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I was raised in Beijing, China and graduated from the International School of Beijing. I attended college at Duke University where I majored in English, wrote for the school newspaper, and developed an interest in teaching. At Duke, I also became an avid college basketball fan. If I happen to be free in March you can find me in front of the TV sporting some Duke blue gear.

After graduating, I taught underprivileged high school students in Los Angeles through Teach for America. Working with these students instilled in me an interest in mentoring young women and later reproductive health. These interests took me to medical school at UCSF and eventually to my interest in obstetrics and gynecology. During medical school, I was involved in several projects concerning contraception provision in Oakland, which brought me a great deal of fulfillment. I will be staying at UCSF for my residency and could not be more excited about this opportunity.

Outside of my interests in medicine (and college basketball), I like to run, eat, and hike my way through the Bay Area. If I have some extra free time, I prefer to be exploring different parts of the world with my husband and a good book.

Wenjia Zhang, MD
Wenjia Zhang, MD
Resident Physician - PGY 4

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Main Address

UCSF OB/GYN&RS Residency Program
550 16th Street, 7th Floor
OBGYN, Mailstop 0132
San Francisco, CA 94143-0132

Location Office Phone Fax
Mission Bay (415) 476 - 5192 (415) 476 - 1811
Mount Zion (415) 353 - 9240 (415) 353 - 9509
San Francisco General Hospital (415) 206 - 3061 (415) 206 - 3112

Research/Clinical Interests:  Adolescent health, contraception counseling, women’s reproductive health rights, quality improvement, medical education



Institution Degree Field of Study
current University of California, San Francisco Residency Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
2015 University of California, San Francisco MD Medicine
2010 University of California, Los Angeles Extension Teacher certificate Secondary science
2009 Duke University, Durham, NC BA English

Research & Professional Experience

2014 - 2015 Health and Society Research Pathway Program, UCSF: An intervention to improve adolescent long acting reversible contraceptive counseling
2013 – 2015 Kaiser Oakland Obstetrics and Gynecology Department: Medical Management of Ectopic Pregnancy in the Obese Patient
2013 – 2014 Kaiser Oakland Internal Medicine Department: Increasing Fecal Immunochemistry Test (FIT) Kit Returns through a Medical Assistant Training Intervention
2011 – 2012 Teacher: Medical Scholars Program, UCSF
2009 - 2011 Corp member: Teacher for America, Los Angeles
2009 – 2010 Co-Founder: Girl Talk

Achievements & Recognition

Year Major Honors
2013 Essential core teaching award nominee, UCSF Medical Scholars Program
2010 New teacher of the year, Green Dot Charter High School, Los Angeles


Zhang W, Crothers C. Medical Management of Ectopic pregnancy for obese patients. Pacific Coast Obstetrical and Gynecological Society

Zhang W, Hartman L, Riegels N. " An intervention to improve adolescent long acting reversible contraceptive counseling," Presented at Pathways to Discovery Symposium, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, May 2015

Riegels N, Betenia N, Elmer-Dewitt M, Le Marchand C, Melgar M, Seol A, Sheth S, Tait A, Zhang W, Mazotti L. Development and Evaluation of an Interprofessional Curriculum to Improve Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates. Presented at: UCSF Medical Education Symposium; San Francisco, CA, 2014.

Sheth S, Le Marchand C, Seol A, Melgar M, Tait A, Elmer-Dewitt M, Betenia N, Zhang W, Mazotti L, Riegels N. “Improving FIT KIT Return Rate Among African American Patients.” Oral Presentation presented at: Primary Care Showcase; San Francisco, CA, 2013