Jing Zhang M.D., Ph.D.

 Jing Zhang M.D., Ph.D.

Bio

Dr. Zhang is a Shaw Professor and director of the UW Medicine neuropathology. He is specialized in general diagnostic neuropathology and ocular pathology.…

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Patient Care Philosophy

As a physician scientist, I am particularly interested in taking care of patients with the most advanced technology.

Personal Interests

Boating, hiking and reading.

Clinical Interests

Diagnostic neuropathology; ocular pathology; autopsy pathology.

Research Interests

Biomarkers of neurodegeneration, Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease.

Education

InstitutionCredentialYear
Duke University SOMPh.D1995
Second Military Medical UniversityMedical education1987
Second Military Medical UniversityMedical education1984
Armed Forces Institute of PathologyFellowship
Vanderbilt Medical Center-Dept. of PathologyInternship
Vanderbilt Medical Center-Dept. of PathologyResidency

DegreeDescriptionYear
MD1984

Board Certifications

CertificationSpecialtyYear
American Board of PathologyAnatomic Pathology2001
American Board of PathologyNeuropathology2001
Dr. Zhang is a Shaw Professor and director of the UW Medicine neuropathology. He is specialized in general diagnostic neuropathology and ocular pathology. In addition, he leads a team focused on biomarkers for neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease. Besides translational research, Dr. Zhang's team is also interested in molecular mechanisms of Parkinson's disease, especially those related to mitochondrial dysfunction and neuroinflammation.

Dr. Zhang earned his bachelor's and medical degree from the Second Military Medical University in Shanghai, China, followed by a Ph.D. degree in cell biology at Duke University in North Carolina. Then, he received residency in anatomic pathology and fellowship in neuropathology training at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee, before becoming an assistant professor at Vanderbilt University.

After about one year as a faculty member at Vanderbilt, Dr. Zhang was recruited to the University of Washington where he eventually became an endowed professor and the director of neuropathology.

Dr. Zhang is well funded by NIH and various foundations to study biomarkers of neruodegenerative disorders. He is also a board member of many journals as well as national and international task forces with a focus on biomarkers.

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