Zhu-Ming Zhang, M.D., M.P.H., serves as an Assistant Professor at the Epidemiological Cardiology Research Center (EPICARE), Department of Epidemiology and Prevention, Division of Public Health Sciences, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, USA. With more than 10 years of experience in cardiology, two decades of experience in epidemiology research for cardiovascular diseases, and extensive knowledge of electrocardiology and advanced computer skills, Zhang’s primary area of interests is in ECG research for cardiovascular diseases and stroke. Zhang is the coauthor of The Minnesota Code Manual of Electrocardiographic Findings (second edition, new and enlarged) and The Novacode Criteria and is familiar with various ECG reading and classification systems. Zhang has been extensively involved in the research activities in EPICARE and a number of ongoing studies with ECGs funded by NIH or pharmaceutical industry. Zhang has been working as Principal Investigator or Coinvestigator in several NIH-funded studies. Zhang contributed to the evaluation and refinement of current ECG classification systems or criteria, which include ECG serial change for myocardial infarction/ischemia, atrial fibrillation, heart rate variability (HRV), QT dispersion/QT prolongation, left ventricular hypertrophy, spatial T-axis deviation estimation and spatial QRS/T angle, bundle branch block, and risk prediction of incident heart failure and incident cardiovascular events and total mortality. Zhang played a major role in revealing and developing the frontal plane QRS/T angle which has a potential implication for clinical practice.
Biography Updated on 13 September 2012