Wenxin Zheng, M.D.

  • Mark and Jane Gibson Distinguished Professorship in Cancer Research
  • Pathology


Wenxin Zheng, M.D., is a Professor with dual appointments in the Department of Pathology and the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. An internationally recognized gynecologic pathologist, he specializes in all aspects of gynecologic pathology. Dr. Zheng is the Director of the Gynecologic Pathology Service and Director of the Gynecologic Pathology Fellowship at UT Southwestern. 

Dr. Zheng earned his medical degree at Shanghai Medical College Fudan University. He completed a residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the Hospital of Obstetrics and Gynecology in Shanghai and, later, a residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center. He received advanced training through a gynecologic pathology fellowship at Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island.

Dr. Zheng also received advanced training through a postdoctoral fellowship in molecular reproduction at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.                                                                                      

Certified by the American Board of Pathology in combined anatomic pathology and clinical pathology, he joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2015. 

His main research contributions include endometrial serous carcinogenesis and precancerous lesion endometrial glandular dysplasia, cell origin of low-grade ovarian serous carcinoma, hormonal etiology of ovarian epithelial cancers, and tubal contribution of ovarian endometriosis and its associated ovarian cancers. In addition, he has created a novel approach called one-stop cervical care (OSCC) to diagnose and treat cervical precancers. 

Dr. Zheng is a member of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology, the College of American Pathologists, the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology, the Chinese Society of Colposcopy and Cervical Pathology, and the Gynecologic Oncology Group of NRG Oncology.  

In 2013, he was selected by U.S. News & World Report as one of America's top pathologists.

Education & Training
  • Fellowship - Brown University Woman & Infant Hospital (1995-1996), Gynecologic Pathology
  • Residency - Cornell New York Presbyterian Hospital (1992-1995), Pathology
  • Fellowship - Columbia University Medical Center (1986-1989), Molecular Reproduction
  • Residency - Hospital of Obstetrics and Gynecology (1983-1986), Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Internship - Hospital of Obstetrics and Gynecology (1982-1983), Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Medical School - Shanghai Medical College of Fudan University (1978-1982)
Books & Publications
  • Tubal secretory cell biology
  • Tubal origin of ovarian endometriosis and its related cancer development
  • Ovarian cancer early detection and prevention
  • Endometrial serous carcinoma: carcinogenesis, early detection and prevention
  • Cervical cancer: suitable model of cervical cancer screening, effective intervention, and prevention in developing countries.
  • Biomarkers to aid the diagnosis of gynecologic cancers