Wenxin Zheng

University of Arizona, USA


Wenxin Zheng was born in China and received an M.D. degree from Shanghai Medical University, Shanghai, China, in 1983. Dr. Zheng came to USA in 1986 and received reproductive sciences research training at the Columbia University (P&S), New York City, NY, USA; pathology residency at the Connell University, Ithaca, NY, USA; and Gynecologic Pathology Fellowship at the Brown University, Providence, RI, USA. He currently works as the Director of GYN Pathology and the Director of Molecular Pathology at University of Arizona, Tucson, Ariz, USA. Dr. Zheng has served as a Tenured Professor of pathology, obstetrics, gynecology at the University of Arizona, College of Medicine, since 2005. In the early 1990s, Dr. Zheng started to be interested in the most aggressive endometrial cancer, the endometrial serous carcinoma (ESC), and then devoted nearly 20 years to define the precancers of ESC and its carcinogenesis. His authority in endometrial serous carcinogenesis and pathology diagnosis of all GYN cancers are well recognized. In the late 1990s, Dr. Zheng started to work on the hormonal etiology of sporadic ovarian epithelial cancer and provided direct evidence of gonadotropin FSH links to fallopian tube mucosa and ovarian epithelia. This project expanded to the study of serous carcinogenesis in the fallopian tube. Dr. Zheng and his colleagues recently proposed that low-grade serous carcinomas of the ovary originate in the tubal epithelial cells through a secretory cell expansion process. Together with the findings of high-grade serous carcinomas of the ovary mainly derived from fallopian tube, almost all pelvic serous carcinomas are now considered as tubal origin. For cervical cancer intervention strategy, Dr. Zheng has created a novel approach called "one stop total care" to make a definitive diagnose and treat cervical precancers in less than 2 hours. Dr. Zheng directs a full service of gynecologic pathology at the University of Arizona and serves as an Expert Consultant for the entire state of Arizona, China, and many places in the world. He has published over 120 articles.

Biography Updated on 4 February 2013

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