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Isabelle Zheng

Isabelle Zheng MD, FRCPC, DABR

Dr. Isabelle (Jia Min) Zheng is a dual Canadian and American board-certified radiologist. She grew up in a small community in Northern Quebec and speaks fluently French, English and Chinese.

After graduating from Marianopolis College in Montreal with many distinctions including The Birks Medal for the second highest academic performance in the Science program; The English Department Award for outstanding achievement in English literature; and The Margaret Taussig Award in Biology; she was admitted directly to medical school at McGill University with a major entrance scholarship and without a prior undergraduate degree.

She graduated the top of her class in medical school, receiving the prestigious Holmes Gold Medal, awarded by McGill since 1865, as well as nominations for professionalism, exemplary physicianship and empathy. She went on to complete her residency and fellowship training in Radiology at the University of Toronto and earned the “Best Publication by a Resident” award by the Quebec Radiological Society.

She enjoys teaching and has held several leadership roles in education, community outreach and advocacy so far in her career. She is experienced with residency interviews, having interviewed at 12 radiology programs across Canada. She does not offer consultation for medical school interviews, due to her role on an admission committee.

Dr. Zheng is a tech enthusiast with an interest in healthcare technology innovation, she joined MD Consultants for these opportunities. As a radiologist, she performs image-guided procedures and works with digital medical images and voice recognition engines on a daily basis. She is particularly interested in health engineering startups working on telemedicine, natural language processing, on the use of neural networks for the analysis of medical images and on augmented reality to assist with image-guided interventions or manipulation of medical images.

She is part of the SHAD Valley alumni network (U Waterloo 2005), a nationally recognized summer program for young innovators and entrepreneurs in STEM fields and has also taken courses at the Rotman School of Management. In her free time, she is a digital artist/graphic designer, outdoors lover, avid world explorer, enjoys work-travel, and aspires to follow the footsteps of Anthony Bourdain in Parts Unknown.

Areas of Expertise

  • Career coaching
  • Education
  • Health technology implementation
  • Healthcare start-up consulting
  • Healthcare technology assessment

Education

  • FRCPC, Radiology, University of Toronto
  • DABR, American Board of Radiology
  • MD, Faculty of Medicine, McGill University

  • Holmes Gold Medal – McGill University Faculty of Medicine, awarded to top student of graduating medical class
  • Birks Medal – Marianopolis College, for second best performance in the Science program
  • Governor General’s Medal – École Secondaire Kénogami, awarded to high school valedictorian
  • Best Publication by a Resident award, Quebec Radiological Society
  • Mach-Gaesslen grant recipient
  • Fonds de la Recherche de la Santé du Québec (FRSQ) grant recipient

  • Zheng, Jiamin & Alsaadi, Tahra & Blaichman, Jason & Xie, Xuanqian & Omeroglu, Attila & Meterissian, Sarkis & Mesurolle, Benoit. (2013). Invasive Ductal Carcinoma of the Breast: Correlation Between Tumor Grade Determined by Ultrasound-Guided Core Biopsy and Surgical Pathology. AJR. American journal of roentgenology. 200. W71-4. 10.2214/AJR.11.7461.
  • Khashper, Alla & Zheng, Jiamin & Nahal, Ayoub & Discepola, Federico. (2014). Imaging characteristics of spindle cell lipoma and its variants. Skeletal radiology. 43. 10.1007/s00256-014-1834-5.
  • Hassan, Tasneem & Fraine, Patrizio & El-Khoury, Mona & Joseph, Lawrence & Zheng, Jiamin & Mesurolle, Benoit. (2013). Accuracy of percutaneous core needle biopsy in diagnosing papillary breast lesions and potential impact of sonographic features on their management. Journal of clinical ultrasound : JCU. 41. 10.1002/jcu.21993.
  • Bouchentouf, Manaf & Forner, Kathy-Ann & Cuerquis, Jessica & Michaud, Véronique & Zheng, Jiamin & Paradis, Pierre & Schiffrin, Ernesto & Galipeau, Jacques. (2010). Induction of Cardiac Angiogenesis Requires Killer Cell Lectin-Like Receptor 1 and 4 7 Integrin Expression by NK Cells. Journal of immunology (Baltimore, Md. : 1950). 185. 7014-25. 10.4049/jimmunol.1001888.
  • Bouchentouf M, Paradis P, Forner KA, Cuerquis J, Boivin MN, Zheng J, Boulassel MR, Routy JP, Schiffrin EL, Galipeau J. Monocyte derivatives promote angiogenesis and myocyte survival in a model of myocardial infarction. Cell Transplant. 2010;19(4):369-86. doi: 10.3727/096368909X484266. Epub 2009 Dec 18. PMID: 20021736.

  • Former Professional Association of Residents of Ontario (PARO) representative, University of Toronto
  • Former Medical School Admission Committee file reviewer and interviewer, University of Toronto
  • Former Residency Program Committee member, University of Toronto
  • Former Mock Oral Examiner, University of Toronto
  • Former Project Lead of Community Outreach Program and Community Health Alliance programs, McGill University

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