PORTLAND, Ore., Sept. 10, 2013 — The Oregon Clinic is pleased to welcome Amy Zhu, M.D., to its Gastroenterology group. Dr. Zhu is board-certified in internal medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine, completing a gastroenterology fellowship at Oregon Health & Science University earlier this year. She will focus on treating patients with various digestive disorders such as celiac disease, irritable bowel syndrome, and inflammatory bowel disease.
“I am thrilled and honored to be joining The Oregon Clinic, an organization that fosters a culture of excellence at every level, and its stellar team of GI experts,” said Dr. Amy Zhu. “My goal as a specialist physician is to arm my patients with the knowledge necessary to make informed decisions regarding their own health. I am committed to promoting the highest quality of life for my patients with a respectful, collaborative, and purposeful approach.”
Originally from the suburbs of Los Angeles, Dr. Zhu received a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology in 2002, graduating magna cum laude from University of California at San Diego (UCSD). While at UCSD, Dr. Zhu was a provost scholar and a member of both the Phi Beta Kappa National Honors Society and Golden Key International Honors Society.
Dr. Zhu moved back to Los Angeles in 2003 and received her doctor of medicine degree at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine in 2007. From 2007-2010 she completed residency in internal medicine at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. Dr. Zhu then moved to Portland in 2010 where she completed her gastroenterology fellowship at Oregon Health & Science University.
Dr. Zhu received numerous awards for her research while at UCLA and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, including the Paul Rubenstein Award for Excellent Resident Research. She is currently researching gastric cancer mortality time trends at the Portland Veterans Affairs (VA) Hospital Department of Gastroenterology.
In addition to awards for her research, Dr. Zhu has frequently presented at medical conferences and has been published in various medical and scientific journals including the Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology, Digestive Diseases and Science, and World Journal of Gastroenterology. Dr. Zhu is an active member of the American College of Gastroenterology, the American Gastroenterological Association, and the American Society of Gastroenterological Endoscopy.
“We are delighted to welcome Dr. Zhu to the clinic. She brings her considerable skill, up-to-date training, and caring professional manner to an established group of highly dedicated physicians,” stated James K. Regan M.D., The Oregon Clinic.
Dr. Zhu has been living in Portland for the past three years and speaks fluent Mandarin Chinese. She enjoys theater and films, hiking, traveling, and attending live music events. Dr. Zhu practices at Gastroenterology East (formerly Portland Gastroenterology) for The Oregon Clinic, located at 1111 NE 99th Ave., Suite 301, Portland OR, 97220. She will also serve as volunteer faculty at OHSU starting in September 2013.