Ming Zhang, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Contact InformationPennsylvania Hospital
Pathology Department
801 Spruce Street
10th Floor Spruce Bldg.
Philadelphia, PA, 19107
Office: 215-829-5402
Fax: 215-829-7564


MD (Clinical Medicine), Southeast University Medical College, China, 2003
PhD (Physiology), Temple University, 2007

Specialty Certification

American Board of Pathology (AP and CP), 2014

Postgraduate Training

Research postdoctoral fellow, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, 2007-2010
Resident in Pathology (AP/CP), Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA, 2010-2014
Surgical Pathology fellow, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2014-2015
Cytopathology fellow, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY, 2015-2016

Awards and Honors

Pennsylvania Department of Health Pre-doctoral Fellowship, 2004-2007
International Cannabinoid Research Society Scientific Achievement Award, 2007
Frank Baldino Travel Award, Temple University School of Medicine, 2007
The Microcirculatory Society Pappenheimer Postdoctoral Fellow Awards, 2009
Society on Neuroimmune Pharmacology Young Investigator Award, 2010
The American Physiological Society Caroline tum Suden Professional Opportunity Award, 2010
Intersociety Council for Pathology Information Trainee Travel Award, 2012
American Society of Cytopathology Foundation Travel Scholarship, 2012
American Association of Clinical Pathology, Best Poster Competition Finalist, 2013

Memberships and Professional Organizations

Sigma Xi, 2009 - Present
American Society of Clinical Pathology, 2010 - Present
College of American Pathologist, 2010 - Present
The United States & Canadian Academy of Pathology, 2012 - Present

Web Links

Selected Publications

Molecular Testing of Thyroid Nodules: A Review of Current Available Tests for Fine-Needle Aspiration Specimens

Zhang M, Lin O, Arch Pathol Lab Med, 2016

A Case of Cholera Imported From Haiti

Sachinwalla EM, Fernandes C, Potula R, Zhang M, Suh B and Truant AL, Clin Microbiol Newsletter 37(3): 22-23, 2015

The Spectrum of Problematic Specimens in the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory: A Quality Assurance Study in an Urban Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital

Zhang M, Zhou H, Potula R and Truant AL, Advance for Administrators of the Laboratory 23(11): 32, 2014

Low Grade Malignant Triton Tumor with Mature Skeletal Muscle Differentiation in the Cervical Spine

Zhang M, Weaver M, Khurana J and Mukherjee A, World Journal of Neurology 3(3): 75-78, 2013

Unique effects of compounds active at both cannabinoid and serotonin receptors during stroke

Zhang M, Mahadevan A, Amere M, Li H, Ganea D, Tuma RF, Transl Stroke Res 3(3): 348-356, 2012, PMID:24323810

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Activation of Cannabioid Receptor 2 Attenuates Leukocyte-Endothelial Interactions and Blood-Brain Barrier Dysfunction under Inflammatory Conditions

Ramirez S, Hasko J, Andrew Skuba A, Fan S, McCormick R, Dykstra H, Reichenbach N, Krizbai I, Mahadevan A, Zhang M, Son Y, Tuma RF, and Persidsky Y., J Neurosci 32(12): 4004-16, 2012, PMID:22442067

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Modulation of inflammatory responses by a cannabinoid-2-selective agonist after spinal cord injury

Adhikary S, Li H, Heller J, Skarica M, Zhang M, Ganea D, Tuma RF, J Neurotrauma 28(12): 2417-27, 2011, PMID:21970496

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Deficiency of PAR4 attenuates cerebral ischemia/reperfusion injury in mice

Mao Y*, Zhang M*, Tuma RF, Kunapuli SP, J Cereb Blood Flow Metab 30(5): 1044-52, 2010, PMID:20087365

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