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Hanqiao (Ciao) Zheng, MD, PhD


Board Certifications

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology


Cytopathology, Surgical Pathology


University Pathologists


University Pathologists, a Sonic Healthcare anatomic pathology practice, is privileged to include Hanqiao Zheng, M.D., Ph.D., as a part of its dynamic medical staff. Dr. Zheng is a board-certified pathologist who brings medical education and professional experience along with a history of peer-reviewed publications and presentations.

Dr. Zheng earned her medical degree from Wuhan University School of Medicine in Hubei, China, where she won the Medical Clerkship Award for Excellence. She also graduated with a Master of Science and doctoral degree from Wuhan University School of Medicine. Dr. Zheng served two pathology residencies. The first was an anatomic and clinical pathology residency at Drexel University College of Medicine, Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The second was an anatomic and clinical pathology residency at Boston University School of Medicine, Boston Medical Center in Massachusetts, where she served as chief resident and held the position of clinical instructor. She completed a surgical pathology fellowship at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School in Boston, followed by a cytopathology fellowship at UMass Chan Medical School in Worcester, MA.

Dr. Zheng held the position of instructor and associate professor in the Department of Pathology and Pathophysiology of Wuhan University School of Medicine. She was then a postdoctoral fellow at the University of South Dakota School of Medicine in Vermillion, SD. This was followed by another postdoctoral fellowship and an instructor position at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Zheng was a research assistant in the Departments of Genetics and Complex Diseases at the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston. She also had two pathology observerships, one at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, and the other at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis.

Dr. Zheng has a collection of published manuscripts, book chapters, and presentations. She has published articles in journals such as the Journal of Pathology Informatics and Human Pathology, among others. She has presented her research at professional conferences such as the annual meetings of the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology and the American Society for Clinical Pathology. She has also authored four book chapters on apoptosis, hypertrophy, dysfunction of blood system, and transgenic model.

Dr. Zheng holds full medical licensure and is board certified in anatomic and clinical pathology by the American Board of Pathology.



Wuhan University School of Medicine (MD)
Hubei, China

Wuhan University School of Medicine (PhD)
Hubei, China


Postgraduate Training

Cytopathology Fellowship
UMass Chan Medical School
Worcester, MA

Surgical Pathology Fellowship
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency
(Chief Resident)
Boston Medical Center
Boston University School of Medicine
Boston, MA

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology Residency
Hahnemann University Hospital
Drexel University College of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA