Yi Zhang, MD

Yi was born in Zhejiang, China, and moved to the US at the age of 5. She spent the majority of her childhood in Westford, MA, and graduated summa cum laude from Harvard University with a degree in Neurobiology and on the Mind/Brain/Behavior track. Yi received her MD from Stanford School of Medicine, where she pursued an additional funded research year dedicated to the application of machine learning and predictive modeling to the study of neurosurgical outcomes under the mentorship of Dr. John Ratliff. Outside of neurosurgery, Yi enjoys hiking, yoga, painting, and spending time with her blind cat Potato.


2022 - Present
Stanford University – Stanford, CA
Department of Neurosurgery
Resident Physician

2017 - 2022
Stanford University – Stanford, CA
M.D., Scholarly Concentration in Clinical Research & Neuroscience, Behavior, and Cognition

Harvard University – Cambridge, MA
A.B., Neurobiology, Mind/Brain/Behavior Track, summa cum laude


Program Completion Year:



Honors Awards

  • Medical Scholars Research Grant, Stanford Medical School (2019-2020)
  • Medical Scholars Research Grant, Stanford Medical School (2018)
  • Program for Research in Science and Engineering Fellowship, Harvard University (2016)
  • John Harvard Scholar, Harvard University (2016)
  • Fisher Memorial Scholarship, Westford Academy (2013)





Yi Zhang