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N Michael Xu
Cone Health Medical Group

N Michael Xu, MD

Specialties and/or Subspecialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
Patient Rating
4.44/5 (Based on 134 Reviews)
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As a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, N. Michael Xu (pronounced “Choo”), MD, believes in treating the whole patient and working collaboratively for optimal treatment outcomes. He specializes in general orthopedics, partial and total knee replacement surgery, anterior approach total hip replacement and hand injuries and surgery. He has completed advanced training in Oxford® partial knee replacement surgery and direct anterior approach hip replacement surgery.

Originally from Shanghai, China, Dr. Xu grew up in the U.S. and attended Grimsley High School in Greensboro. He and his wife, a pediatrician, have two children. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling with his family, playing tennis, snow skiing and water sports.

 “I enjoy working as a team with patients on the mental and physical aspects of successful treatment, so they can reach their full potential.” – N. Michael Xu, MD



Medical School

Wake Forest School of Medicine


Wake Forest Baptist Health, Orthopedic Surgery


Wake Forest Baptist Health

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Orthopedic Research and Education Foundation
  • North Carolina Orthopaedic Association

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery


Provider Review Comments

January 29, 2020
January 23, 2020
Dr Xu has taken excellent care of me and my daughter.
January 23, 2020
Everyone was very kind and helpful. I greatly appreciate it
January 17, 2020
January 16, 2020
was very pleased with response to my state of being and need for further treatment
January 13, 2020
I appreciated Dr Xu because he did what any good surgeon does: he listened, he explained and asked if I had questions. It was obvious he knew what he was doing. I appreciated that he took the time to make sure I knew as well.
January 09, 2020
Dr Xu is not only an excellent surgeon but a nice and caring person. I couldn't ask for better care that he has provided during my knee replacement surgery.
December 29, 2019
Dr. Xu and his staff is fantastic! They're always very attentive to my needs and they always make sure that I know exactly what's going on concerning my health and recovery.
December 27, 2019
*DR. XU very good/nice smile/ showed concern about healing process for both offices. After my info was gotten several tests were done to make me feel confident about my tx.
December 25, 2019
This was my last appointment with the provider. This practice provided excellent care following my fractured hip. I cannot praise them enough.
December 25, 2019
Dr Xu is very good I love going to him he understands my needs and concern. Very professional
December 22, 2019
Excellent experience from everyone - from the minute I walked into clinic until I departed.
December 20, 2019
December 19, 2019
Dr. Xu gave me a second opinion about my rotator cuff condition. He gave me information not given by two other specialists and explained my condition thoroughly.
December 15, 2019
Dr. Xu is a great doctor. he's done 3 surgery on me. he always took very good care of me.
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