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Fan, Xiaotong M.D

Fan, Xiaotong  M.D

Attending Neurosurgeon

Neurosurgical Center for Stereotactic Treatment and Functional Disorders

Clinical Expertise: Seizures


Research Interests

Evaluation of intractable epilepsy; multi-model functional neuroimage; Brain mapping by SEEG.


Dr. Fan, Xiaotong was born in Qidong City, Jiangsu Province, and completed his primary to senior high school studies in Qidong City, Jiangsu Province. From 1998.09 to 2006.06, and from 2007.09 to 2010.7, he successfully completed undergraduate to doctoral studies at Peking Union Medical College and Capital Medical University, and obtained his M.D. degree. From 2009.03 to 2010.04, Dr. Fan finished basic research training in Kentucky University, U.S. Dr. Fan has been in the neurosurgery department of Xuanwu Hospital since 2006 and in the has completed his clinical training in all the subspecialties of neurosurgery department. From 2010 till now, he became a member of the functional neurosurgery team. Now he mainly focused on epilepsy neurosurgery. He is married and has a son.


1998—2006 M.D. Clinical Medicine, Peking Union Medical College

2007—2010 M.D. Neurosurgery, Capital Medical University


2006—2013 Residency of Neurosurgery, Xuanwu Hospital, Capital Medical University

2013—2015 Specialist training of Neurosurgery in Xuanwu Hospital, Capital Medical University


2009.3- 2010.4 Visiting Scholar in Center for Neuroscience and Neurosurgery, Kentucky University, U.S.


2006 Physician’s practice license

2013 Certificate of resident standardized training of Surgery (Neurosurgery) Phase I

2015 Certificate of resident standardized training of Surgery (Neurosurgery) Phase II

Research & Publications

1. Xiaotong Fan#, Yongzhi Shan#, Chao Lu, Yang An, Yihe Wang, Jialin Du, Di Wang, Penghu Wei, Robert S. Fisher, Yuping Wang, Liankun Ren#, Guoguang Zhao#. Optimized SEEG-guided radiofrequency thermocoagulation for mesial temporal lobe epilepsy with hippocampal sclerosis, Seizure. 2019;71:304-311.

2. Fan X#, Yan H#, Shan Y, Shang K, Wang X, Wang P, Shan Y, Lu J, Zhao G*. Distinctive Structural and Effective Connectivity Changes of Semantic Cognition Network across Left and Right Mesial Temporal Lobe Epilepsy Patients, Neural Plast. 2016:8583420. 11 pages. oi:10.1155/2016/8583420.

3. Fan X#, Nelson BD, Ai Y, Stiles DK, Gash DM, Hardy PA*, Zhang Z*. Continuous intraputamenal convection-enhanced delivery in adult rhesus macaques. J Neurosurg. 2015;123(6):1569-77.

4. Fan XT#, Zhao F, Ai Y, Andersen A, Hardy P, Ling F, Gerhardt GA, Zhang Z, Quintero JE*. Cortical glutamate levels decrease in a non-human primate model of dopamine deficiency. Brain Res. 2014;1552:34-40.

5. Shan YZ, Fan XT, Meng L, An Y, Xu JK*, Zhao GG. Treatment and outcome of epileptogenic temporal cavernous malformations. Chin Med J (Engl). 2015;128(7):909-13.

6. Kai W#, Xiaotong F#, Jian R, Yukui W, Geng X, Yongzhi S, Guoguang Z. Patched Closure of Dural Outlet of External Ventricular Drainage Catheter: Better Way to Prevent Cerebrospinal Fluid Leakage. World Neurosurg. 2018 Feb;110:291-293. 

7. Zhao F, Fan X, Grondin R, Edwards R, Forman E, Moorehead J, Gerhardt G, Wang X, Zhang Z. Improved methods for electroacupuncture and electromyographic recordings in normal and parkinsonian rhesus monkeys. J Neurosci Methods. 2010 Oct 15;192(2):199-206. 


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