Hong Zhang, M.D., Ph.D., Named Chief of Radiation Oncology October 26, 2012 Hong Zhang, M.D., Ph.D.Highland Hospital has appointed Hong Zhang, M.D., Ph.D., as Chief of Radiation Oncology. She will provide clinical and operational leadership for all three sites where Highland provides radiation oncology services: Highland Hospital, Unity Hospital and the Sands Cancer Center at Thompson Hospital. Since 2008, Dr. Zhang has overseen Radiation Oncology services at Unity. A highly respected clinician, researcher and teacher, Dr. Zhang is the recipient of numerous awards. Most recently, she received the Patient- and Family-Centered I CARE Award from the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) in 2012 and the 2011-2012 Educator of the Year Award from the Association of Residents in Radiation Oncology. “The most important part of my job is ensuring all of our patients receive the highest quality and compassionate care at all of our locations,” Dr. Zhang said. Dr. Zhang is an Associate Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at URMC. She earned her medical degree at Yale University School of Medicine and completed her internship in Internal Medicine at Rochester General Hospital and her residency in Radiation Oncology at URMC. Dr. Zhang replaces Muammar Tasbas, M.D., who served as interim Medical Director at Highland and Sands during recruitment of a full-time Chief of Service. For Media Inquiries: Public Relations Department (585) 275-3676 Email Public Relations Additional Resources: More about Hong Zhang, M.D., Ph.D.