- Chief Resident - Stanford Hospital & Clinics (2009-2010), Plastic Surgery
- Internship - Stanford Hospital & Clinics (2004-2005), General Surgery
- Fellowship - Stanford Hospital & Clinics (2010-2011), Hand Surgery
- Medical School - Stanford University School of Medicine (1998-2004)
- Residency - Stanford Hospital & Clinics (2005-2009), Plastic Surgery
Andrew Zhang, M.D.
- Plastic Surgery
Andrew Zhang, M.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Plastic Surgery at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He specializes in hand surgery and reconstructive plastic surgery.
After graduating summa cum laude from Claremont McKenna College in southern California, Dr. Zhang attended Stanford University School of Medicine. There he published numerous articles, some in top national journals such as Nature and Science. He was recruited to stay at Stanford after medical school to continue his training in plastic surgery, and over the next six years he honed his surgical skills, learning from world-renowned plastic surgeons.
During his residency, Dr. Zhang developed a passion for hand surgery and reconstructive microsurgery. After completing a one-year hand surgery fellowship, also at Stanford, Dr. Zhang began his career at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.
In 2016, Dr. Zhang was recruited to UT Southwestern to lead the reconstructive plastic surgery and hand surgery team at Parkland Health & Hospital System. At the same time, he became the residency program director at UT Southwestern, overseeing one of the best plastic surgery residencies in the country.
Dr. Zhang is certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery in plastic surgery and hand surgery.
He is on the Resident Education Committee and the International Relations Committee for the American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH) and a member of several other professional organizations, including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the American Association for Hand Surgery, and the American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons.
Dr. Zhang has delivered scores of presentations and published extensively.
In 2016, he earned the Excellence in Resident Teaching award from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.
Education & Training
Professional Associations & Affiliations
- American Association of Hand Surgeons (2013), Member
- Dallas Society of Plastic Surgeons (2016), Member
- ACAPS (2013), Member
- American Society for Surgery of the Hand (2013), Member
- American Society of Plastic Surgeons (2012), Member
Honors & Awards
- Top Doc 2015, Houstonia
- Excellence in Resident Teaching 2016, Teaching award at UTMB
- Truman Blocker Award 2015, Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons annual award
- Super Doctor: Rising Star 2015, Texas Monthly
- Scientific Exhibit of Exceptional Merit 2008, 94th Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons
- Emanuel B. Kaplan Award for anatomical excellence in surgery of the hand 2011, American Society for Surgery of the Hand
Books & Publications
Tissue engineering of flexor tendons.
Zhang AY, Chang J Clinics in plastic surgery 2003 Oct 30 4 565-72
Inhibition of TGF-beta-induced collagen production in rabbit flexor tendons.
Zhang AY, Pham H, Ho F, Teng K, Longaker MT, Chang J The Journal of hand surgery 2004 Mar 29 2 230-5
Expression of a novel gene, MafB, in Dupuytren's disease.
Lee LC, Zhang AY, Chong AK, Pham H, Longaker MT, Chang J The Journal of hand surgery 2006 Feb 31 2 211-8
Mannose-6-phosphate, an inhibitor of transforming growth factor-beta, improves range of motion after flexor tendon repair.
Bates SJ, Morrow E, Zhang AY, Pham H, Longaker MT, Chang J The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume 2006 Nov 88 11 2465-72
Menin controls growth of pancreatic beta-cells in pregnant mice and promotes gestational diabetes mellitus.
Karnik SK, Chen H, McLean GW, Heit JJ, Gu X, Zhang AY, Fontaine M, Yen MH, Kim SK Science (New York, N.Y.) 2007 Nov 318 5851 806-9
Gene expression analysis of Dupuytren's disease: the role of TGF-beta2.
Zhang AY, Fong KD, Pham H, Nacamuli RP, Longaker MT, Chang J The Journal of hand surgery, European volume 2008 Dec 33 6 783-90
Tissue-engineered intrasynovial tendons: optimization of acellularization and seeding.
Zhang AY, Bates SJ, Morrow E, Pham H, Pham B, Chang J Journal of rehabilitation research and development 2009 46 4 489-98
Flexor tendon tissue engineering: temporal distribution of donor tenocytes versus recipient cells.
Thorfinn J, Saber S, Angelidis IK, Ki SH, Zhang AY, Chong AK, Pham HM, Lee GK, Chang J Plastic and reconstructive surgery 2009 Dec 124 6 2019-26
Preventing alar retraction by preservation of the lateral crus.
Gruber RP, Zhang AY, Zang A, Mohebali K Plastic and reconstructive surgery 2010 Aug 126 2 581-8
Flexor tendon tissue engineering: bioreactor cyclic strain increases construct strength.
Saber S, Zhang AY, Ki SH, Lindsey DP, Smith RL, Riboh J, Pham H, Chang J Tissue engineering. Part A 2010 Jun 16 6 2085-90
Invasive Aspergillosis of the Hand Caused by Aspergillus ustus: a Case Report.
Olorunnipa O, Zhang AY, Curtin CM Hand (New York, N.Y.) 2010 Mar 5 1 102-5
Flexor tendon rupture after collagenase injection for Dupuytren contracture: case report.
Zhang AY, Curtin CM, Hentz VR The Journal of hand surgery 2011 Aug 36 8 1323-5
Thumb carpometacarpal ligaments inside and out: a comparative study of arthroscopic and gross anatomy from the robert a. Chase hand and upper limb center at stanford university.
Zhang AY, Van Nortwick S, Hagert E, Yao J, Ladd AL Journal of wrist surgery 2013 Feb 2 1 55-62
Treatment of an unusual trans-scaphoid perilunate avulsion fracture dislocation: a case report.
Moody L, Zhang AY Hand (New York, N.Y.) 2015 Jun 10 2 328-32
Prospective Randomized Study of the Effect of Music on the Efficiency of Surgical Closures.
Lies SR, Zhang AY Aesthetic surgery journal / the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic surgery 2015 Sep 35 7 858-63
Pain and Hand Function.
Howland N, Lopez M, Zhang AY Hand clinics 2016 Feb 32 1 1-9
- Tissue engineering of flexor tendons.