Huayan Zhang, MD

Huayan Zhang, MD

Huayan Zhang, MD, is the Director of the Newborn and Infant Chronic Lung Disease Program and an attending neonatologist with the Division of Neonatology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Locations: Main Campus; CHOP Newborn Care at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Background

Huayan Zhang, MD, is an attending neonatologist at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She is also an associate professor of clinical pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She is heavily involved in training and supervising medical students, house staff and neonatal intensive care post-doctoral fellows.

Dr. Zhang serves as the Director of the Newborn and Infant Chronic Lung Disease Program at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Her clinical focus and research interests are in the prevention and management of bronchopulmonary dysplasia or infant chronic lung disease. She is actively involved in multiple research projects and speaks locally and internationally in this area.

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Capital University of Medical Sciences, Beijing, China

Internship

UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ

Residency

Beijing Children's Hospital, Beijing, China
UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, New Brunswick, NJ

Fellowship

The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

General Pediatrics
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Neonatologist

Director, Newborn and Infant Chronic Lung Disease Program

Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services

Research Interests

Bronchopulmonary dysplasia
Neonatal and infant respiratory care

Publications

Papers

2018

Luo J, Shepard S, Nilan K, Wood A, Monk HM, Jensen EA, Harrington AT, Maschhoff K, Kirpalani H, Feng Z, Zhang H. Improved growth and developmental activity post tracheostomy in preterm infants with severe BPD. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2018 Jul 3. doi: 10.1002/ppul.24087. [Epub ahead of print] Read the abstract.

2017

Tkach EK, White AM, Dysart KC, Waber B, Nawab US, Zhang H, Jensen EA. Comparison of Intact Parathyroid Hormone, Alkaline Phosphatase, Phosphate Levels for Diagnosing Severe Metabolic Bone Disease in Infants with Severe Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia. Am J Perinatol. 2017 Apr 21. doi: 10.1055/s-0037-1602419. [Epub ahead of print]

Tramper J, Zhang H, Foglia EE, Dysart KC, Padula MA, Sullivan KV, Jensen EA. The association between positive tracheal aspirate cultures and adverse pulmonary outcomes in preterm infants with severe bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Am J Perinatol. 2017;34(1):96-104.

Hysinger EB, Friedman NL, Padula MA, Shinohara RT, Zhang H, Panitch HB, Kawut SM. Tracheobronchomalacia is associated with increased morbidity in bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2017 Jun 16. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.201702-178OC. [Epub ahead of print]

2016

Jensen EA, White AM, Liu P, Yee K, Waber B, Monk HM, Zhang H. Determinants of severe metabolic bone disease in very low-birth-weight infants with severe bronchopulmonary dysplasia admitted to a tertiary referral center. Am J Perinatol. 2016;33(1):1011-7.

2015

Jensen EA, Munson DA, Zhang H, Blinman TA, Kirpalani H. Anti-gastroesophageal reflux surgery in infants with severe bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2015;50(6):584-587.

2014

Murthy K, Savani RC, Lagatta JM, Zaniletti I, Wadhawan R, Truog W, Grover TR, Zhang H, Asselin JM, Durand DJ, Short BL, Pallotto EK, Padula MA, Dykes FD, Reber KM, Evans JR. Predicting death or tracheostomy placement in infants with severe bronchopulmonary dysplasia. J Perinatol. 2014 Mar 20. [Epub ahead of print] Read the abstract.

Jensen EA, Munson DA, Zhang H, Blinman TA, Kirpalani H. Anti-gastroesophageal reflux surgery in infants with severe bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2014 Apr 21. [Epub ahead of print] Read the abstract.

2013

Flibotte JJ, Lee GE, Buser GL, Feja KN, Kreiswirth BN, McSherry GD, Nolan SM, Tolan RW Jr, Zhang H. Infertility, in vitro fertilization and congenital tuberculosis. J Perinatol. 2013 Jul;33(7):565-8. doi: 10.1038/jp.2012.146. Read the abstract

Posters and Presentations

2018

Vyas-Read S, Wymore E, Murthy K, Padula M, Truog WE, Engle WA, Savani RC, Yallapragada S, Zhang H, Hysinger EB, Grover TR, Natarajan G, Nelin LD, Porta N, Potoka K, DiGeronimo R, Lagatta JM. Utility of echocardiography in predicting mortality in infants with severe bronchopulmonary dysplasia: Findings from the Children's Hospitals Neonatal Consortium.Platform presentation at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, Toronto, Canada, May 8, 2018.

Zhang H, Nilan K, Luo J, Jensen E. Duration of tracheostomy and ventilation support in infants with severe Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia. Platform presentation at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, Toronto, Canada, May 7, 2018.

Wu KY, Jensen EA, White A, Wang Y, Biko DM, Zhang H, Fraga MV, Mercer-Rosa L, Kirpalani HM. Phenotypes of Severe Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia. Poster presentation at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, Toronto, Canada, May 6, 2018.

Avitabile CM, Ansems S, Wang Y, Fraga MV, Kirpalani HM, Zhang H, Mercer-Rosa L, Jensen EA. Accuracy of brain natriuretic peptide as compared to a reference standard of echocardiogram for diagnosing pulmonary hypertension in severe bronchopulmonary dysplasia. Platform presentation at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, Toronto, Canada, May 5, 2018.

Degnan, A, Daul D, Fox W, Zhang H. Partial Liquid Ventilation with Perfluorooctylbromide Highlights Heterogeneous Ventilation Patterns in Severe Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia. Poster presentation at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, Toronto, Canada, May 5, 2018.

Yallaparagada SG, Savani RC, Porta NFM, Lagatta J, Zhang H, Truog MK. Exploring Potential Indications for Tracheostomy and Chronic Mechanical Ventilation in Patients with Severe Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia. Poster presentation at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, Toronto, Canada, May 5, 2018.

Degnan, A, Daul D, Fox W, Zhang H. Partial Liquid Ventilation with Perfluorooctylbromide Highlights Heterogeneous Ventilation Patterns in Severe Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia. Platform presentation at the Eastern Society for Pediatric Research Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, March 2018.

Zhang H, Nilan K, Luo J, Jensen E. Duration of tracheostomy and ventilation support in infants with severe Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia. Platform presentation at the Eastern Society for Pediatric Research Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, March 2018.

Wu KY, Jensen EA, White A, Wang Y, Biko DM, Zhang H, Fraga MV, Mercer-Rosa L, Kirpalani HM. Phenotypes of Severe Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia. Platform presentation at the Eastern Society for Pediatric Research Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, March 2018.

Nilan K, Hasiuk ML, Morris H, Warren K, Patykula J, Zhang H. Establishing an Education Plan for Families and Staff Caring for Infants with Severe Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia. Poster presentation at the Eastern Society for Pediatric Research Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, March 2018.

Bamat NA, Kirpalani H, Feudtner C, Jensen EA, Laughon M, Zhang H, Monk HM, Passarella M, Lorch S. Medication Use and Polypharmacy in Infants with Severe Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia Admitted to United States Children’s Hospitals. Poster presentation at the Eastern Society for Pediatric Research Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, March 2018.

Awards and Honors

2018, Department of Pediatrics Alan R. Cohen Master Clinician Award