Guangbin Xia, M.D.

Guangbin Xia, M.D., Ph.D.

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Dr.Guangbin Xia got his MD from Second Military Medical University, Shanghai, China and PhD from Tokyo Medical and Dental University, Tokyo, Japan. He did his internship training in University of Virginia and neurological residency in University of Texas Medical Branch(PGY 2, PGY3)  and University of Florida( PGY 4). He then completed a year of fellowship training in  Neuromuscular Medicine/University of Florida. He also completed the training as a trainee of Clinical Research Consortium for Spinocerebellar Ataxias/National Instituees of Health.

Dr. Xia is board-certified in  American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology(ABPN),  Neuromuscular Medicine Board and  American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine(ABEM). He is a member of American Academy of Neurology and International Society for Stem Cell Research(ISSCR).  Dr. Xia is clinically specialized in Neuromuscular Medicine.  He holds hospital privileges for electromyograph and nerve conduction study(EMG/NCS), muscle biopsy and skin biopsy. His clinical practice includes management of patients with motor neuron diseases, neuropathies, myasthenia gravis, myopathy, muscular dystrophies and other neuromuscular disorders.  He pratices in Shands Medical Plaza and in MDA and ataxia clinic in Uf Center for Movement Disorders and Neurorestoration  with Dr. Ashizawa and Dr. Subramony.

Dr. Xia's research interest is disease-specific induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cell in the application of neurodegenerative disorders. Spinocerebellar ataxias (SCAs) and Myotonic Dystrophy type 1 and type 2 are his current research focus. They have successfully established disease-specific iPS cell lines for SCA 2, SCA 3 and cell lines for DM1. These disease-specific iPS cells will create a translational platform for drug development and for the study of cell-replacement therapy.  Currently, Dr. Xia is working on a randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled, crossover clinical trial of "Therapeutic effect of Dalfampridine on gait incoordination in spinocerebellar ataxias".


University of Florida

University of Texas Medical Branch

University of Virginia

Second Military Medical University

Board Certification

  • Neurology - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Honors and Awards

Young Investigator Travel Award
NDC Ataxia Symposium

Dr. Kenneth M. Heilman Award for Excellence in Research
UF Department of Neurology

Junior Academic Neurologist

Travel Award
2nd Conference on Clinical Research for Rare Diseases

Travel award
Resident Symposium for Career development - ANA meeting