Yiying Zhang, M.D., Ph.D

Assistant Professor of Anaesthesia
Harvard Medical School
Assistant Investigator
Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine, Mass General Research Institute
MS Xuzhou Medical College 2009
MD Xuzhou Medical College 2006
Ph.D Shanghai Tongji University 2018
amnestic; anesthesia; cognitive disorders; delirium dementia; microbiome-gut-brain axis; mitochondria

Research Areas

  • 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.

Research lab website Publications
Anesthesia, Critical Care and Pain Medicine
CNY-Building #149
149 13th Street
Charlestown, MA 02129