Dr. Yong-Fu Xiao was graduated from Suzhou Medical College (Medicine) in 1977. After graduation, he worked as an anesthesiologist (1977-1980) in the First Affiliated Hospital, Suzhou Medical College (now part of Suzhou University). He went to Shanghai Medical University (lately merged with Fudan University) for postgraduate training in physiology in 1980 and was graduated with a Master degree in 1983. He was assigned as assistant and then promoted to lecturer at the Department of Physiology, Shanghai Medical University (1983-1986). He went to USA for research training (1986-1988) at the Department of Pharmacology, New Jersey Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He was recruited by the PhD program in 1988 and graduated in 1992 (Pharmacology, PhD) in the same institution. After graduation, he went on postdoctoral training at the Department of Physiology, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Department of Pharmacology, Georgetown University Medical Center (1992-1994). He was a research fellow at the Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School in 1994. He was appointed as an Assistant Biophysicist at the Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital (1995-1997) and instructor in Medicine at the Cardiovascular Division, Department of Medicine, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (1995-1998), Harvard University. He was a Research Scientist at the Cardiovascular Division, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (1999-2004), and Assistant professor of Medicine, Harvard University (1999-2004). He was an Associate Biophysicist at the Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School (1998-2006). Currently, he is a Principal Scientist at Medtronic, Inc. (2004-2011) and has had an appointment of adjunct professor of medicine in the First Affiliated Hospital, Suzhou University sine 1997 and adjunct professor at the Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, New Jersey Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey since 2010.
His research interests include cardiac ion channels, antiarrhythmic effects of the n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, cardiac repair by transplantation of stem cells, cytochrome P450 regulation of cardiac ion channels, and biological pacemaker. Contact information: Cardiac Rhythm Disease Management, Medtronic, Inc., 8200 Coral Sea Street NE, MVN42, Mounds View, MN 55112, USA.