Lai Xue, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He specializes in colorectal surgery and minimally invasive surgical techniques.

Dr. Xue earned his medical degree at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. He completed a residency in general surgery at the University of Chicago and gained advanced training through a fellowship in colon and rectal surgery at the University of Minnesota.

Certified by the American Board of Surgery, he joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2022.

Dr. Xue is a member of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons and the Society of Asian Academic Surgeons.

His clinical interests include using advanced minimally invasive procedures to address pelvic floor disorders, inflammatory bowel disease, and colorectal malignancy. He has delivered numerous presentations and published peer-reviewed articles related to his areas of expertise.

Education & Training
  • Fellowship - University of Minnesota Medical Center (2021-2022), Colon & Rectal Surgery
  • Residency - University of Chicago Medical Center (2014-2021), General Surgery
  • Medical School - University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine (2010-2014)
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons
  • Society of Asian Academic Surgeons
Honors & Awards
  • Academic Achievement Award 2015-2019, The University of Chicago Department of Surgery
  • 3rd place in Founder’s Competition 2018, American College of Surgery Illinois Chapter
  • Core Grant 2017, Institute for Translational Medicine
  • Summer Research Scholarship 2011, American Academy of Neurology
Books & Publications
  • Colorectal cancer in the young
  • Functional outcomes in the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction

Clinical Focus

  • Pelvic Floor Disorders
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Colorectal Malignancy
  • Transanal Minimally Invasive Surgery (TAMIS)

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