- ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Surgery
American Board of Surgery
MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Mount Sinai Hospital
Fellowship, Minimal Invasive - Bariatic Surgery
Washington University Medical Center
Dr. Zhang received her Bachelor of Arts degree Magna Cum Laude in Anthropology and Psychology from Amherst College. She was accepted in the Humanities and Medicine Program and earned a Doctor of Medicine from Icahn School of Medicine, where she graduated AOA. She completed her residency in General Surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital, where she was awarded the prestigious Mount Sinai Outstanding Clinical Housestaff Award, the Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award, and the Arthur A. Aufses, Sr. Award for overall excellence in clinical surgery and teaching. Dr. Zhang then completed a Fellowship in Minimally Invasive and Bariatric Surgery at Washington University in Saint Louis, Missouri.
Dr. Zhang is a board certified general surgeon with clinical interests in foregut disorders, complex hernia repair, bariatric surgery, minimally invasive, and robotic surgery. She is experienced in complex foregut disorders, including surgical management of achalasia, paraesophageal hernia, GERD, and gastric disorders. With advanced training in robotics, Dr. Zhang utilizes the da Vinci surgical system for robotic foregut surgeries. She is an accredited bariatric surgeon by the Fellowship Council and will be an addition to our Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence. Dr. Zhang’s expertise encompasses various methods of laparoscopic, endoscopic, and open surgical techniques for repair of recurrent and complex ventral hernias.
Dr. Zhang is committed to reducing health disparities and has worked at various medical institutions abroad. She spent one year in South Sudan implementing a community health program and has been involved in surgical mission trips in the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Honduras, Ghana, and China. She speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese.
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Dr. Zhang did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2012 and/or 2013: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.
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