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Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery


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, inflammatory bowel disease, and minimally invasive and robotic surgery. She is experienced in the surgical management of achalasia, paraesophageal hernia, and GERD and will be offering patients the option of robotic surgery using the da Vinci system. She is an accredited bariatric surgeon by the Fellowship Council and will be an addition to the Bariatric Surgery Center of Excellence. Dr. Zhang is also experienced in using 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.

Clinical Interests 

Laparoscopic Surgery

Bariatric / Weight Loss Surgery

Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery (SILS)

Gallbladder Surgery

Laparoscopic Donor Nephrectomy

Laparoscopic Hernia Surgery

Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery

Antireflux Surgery (Nissen Fundoplication)

Paraesophageal Hernia Repair


Morbid Obesity

Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)

Diverticular Disease

Colon Cancer

Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Gallbladder Disorders

Stomach / Gastric Cancer


Education and Training 


Amherst College


Medical School

Mount Sinai School of Medicine

New York, NY



Mount Sinai Medical Center.  

New York, NY



Washington University

St. Louis, MO

Minimally Invasive Surgery

Honors and Awards 

2013-15  Society of American Gastrointestinal and Endoscopic Surgeons (SAGES) Board of Governors Candidate Member


2012-13 SAGES Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery Board Committee Member


2012 Outstanding Clinical Housestaff Award


2012 Dr. Arthur H. Aufses Sr. Prize in Surgery Award


2012 Administrative Chief Resident Award


2012 Arnold P. Gold Foundation’s Humanism and Excellence in Teaching Award


2007 Dr. Arthur H. Aufses Sr. Prize in Surgery Award


2006 Alpha Omega Alpha  


2004 Award for Innovation


2005 Rosenbluth Foundation Fellowship

George James Traveling Fellowship, Mount Sinai Global Health Fellowship.

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