Dr. Zhen is a medical oncologist and a UW Assistant Professor of Medicine. He specializes in the treatment of gastrointestinal cancers.
Dr. Zhen earned his bachelor's degree with distinction and highest honors at the University of Michigan and his M.D. from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan. He subsequently completed a residency in internal medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota and then returned to University of Michigan Medicine to complete fellowship training in hematology and medical oncology.
In his current role at UW, he sees and cares for patients with gastrointestinal cancers in his clinic based at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA). While he has experience in treating all types of gastrointestinal cancers, he has a clinical interest in cancers of the pancreas, stomach, and esophagus. In addition, he also conducts research through clinical trials that evaluate novel therapies as well as investigate more effective strategies for the earlier detection of cancer and to better predict which therapies are more likely to be beneficial for individual patients. Such work involves collaboration among UW, SCCA, and the Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center.
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