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Yi Zhang, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Ophthalmology

Yi Zhang
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About Me

Clinical Interests

  • Retinal detachment or tear
  • Age-related macular degeneration
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Vitreous hemorrhage
  • Retinal vein occlusion
  • Macular hole
  • Epiretinal membrane
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Uveitis

Research Interests

  • Gene therapy for Age related macular degeneration or other retina diseases
  • Micropulse subthreshold laser for diabetic macular edema or macular edema secondary to retinal vein occlusion
  • Retina ischemia.
Education, Training & Credentials

Educational Background

  • Fellowship, Vitreo-retina, National Retina Institute, Towson, MD, 2015
  • Residency, Ophthalmology, Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, 2013
  • Internship, Surgery, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 2010
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 2005
  • Residency, Ophthalmology, Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China, 1998
  • PhD, Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China, 2002
  • MD, Zhejiang Medical University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China 1993


  • Ophthalmology


  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • American Society of Retinal Specialists
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

Honors & Awards

  • Travel Grant, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, 2006
  • Pediatric Ophthalmology Research Grant, Knights Templar Eye Foundation, 2005
  • Zhou Zizhuan Scholarship for Outstanding Graduate Students, Peking Union Medical College and Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, 1999
  • Award for Distinguished Honor Graduates, Zhejiang Medical University, 1993
  • Scholarship for Honor Students, Zhejiang Medical University, 1989-1992

Digital Bibliography

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Additional Publications

  • Y. Zhang, C. Cho, L. Atchaneeyasakul, T. McFarland, B. Appukuttan, J. Stout. Activation of the mitochondrial apoptotic pathway in a rat model of central retinal artery occlusion. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science. 2005; 45(6): 2133-9.
  • Y. Zhang, J. Ye, R. Jiang, Y. Luo, L. Li, W. Li. Experimental study of C3F8 mediated vitrectomy in rabbit eye. Chinese Journal of ophthalmology. 2005; 41(1): 58-9.
  • R. Murthy,  T. McFarland, J. Yoken, S. Chen, C. Burke, Y. Zhang, B. Appukuttan, J.Stout. Corneal transduction to inhibit angiogenesis and graft failure.  Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science. 2003; 44(5): 1837-42.
  • Y. Zhang, J. Ye, Y. Luo, L. Li, W. Li. Experimental study of modified limited macular translocation  in rabbit eye. Chinese Journal of Ocular Fundus Disease. 2002; 18(3):203-7.
  • Y. Zhang, Z. Lai, Y. Jin. Corneal topography analysis after cataract phacoemulsification extraction and foldable IOL implantation.  Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology. 2002; 38(1): 51.                           
  • Y. Zhang, Z. Lai, Y. Jin. Corneal shape changes after phacoemulsification and foldable IOL implantation.  Chinese Journal of Practical Ophthalmology. 2001; 37(11): 832-4.
  • Y. Zhang, Y. Lao, Y. Guo, H. Guo. Bilateral papilloedema associated with lumbosacral intra-spinal tumor. Chinese Medical Journal (English edition). 2000, 113(3): 201-5.
  • Y. Zhang, G. Pang. Ocular immune privilege and anterior chamber associated immune deviation. Foreign Medical Sciences-Ophthalmology. 2000; 24(6): 321-5.
  • Y. Zhang, W. Feng, Y. Lao, F. Ai. Two cases of bilateral papilloedema associated with lumbosacral intraspinal tumor. Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology. 2000; 36(6): 470-1.
  • J. Zhao, X. Li, D Dong, Y. Chen, Y. Zou, Y. Zhang. Clinical assessment of Pranoprofen  eyedrop on postoperative inflammation of cataract extraction and non-infection inflammation of the anterior segments of the eye. Chinese Ophthalmic Research. 2000; 18(6): 560-4.
  • C. Cui, C. Zhang, Y. Chen, Y. Zhang, B. Han. Neovascular glaucoma secondary to diabetic retinopathy. Journal of Capital University of Medical Sciences. 2000; 21(4): 352.
  • W. Guo, B. Huang, Y. Zhang, X. Ma, Z. Song. Effect of rhEGF on proliferation of cultured rabbit corneal-limbal epithelial cells.  Basic Medical Sciences and Clinics. 1999; 19 (2): 43-6.
  • Y. Zhang, T. Hu. Application of cyclosporine A in ocular Diseases. Foreign Medical Sciences- Ophthalmology. 1996; 20 (2): 81-5.