Dr. Ze Zhang is joining the Tulane Ophthalmology Department after completing a fellowship in Glaucoma at the University of Iowa, Department of Ophthalmology in Iowa City, Iowa. During her fellowship, she trained with international leaders in the field of traditional and minimally invasive glaucoma surgery. She completed her undergraduate degrees in Biology and Business Administration at the University of Southern California. She then went on to obtain her Doctor of Medicine degree from the Yale School of Medicine in New Haven, CT. She completed her Ophthalmology residency training at Tulane University School of Medicine.
Board certified in Ophthalmology, Dr. Zhang specializes in the medical and surgical management of glaucoma, including minimally invasive glaucoma procedures as well as traditional filtering procedures. She will be the first glaucoma surgeon in the state to offer AB interno Canaloplasty (ABiC) and Gonioscopy-Assisted Transluminal Trabeculotomy (GATT) to glaucoma patients.
Dr. Zhang’s research focuses on trabecular outflow resistance in open angle glaucoma. She has presented her research at national meetings including the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. She has published in multiple peer-reviewed journals. The department awarded her the Outstanding Resident Research Award every year of her residency.
In addition to her clinical and research pursuits, Dr. Zhang is interested in medical student and resident education and plans to be involved in designing curriculums to improve resident surgical training.
Dr. Zhang grew up in New Orleans and is excited to return home, where she enjoys cooking and biking.