About Us

Meet Dr. Zhang

Dr. Andrew Zhang is an accomplished Hand Surgeon and Reconstructive Plastic Surgeon. After graduating Summa Cum Laude from Claremont McKenna College in southern California, Dr. Zhang attended medical school at the prestigious Stanford Medical School (U.S News and World Report ranked Stanford #2 in the country in 2017). He excelled academically and published numerous articles, some of which appeared in top national journals such as Nature and Science. Dr. Zhang was recruited to stay at Stanford after medical school to further advance his training in plastic surgery.Over the next six years, Dr. Zhang honed his surgical skills, learning from world-renowned plastic surgeons. He found his passion in hand surgery and reconstructive microsurgery during this residency. After completing a year of hand surgery fellowship, also at Stanford, Dr. Zhang left California for the great state of Texas to begin his career at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. His compassionate and affable nature, coupled with his clinical acumen and technical ability, makes him the most sought-after hand and microsurgeon in the area.In 2016, Dr. Zhang was recruited to UT Southwestern to lead the reconstructive plastic surgery and hand surgery team at Parkland Memorial Hospital. At the same time, Dr. Zhang also assumed the position of residency program director at UTSW, overseeing one of the best plastic surgery residencies in the country.

Dr. Zhang’s philosophy regarding achieving the highest level of care focuses on patient-centered teamwork. He provides tailored informative consultations to patients, and explains difficult topics in simple understandable terms. He uses his knowledge and experience to guide patients in selecting and tailoring the best treatment options for them. He spends the extra time needed to make sure all of his patients’ questions are answered. He also surrounds himself with the best nurses, and support staff who are caring and compassionate.

Specialties

  • Hand Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast and body contouring
  • Extremity Reconstruction
    • Upper and Lower Extremity
  • Cosmetic surgery
  • General Reconstruction
    • Abdominal
    • Head and neck
    • Chest Reconstruction

Credentials

  •  Stanford Hospital and Clinic, Stanford, CA  Fellowship in Hand Surgery
  •  Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Stanford, CA Residency in Plastic Surgery
  • Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA Degree:  Doctor of Medicine
  • Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, CA Degree:  Bachelor of Art with Honors, Biology-Chemistry, Summa Cum Laude,
  • Board Certified: American Board of Plastic Surgery
  • Board Certified: Hand Surgery

Memberships

  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • American Association for Hand Surgery
  • American Council of Academic Plastic Surgeons
  • Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • Dallas Society of Plastic Surgeons

Awards

  • 2016 Excellence in Resident Teaching, UT Medical Branch, Galveston TX.
  • 2015 Stephen R Lewis Professorship in Plastic Surgery, UT Medical Branch, Galveston TX
  • 2015 Truman Blocker Award, Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons, San Antonio TX.
  • 2015 Cronin Award, Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons, San Antonio TX.
  • 2015 Super Doctors: Rising Star, Texas Monthly, Houston TX
  • 2015 Top Doc, Houstonia, Houston TX
  • 2013 First place Clinical Science Research, Singleton Society of Surgery Annual Meeting, Galveston, TX
  • 2011 Emanuel B. Kaplan Award, Anatomical Excellence in Surgery of the Hand, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Chicago, IL
  • 2008 Scientific Exhibit of Exceptional Merit94th Clinical Congress of the American College of Surgeons, San Francisco, CA
  • 2003 Honorable Mention Poster Exhibit Award for Scientific Content, American Society for Surgery of the Hand, Chicago, IL
  • 2002 – 2003 Beckman Foundation Medical ScholarStanford University School of Medicine, CA
  • 2000 – 2001 American Diabetes Association Medical ScholarStanford University School of Medicine, CA 
  • 1999 – 2000 Genentech Scholar, Stanford University School of Medicine, CA
  • 1999 – 2000 Beckman Foundation Medical ScholarStanford University School of Medicine, CA
  • 1998 SalutatorianClaremont McKenna College, CA
  • 1998 Summa cum laudeClaremont McKenna College, CA