Emily Ling Xu

About Me
Emily Ling Xu
Meet 2024 Award Recipient

Emily Ling Xu

Emily grew up in Manassas Park, Virginia and graduated from the College of William and Mary, where she majored in Biology with a minor in Philosophy.

While at ISMMS, Emily co-led the Geriatrics and Palliative Care Interest Groups and studied paid caregiving as part of the Medical Student Training in Aging Research (MSTAR) program. She was also a student organizer with New York City Against Segregated Healthcare (NYCASH), a coalition of medical trainees working towards expanding healthcare access. Emily’s journey from geriatrics to neurology taught her the importance of envisioning and working towards the health system and society she wants to work and live in. She draws her energy from the exemplar humanism of her friends and mentors and is grateful to have been elected into the Gold Humanism Honor Society.

She is the daughter of Hong and Ling Xu, and the sister of Karen and Madison Xu, who have been her staunch and unwavering advocates and support system. Emily is grateful for her geriatrics mentors, Audrey Chun and Ravishanker Ramaswamy, and her neurology mentors, Michelle Fabian, Elissa Fory, Matthew Swan, and Marianna Vinokur. She is in constant awe of her role model Betty Kolod and her research mentors Emily Franzosa and Jennifer Reckrey. Emily would not have completed medical school without the support of her faculty advisor, Allison Gault, her ASM 1 preceptors, Omar Mirza and Ruth Karasik, and her roommates, Paige, Mahalya, and Rebecca.

Emily will graduate with her MD degree and continue her residency in Neurology at Mass General Brigham.

Emily Ling Xu is receiving the:

Gold Humanism Honor Society

Dr. Morris B. Bender Award in Clinical Neurology

James Felt Award for the Promotion of Social and Racial Justice

The Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Student Award

EThe Milton C. Engel, MD, Award for Excellence in Geriatric Medicine