Biography

Dr. Andrew Zhang is an accomplished Hand Surgeon and Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon. After graduating Summa Cum Laude from Claremont McKenna College in Southern California, Dr. Zhang attended medical school at the prestigious Stanford Medical School (U.S News and World Report Ranked #2 in the country in 2017). He excelled academically publishing numerous articles, some in top national journals such as Nature and Science. Dr. Zhang was recruited to stay at Stanford after medical school to continue his training in Plastic Surgery. Over the next six years, Dr. Zhang honed in his surgical skills, learning from world-renowned plastic surgeons. Dr. Zhang found his passion in hand surgery and reconstructive microsurgery during residency. After completing a year of hand surgery fellowship also at Stanford, Dr. Zhang left California for the great state of Texas to begin his career at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. His compassionate and affable nature coupled with his clinical acumen and technical ability made him the most sought after hand and microsurgeon in the area. In 2016, Dr. Zhang was recruited to UT Southwestern to lead the reconstructive plastic surgery and hand surgery team at Parkland Memorial Hospital. At the same time, Dr. Zhang also assumed the position of residency program director at UTSW, overseeing one of the best plastic surgery residencies in the country.

 

Dr. Zhang’s philosophy on providing the best care for his patients is patient-centered teamwork. He provides tailored informative consultations to his patients, explaining difficult topics in simple understandable terms. He uses his knowledge and experience to guide his patients in selecting and tailoring the best treatment options for them. He spends the extra time to make sure all of his patients’ questions are answered. He also surrounds himself with the best nurses and staff who are caring and compassionate.

Education

Medical School
Stanford University School of Medicine (2004)
Internship
Stanford Hospital & Clinics (2005), General Surgery
Residency
Stanford Hospital & Clinics (2009), Plastic Surgery
Chief Resident
Stanford Hospital & Clinics (2010), Plastic Surgery
Fellowship
Stanford Hospital & Clinics (2011), Hand Surgery

Publications

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Honors & Awards

  • Excellence in Resident Teaching
    Teaching award at UTMB (2016)
  • Super Doctor: Rising Star
    Texas Monthly (2015)
  • Top Doc
    Houstonia (2015)
  • Truman Blocker Award
    Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons annual award (2015)
  • Emanuel B. Kaplan Award for anatomical excellence in surgery of the hand
    American Society for Surgery of the Hand (2011)
  • Scientific Exhibit of Exceptional Merit
    94th Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons (2008)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Dallas Society of Plastic Surgeons (2016)
  • ACAPS (2013)
  • American Association of Hand Surgeons (2013)
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand (2013)
  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons (2012)