Professor Yuqi Zhang is a Ph.D. Tutor, a well-known expert in neurosurgery, and a leading pediatric neurosurgeon in the Chinese community. He is the Vice President of Tsinghua University’s Second Affiliated Hospital. He studied neurosurgery in the United States as post-doctoral researcher, and was for twelve years the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Beijing Tiantan Hospital. He also served as the Chinese Journal of Neurosurgery’s Editorial Director for nine years. He is a council member of the Chinese Physicians’ Association, the Vice Chairman of the Neurological Surgeons’ chapter of the Chinese Medical Association, a Chinese member of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery (ISPN), and an editorial board member of several distinguished journals, including the Chinese Journal of Neurosurgery and the Journal of Pediatric Surgery.
From 1981 to 1986, he studied at the Third Military Medical University, receiving his BA degree in medicine in 1986. He received his Master’s degree in Neurosurgery from the PLA Postgraduate Medical School (PLA General Hospital) in 1992, and his Ph.D. in Neurosurgery in 1995 from Capital Medical University. From 1995 to 1997, he was a Postdoctoral Visiting Scholar in Neurosurgery at the University of Florida in the United States. Between1997 and2012, he held several positions at Beijing Tiantan Hospital, Capital Medical University—as the Assistant Dean, followed by the Director of Pediatric Neurosurgery; he also served as the Director of Pediatric Neurology of the Beijing Neurological Institute. In September 2012, he joined Tsinghua University as Vice President and the Deputy Director of the Neurosurgery Center.
Professor Zhang has had a distinguished research career. In the United States, he established the world's first animal model of cerebral ischemia treated by estrogen, and studied the relationship between estrogen and cerebral ischemia. His findings were published in several journals, including Stroke and Brain Research. For the past twenty years, Professor Zhang has been interested in pediatric neurosurgery, brain tumors, and hydrocephalus. He has expertise in the clinical fields of craniopharyngiomas, sellar tumors, third ventricle hypothalamic tumors, skull base tumors, brain stem tumors, and cerebrovascular disease. The breakthroughs achieved through his study of craniopharyngioma surgery in children have been used to carry out the largest number of operations in the world. To date, he has published 180 research papers and edited 24 monographs.