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N Michael Xu
Cone Health Medical Group

N Michael Xu, MD

Specialties and/or Subspecialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
Patient Rating
4.41/5 (Based on 116 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

December 16, 2018
Good. He was knowledgeable and got right to the point with good explanations. Friendly and easy to get along with. very pleased
December 14, 2018
December 13, 2018
December 13, 2018
all good
December 05, 2018
November 30, 2018
My experience was very good
November 24, 2018
Dr. Xu was knowledgeable, caring and easy to talk to
November 23, 2018
extremely pleased with the care and expertise of dr xu
November 22, 2018
DR. XU and staff treated me wonderfully well.
November 16, 2018
Dr Xu I'd the best
November 16, 2018
I've been having having an issue with my knee for almost three years and Dr. Xu is the first and only doctor to try and figure out what was really going on. I am very grateful to him for trying his best to help me.
November 10, 2018
I was extremely impressed with the care Dr. XU and his staff provided. I had to wait a day to see him when I called because he was going into surgery, but they saw me 1st thing on Friday and I went directly from his office to Cone Hospital to be operated on. The injury was much worse than what he thought it was going to be from the description I had given on the phone.
November 09, 2018
This was my first visit to Dr Xu's office and the doctor and staff were very friendly, cordial and professional
November 09, 2018
Dr Xu is brilliant, articulate and very caring.
November 08, 2018
Dr. Xu was wonderful. he answered all my questions and took my concerns serious and was able to help me tremendously.
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