Zhiyuan Xu MD

Zhiyuan Xu MD

Zhiyuan Xu, M.D.

Fellow and Clinical Instructor of Neurosurgery

M.D. Degree: Soochow University, 1994

Residency: Neurosurgery, Soochow University, 1999

Fellowship: Neurosurgical Oncology, Cleveland Clinic
Stereotactic Radiosurgery, University of Virginia

Clinical Interests: Radiosurgery

Research: DNA repair, radiosensitization in brain tumors
Recent Publications from US National Library of Medicine and PubMed

Clinical Team: Selene Evans, NP, Charlene Exline NP, Greg Patterson, RN, Blair Dodson, RN

Phone: Patient calls to Kim Herring at 434-982-8129

Email: Zx5b@virginia.edu


Dr. Xu completed medical school in 1994 and neurosurgical residency in 1999, both at the prestigious Soochow University & Affiliated Hospital in China. Of note, the Department of Neurological Surgery he trained is the one of the first centers entitled to award PhD degree in neurosurgery research in China after re-evaluation of qualification conducted in 1980s.

He then trained in neuro-oncology and performed research on DNA repair of malignant brain tumors in presence of chemotherapeutic agents at the McGill University with Dr. Lawrence C. Panasci. This was followed by five years as a clinical and basic research Fellow at Cleveland Clinic (Drs. Gene Barnett and Robert Weil) and the University of Virginia (Dr. Jason Sheehan).

Dr. Xu is a neurosurgeon with subspecialty training in radiosurgery. He is also a co-investigator of studies on AVM and brain tumors funded by Elekta and Focused Ultrasound Foundation. He trained at two leading gamma knife centers, Cleveland Clinic and University of Virginia. He published his clinical and basic research findings in several leading journals, including Cancer Research, Journal of Oncology, Journal of the Notational Cancer Institute, Cancer, and International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics.