Zhongren Zhou, B.Med., Ph.D.

Zhongren Zhou, B.Med., Ph.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 626
Rochester, NY 14642

Appointment: (585) 276-3000

Patient Care Bio

Dr. Zhongren (David) Zhou is a surgical and cytopathologist with interests in gastrointestinal pathology, in particular esophageal pathology. He performs translational research using tissue microarrays and banked frozen tissue specimens to study the gene amplification, overexpression and molecular changes in esophageal cancer. The goal of these studies is to discover new biomarkers for early diagnosis and/or for screening of patients at high risk for esophageal cancer development.

Awards & Honors (Local)

CAPA Award for the best research abstract 2011
Guang-Hua Award for Outstanding Graduate Student | Shanghai Medical University 1992
Annual Science Festival Award for Outstanding Research Work | Shanghai Medical University 1992

Current Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (SMD) - Primary


Cytopathology - American Board of Pathology
Anatomic Pathology and Clinical Pathology - American Board of Pathology


PhD | Neurobiology | Shanghai Medical College; Fundan University1993
MS | Anatomy | Capital University of Medical Science1989
MD | Medicine | North China University of Science and Technology (formerly School of Medicine, Hebei United University)1986

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Oncology at M.D. Anderson Cancer Cnter07/01/2007 - 06/30/2008
Fellowship in Cytopathology at Baylor College of Medicine07/01/2006 - 06/30/2007
Residency in Pathology at Boston University Medical Center - University Hospital07/01/2003 - 06/30/2006
Residency in Pathology at North Shore University Hospital07/01/2002 - 06/30/2003
Fellowship at Harvard02/01/1994 - 07/31/1998