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Personal profile

Dr. Xia is the Director of the Surgical Planning Laboratory with the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at The Methodist Hospital. He is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatric Surgery at the University of Texas –Houston Medical School. Dr. Xia received his medical degree from the Shanghai Second Medical University in China and his doctoral degree in surgical planning from the University of Hong Kong. He has completed post-doctoral work in computer graphics and computer modeling and a fellowship in rapid prototyping. He also holds a master degree in clinical research from the University of Texas-Houston Medical School. Dr. Xia has more than 100 articles in peer-reviewed publications and has received awards from the Hong Kong Computer Society and the Municipality of Shanghai. He has been extensively lecturing in the US, as well as internationally including Belgium, Brazil, Mexico, Hong Kong SAR, China.

Research interests

Dr. Xia’s research focuses on ongoing trials of new methods to utilize advanced imaging, computer modeling, and surgical navigation to result in making major facial and skull surgeries safer, faster, and more successful. He was a Methodist Hospital Research Institute Research Scholar and has ongoing NIH support for his computer surgical simulation work in cranio-maxillofacial surgery (with Dr. Jaime Gateno of TMH). He and Dr. Gateno have developed system called Computer-Assisted Surgical Simulation (CASS) that aids in surgical planning for these major facial surgeries.

Education/Academic qualification

Computer-Aided Surgical Planning, PhD, University of Hong Kong

Nov 1 1995Dec 31 1998

Award Date: Dec 31 1999

Clinical Research, MS, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Aug 1 2004Jul 31 2006

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Image Computing Group, Dept of Computer Science City University, Hong Kong

Jan 1 1999Mar 30 1999

Postdoctoral Fellowship, Institute of Image Processing and Pattern Recognition Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai

Oct 1 1989Oct 1 1993

Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, Residency, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Shanghai Ninth People's Hospital, Shanghai Second Medical University

Jul 2 1987Jul 1 1992

MD, Shanghai Second Medical University

Sep 1 1981Jul 1 1987

Research Area Keywords

  • Imaging & Radiology
  • Clinical Translation & Trials

Free-text keywords

  • Craniomaxillofacial surgery
  • Surgical planning
  • Computer modeling
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Surgical navigation
  • medical imaging


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