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James Xia, MD, PhD

Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Institute for Academic Medicine
Full Member, Research Institute
Houston Methodist
Weill Cornell Medical College


Surgical Planning Lab


Biography

Dr. Xia is the Director of the Surgical Planning Laboratory with the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at The Methodist Hospital. He is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatric Surgery at the University of Texas –Houston Medical School. Dr. Xia received his medical degree from the Shanghai Second Medical University in China and his doctoral degree in surgical planning from the University of Hong Kong. He has completed post-doctoral work in computer graphics and computer modeling and a fellowship in rapid prototyping. He also holds a master degree in clinical research from the University of Texas-Houston Medical School. Dr. Xia has more than 50 articles in peer-reviewed publications and has received awards from the Hong Kong Computer Society and the Municipality of Shanghai. He has been extensively lecturing in the US, as well as internationally including Belgium, Brazil, Mexico, Hong Kong SAR, China.

Description of Research

Dr. Xia’s research focuses on ongoing trials of new methods to utilize advanced imaging, computer modeling, and surgical navigation to result in making major facial and skull surgeries safer, faster, and more successful. He was a Methodist Hospital Research Institute Research Scholar and has ongoing NIH support for his computer surgical simulation work in cranio-maxillofacial surgery (with Dr. Jaime Gateno of TMH). He and Dr. Gateno have developed system called Computer-Assisted Surgical Simulation (CASS) that aids in surgical planning for these major facial surgeries.

Areas Of Expertise

Craniomaxillofacial surgery Surgical planning Computer modeling Rapid prototyping Surgical navigation
Education & Training

MS , University of Texas-Houston Medical School
Postdoctoral Fellowship , Image Computing Group, Dept of Computer Science City University, Hong Kong
PhD , University of Hong Kong
Postdoctoral Fellowship , Institute of Image Processing and Pattern Recognition Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai
Residency , Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Shanghai Ninth People's Hospital, Shanghai Second Medical University
MD , Shanghai Second Medical University
Publications

Improved Rubin–Bodner model for the prediction of soft tissue deformations
Zhang, G, Xia, JJ, Liebschner, M, Zhang, X, Kim, D & Zhou, X 2016, Medical Engineering and Physics, vol 38, no. 11, pp. 1369-1375. DOI:

Automatic Craniomaxillofacial Landmark Digitization via Segmentation-Guided Partially-Joint Regression Forest Model and Multiscale Statistical Features
Zhang, J, Gao, Y, Wang, L, Tang, Z, Xia, JJ & Shen, D 2016, IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, vol 63, no. 9, 7336501, pp. 1820-1829. DOI:

Prediction of soft tissue deformations after CMF surgery with incremental kernel ridge regression
Pan, B, Zhang, G, Xia, JJ, Yuan, P, Ip, HHS, He, Q, Lee, PKM, Chow, B & Zhou, X 2016, Computers in Biology and Medicine, vol 75, pp. 1-9. DOI:

A new design of CAD/CAM surgical template system for two-piece narrowing genioplasty
Li, B, Shen, SG, Yu, H, Li, J, Xia, JJ & Wang, X 2016, International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, vol 45, no. 5, pp. 560-566. DOI:

The primal sagittal plane of the head: A new concept
Gateno, J, Jajoo, A, Nicol, M & Xia, JJ 2016, International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, vol 45, no. 3, pp. 399-405. DOI:

Two-stage simulation method to improve facial soft tissue prediction accuracy for orthognathic surgery
Kim, D, Chang, CM, Ho, DCY, Zhang, X, Shen, S, Yuan, P, Mai, H, Zhang, G, Zhou, X, Gateno, J, Liebschner, MAK & Xia, JJ 2016, . in Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention - MICCAI 2016 - 19th International Conference, Proceedings. vol. 9900 LNCS, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 9900 LNCS, Springer Verlag, pp. 559-567, 1st International Workshop on Simulation and Synthesis in Medical Imaging, SASHIMI 2016 held in conjunction with 19th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, MICCAI 2016, Athens, Greece, 21-21 October. DOI:

Automated segmentation of CBCT image with prior-guided sequential random forest
Wang, L, Gao, Y, Shi, F, Li, G, Chen, KC, Tang, Z, Xia, JJ & Shen, D 2016, . in Medical Computer Vision: Algorithms for Big Data - International Workshop, MCV 2015 and Held in Conjunction with MICCAI 2015, Revised Selected Papers. vol. 9601, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 9601, Springer Verlag, pp. 72-82, International Workshop on Medical Image Computing for Computer Assisted Intervention, 2015 MICCAI, Germany, Germany, 9-9 October. DOI:

Fem simulation with realistic sliding effect to improve facial-soft-tissue-change prediction accuracy for orthognathic surgery
Kim, D, Mai, H, Chang, CM, Ho, DCY, Zhang, X, Shen, S, Yuan, P, Zhang, G, Gateno, J, Zhou, X, Liebschner, MAK & Xia, JJ 2016, . in Medical Imaging and Augmented Reality - 7th International Conference, MIAR 2016, Proceedings. vol. 9805, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 9805, Springer Verlag, pp. 27-37, 7th International Conference on Medical Imaging and Augmented Reality, MIAR 2016, Bern, Switzerland, 24-26 August. DOI:

A novel computer-aided surgical simulation (CASS) system to streamline orthognathic surgical planning
Yuan, P, Ho, DCY, Chang, CM, Li, J, Mai, H, Kim, D, Shen, S, Zhang, X, Zhou, X, Xiong, Z, Gateno, J & Xia, JJ 2016, . in Medical Imaging and Augmented Reality - 7th International Conference, MIAR 2016, Proceedings. vol. 9805, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 9805, Springer Verlag, pp. 3-14, 7th International Conference on Medical Imaging and Augmented Reality, MIAR 2016, Bern, Switzerland, 24-26 August. DOI:

Automated segmentation of dental CBCT image with prior-guided sequential random forests
Wang, L, Gao, Y, Shi, F, Li, G, Chen, K-C, Tang, Z, Xia, JJ & Shen, D 2016, Medical Physics, vol 43, no. 1, pp. 336. DOI:

Prediction of facial soft tissue deformations with improved rubin-bodner model after craniomaxillofacial (CMF) surgery
Zhang, G, Xia, JJ, Zhang, X & Zhou, X 2015, . in Proceedings - International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP. vol. 2015-December, 7351312, IEEE Computer Society, pp. 2796-2800, IEEE International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP 2015, Quebec City, Canada, 27-30 September. DOI:

A Modified Method of Proximal Segment Alignment After Sagittal Split Ramus Osteotomy for Patients With Mandibular Asymmetry
Liu, Z, Shen, S, Xia, JJ & Wang, X 2015, Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, vol 73, no. 12, pp. 2399-407. DOI:

A Geometric Classification of Jaw Deformities
Gateno, J , Alfi, D , Xia, JJ & Teichgraeber, JF 2015, Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, vol 73, no. 12 Suppl, pp. S26-31. DOI:

Algorithm for planning a double-jaw orthognathic surgery using a computer-aided surgical simulation (CASS) protocol. Part 2: Three-dimensional cephalometry
Xia, JJ , Gateno, J, Teichgraeber, JF, Yuan, P, Li, J, Chen, K-C, Jajoo, A, Nicol, M & Alfi, DM 2015, International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, vol 44, no. 12, pp. 1441-1450. DOI:

Algorithm for planning a double-jaw orthognathic surgery using a computer-aided surgical simulation (CASS) protocol. Part 1: Planning sequence
Xia, JJ , Gateno, J, Teichgraeber, JF, Yuan, P, Chen, KC, Li, J, Zhang, X, Tang, Z & Alfi, DM 2015, International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, vol 44, no. 12, pp. 1431-1440. DOI:

Reconstruction-based Digital Dental Occlusion of the Partially Edentulous Dentition
Zhang, J, Xia, J, Li, J & Zhou, X 2015, IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics. DOI:

Estimating patient-specific and anatomically correct reference model for craniomaxillofacial deformity via sparse representation
Wang, L, Ren, Y, Gao, Y, Tang, Z, Chen, KC, Li, J, Shen, SGF, Yan, J, Lee, PKM, Chow, B, Xia, JJ & Shen, D 2015, Medical Physics, vol 42, no. 10, pp. 5809-5816. DOI:

Automated three-piece digital dental articulation
Li, J, Ferraz, F, Shen, S, Lo, YF, Zhang, X, Yuan, P, Tang, Z, Chen, KC, Gateno, J, Zhou, X & Xia, JJ 2015, . in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). vol. 9349, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 9349, Springer Verlag, pp. 488-496. DOI:

Craniomaxillofacial deformity correction via sparse representation in coherent space
Li, Z, An, L, Zhang, J, Wang, L, Xia, JJ & Shen, D 2015, . in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). vol. 9352, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 9352, Springer Verlag, pp. 69-76, 6th International Workshop on Machine Learning in Medical Imaging, MLMI 2015 and Held in Conjunction with 18th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention, MICCAI 2015, Munich, Germany, 5-5 October. DOI:

Automatic craniomaxillofacial landmark digitization via segmentation-guided partially-joint regression forest model
Zhang, J, Gao, Y, Wang, L, Tang, Z, Xia, JJ & Shen, D 2015, . in Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics). vol. 9351, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 9351, Springer Verlag, pp. 661-668, 18th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, MICCAI 2015, Munich, Germany, 5-9 October. DOI: