Yi Zhang, M.D., Ph.D.
Physician Investigator (Cl)
Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Mass General Research Institute
Associate Professor of Anaesthesia
Harvard Medical School
|PhD Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine 2001|
|MD Peking Union Medical College 1997|
- Understanding the mechanism of chronic pain
- Characterization of sensory profiles in chronic pain
- Identifying factors that predict response to therapeutic interventions in chronic pain conditions
- Developing novel agents for pain relief
Description of Research
Dr. Zhang's research focuses on identifying and utilizing novel technologies to diagnose various pain conditions, such as opioid induced hyperalgesia and sciatica pain.
He just completed a study using office-based quantitative sensory testing (QST) to characterize sensory profiles in chronic pain conditions.
He is also exploring the role of QST in predicting therapeutic response to pharmacological and interventional pain management and collaborating with basic scientists in preclinical studies of potential analgesic agents.