Fangyi Zhang M.D.

Fangyi Zhang M.D.

Bio

Dr. Zhang completed his residency training in neurological surgery at the UW. He also completed a joint orthopedic and neurosurgery spine fellowship at the…

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Patient Care Philosophy

He has an ongoing commitment to incorporating the latest surgical techniques into his clinical practice.

Clinical Interests

All disorders of the spine, including trauma. Degenerative disc disease; spinal stenosis; radiculopathy; spondylolisthesis; spondylosis; failed back surgery syndrome; spinal fracture; myelopathy; spinal instability; kyphosis; and spinal deformity.

Research Interests

Outcomes study of spine surgery, spinal cord blood flow regulation and acute spinal cord injury.

Education

InstitutionCredentialYear
Capital University of Medical ScienceMedical education1986
Univ. of Texas Health Science CenterResidency
Univ. of Texas Health Sciences CenterInternship
Univ. of Texas, HoustonTeaching Appointment
UW - Dept. of Neurological Surgery & Orthopedic SurgeryFellowship
UW - Dept. of NeurosurgeryResidency

DegreeDescriptionYear
MD1986

Board Certifications

CertificationSpecialtyYear
American Board of Neurological SurgeryNeurological Surgery2012
Dr. Zhang completed his residency training in neurological surgery at the UW. He also completed a joint orthopedic and neurosurgery spine fellowship at the UW before becoming a faculty member in neurosurgery at the University of Texas in Houston in 2006. He returned to Seattle and joined the faculty in 2009.

Prior to coming to the U.S., he was a fully trained neurosurgeon at the Beijing Tiantan Hospital in China. He was a research associate in the laboratory of Cerebrovascular Biology and Stroke at the University of Minnesota from 1995-98. He has published more than 40 articles in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
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