Dr Zhang is a consultant at the Lindo Wing, St Mary Hospital and Portland Hospital for Women and Children. She is a highly skilled obstetrician with a career spanning two decades in both UK and China.
Dr Zhang has a dual accreditation in both Obstetrics and Gynaecology. She is also a RCOG (Royal College of Obstetrician and Gynaecologist) certifed subspecialist in Fetal and Maternal Medicine. Her NHS consultant appointment is at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust (St. Mary's Hospital and Queen Charlotte's & Chelsea Hospital, two leading teaching hospitals in UK where high risk pregnancies are treated).
In 2001, she was awarded the PhD from University of Cambridge in recognition of research achievements on Angiogenesis in human placentation. Angiogenesis has been associated with growth restriction (IUGR), pre-eclampsia, stillbirth, heavy periods and cancer. The finding from her research study has contributed to a global effort in understanding mechanism of blood vessel growth in human endometrium and placental development at both molecular and genetic levels, which in turn lay the foundation for development of new cancer prevention drugs by inhibition of targeted blood vessel growth.
Her special interest is the pregnancy care and birth. As a subspecialist in Fetal and Maternal Medicine, Dr Zhang is an accredited expert in pregnancy scan, diagnosis of fetal abnormalities, Down’s Syndrome Screening including the noninvasive prenatal test and the invasive procedures of Chorionic Villus Sampling (CVS) and amniocentesis and the management of multiple pregnancies including complicated monochorionic pregnancies.
Dr Zhang is the author of numerious publications in the fields of fetal and maternal medicine, molecular medicine, etc. She regularly reviews manuscripts submitted to the RCOG Journal of Obstetrics & Gynaecology.
As a mother herself, Dr Zhang is compassionate and patient-centred in her approach, believing in woman's right to choice and attention to individual's circumstances. Many of her patients come via personal recommendations.