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Dr Xu Xinni

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  • Consultant, Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery (ENT), National University Hospital
  • Consultant, Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery (ENT), Alexandra Hospital


MBBS(S'pore), MRCS(Ire), MRCS ENT(Eng), MMed(ORL), MMed(Sleep Med), PGCert(Allergy)


Otorhinolaryngology / Ear, Nose, Throat (ENT) Surgery, Plastic Surgery

Clinical Disciplines/Programmes:

ENT Allergy, Rhinology, Skull Base Surgery

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Dr Xu Xinni is a Consultant with the Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery in NUH. She is trained in all aspects of general ear, nose and throat conditions. Her subspecialty interest is in rhinology, including allergy, sinus surgery and endoscopic skull base surgery.

After obtaining her medical degree from Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore in 2007, Dr Xu went on to complete her postgraduate ENT training in an ACGME-I accredited residency training program.

Besides providing clinical care to patients, Dr Xu is also actively involved in research. In 2017, Dr Xu was awarded the Clinician Scientist Unit Pitch for Funds grant award for her research project. Her research experience includes presentations at locoregional and international conferences, and she has published articles in various peer-reviewed medical journals.


  • 2020 - NUS Medicine Fortitude Award
  • 2019 - Young Surgeon Award

Journals & Publications

1. Xu X, Chao SS, Ong YK.  Endoscopic Endonasal Resection of Recurrent Nasopharyngeal Mucoepidermoid Carcinoma.  J Craniofac Surg. 2016 Jun;27(4):1053-5. doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000002618.PMID: 27171943
2. Xu X, Lwin S, Ong YK.  Delayed Breakdown of an Onlay Pericranial Flap Following Endoscopic Craniofacial Resection.  J Craniofac Surg. 2017 Jun;28(4):1021-1023. doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000003676.PMID: 28277484
3. Lu Y, Chang R, Yao J, Xu X, Teng Y, Cheng N.  Effectiveness of long-term using statins in COPD - a network meta-analysis.  Respir Res. 2019 Jan 23;20(1):17. doi: 10.1186/s12931-019-0984-3.PMID: 30674312 Free PMC article. Review.
4. Xu X, Ong YK, Wang Y  Novel findings in immunopathophysiology of chronic rhinosinusitis and their role in a model of precision medicine.  Allergy. 2020 Apr;75(4):769-780. doi: 10.1111/all.14044. Epub 2019 Oct 11.PMID: 31512248 Review.
5. Xu X, Ong YK.  An endoscopic anatomical study of the levator veli palatini and its relationship to the parapharyngeal internal carotid artery.  ad Neck. 2020 Aug;42(8):1829-1836. doi: 10.1002/hed.26101. Epub 2020 Feb 11.PMID: 32043685
6. Xu X, Ong YK, Wang Y.  Role of adjunctive treatment strategies in COVID-19 and a review of international and national clinical guidelines.  Mil Med Res. 2020 May 5;7(1):22. doi: 10.1186/s40779-020-00251-x
7. Tan GZL, Petersson F, Xu X, Thamboo TP.  An intriguing 'cyst' of the ear.  J Clin Pathol. 2021 Jan;74(1):e2. doi: 10.1136/jclinpath-2020-206475. Epub 2020 Jun 8.
8. Xu X, Lwin S, Ting E, Ong YK.  Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study of the Pericranial Flap and Its Local Effects Following Endoscopic Craniofacial Resection.
Laryngoscope. 2021 Jan;131(1):E90-E97. doi: 10.1002/lary.28735. Epub 2020 Jun 23.PMID: 32574380

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