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Mengyi "Zed" Zha, MDMengyi "Zed" Zha, MD

Zed Zha, MD, is a board certified family physician. She graduated from the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, where she received Gold Humanism Honor Society Award and the John F. Radebaugh Community Service Award. She completed her residency training at the Mayo Clinic - La Crosse Family Medicine Residency, where she was the recipient of the Residency Research Award. Dr. Zha currently practices full-scope primary care with obstetrics and hospital medicine in rural Washington state. She served as her organization’s COVID-19 Task Force Physician Lead during the first year of the pandemic. Dr.Zha is an upcoming fellow in the Underserved Dermatology Fellowship in Family Medicine.

Dr.Zha's guest Op-Ed on workplace violence against healthcare workers on MedPage Today, and her recent commentary on safety issues in rural medicine on the Daily Yonder inspired much internet debate on this topic.

Dr.Zha's academic research has been published in the American Academy of Pediatrics Newsletter, Neonatology Today, and the Journal of Primary Care and Community Health, among others. Her research on N95 mask reuse and decontamination was published in the Journal of Investigative Medicine. Most recently, her case report on treating Long COVID Syndrome was published by the Journal of Medical Case Reports. She presented at the American Association of Family Physicians Conference 2021 about her agency’s efforts to battle a COVID-19 nursing home outbreak.