Biography

Dr. Zhao is originally from Plano, Texas and received her Bachelor’s degrees in Biology and Public Policy at Duke University. She returned to Texas to attend medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Zhao completed her residency training and a Chief Resident year at Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, NY where she cared for an underserved population and learned how to think about patient care through a more structurally competent framework. Professionally, she is interested in medical education as well as diversity and inclusion. Outside of work, she enjoys all things involving food, including cooking, eating, and watching related TV shows.

Education

Chief Resident
Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center 2020, Internal Medicine
Medical School
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (2017)
Residency
Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center (2020), Internal Medicine

Research Interest

  • Hospital Medicine
  • Medical Education

Publications

Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

The Impact of Nighttime on First Pass Success During the Emergent Endotracheal Intubation of Critically Ill Patients.
Fein DG, Zhao D, Swartz K, Nauka P, Andrea L, Aboodi M, Shiloh AL, Eisen LA, J Intensive Care Med 2020 Oct 885066620965166

Honors & Awards

  • Outstanding House Officer Award
    Montefiore Medical Center (2021)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Society of General Internal Medicine (2016)
  • American College of Physicians (2013)