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Steve Xu, MD

Steve Xu, MD

Resident Physician, Department of Dermatology, Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine
T-32 Post-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern’s McCormick School of Engineering

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Steve Xu MD, MSc is currently a resident physician in the Department of Dermatology at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine and a NIH-funded T32 post-doctoral fellow in Northwestern’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering. He received his undergraduate degree in bioengineering from Rice University summa cum laude. He completed his medical training at Harvard Medical School with special honors as a Soros Fellow, and a Masters in Health Policy and Finance with Merit from The London School of Economics as a Marshall Scholar. Dr. Xu has authored more than 45 peer-reviewed publications and listed as an inventor on seven patent applications. He has developed several medical device technologies across multiple medical fields including dermatology, orthopedics, cardiology and patient non-adherence that have raised competitive funding from government grants and private investors and garnered coverage from Forbes and The Huffington Post. One of his innovations was selected as a semi-finalist in the MIT $100k competition and the grand prize winner of the Harvard President’s Innovation Challenge. For his academic interests, Dr. Xu focuses on the role of FDA regulation on medical device innovation and the development of policies that facilitate breakthrough innovation in healthcare. His publications have appeared in The New England Journal of Medicine, Drug Discovery Today, JAMA Pediatrics and PLOS Medicine garnering press attention from sources such as The New York Times, CNN, The Washington Post, and The Los Angeles Times. Dr. Xu is the founding chair of educational initiatives for Advancing Innovation in Dermatology, a not-for-profit organization catalyzing new product innovation in the field. Dr. Xu has received several awards including the Resident of Distinction Award from Beiersdorf Inc., and the Resident Research Award from the American Dermatological Association.

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