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Chenchen Zhang, MB, PhD

Academic Title:

Assistant Professor

Primary Appointment:


Additional Title:

Assistant Professor in Medicine


110 S Paca Street, 2nd floor

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Education and Training

Fellow, Interventional Pulmonology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA (7/1/2020 – 6/30/2021) 

Fellow, Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care, Saint Louis University Hospital. St Louis, MO, USA (7/1/2017 – 6/30/2020)

Resident, Internal Medicine, Norwalk Hospital Affiliated with the Yale School of Medicine. Norwalk, CT, USA (7/3/2014- 7/2/2017)

Ph.D., Psychiatry and Mental Health, Medical Psychological Research Center, the 2nd Xiangya Hospital, Central South University, Changsha, China (9/1/2006 – 5/23/2009)

M.D., Xiangya School of Medicine, Central South University, Changsha, China (9/1/2000 – 6/20/2007)

Research/Clinical Keywords

Interventional pulmonology; Bronchoscopy; Lung cancer; Pulmonary nodule; Central Airway obstruction; Bronchoscopic management of COPD; Pleural disease.

Highlighted Publications

  1. Zhang, C., Dibardino, D.M., Ma, K.C. (2023). Bronchoscopic Treatment of Thoracic Malignancy. AME medical journal. In press
  2. Zhang, C., Kim, R. Y., McGrath, C. M., Andronov, M., Haas, A. R., Ma, K. C., ... & DiBardino, D. M. (2023). The performance of an extended next generation sequencing panel using endobronchial ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration samples in non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer: a pragmatic study. Clinical Lung Cancer, 24(2), e105-e112.
  3. Zhang, C., Ramsey, C., Berical, A., Yu, L., Leng, L., McGinnis, K. A., ... & Sauler, M. (2019). A functional macrophage migration inhibitory factor promoter polymorphism is associated with reduced diffusing capacity. American Journal of Physiology-Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology, 316(2), L400-L405.

Additional Publication Citations

  1. Magge, A., Kent, M. S., Ospina-Delgado, D., Swenson, K. E., Parikh, M. S., Zhang, C., ... & Majid, A. (2022). Robotic-assisted Fissure Completion for Lung Volume Reduction with Endobronchial Valves. Annals of the American Thoracic Society, 19(12), 2087-2090.
  2. Swenson, K., Uribe, J. P., Ayala, A., Parikh, M., Zhang, C., Paton, A., ... & Majid, A. (2022). Pleural Disease in Acute COVID-19 Pneumonia: A Single Center Retrospective Cohort Study. Journal of Bronchology & Interventional Pulmonology, 10-1097.
  3. Liu, X., Li, L., Si, F., Huang, L., Zhao, Y., Zhang, C., Hoft, D.F. and Peng, G., (2021). NK and NKT cells have distinct properties and functions in cancer. Oncogene, 40(27), pp.4521-4537.
  4. Schmid, K. M., Treaster, M. R., Barrios, C., Zhang, , & Scalzo, A. J. (2019). Heightened Immune Response to Presumed Loxosceles reclusa Envenomation. Wilderness & environmental medicine, 30(4), 450-453.
  5. Yao, S.(mentor), Zhang, C., Zhu, X., Jing, X., McWhinnie, C. M., & Abela, J. R. (2009). Measuring adolescent psychopathology: psychometric properties of the self-report strengths and difficulties questionnaire in a sample of Chinese adolescents. Journal of Adolescent Health, 45(1), 55-62.
  6. Yang, J., Yao, S., Zhu, X., Zhang, C., Ling, Y., Abela, J. R., ... & McWhinnie, C. (2010). The impact of stress on depressive symptoms is moderated by social support in Chinese adolescents with subthreshold depression: A multi-wave longitudinal study. Journal of affective disorders, 127(1-3), 113-121.
  7. Yao, S., Xiao, J., Zhu, X., Zhang, C., Auerbach, R. P., Mcwhinnie, C. M., ... & Wang, C. (2010). Coping and involuntary responses to stress in Chinese university students: Psychometric properties of the Responses to Stress Questionnaire. Journal of Personality Assessment, 92(4), 356-361.
  8. McWhinnie, C. M., Abela, J. R., Knäuper, B., & Zhang, C. (2009). Development and validation of the revised Children's dysfunctional attitudes scale. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 48(3), 287-308..
  9. Yang, J., Zhang, C., & Yao, S. Q. (2010). The impact of rumination and stressful life events on depressive symptoms in high school students: A multi-wave longitudinal study. Acta Psychologica Sinica, 42(9), 939-945.
  10. Xiao, J., Yao, S., Zhu, X., Zhang, C., Auerbach, R. P., McWhinnie, C. M., & Abela, J. R. (2010). The Responses to Stress Questionnaire: Construct validity and prediction of depressive and social anxiety symptoms in a sample of Chinese adolescents. Stress and Health, 26(3), 238-249.
  11. Ling, Y., Yang, J., Zhong, B., Zhang, C., & Yao, S. Q. (2009). Effects of childhood traumatic experience and self-esteem on adolescents’ depression. Chinese Journal of Clinical Psychology, 17(1), 54-56.
  12. Ling, Y., Yang, J., Zhang, C., Yi, J. Y., & Yao, S. Q. (2010). Social support as a moderator of the effects of adolescent stress and depressive symptoms: A longitudinal study. Chinese Journal of Clinical Psychology.

Research Interests

1. central airway obstruction 2. pulmonary nodules