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
  • 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
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