Xiaoqin Alexa Lu, MD

Xiaoqin Alexa Lu, MD,

Xiaoqin Alexa Lu, MD, joined the section of Comprehensive Ophthalmology of the Emory Eye Center and the Department of Ophthalmology on March 1, 2012.

Dr. Lu served as an assistant professor of ophthalmology at Shiley Eye Center/VA Health Systems in La Jolla, California/University of California, San Diego, Hillcrest Hospital in 2006-07 and as an assistant professor of ophthalmology at the University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine from 2007-10.

Her research interests include medical ethics and international eye care.

National Recognition

At Cornell, Dr. Lu was awarded the Cornell Traditions Fellowship and the Blanche Savin Goldenberg Fellowship in 1995-96. She is board certified in ophthalmology by the American Board of Ophthalmology (2008).

Areas of Clinical Interest

  • Adult comprehensive ophthalmology
  • Cataract and laser surgery
  • Ophthalmic manifestations of systemic disease, including:
    * diabetic eye disease,
    * dry eye syndrome, and
    * general anterior segment diseases


  • Fellowship in Cornea, Refractive and Anterior Segment Surgery: Shiley Eye Center, University of California, San Diego, CA, 2006-07
  • Ophthalmology Residency: Rhode Island Hospital, Brown Medical School, Providence, RI, 2003-06
  • Internship: Mount Auburn Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, MA, 2002-03
  • Medical School: University of Vermont, College of Medicine, Burlington, VT, 1998-2002
  • Undergraduate Degree: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1992-96