Dr. Viola Zhu, M.D, Ph.D

Dr. Viola Zhu, M.D., Ph.D.
Orange, California

Associate Professor of Medicine
University of California Irvine


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Viola Zhu is an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California Irvine and an attending physician at the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.

She earned her medical degree from Fudan University Shanghai Medical College (former Shanghai Medical University) and was in a graduate program in Medical Oncology at the Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center prior to receiving her PhD degree in Molecular Pathology and Immunology from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.

She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center and fellowship in Hematology and Oncology at Boston Medical Center. She is board certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology, and Medical Oncology.

Her clinical focus is lung cancer, and she is actively involved in many early phase trials of novel targeted therapies including those for MET altered lung cancer. She is on the editorial board for Journal of Clinical Oncology and has publications at many journals with high impact factor including New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of Clinical Oncology, and Cancer Discovery.