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Dabo Xu, MD

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Dabo Xu, MD


Board-certified specialties granted by an ABMS Member Board. Learn more about board certification.
Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine

Clinical Interest

Areas of special interest identified by the physician or additional training completed.
Colonoscopy, Colorectal Cancer, Gastrointestinal (GI) Cancer, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Stomach Disorders and Treatment

Years of Experience





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About Dabo Xu, MD

Dr. Dabo Xu is a specialty care physician board certified in gastroenterology and internal medicine. He joined Inova Health System in 2020 and has been practicing since 2016. His clinical interests are in luminal gastrointestinal problems, particularly gastrointestinal cancer prevention, quality improvement in colonoscopy, gastroesophageal reflux disease and applying precise and personalized preventive care that better engages patients.

After graduating from Zhejiang University Medical School and Peking Union Medical College, Dr. Xu completed his postdoctoral research fellowship in GI at the University of Michigan. He completed his medical residency at St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore, MD, and gastroenterology fellowship at University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, MI. He joined the GI faculty at the University of Michigan after he graduated from his fellowship and moved to Northern Virginia with his family in 2020.

In his personal time, he likes to spend time with his wife and two kids and doing outdoor activities.


  • American Gastroenterological Association
  • American Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy
  • American College of Gastroenterology


Xu D, Chen VL, Steiner CA, Berinstein JA, Eswaran S, Waljee AK, Higgins PDR, Owyang C. Efficacy of Fecal Microbiota Transplantation in Irritable Bowel Syndrome: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Am J Gastroenterol. 2019 Jul;114(7):1043-1050.

Xu D, Gao J, Gillilland M 3rd, Wu X, Song I, Kao JY, Owyang C. Rifaximin alters intestinal bacteria and prevents stress-induced gut inflammation and visceral hyperalgesia in rats. Gastroenterology. 2014;146(2):484-96. e4.

Xu D, Wu X, Grabauskas G, Owyang C. Butyrate-induced colonic hypersensitivity is mediated by mitogen-activated protein kinase activation in rat dorsal root ganglia. Gut. 2013;62(10):1466-74.

Chen VL, Xu D, Wicha MS, Lok AS, Parikh ND. Utility of Liquid Biopsy Analysis in Detection of Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Determination of Prognosis, and Disease Monitoring: A Systematic Review. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2020 Apr 11. pii:S1542-3565(20)30502-4. doi: 10.1016/j.cgh.2020.04.019. [Epub ahead of print]


Medical Education

Zhejiang University School of Medicine 1996


St Agnes Hospital Baltimore
Training Specialty: Internal Medicine
7/1/2013 - 06/30/2016
Peking Union Medical College
Training Specialty: Internal Medicine
8/1/2004 - 07/31/2007
The Second Affiliated Hospital & Yuying Children's Hospital of Wenzhou Medical University
Training Specialty: Internal Medicine
8/1/1999 - 8/30/2001


University of Michigan
Training Specialty: Gastroenterology
7/1/2016 - 06/30/2019

Board Certification

Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine

Hospital Affiliation

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