Weiqiang John Zhao, MD, PhD
Weiqiang Zhao, MD, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Pathology at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. He also serves as Medical Director of Polaris Molecular Laboratories of Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital. Dr. Zhao earned his MD degree from Hunan Medical College and Ph.D. from Tulane University. He completed AP/CP pathology residency at Tulane University Medical Center, New Orleans, LA. He completed clinical fellowships for Hematopathology and Molecular Genetic Pathology at Tulane University Medical Center and UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, respectively. He is board certified in AP/CP, Hematopathology and Molecular Genetic Pathology.
His research interests are in defining molecular and genetic biomarkers of Cancer (Lung, GI), Lymphoma and Leukemia, and normal and abnormal hematopoeises. Dr. Zhao received several pathology awards from CAP and Pathologists in Training at Tulane University Medical Center. He is an editorial reviewer of Frontier Medicine and Laboratory Medicine.
2009 Molecular Genetic Pathology, American Board of Pathology
2008 Hematopathology, American Board of Pathology
2007 State of Ohio Board of Medicine
2005 Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology, American Board of Pathology
Academic and Medical Appointments
2015-Present Medical Director, Polaris Molecular Laboratories, James Cancer Center/Hospital, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
2014-Present Assistant Professor-Clinical, Department of Pathology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Education and Training
2006-2007 Fellow, Molecular Genetic Pathology, MDACC, Texas, USA
2005-2006 Fellow, Hematopathology, Tulane University Medical Center, New Orleans, LA, and MDACC, Texas, USA
2000-2005 Resident, Pathology, Tulane University Medical Center, New Orleans, LA, USA
1985-1988 Ph.D, Molecular Biology, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, USA
1978-1982 M.D., Hunan Medical College, Changsha, China