Tao Xu, MD
Tao Xu is a board-certified internal medicine physician practicing at the Mount Sinai Hospital. A graduate of the Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Xu earned her medical degree at the State University of New York at Stony Brook and completed her internship and residency at the New York University Langone Medical Center. She is currently an associate professor at the Icahn School of Medicine and faculty in the Division of Hospital Medicine, a part of the Department of Medicine, for the Mount Sinai Health System. From 2013 to 2018, Dr. Xu served as the medical director of the Mount Sinai Hospital West inpatient medicine unit. She was the leader of multiple unit-wide and departmental quality and patient safety initiatives, including hand hygiene, hospital-acquired infections, throughput metrics, transitions of care and patient experience. Her close collaboration with multidisciplinary quality and patient safety teams led to her receiving the Department of Nursing 31st Annual Physician of the Year award in 2018. From 2013 to 2019, Dr. Xu served as faculty mentor for residents in the Mount Sinai Internal Medicine Residency Program and has been a member of the annual Internal Medicine Residency Recruitment Committee since 2013. She is the co-founder/director of the Division of Hospital Medicine Onboarding Program. In December 2018, Dr. Xu joined the Mount Sinai international team as medical director, overseeing quality and patient safety training, education, program development and Joint Commission International accreditation preparation.