Lei Xi, who holds an M.D. degree, serves as an Associate Professor of medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine at Richmond, VA, USA. Xi earned his Medical degree in China and had 4 years of clinical practice in sports medicine, prior to his postgraduate studies in the Department of Physiology, University of Geneva, Switzerland, and his subsequent postdoctoral training in the University of Wisconsin Medical School at Madison, WI, USA. After a second postdoctoral fellowship in experimental cardiology, Xi has joined the faculty of Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine since 2000. Xi holds active memberships of the American Heart Association and the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine. He is currently serving on the Editorial Boards of Acta Pharmacologica Sinica, Experimental Biology and Medicine, Scientifica, and Journal of Geriatric Cardiology. He has been a Manuscript Reviewer for 47 international biomedical journals. Xi has authored more than 70 original research articles, reviews, and editorials in peer-reviewed journals and has edited two books on intermittent hypoxia. He received a Research Career Enhancement Award from American Physiological Society in 2002 and a National Scientist Development Award from American Heart Association in 2005, as well as the Silver Heart member recognition by American Heart Association in 2011 for devoted more than 10 years of service to the Association. In 2012 Xi was elected as a Fellow of American Heart Association (FAHA).
Biography Updated on 26 June 2016