Professionals
 
Qiong (Joan) Zhao, MD, PhD, FASE, FACC
Qiong (Joan) Zhao
Dr. Zhao is a practicing cardiologist and Medical Director of Echocardiography. She is board certified in internal medicine, cardiology, and echocardiography. Dr. Zhao is a fellow of American College of Cardiologists and American Society of Echocardiography. She has been on the faculty at Northwestern University, Cardiology Division for more than six years and currently works as Medical Director of Echocardiography at Mercy Hospital and Medical Center. In addition to her clinical roles in cardiovascular medicine, Dr Zhao is actively engaged in implementing best practices in population health and delivering cost-effective patient care.
 
Dr. Zhao graduated from Beijing Medical University. She received her Ph.D. degree in Cell and Molecular Biology from Creighton University School of Medicine and completed postdoctoral research fellowship at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Zhao completed residency at University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester, MA, Cardiology Fellowship at University of Illinois at Chicago, IL, and one-year of subspecialty training in Echocardiography at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL. She received multiple prestigious grants and awards. Dr. Zhao is a Board member and Chair of Structural Heart Disease Sector at Chinese American Heart Association.