Language: English
Gender: Female
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Laboratory Medicine
525 East 68th Street , Suite F-715
New York, NY 10065
(212) 746-8855
(212) 746-2682

Specialties & Expertise


  • Clinical Pathology


Board Certifications

  • Clinical Chemistry

Clinical & Academic Positions

Professional Associate
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital

Associate Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Northwestern University, 2010
  • B.S., Xiamen University (China), 2001


Dr. Zhao received her undergraduate education in her native China and then emigrated to the United States to pursue her postgraduate education. She received her Ph.D. from Northwestern University in 2010, subsequently served as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Washington University School of Medicine while simultaneously serving as a Clinical Chemistry Fellow and later as Chief Clinical Chemistry Fellow at that institution. Dr. Zhao was appointed Staff Scientist at the National Institutes of Health in August 2012, a position which she holds at the present time. Dr. Zhao was certified as a Diplomat of the American Board of Clinical Chemistry in 2012. While there, she is serving as a Clinical Chemist for the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center, Department of Laboratory Medicine and is Associate Director of the Training Program in Clinical Chemistry at the NIH.

Dr. Zhao has established herself as a leading clinical chemist with considerable expertise in clinical assay development and bringing research based assays to the clinical laboratory. Indeed, her success in this area has prompted her to focus on the translation of new biomarkers and new technologies into the clinical laboratory for the benefit of patient care.