Holly H. Zhao, M.D., Ph.D.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Spinal Cord Injury Medicine
- Associate Professor
Dr. Zhao has clinical interests in various neurological disorders, such as spinal cord injury, brain injury and stroke, as well as acupuncture treatment for various sports injuries and pain syndromes. Her research interests focus on medical conditions related to physical disabilities such as metabolic syndrome and osteoporosis in spinal cord injury, as well as efficacy of acupuncture in pain management.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
M.D., Third Military Medical University, Chong Qing, 1983
University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2004
American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2005
American Board of Spinal Cord Injury Medicine, 2007
American Academy of Medical Acupuncture
American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Honors and Awards
Elan Pharmaceutical Awards for Outstanding Paper Presentations, Association of Academic Physiatrists, 2003
Association of Academic Physiatrists, 2003
Burroughs-Wellcome Award, the American Endocrine Society, 1999
Research Day Award Winner, University of Texas HSC, 1999
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation Fellowship Award, 1996
Graduate Student Scholarship, the American Society of Virology, 1994
Select Recent Publications
Joshi T, Yamazaki M, Zhao H, Becker D. Spinal Schistosomiasis: A differential diagnosis for acute paraparesis in US resident. J Spinal Cord Med 2010; 33(3):256-60.
Vandenakker-Albanese C, Zhao H. Brown-Sequard syndrome: multimedia. eMediciine. 2008.
Yamazaki MK, Zhao H. Spinal neuroschistosomiasis: a case report. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2008; 89 (11): E133.
Hoffman MD, Lee J, Zhao H, Tsodikov A. Pain perception after running a 100-Mile Ultramarathon. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2007; 88(8): 1042-8.
Skalsky AJ, Zhao HH, Bourgeois JA. Post-stroke psychosis in the acute inpatient rehabilitation setting: a case report. Am J Phys Med Rehabil 2006; 85(3): 265.
Fraix MP, Zhao HH, Kilmer DD. Rehabilitation of a patient with locked-in syndrome secondary to neuromyelitis optica: a case report. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2006; 87(11): E48.
Kilmer DD, Zhao HH: Obesity, physical activity, and the metabolic syndrome in adult neuromuscular disease. Gregory T. Carter, MD, Guest Editor; George H. Kraft, MD, MS, Consulting Editor, (eds), Phys Med Rehabil Clin N Am 2005; 16:(4), WB Saunders, Philadelphia, pp. 1053-62.
Zhao H, Horton JA, Munin MC, Penrod L. An unusual case of Brown-Sequard syndrome caused by a hypotensive event during cervical laminoplasty: a case report. Am J Phys Med Rehabil 2003, 82(3): 241.
Zhao H, Liu BY, Boninger M, Zafonte R. Healthcare trends in women with disability in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania. Am J Phys Med Rehabil 2003, 82(3): 231-2.
Zhao H, Yee D, Barr FG, Brown PH, Fuqua S, Osborne CK. FKHR, a bifunctional nuclear receptor interacting protein with both co-activator and corepressor functions. J Biol Chem 2001, 276(30): 27907-12.
Fuqua S, Zhao H, Osborne CK. Structure and function of selective estrogen receptor modulators (Review). J Clin Oncol 2000, 18(17); 3172-86.
De B, Gupta S, Zhao H, Banerjee AK. Specific interaction in vitro and in vivo of G3PD and La protein with Cis-acting RNAs of human parainfluenza virus-3. J Biol Chem 1996, 271(40): 24728-35.
Zhao H, De B, Das T, Banerjee AK. Inhibition of human parainfluenza virus-3 by interferon and human MxA. Virology 1996, 220: 330-8.
Zhao H, Banerjee AK. Interaction between the nucleocapsid protein and the phosphoprotein of human parainfluenza virus-3: mapping of the interacting domains using a two-hybrid system. J Biol Chem 1995, 270(21): 12485-90.
Zhao H, Sun BY. Roles of oxygen free radicals and antiperoxidation enzyme in acute lung injury induced by ZAP. Chinese J Pathophysiol 1990, 6(2): 95-99.