Xiaoping Ren received his M.D. degree in Harbin Medical University, Harbin, Heilongjiang, China, in 1984. He performed his Clinical and Research Hand Fellowship training in University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, USA (1996-2000). During that period, Dr. Ren created a feasibility large animal CTA model for limb transplantation to allow modulation of the immune reaction and to investigate immunosuppressant. The Nation’s First Hand Transplantation in US was successfully conducted as a direct result of the preclinical swine composite tissue allotransplantation model (CTA). He joined the University of Cincinnati College Of Medicine as Faculty Member in 2001, and then he was appointed as an Assistant professor and an Associate Professor. In addition to the CTA, another focus of his research program is to understand molecular and neuronal basis of nonischemic nociceptor-induced cardioprotection. These studies were published in the Journal of Surgical Research and in the Journal of Circulation. Dr. Ren has had over 40 publications in peer-reviewed journals. Currently, he is holding active Memberships of the American Association for Hand Surgery and the American Heart Association. He also services as a peer reviewer of several journals.
Biography Updated on 21 February 2013