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Xudong Joshua Li Leading in Spine disorder

Congratulations,Xudong Joshua Li, on winning the esteemed Best Researcher Award from Pencis!

Dr. Xudong Joshua Li, born in China 🇨🇳 and a proud U.S. citizen 🇺🇸, is a distinguished professional in Bone and Mineral Research. He earned his Ph.D. from Xi’an Jiaotong University in 2000, following an M.S. in Orthopaedics from Xi’an Medical University in 1997, and an M.D. in 1995. With a rich academic background, Dr. Li has contributed significantly to the field, embodying excellence in bone health. His journey from Xi’an, China, to becoming a leading expert reflects his commitment to advancing medical knowledge and fostering global collaboration. 🌐🩺


Dr. Xudong Joshua Li, a luminary in Bone and Mineral Research, obtained his Ph.D. in 2000 from Xi’an Jiaotong University, China 🎓. Prior to his doctoral studies, he earned an M.S. in Orthopaedics in 1997 and an M.D. in 1995 from Xi’an Medical University 🩺. His academic journey underscores a profound commitment to advancing medical knowledge in the realm of bone health. Dr. Li’s impressive educational background serves as the bedrock for his impactful contributions to the field, reflecting a steadfast dedication to excellence.


Dr. Xudong Joshua Li further honed his expertise through a distinguished academic journey in the United States. From 2016 to 2017, he served as a Spine Fellow at Columbia University in New York, NY, delving into advanced spinal research and treatments 🏥. Prior to that, he completed his Orthopaedic Residency from 2012 to 2016 at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA, demonstrating a commitment to comprehensive orthopaedic training. Dr. Li’s immersion in orthopaedic research as a fellow from 2011 to 2012 and intern from 2010 to 2011, both at the University of Virginia, showcases his dedication to academic and practical excellence. His extensive postdoctoral fellowship from 1999 to 2003 at the University of Virginia solidifies his longstanding commitment to advancing orthopaedic knowledge and patient care. 🌟


🏆 Dr.Xudong Joshua Li, a distinguished orthopedic surgeon, boasts an impressive array of accolades and recognitions throughout their illustrious career. Their commitment to patient-centric care is exemplified by the University of Virginia Patient Experience Award in 2023 and the prestigious Best Bedside Manner Awards, with an Honorable Mention from OurHealth Charlottesville and Shenandoah Valley Magazine in 2019. Dr. Xudong Joshua Li’s scholarly contributions extend beyond clinical practice, as evidenced by their role as a Guest Editor for Seminars in Spine Surgery in 2019. Their dedication to advancing orthopedic knowledge has been recognized with various awards, including the University of Virginia Shen Resident Research Award in 2016 and the Kappa Delta Young Investigator Award in 2012. Dr. Xudong Joshua Li has also been a trailblazer in research, earning multiple North American Spine Society Research Awards and the AO Spine North America Young Investigator Research Grant Award in 2009 and 2010. Their exceptional achievements have not gone unnoticed, with numerous Best Paper and Research Grant Awards from esteemed organizations such as the Orthopaedic Trauma Association and the Virginia Orthopaedic Society. Dr. Xudong Joshua Li’s impact extends beyond borders, as exemplified by their selection as an alternate for the AOA 2021 North American Traveling Fellowship. 🌟👨‍⚕️💼

  1. CCR2 monocytes as therapeutic targets for acute disc herniation and radiculopathy in mouse models – Published in Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, October 5, 2023.
  2. Intervertebral Disc-on-a-ChipMF: A New Model for Mouse Disc Culture via Integrating Mechanical Loading and Dynamic Media Flow – Published in Advanced Materials Technologies, 2023, Volume 8, 2300606.
  3. Effect of Celiac Disease on Outcomes After Posterior Lumbar Fusion: A Matched Cohort Study – Published in World Neurosurgery, April 17, 2023 (In Press).
  4. Outcomes Following Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion in Patients With Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome – Published in Global Spine Journal, January 16, 2023 (Epub ahead of print).
  5. Multichannel impedance cytometry downstream of cell separation by deterministic lateral displacement to quantify macrophage enrichment in heterogeneous samples – Published in Advanced Materials Technology, April 2023, Volume 8, 2370037.
  6. Transient depletion of macrophages alters local inflammatory response at the site of disc herniation in a transgenic mouse model – Published in Osteoarthritis and Cartilage, July 31, 2023, Volume 31, Issue 7, 894-907.
  7. Reduction and Stabilization of an Extension-Distraction Injury in a Patient with Ankylosing Spondylitis: A Case Report – Published in JBJS Case Connector, October 14, 2022, Volume 12, Issue 4.
  8. Amine functionalized trimetallic nitride endohedral fullerenes: a class of nanoparticle to tackle low back/leg pain – Published in ACS Applied Bio Materials, 2022, Volume 5, Issue 6, 2943-2955.
  9. Single-cell assessment of the modulation of macrophage activation by ex vivo intervertebral discs using impedance cytometry – Published in Biosensors and Bioelectronics, August 15, 2022, Volume 210, 114346.
  10. Cyclic swelling enabled, electrically conductive 3D porous structures for microfluidic urinalysis devices – Published in Extreme Mechanics Letters, 2022, Volume 52, 101631.
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