Tina Zhang, MD, PhD

Tina Zhang, MD

Hometown: Columbia, SC 

College/Medical School: University of South Carolina/Medical University of South Carolina

Residency: Medical University of South Carolina

Career/Research Interests: IBD and mechanisms of immune dysregulation


  • 2017 Resident Teaching Award
  • 2016 Intern of the Year
  • 2016 Intern Humanism Award
  • 2012-2016 NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA Fellowship, F30CA165518
  • 2012-2013 American Medical Association Foundation Seed Grant Recipient
  • 2009-2010 NIH NIGMS Medical Scientist Training Program T32 recipient


Degrees Pursued:

  • 2016 PhD in Molecular, Cellular Biology, and Pathobiology
  • 2008 BS in Biological Sciences with Honors

Career Goals: I’m training within the ABP Accelerated Research Pathway to pursue an academic career as a pediatric-scientist, with a particular interest in mechanisms of immune dysfunction in inflammatory bowel disease. 

Scholarly Mentors: Tim Hand, PhD

Hobbies/Interests: I like to cook, but love to bake.

S.O./Married/Kids/Pets: Married with 2 kids, 2 dogs, and a cat who puts up with the rest of us.

Likes About UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh: I feel lucky to work with incredible faculty, both within and outside the division, all of whom have been friendly and easily accessible.