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Yi Zhang, MD, PhD

Yi Zhang
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about me
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Clinical Interests
  • Retinal detachment or tear
  • Age-related macular degeneration
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Vitreous hemorrhage
  • Retinal vein occlusion
  • Macular hole
  • Epiretinal membrane
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Uveitis
Research Interests
  • Gene therapy for Age related macular degeneration or other retina diseases
  • Micropulse subthreshold laser for diabetic macular edema or macular edema secondary to retinal vein occlusion
  • Retina ischemia
  • Mandarin
  • MD, Zhejiang Medical University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China
  • PhD, Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China
  • Fellowship, Vitreo-Retina, National Retina Institute, Towson, MD
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR
  • Residency, Ophthalmology, Hahnemann University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
  • Residency, Ophthalmology, Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China
Board Certification
  • Ophthalmology
  • American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology
  • International Congress of Eye Research
  • American Society of Retinal Specialists
Awards and Honors
  • Travel Grant, Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, 2006
  • Pediatric Ophthalmology Research Grant, Knights Templar Eye Foundation, 2005
  • Zhou Zizhuan Scholarship for Outstanding Graduate Students, Peking Union Medical College and Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, 1999
  • Award for Distinguished Honor Graduates, Zhejiang Medical University, 1993
  • Scholarship for Honor Students, Zhejiang Medical University, 1989-1992

Office Locations

Temple Ophthalmology

Temple University Hospital – Main Campus

3401 N. Broad Street

Parkinson Pavilion, Suite 630

Philadelphia, PA 19140


Temple Ophthalmologic Surgery at Jeanes Campus

Temple University Hospital – Jeanes Campus

7500 Central Avenue

Physicians' Office Building

Suite 201

Philadelphia, PA 19111


Digital Bibliography
Selected Publications

Y. Zhang, C. Cho, L. Atchaneeyasakul, T. McFarland, B. Appukuttan, J. Stout. Activation of the mitochondrial apoptotic pathway in a rat model of central retinal artery occlusion. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science. 2005; 45(6): 2133-9.

Y. Zhang, J. Ye, R. Jiang, Y. Luo, L. Li, W. Li. Experimental study of C3F8 mediated vitrectomy in rabbit eye. Chinese Journal of ophthalmology. 2005; 41(1): 58-9.

R. Murthy, T. McFarland, J. Yoken, S. Chen, C. Burke, Y. Zhang, B. Appukuttan, J.Stout. Corneal transduction to inhibit angiogenesis and graft failure. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science. 2003; 44(5): 1837-42.

Y. Zhang, J. Ye, Y. Luo, L. Li, W. Li. Experimental study of modified limited macular translocation in rabbit eye. Chinese Journal of Ocular Fundus Disease. 2002; 18(3):203-7.

Y. Zhang, Z. Lai, Y. Jin. Corneal topography analysis after cataract phacoemulsification extraction and foldable IOL implantation. Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology. 2002; 38(1): 51.

Y. Zhang, Z. Lai, Y. Jin. Corneal shape changes after phacoemulsification and foldable IOL implantation. Chinese Journal of Practical Ophthalmology. 2001; 37(11): 832-4.

Y. Zhang, Y. Lao, Y. Guo, H. Guo. Bilateral papilloedema associated with lumbosacral intra-spinal tumor. Chinese Medical Journal (English edition). 2000, 113(3): 201-5.

Y. Zhang, G. Pang. Ocular immune privilege and anterior chamber associated immune deviation. Foreign Medical Sciences-Ophthalmology. 2000; 24(6): 321-5.

Y. Zhang, W. Feng, Y. Lao, F. Ai. Two cases of bilateral papilloedema associated with lumbosacral intraspinal tumor. Chinese Journal of Ophthalmology. 2000; 36(6): 470-1.

J. Zhao, X. Li, D Dong, Y. Chen, Y. Zou, Y. Zhang. Clinical assessment of Pranoprofen eyedrop on postoperative inflammation of cataract extraction and non-infection inflammation of the anterior segments of the eye. Chinese Ophthalmic Research. 2000; 18(6): 560-4.

C. Cui, C. Zhang, Y. Chen, Y. Zhang, B. Han. Neovascular glaucoma secondary to diabetic retinopathy. Journal of Capital University of Medical Sciences. 2000; 21(4): 352.

W. Guo, B. Huang, Y. Zhang, X. Ma, Z. Song. Effect of rhEGF on proliferation of cultured rabbit corneal-limbal epithelial cells. Basic Medical Sciences and Clinics. 1999; 19 (2): 43-6.

Y. Zhang, T. Hu. Application of cyclosporine A in ocular Diseases. Foreign Medical Sciences- Ophthalmology. 1996; 20 (2): 81-5.