Emily Xiao, M.D.
Undergraduate: University of California, Santa Barbara
Medical School: Albany Medical College
A little about myself. . .
I was born in La Habra, California. As a child, my family was continually on the move, traveling to live in California, Papua New Guinea, Australia and Saudi Arabia. Although I was born in the U.S., I call Saudi Arabia home, as my family has resided there since 2000. Growing up, I was fortunate to meet and work with people of all ethnic, cultural, and religious backgrounds. At the age of fifteen, I moved back to California to attend boarding school in Santa Barbara, California. I received my undergraduate degree from University of California, Santa Barbara studying Biological Sciences and English Literature. After graduating, I spent a year working for United Cerebral Palsy, doing research in evolutionary genetics, and working as a medical assistant. I then moved to New York for my medical degree at Albany Medical College, where I continued to work with underserved communities and helped redesign a health screenings clinic. In Albany, I developed a deep appreciation for the seasons and frequented the Adirondack and Catskill Mountains, hiking/backpacking, kayaking, and camping. While I have always wanted to be a pediatrician, I developed an interest in adult disease that stems from childhood illness, global health, and pediatric cardiology. I happily matched to Med-Peds at Maryland and am excited to be reunited with my brother who lives in Baltimore.
In my free time, I am happiest when I am outdoors, playing water polo or swimming, creating new recipes, reading about marine biology, and exploring new places.