Tianxu Xia

Tianxu Xia, MD




Research Topics:

Cognitive Neurology, Neuromodulation, Psychiatry

Tianxu Xia, MD is an assistant professor of Neurology and Psychiatry, and the Assistant Director for Behavioral Neurology Education. Dr. Xia's clinical interests include dementia of all types, various neuropsychiatric symptoms (depression, anxiety, and psychosis) co-occurring in the setting of neurocognitive disorders, and psychogenic non-epileptic seizure (PNES). He is board-certified in Psychiatry. He sees patients at 5 East 98th Street.

Dr. Xia completed his Medical Diploma at the Harbin Medical University in China. He speaks Mandarin Chinese in addition to English. He completed his psychiatry residency at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, and his fellowship training in Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut.

Dr. Xia's research focuses on understanding the anatomy and symptomatology of neuropsychiatric symptoms in the setting of neurocognitive disorders. In addition, Dr. Xia has an interest in exploring the utilization of interventional psychiatry technologies to treat refractory neuropsychiatric symptoms. He has been an avid advocate for minority health care accessibility. With his training background in both Neurology and Psychiatry, Dr. Xia is interested in improving neurological education in the psychiatry training program and vice versa.


Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Clinical Focus

  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Anxiety
  • Cognitive or Memory Impairment / Dementia
  • Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
  • Delirium
  • Forgetfulness
  • Frontal Lobe Dementia


BM, Harbin Medical University

Residency, Psychiatry, Maimonides Medical Center

Fellowship, Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry, Yale University School of Medicine

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