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Xudong Joshua Li, M.D., Ph.D.

Dr. Li has dual appointment as Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Virginia. He completed an orthopaedic surgery residency at the University of Virginia. He followed his internship and residency with a comprehensive spine surgery fellowship at the world-renowned Columbia Spine Hospital.

Dr. Li has advanced expertise in a wide range of spinal procedures from microscope-assisted cervical artificial disc replacement to the most complex spinal reconstruction for scoliosis. He has clinical interests include degenerative disorders of the cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine (herniated disc, spinal stenosis, etc.); spinal deformities (scoliosis, kyphosis, flatback syndrome, etc.), spinal tumors, metastatic spine disease, spine trauma, minimally invasive spine surgery, robotic assisted spine surgery, and motion-sparing technology (artificial disc replacement). His research interests include intervertebral disc biology, cervical spinal surgery, scoliosis surgery, and clinical outcomes and epidemiology of spinal surgery.

RESIDENCY

Orthopaedic surgery, University of Virginia

SPINE FELLOWSHIP

Columbia University Spine Hospital under

HONORS & AWARDS

Virginia Orthopaedics Society Best Podium Presentation Award                         2015
AAOS/OREF/ORS Clinician Scholar Development Program                                2015
North American Spine Society Research Award                                                       2013
Kappa Delta Young Investigator Award                                                          2012
North American Spine Society Research Award                                                       2011
Eastern Orthopaedic Association’s Founders’ Award                                              2011
Young Investigator Research Grant Award – AO Spine North America              2009, 2010
Scoliosis Research Society Research Award                                                               2008
Outstanding Paper Award of the ‘Spine Journal’                                                      2007
Virginia Orthopaedics Society Best Paper Award                                                      2007
Cervical Spine Society Research Award                                                                       2007
Outstanding Paper Award of the ‘Spine Journal’                                                      2006
North American Spine Society Research Award                                                        2005
Arthritis Foundation Travel Award                                                                              2005, 2007
Career Development Award, Orthopaedic Research Society                                  2004
New Investigator Recognition Award, Orthopaedic Research Society                 2001

MEDIA REPORT

https://www.aaos.org/AAOSNow/2012/Apr/research/research5/?ssopc=1

https://www.beckersspine.com/spine/item/40478-orthopedic-spine-surgeon-dr-joshua-li-developing-patches-to-treat-back-pain-without-addiction-5-things-to-know.html

https://news.virginia.edu/content/researchers-developing-drug-delivery-patches-manage-pain-without-addiction-risk