Xiang Zhang is a Professor and Director of Department of Neurosurgery in Xijing Hospital at the Fourth Military Medical University, China. He is also a Member and Clinical Investigator at the University’s Institute of Clinical Neuroscience (ICN) in Xi’an City, Shaanxi, China. Dr. Zhang obtained the B.S. and M.D. degrees from the Fourth Military Medical University. He pursued a residency in neurosurgery and a fellowship in neurosurgery/oncology in Austria. After spending 2 years as a Member of the Neurosurgical Faculty, he was recruited at the Xijing Hospital in Fourth Military Medical University. Dr. Zhang oversees the neuro-oncology program at ICN. Dr. Zhang’s research efforts focus on the pathogenesis and development of new therapies for nervous system malignancies. He has discovered the molecular mechanism of glioblastoma multiform and developed a new surgical technique that delivers methods to tumor operation in clinical neurosurgery. To lead this effort, he founded ICN. Zhang has received multiple grants from the National Natural Science Foundation of China and the National Cancer Society. His specialty is the diagnosis, surgery, and emergency treatment for brain and spinal cord tumors, cerebrovascular disease, and craniocerebral trauma. At present, he is a Member of the World Neurosurgical Society and the International Brain Research Organization. He is also a Member of Council of Chinese Medical Association and Council of Chinese Neurosurgical Association. Moreover, he is the President of the PLA Academy of Neurological Surgery and the Shaanxi Academy of Neurological Surgery.
Biography Updated on 8 June 2011