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James J. Xia, MD, PhD

Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Academic Institute
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 100 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 medical imaging
Education & Training

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
MS, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Patents

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COMPUTER-AIDED ORTHOGNATHIC SURGICAL PLANNING

Patent Number: EP3500172, Jun 26 2019


Systems and methods for computer-aided orthognathic surgical planning

Patent Number: AU2017312214, Apr 04 2019


SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COMPUTER-AIDED ORTHOGNATHIC SURGICAL PLANNING

Patent Number: WO2018035524, Feb 22 2018


METODO Y APARATO PARA LA FABRICACION DE FERULAS QUIRURGICAS ORTOGNATICAS.

Patent Number: ES2369491T, Dec 01 2011


English

Patent Number: AT515973T, Jul 15 2011


Publications

Estimating Reference Shape Model for Personalized Surgical Reconstruction of Craniomaxillofacial Defects
Xiao, D, Lian, C, Wang, L, Deng, H, Lin, HY, Thung, KH, Zhu, J, Yuan, P, Perez, L, Gateno, J, Shen, SG, Yap, PT, Xia, JJ & Shen, DI 2021, , IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, vol. 68, no. 2, 9079472, pp. 362-373. https://doi.org/10.1109/TBME.2020.2990586

Validity of Medical Insurance Guidelines for Orthognathic Surgery
Schneider, SA, Gateno, J, Coppelson, KB, English, JD & Xia, JJ 2021, , Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, vol. 79, no. 3, pp. 672-684. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.joms.2020.11.012

Anatomy-Regularized Representation Learning for Cross-Modality Medical Image Segmentation
Chen, X, Lian, C, Wang, L, Deng, H, Kuang, T, Fung, S, Gateno, J, Yap, PT, Xia, JJ & Shen, DI 2021, , IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, vol. 40, no. 1, 9201096, pp. 274-285. https://doi.org/10.1109/TMI.2020.3025133

A Better Understanding of Unilateral Condylar Hyperplasia of the Mandible
Gateno, J, Coppelson, KB, Kuang, T, Poliak, CD & Xia, JJ 2021, , Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, vol. 79, no. 5, pp. 1122-1132. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.joms.2020.12.034

Estimating Reference Bony Shape Models for Orthognathic Surgical Planning Using 3D Point-Cloud Deep Learning
Xiao, D, Lian, C, Deng, H, Kuang, T, Liu, Q, Ma, L, Kim, D, Lang, Y, Chen, X, Gateno, J, Shen, S, Xia, JJ & Yap, PT 2021, , IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics, vol. PP. https://doi.org/10.1109/JBHI.2021.3054494

An automatic approach to establish clinically desired final dental occlusion for one-piece maxillary orthognathic surgery
Deng, H, Yuan, P, Wong, S, Gateno, J, Garrett, FA, Ellis, RK, English, JD, Jacob, HB, Kim, D, Barber, JC, Chen, W & Xia, JJ 2020, , International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, vol. 15, no. 11, pp. 1763-1773. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11548-020-02125-y

Context-guided fully convolutional networks for joint craniomaxillofacial bone segmentation and landmark digitization
Zhang, J, Liu, M, Wang, L, Chen, S, Yuan, P, Li, J, Shen, SGF, Tang, Z, Chen, KC, Xia, JJ & Shen, D 2020, , Medical Image Analysis, vol. 60, 101621. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.media.2019.101621

Clinical Evaluation of Digital Dental Articulation for One-Piece Maxillary Surgery
Wong, S, Deng, H, Gateno, J, Yuan, P, Garrett, FA, Ellis, RK, English, JD, Jacob, HB, Kim, D & Xia, JJ 2020, , Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, vol. 78, no. 5, pp. 799-805. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.joms.2019.12.021

Multi-task Dynamic Transformer Network for Concurrent Bone Segmentation and Large-Scale Landmark Localization with Dental CBCT
Lian, C, Wang, F, Deng, HH, Wang, L, Xiao, D, Kuang, T, Lin, HY, Gateno, J, Shen, SGF, Yap, PT, Xia, JJ & Shen, D 2020, . in AL Martel, P Abolmaesumi, D Stoyanov, D Mateus, MA Zuluaga, SK Zhou, D Racoceanu & L Joskowicz (eds), Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention – MICCAI 2020: 23rd International Conference, Proceedings. vol. 12264, Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 12264 LNCS, Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH, pp. 807-816, 23rd International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, MICCAI 2020, Lima, Peru, 10/4/20. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-59719-1_78

Automatic Localization of Landmarks in Craniomaxillofacial CBCT Images Using a Local Attention-Based Graph Convolution Network
Lang, Y, Lian, C, Xiao, D, Deng, H, Yuan, P, Gateno, J, Shen, SGF, Alfi, DM, Yap, PT, Xia, JJ & Shen, D 2020, . in AL Martel, P Abolmaesumi, D Stoyanov, D Mateus, MA Zuluaga, SK Zhou, D Racoceanu & L Joskowicz (eds), Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention – MICCAI 2020 - 23rd International Conference, Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 12264 LNCS, Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH, pp. 817-826, 23rd International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, MICCAI 2020, Lima, Peru, 10/4/20. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-59719-1_79

An automatic approach to reestablish final dental occlusion for 1-piece maxillary orthognathic surgery
Deng, HH, Yuan, P, Wong, S, Gateno, J, Garrett, FA, Ellis, RK, English, JD, Jacob, HB, Kim, D & Xia, JJ 2019, , Medical image computing and computer-assisted intervention : MICCAI ... International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, vol. 11768, pp. 345-353. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-32254-0_39

A New Approach of Predicting Facial Changes following Orthognathic Surgery using Realistic Lip Sliding Effect
Kim, D, Kuang, T, Rodrigues, YL, Gateno, J, Shen, SGF, Wang, X, Deng, HH, Alfi, D, Yuan, P, Liebschner, MAK & Xia, JJ 2019, , Medical image computing and computer-assisted intervention : MICCAI ... International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, vol. 11768, pp. 336-344. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-32254-0_38

Estimating Reference Bony Shape Model for Personalized Surgical Reconstruction of Posttraumatic Facial Defects
Xiao, D, Wang, L, Deng, HH, Thung, K-H, Zhu, J, Yuan, P, Rodrigues, YL, Perez Jr. L, Crecelius, CE, Gateno, J, Kuang, T, Shen, SGF, Kim, D, Alfi, D, Yap, P-T, Xia, JJ & Shen, D 2019, , Medical image computing and computer-assisted intervention : MICCAI ... International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, vol. 11768, pp. 327-335. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-32254-0_37

Automatic Detection of Craniomaxillofacial Anatomical Landmarks on CBCT Images using 3D Mask R-CNN [GLMI-P-10]
Lang, Y, Wang, L, Yap, P-T, Lian, C, Deng, HH, Thung, K-H, Xiao, D, Yuan, P, Shen, SGF, Gateno, J, Kuang, T, Alfi, D, Xia, JJ & Shen, D 2019, .

One-Shot Generative Adversarial Learning for MRI Segmentation of Craniomaxillofacial Bony Structures
Chen, X, Lian, C, Wang, L, Deng, H, Fung, SH, Nie, D, Thung, K-H, Yap, P-T, Gateno, J, Xia, JJ & Shen, D 2019, , IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging. https://doi.org/10.1109/TMI.2019.2935409

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COMPUTER-AIDED ORTHOGNATHIC SURGICAL PLANNING
Xia, JJ, Gateno, J & Yuan, P 2019, , Patent No. EP3500172, IPC No. A61C 13/ 00 A I.

Systems and methods for computer-aided orthognathic surgical planning
Xia, JJ, Gateno, J & Yuan, P 2019, , Patent No. AU2017312214, IPC No. A61C 13/ 00 A I.

Automatic Detection of Craniomaxillofacial Anatomical Landmarks on CBCT Images Using 3D Mask R-CNN
Lang, Y, Wang, L, Yap, PT, Lian, C, Deng, H, Thung, KH, Xiao, D, Yuan, P, Shen, SGF, Gateno, J, Kuang, T, Alfi, DM, Xia, JJ & Shen, D 2019, . in D Zhang, L Zhou, B Jie & M Liu (eds), Graph Learning in Medical Imaging - 1st International Workshop, GLMI 2019, held in Conjunction with MICCAI 2019, Proceedings. Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics), vol. 11849 LNCS, Springer, pp. 130-137, 1st International Workshop on Graph Learning in Medical Imaging, GLMI 2019 held in conjunction with the 22nd International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer-Assisted Intervention, MICCAI 2019, Shenzhen, China, 10/17/19. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-35817-4_16

Magic wand: 3D-based interactive algorithm to accelerate CBCT segmentation
Yuan, P, Afonso, DF, Deng, HH, Li, J, Vu, J, Xi, DW, Huang, MF, Alfi, D, Gateno, J & Xia, JJ 2018, International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, pp. S24-S26.

Accuracy improvement of facial soft tissue prediction following orthognathic surgery using geometrically-detailed FE mesh
Kim, D, Kuang, T, Xi, DW, Yuan, P, Shen, SGF, Wang, X, Huang, MF, Gateno, J, Liebschner, MAK & Xia, JJ 2018, International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, vol. 13, no. S1, pp. S113-S115.