William Z. Zhang, M.D.
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About William Z. Zhang, M.D.
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the 3rd leading cause of mortality worldwide, but despite this tremendous impact on human health, little is known about the biology of COPD pathogenesis and progression. My research utilizes both large, well-characterized, multicenter COPD patient cohorts as well as in vitro and murine models of disease, bridging the translational gap between the bench and the bedside. My goal is to discover novel COPD disease endotypes that will allow personalized treatments of COPD patients, slowing or halting their lung function decline.
Dr. Zhang completed his undergraduate studies at Johns Hopkins University and graduated from New York University School of Medicine in 2012. He has been at Weill Cornell Medicine since then, finishing his internal medicine residency training in 2015 and then served an additional year as a Chief Resident. He completed his fellowship training in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine at Cornell, including an additional year as a research fellow. His research interest is in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), in particular the pathobiology of COPD pathogenesis and progression.
M.D.New York University School of Medicine2012
B.S.The Johns Hopkins University2008
Assistant Attending PhysicianNewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Assistant Professor of MedicineWeill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
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