. After having to live a limiting life due to fears of doctors and being told I have limitations, Dr. Xu truly gave me my life back! I cannot say enough good about him and the staff there at Cleveland Clinic. I'm still blown away and incredibly thankful for his attention to detail, drive to get results and recommendations to help me live the life I've always wanted.

Reviewed on May 22, 2019

I appreciated the doctor's willingness to spend time with me to explain the problem and answer all my questions thoroughly and patiently.

Reviewed on May 15, 2019

DR XO was phenomenal

Reviewed on May 15, 2019

Dr Bo Xu was quite knowledgeable and I was very impressed

Reviewed on May 8, 2019

I had an excellent experiencevery well organized, extremely clean clinic with modern up to date equipment and professional technicians and nurses.My consultation with Dr Bo Xu was very good. He was very competent, professional and courteous.He explained my condition so I could understand it and answered my questions cordially.I would rate Dr Bo Xu a 10 out of 10

Reviewed on May 8, 2019

was grateful for Dr Xu's skill, professionalism and courtrsy

Reviewed on May 2, 2019

Dr. Xu was very thorough in his explanation of my condition and options for treatment.

Reviewed on May 1, 2019

great experience. Dr. Bo was great! I was in Cleveland for the day. I flew in from Chicago and I had to catch my return flight. Dr. Bo made time to talk to me before I had to leave. I have the utmost respect for him. He listens and makes sure I understood what my status is. great experience!

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2019

Dr. Xu was wonderful. he took time to answer my questions and made me feel very comfortable. I really appreciate the time he took with me

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2019

Dr. Xu did a fabulous job educating us! We learned new information that no one had ever told us before.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2019

Dr. Xu was our first appointment ever at the clinic. He gave us confidence that we would be well cared for at the Clinic!

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2019

It was an excellent experience to meet with Dr. Xu. Impressed by his professionalism and expertise. He makes sure you understand and actually listens attentively to your concerns. Not knowing who we would be meeting with when we called Cleveland Clinic - we could not be happier with the choice they made for us.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2019

We were very pleased with the Dr. we were assigned to when we made our appointment. Dr. Bo Xu should be commended in all areas.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2019

Dr. Xu listens carefully and always puts patients first.

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2019

We had good service and answers to questions that I thought was very important for us to understand. Dr. Bo Xu was very polite and professional. Although we live miles away, we would still travel to visit the Cleveland clinic.

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