New faculty Q&A with Yinzhong Zhang, MD, PhD

Yinzhong Zhang, MD, PhDYinzhong Zhang, MD, PhD

Clinical Assistant Professor
Hospital Medicine

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.