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Xin Feng, M.D., Ph.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

Xin Feng, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor,

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Academic: 336-716-9671 | Department: 336-716-4161


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Education & Training

  • M.D., Qingdao Medical College-China, 1998
  • Ph.D., Peking Medical College-China, 2004
  • Residency, Medicine, Qingdao Medical College-China, 1998


  • Neurosciences Society
Xin Feng, M.D., Ph.D.

Xin Feng, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology
Office of Women in Medicine and Science

Research Interests

Laryngeal Muscles; Muscular Atrophy; Aging; Muscle, Skeletal; Deglutition
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Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-9671 | Department: 336-716-4161


Recent Publications

Aspiration as a function of age, sex, liquid type, bolus volume, and bolus delivery across the healthy adult life span. Butler SG, Stuart A, Markley L, Feng X, Kritchevsky SB.. Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2018;127(1):21-32.

Circulating MiRNAs as biomarkers of gait speed responses to aerobic exercise training in obese older adults. Zhang T, Brinkley TE, Liu K, Feng X, Marsh AP, Kritchevsky S, Zhou X, Nicklas BJ.. Aging (Albany NY). 2017;9(3):900-913.

Cardiac troponin T and fast skeletal muscle denervation in ageing. Xu Z, Feng X, Dong J, Wang ZM, Lee J, Furdui C, Files DC, Beavers KM, Kritchevsky S, Milligan C, Jin JP, Delbono O, Zhang T.. J Cachexia Sarcopenia Muscle. 2017;8(5):808-823.

MicroRNA profiling and target genes related to metastasis of salivary adenoid cystic carcinoma. Feng X, Matsuo K, Zhang T, Hu Y, Mays AC, Browne JD, Zhou X, Sullivan CA.. Anticancer Res. 2017;37(7):3473-3481.

Calpain inhibition rescues troponin T3 fragmentation, increases Cav1.1, and enhances skeletal muscle force in aging sedentary mice. Zhang T, Pereyra AS, Wang ZM, Birbrair A, Reisz JA, Files DC, Purcell L, Feng X, Messi ML, Feng H, Chalovich J, Jin JP, Furdui C, Delbono O.. Aging Cell. 2016;15(3):488-498.

Chemokine and chemokine receptor profiles in metastatic salivary adenoid cystic carcinoma. Mays AC, Feng X, Browne JD, Sullivan CA.. Anticancer Res. 2016;36(8):4013-4018.

Regulation of brachyury by fibroblast growth factor receptor 1 in lung cancer. Hu Y, Feng X, Mintz A, Jeffrey Petty W, Hsu W.. Oncotarget. 2016;7(52):87124-35.

Cardiac troponin T and fast skeletal muscle denervation in older adults [abstract]. Xu Z, Feng X, Dong J, Kritchevsky S, Delbono O, Zhang T.. Gerontologist. 2016;56(Suppl 3):350.

Ultrasonographic evaluation of geniohyoid muscle and hyoid bone during swallowing in young adults. Feng X, Cartwright MS, Walker FO, Bargoil JH [sic] [Bargoil JM], Hu Y, Butler SG.. Laryngoscope. 2015;125(8):1886-1891.

Therapeutic exercise attenuates neutrophilic lung injury and skeletal muscle wasting. Files DC, Liu C, Pereyra A, Wang ZM, Aggarwal NR, D'Alessio FR, Garibaldi BT, Mock JR, Singer BD, Feng X, Yammani RR, Zhang T, Lee AL, Philpott S, Lussier S, Purcell L, Chou J, Seeds M, King LS, Morris PE, Delbono O.. Sci Transl Med. 2015;7(278):278ra32.

Thioredoxin 1 mediates TGF-beta-induced epithelial-mesenchymal transition in salivary adenoid cystic carcinoma. Jiang Y, Feng X, Zheng L, Li SL, Ge XY, Zhang JG.. Oncotarget. 2015;6(28):25506-19.

Increased expression of MuRF1 is associated with radiation-induced laryngeal muscle atrophy. Han X, Pires L, Browne JD, Sullivan CA, Zhao W, Feng X.. Anticancer Res. 2015;35(11):6049-6056.

MiRNAs as biomarkers of the gait speed response to aerobic exercise training in obese older adults [abstract]. Zhang T, Liu KQ, Brinkley TE, Feng X, Marsh A, Nicklas B, Zhou XB, Kritchevsky SB.. Gerontologist. 2015;55(Suppl 2):338.

The posterior cricoarytenoid muscle is spared from MuRF1-mediated muscle atrophy in mice with acute lung injury. Files DC, Xiao K, Zhang T, Liu C, Qian J, Zhao W, Morris PE, Delbono O, Feng X.. PLoS One. 2014;9(1):e87587.

Tracheal reconstruction in a canine model. Wood MW, Murphy SV, Feng X, Wright SC Jr.. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014;150(3):428-433.

Exploration on the underlying mechanism of female predominance in spasmodic dysphonia: an anatomical study of nodose ganglion in rats. Xu Z, Li G, Feng X.. Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2014;66(1):26-30.

Age-related changes of hyoid bone position in healthy older adults with aspiration. Feng X, Todd T, Hu Y, Lintzenich CR, Carr JJ, Browne JD, Kritchevsky SB, Butler SG.. Laryngoscope. 2014;124(6):E231-E236.

Amphetamine self-administration attenuates dopamine D2 autoreceptor function. Calipari ES, Sun H, Eldeeb K, Luessen DJ, Feng X, Howlett AC, Jones SR, Chen R.. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2014;39(8):1833-1842.

Force-generation capacity of single vastus lateralis muscle fibers and physical function decline with age in African green vervet monkeys.. Choi SJ, Shively CA, Register TC, Feng X, Stehle J, High K, Ip E, Kritchevsky SB, Nicklas B, Delbono O.. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2013;68(3):258-267.

Aging-related geniohyoid muscle atrophy is related to aspiration status in healthy older adults. Feng X, Todd T, Lintzenich CR, Ding J, Carr JJ, Ge Y, Browne JD, Kritchevsky SB, Butler SG.. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2013;68(7):853-860.

Differences in neuromuscular junctions of laryngeal and limb muscles in rats. Feng X, Zhang T, Ralston E, Ludlow CL.. Laryngoscope. 2012;122(5):1093-1098.

Tongue adiposity and strength in healthy older adults. Butler SG, Lintzenich CR, Leng X, Stuart A, Feng X, Carr JJ, Kritchevsky SB.. Laryngoscope. 2012;122(7):1600-1604.

Myosin heavy chain isoform expression in the Vastus Lateralis muscle of aging African green vervet monkeys. Feng X, Zhang T, Xu Z, Choi SJ, Qian J, Furdui CM, Register TC, Delbono O.. Exp Gerontol. 2012;47(8):601-607.

Effects of aging and levodopa on the laryngeal adductor reflex in rats. Feng X, Xu Z, Butler SG, Leng I, Zhang T, Kritchevsky SB.. Exp Gerontol. 2012;47(12):900-907.

Combined laryngeal inflammation and trauma mediate long-lasting immunoreactivity response in the brainstem sensory nuclei in the rat. Simonyan K, Feng X, Henriquez VM, Ludlow CL.. Front Integr Neurosci. 2012;6():97.

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Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology

Xin Feng, M.D., Ph.D.

Xin Feng, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Otolaryngology
Office of Women in Medicine and Science

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