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Xinran Maria Xiang, M.D. (she/her)

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Neurology, School of Medicine
  • Pediatric Neurology Residency Program


Dr. Maria Xiang specializes in caring for children with neurologic problems and has advanced training in neuroinflammatory disorders such as multiple sclerosis, myelin oligodendrocyte glycoprotein antibody-associated disease (MOGAD), Devic disease (neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (NMOSD)) and autoimmune encephalitis.

Dr. Xiang loves to learn from her patients, who have greatly inspired her research interests in encephalitis and MOGAD. She believes healing is more than just the absence of disease and is passionate about building sustainable work cultures that support a healthy and meaningful life.

Outside of work, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her family, including her 1-year-old daughter, as well as reading, writing, sharing adventures with friends and connecting with her family’s Native American community.

Education and training

  • Degrees

    • M.D., 2015, University of Michigan Medical School
    • B.S.E., 2010, Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan
  • Residency

    • Pediatrics, Beaumont Health System, Royal Oak, Michigan, 2017
    • Child Neurology, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, 2020
  • Fellowship

    • Pediatric MS/Neuroimmunology Fellow, Oregon Health and Science University, 2021
  • Certifications

    • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 2020

Areas of interest

  • Pediatric neuroimmunology


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