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Dr. Jie Xu named medical director of Akron Children's cytogenetics lab

04-27-2017 (Akron, Ohio )

Jie Xu, PhD, has joined Akron Children’s Hospital as the medical director of the cytogenetics lab. He previously served as senior cytogenetics director in the Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute in Chantilly, VA, one of the largest cytogenetics labs in the world. He has 18 years of experience in cancer, prenatal and postnatal cytogenetic/molecular cytogenetic diagnostics in academic hospitals and commercial labs, and is an accomplished researcher and educator.

He received his doctorate degree in molecular cytogenetics at University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. He is board certified in clinical cytogenetics by the American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics, and the Canadian College of Medical Geneticists.

As the medical director of Akron Children’s cytogenetics lab, Dr. Xu will ensure the hospital continues to meet the highest standards of care, while aiding subspecialists in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases ranging from cancers to developmental disorders.

Dr. Xu resides in Copley.