Dr. Zhang received her Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison followed by her medical degree at the Medical College of Wisconsin where she subsequently completed her medical degree.
Dr. Zhang moved to St. Louis to start her residency in Internal Medicine at St Louis University in 2014. She joined Washington University to complete her fellowship in Endocrinology. Dr. Zhang continues her clinical care of patients with a focus on diabetes with her continuity clinic. She maintains clinical teaching responsibilities with fellows in consult services.
She has been conducting translational research with a focus on chronic kidney disease in subjects with diabetes with a particular focus on the contribution of inflammation as a driver of kidney disease progression.