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Medical Director

Steve Xu

Steve Xu

Medical Director

Assistant Professor, Department of Dermatology, Northwestern's Feinberg School of Medicine

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Steve Xu MD, MSc is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Dermatology at Northwestern’s Feinberg School of Medicine. 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. Finally, he completed an NIH-funded T32 post-doctoral fellow in Northwestern’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering under John Rogers PhD. Dr. Xu has authored more than 65 peer-reviewed publications and listed as an inventor on 11 pending and granted patents. 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. 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, Annals of Internal Medicine and Science Translational 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.

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