Dr. Wenlan (Wendy) Zhang is the Chief Resident at Duke Eye Center. Originally born in China, she grew up in the Northeast and Mexico before moving to Missouri with her family. She graduated from the undergraduate program at Washington University in St. Louis with a degree in Biochemistry.
While in medical school at Duke University, she received a national grant from the Research to Prevent Blindness Foundation to support an extra year of ophthalmology research studying age-related macular degeneration in a mouse model.
Following an internal medicine internship at Duke University, she completed her ophthalmology residency at the Duke Eye Center.
Dr. Zhang plans to pursue vitreoretinal fellowship training and a career in patient care, education, and clinical research. In her current role as the Chief Resident, her responsibilities include resident education, supervision of residents in the operating room and on the consult service, and providing comprehensive patient care at the Duke Eye Center, Durham Veterans Medical Center, and Raleigh Central Prison.
She is excited to usher in a new class of residents to the field of ophthalmology at the Duke Eye Center in 2016!
Education & training
Internship: Duke University, Internal Medicine