Fangyi Zhang M.D.

Fangyi Zhang M.D.

Specialties and Expertise

Back/Spine Injury, Neurological Surgery, Neurosurgery (Spine), Spine, Spine Tumors


Neurological Surgery, Neurosciences, Spine Center, Sports Spine & Orthopedic Health, UW Medicine Pituitary Program


Chinese, English


Neurological Surgery Clinic at Harborview

908 Jefferson St., 5th Floor
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206.520.5000|Map It 

Spine Center at Harborview

908 Jefferson St., 5th Floor
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206.520.5000|Map It 


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.

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.

Teaching Interests

Diseases of the spine.

Research Interests

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

Capital University of Medical ScienceMedical education1986
Univ. of Texas Health Science CenterResidencyNeurosurgery
Univ. of Texas Health Sciences CenterInternshipGeneral Surgery
Univ. of Texas, HoustonTeaching Appointment
UW - Dept. of Neurological Surgery & Orthopedic SurgeryFellowship
UW - Dept. of NeurosurgeryResidencyNeurological Surgery


Board Certifications

American Board of Neurological SurgeryNeurological Surgery2012
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