Dr. Xiong graduated from Shanghai 2nd Medical University at 1987, and obtained Master of Science from Niagara University at 1991 and Ph.D. from University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey at 1997. Dr. Xiong finished his clinical Anesthesiology residency training in the New Jersey Medical School (NJMS) and jointed UMDNJ faculty practice since 2002. Dr. Xiong is board certified anesthesiologist and current practice clinical anesthesia in the Department of Anesthesiology of NJMS-Rutgers as Attending and Associate Professor. Dr. Xiong's current clinical practice interests include Neuro-anesthesia, Regional anesthesia, and Obstetric anesthesia. Dr. Xiong actively involved in anesthesia resident teaching and particularly in the preparation for anesthesia oral board exam. Dr. Xiong's excellence in teaching has been rewarded as “Golden Apple Teacher” at 2007, 2008 for two consecutive years. Dr. Xiong is also actively involved in laboratory research, and presented more than 40 abstracts in all major Anesthesia and Neuroscience meeting, and has more than 10 publications in Anesthesiology Journal. Dr. Xiong's research results have received multiple honor rewards from Anesthesiology Society at state, national, and international level. Dr. Xiong's laboratory research interests include: involvement of brain glycine receptor in general anesthesia; Clinical and molecular Evidence of propofol addiction; Interaction and mechanism between the general anesthesia and sleeping; Neurotoxicity of prenatal propofol exposure.