Zheng Xie, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Anesthesia & Critical Care

5841 S. Maryland Ave.
M.C. 4028
Chicago, IL 60637

(773) 834-9804


M.D. - 1980 - 1986
Jinan University College of Medicine - Guangzhou, Guangdong China

Ph.D. - 1988 - 1994
University of British Columbia - Vancouver British Columbia Canada - Neuroscience and Pharmacologh

Internship - 1996 - 1997
University of Chicago - Chicago, IL USA - Medicine

Residency - 1996 - 2000
University of Chicago - Chicago, IL USA - Anesthesiology

Clinical Interests

Pediatric and adult Anesthesia
Regional Anesthesia

Academic Interests

Molecular mechanisms for anesthetics
Peripheral nerve block for post-op pain control

Recent Publications

Xie Z, Hussain W, Cutter T, Apfelbaum J, Drum M and Manning D: Three-in-one nerve block with different concentrations of bupivacaine in total knee arthroplasty: randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind trial, J of Arthroplasty. 2011 (In press).

Herring BE, McMillan K, Fox AP and Xie Z: Etomidate and Propofol Inhibit The Neurotransmitter Release Machinery at Different Sites. J of Physiol. (London) 589.5, 1103-1115, 2011.

Herring BE, Xie Z, Marks J and Fox AP : Isoflurane inhibits the neurotransmitter release machinery via an interaction with syntaxin 1A. J Neurophysiol. 102: 1265 - 1273, 2009.

Xie Z, Herring BE and Fox AP: Excitatory and inhibitory actions of isoflurane in bovine chromatin cells. J Neurophysiol. 96: 3042-3050 2006.

Xie Z, Currie KPM and Fox AP: Etomidate elevates intracellular calcium levels and promotes catecholamine secretion in bovine chromatin cells. J Physiol. (London) 560.3: 677-690 2004.

Xie Z, Currie KPM, Cahill AL and Fox AP: The Roles of Cl--cotransporters in the Excitation Poduced by GABAA Receptors in Juvenile Bovine Adrenal Chromaffin Cells. 90 (6): 3828-3837 J Neurophysiol. 2003.