New faculty Q&A with Yinzhong Zhang, MD, PhD
Yinzhong Zhang, MD, PhD
Clinical Assistant Professor
What is your primary professional focus in any or all of our mission areas (clinical, research, and/or medical education)?
I am a hospitalist. My job focuses on clinical hospital medicine. Clinical work is the major part of my profession although I also work as a teacher for medical students and residents when they rotated in the Division of Hospital Medicine. I also would like to participate in some clinical research but have not started yet.
What drew you to UW-Madison and the Department of Medicine?
I have worked in other hospitals in Wisconsin before I joined UW-Madison. I transferred many patients who needed higher-level care to UW-Madison. UW-Madison, as an academic center and a tertiary referral center in Wisconsin, always attracted me. I believe that if I work here I can learn a lot from my colleagues. I saw there was an opening in the Division of Hospital Medicine and I submitted my application. Fortunately, I was offered an opportunity to join this great team.
What are you most excited about during your first year with the department in this role?
I am excited mostly that there are so many academic activities in the Department of Medicine. I like our Grand Rounds.
What do you enjoy doing when you’re not working?
I like to stay with my family. I also like playing soccer and hiking.
Favorite piece of advice from a mentor or inspiring figure in your life?
Listen more than you speak.