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Xu, Ronald

Ronald Xu, PhD
Research Division (Does not see patients)
Associate Professor

Research Interests
Retina Oximetry and Multi-Modal Imaging


  • BS - University of Science and Technology of China in Hefei, China
  • Mechanical Engineering MS -  State University of New York in Stony Brook, NY
  • Mechanical Engineering PHD - Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA


Dr. Xu is a faculty researcher interested in medical device innovation, bio-instrumentation, multimodal imaging, and image-guided therapy.  His work has major clinical applications, including cancer imaging and therapy, wound healing, and ocular drug delivery. He has led the development and validation of multiple handheld medical devices and multifunctional contrast agents for cancer detection and intraoperative imaging.

In 2010, he was profiled as one of ten best and brightest Central Ohioans in the Columbus CEO Magazine and was honored as one of two Superstars in the category of Research and Development. In 2011, he earned the TechColumbus Inventor of the Year Award.

Dr. Xu has conducted five clinical trials, published eleven patents, and authored more than 50 peer reviewed publications in the field.

Contact Information

E-mail: Xu.202@osu.edu

Phone: (614) 688-3635
Fax: (614) 292-7301
Address: 1080 Carmack Rd, Rm 286, Columbus, OH 43210