Yi Zhang, Ph.D.

Licenses and Certifications

  • Texas Medical Physicist License (Temporary) – TMP10598
  • American Board of Radiology: Diagnostic Medical Physics Part II – passed 2014


  • 2014 Clinical Medical Physics Residency – Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
  • 2012 Ph.D. Medical Physics - The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
  • 2007 B.S., Physics, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China

Honors and Awards

  • John R. Cameron Young Investigator Competition Finalist, American Association of Physicists in Medicine, 2013
  • Summa Cum Laude Merit Award, International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 2013
  • Translational Science Training Scholar, Institute for Integration of Medicine and Science, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, 2012
  • Santen Pharmaceutical Grant, Association of Research in Visual and Ophthalmology, 2010
  • Palmaz Endowment Academic Awards, Department of Radiology, UTHSCSA, 2010 – 11
  • Student with Excellent Records Scholarship, Zhejiang University, China, 2005 – 07
  • Hong Kong Jockey Club Scholarship, University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, 2006


  • Zhang Y, Leng S, Yu L, Carter RE and McCollough CH, Correlation between human and model observer performance for discrimination task using realistic CT images. Physics in Medicine and Biology 2014 59:3389
  • Leng S, Yu L, Zhang Y, Carter RE, Toledano AY and McCollough CH, Correlation between model observer and human observer performance in CT imaging when lesion location is uncertain. Medical Physics. 2013 40(8), 081908
  • Zhang Y, Harrison JM, Nateras OSE, Chalfin S, Duong TQ. Decreased retinal–choroidal blood flow in retinitis pigmentosa as measured by MRI. Documenta Ophthalmologica. 2013 126: 187-197
  • Muir ER, Zhang Y, Nateras OSE, Peng Q, Duong TQ. Human Vitreous: MR Imaging of Oxygen Partial Pressure. Radiology. 2013 266(3): 905-911
  • Zhang Y, Nateras OSE ,Peng Q, Kuranov RV, Harrison JM, Milner TE, Duong TQ. Lamina-specific anatomical magnetic resonance imaging of the human retina. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. 2011 52(10): 7232-7237
  • Zhang Y, Wey HY, Nateras OSE, Peng Q, De La Garza BH, Duong TQ. Anatomical, blood oxygenation level-dependent, and blood flow MRI of nonhuman primate (baboon) retina. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine. 2011, 66(2): 546-554
  • Zhang Y, Peng Q, Kiel JW, Rosende CA, Duong TQ. Magnetic resonance imaging of vascular oxygenation changes during hyperoxia and carbogen challenges in the human retina. Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science. 2011, 52(1): 286.
  • Peng Q, Zhang Y, Nateras OSE, van Osch MJP, Duong TQ. MRI of blood flow of the human retina. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine 2011, 65(5): 1768-1775