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Xiaoyan Sun, M.D.

General Information

Xiaoyan  Sun, M.D.

Contact:

  • Fax: 305-585-8230

Specialties

  • Neurology (Psychiatry & Neurology)

Languages

English, Mandarin, Japanese

Certifications

  • Neurology (American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology)

Roles

  • Assitant Professor of Clinical Neurology
  • Education Director, Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute

Biography

Dr. Sun started her medical career as a neurologist in China. She obtained her Ph.D. in neuroscience in Japan. She completed her neurology residency training at the Medical University of South Carolina in the United States.  She completed a cognitive and behavioral neurology fellowship at the VA Boston Healthcare System in the United States. Her research activities have been primarily focused on Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders. Her earlier work includes characterization of biochemical properties of tau protein in the axonal transport and roles of amyloid protein in Alzheimer’s disease. She is one of the earliest researchers to establish quantitative amyloid ELISA in the field.  Her long-term efforts are dedicated to identifying biomarkers for the diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease. She has been invited to be a reviewer for multiple journals on Alzheimer’s research. Currently, she provides clinical care to patients with cognitive disorders, develops and oversees educational programs for medical residents and is the Education Director for the Evelyn F. McKnight Brain Institute at the University of Miami.

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