Gus Zhang, M.D.

Gus Zhang, M.D.

  • Psychiatry
  • Emergency Psychiatry


Gus Zhang, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He specializes in emergency psychiatry and sociocultural issues in psychiatry.

Dr. Zhang earned his medical degree at UT Southwestern, where he also completed a residency in psychiatry. He also holds an undergraduate degree in biology from Caltech.

Certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, he joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2016.

Dr. Zhang is a member of the American Academy of Clinical Psychiatrists (AACP) and the American Psychiatric Association. In addition, he serves as an expert panelist for the Texas Medical Board, reviewing medical records for standards of care and writing expert panel reports.

His research interests include post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and somatization disorders, and he has published peer-reviewed articles on those and other mental health conditions. In 2019, Dr. Zhang received the AACP’s prestigious George Winokur Clinical Research Award, presented for the best original research paper published that year in Annals of Clinical Psychiatry.

Personal Note

Outside of work, Dr. Zhang enjoys swimming, rock climbing, gardening, and writing/blogging.

Education & Training
  • Medical School - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2007-2012)
  • Residency - UT Southwestern Medical Center (2012-2016), Psychiatry
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Academy of Clinical Psychiatrists
  • American Psychiatric Association
Honors & Awards
  • George Winokur Clinical Research Award 2019, American Academy of Clinical Psychiatrists
  • Chairman’s Research Award for Excellence in Research 2016, UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Outstanding Medical Student in Psychiatry 2012, North Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians
Books & Publications
  • Post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Somatization disorders

Clinical Focus

  • Emergency Psychiatry

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