Shortly after receiving her Doctor of Medicine degree from Guang Dong Medical College in Zhan Jiang, China, Dr. Zhong began work as an Internal Medicine Physician specializing in Nephrology and Hemodialysis. Ten years later, she moved to the United States to earn her Doctor of Philosophy degree in Pharmacology from Wayne State University.
Dr. Zhong continued her research endeavors as a postdoctoral researcher at the Kresge Eye Institute in Detroit, Michigan, where she worked for four years. There, she focused on the role of epigenetic regulation of antioxidant genes - including superoxide dismutase and glutathione synthesis and matrix metallopeptidase 9 genes – for the development of diabetic retinopathy.
Her passion for teaching and sharing her medical knowledge with a new generation led her to join the Pharmacology Faculty at Saint Matthew’s University School of Medicine in 2013. There, she expanded her educational research, starting with predicting medical students’ board exam performance based on their basic science performance. Coming from an allopathic background, Dr. Zhong is excited for the new challenge of teaching at an osteopathic medical university.
As an avid hiker, Dr. Zhong has already explored Zion and Arches National Parks in her new home and discovered new favorite trails like the Anasazi Valley Trail south of Ivins, Utah. In her spare time, she also enjoys camping and playing tennis.