Dr. Rebecca Xi was born in Beijing, China, and moved to the United States when she was 1. She spent a good chunk of her childhood living in Ross Township, and she has fond memories of growing up in Pittsburgh. Though she moved to North Potomac, Maryland, in high school, she remained a loyal Steelers fan!
After completing her undergraduate work at the University of Maryland (Go Terps!), Dr. Xi got her MD at the Georgetown University School of Medicine, and completed her residency training at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore. During her time at Johns Hopkins, she co-wrote a chapter in the iconic Harriet Lane Handbook.
Dr. Xi chose pediatrics in part to help empower kids to live their healthiest lives. She’s especially passionate about adolescent care, mental health, and illness and injury prevention. She’s also excited to be back in Pittsburgh and part of the Kids Plus family.
In her free time, Dr. Xi cares for dozens of houseplants (a quarantine hobby still going strong!), and she enjoys reading, traveling, being out in nature, and learning to golf. Her favorite places to “play” in Pittsburgh are the Carnegie Museum of Natural History and Point State Park at Sunset.
As a child, Dr. Xi’s favorite toys were her Poo-Chi — she wasn’t allowed to get a real dog, so she settled for the robot version — and her pink Power Ranger action figure.
Dr. Xi lives in Sewickley with her partner, who she met in medical school. They don’t have any pets yet, but they hope to adopt a (real) dog soon.