Roy R Zhang, MD

Roy R. Zhang, MD

The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Presbyterian Tower
Lower Level, Pathology Suite
700 N.E. 13th St. 
Oklahoma City, OK 73104-5069

PHONE:  405-271-2422, x51794



Assistant Professor of Pathology


Beijing Medical University
School of Medicine
Beijing, China
MD, 1987

People's Teaching Hospital
Beijing Medical University
Beijing, China
Surgical Residency, 1987-1992

University Hospital
Department of Pathology
SUNY at Stony Brook
Stony Brook, NY
Pathology Residency, 1998-2002

Armed Forces Institute of Pathology
Department of Gynecology/Breast Pathology
Washington, DC
Breast Pathology Fellowship, 2002-2003

Yale-New Haven Hospital
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, CT
Gynecologic Pathology Fellowship, 2003-2004


American Medical Association
College of American Pathologists


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  1. Zhou J, Zhang S, Xie L, Liu P, Xie F, Wu J, Cao J, Ding WQ. Overexpression of DNA polymerase iota (Polι) in esophageal squamous cell carcinoma. Cancer Sci 2012 Aug;103(8):1574-9. PMID: 22509890.

  2. Wentzensen N, Swartz L, Zuna RE, Smith KM, Mathews C, Gold M, Allen RA, Zhang R, Dunn ST, Walker J, Schiffman M: Performance of p16/Ki-67 immunostaining to detect cervical cancer precursors in a colposcopy referral population. Clin Cancer Res 1 Aug 2012;18(15):4154-4162. 

  3. Koshiol J, Dunn ST, Walker JL, Zuna RE, Schiffman M, Sherman ME, Gold MA, Allen RA, Zhang R, Wang S, Wentzensen N: Reproducibility of linear array for human papillomavirus genotyping. J Clin Microbiol. 2013;51(2):625-8.

  4. Wentzensen N, Walker J, Schiffman M, Yang HP, Zuna RE, Dunn ST, Allen RA, Zhang R, Sherman M, Gold MA, Wang SS: Heterogeneity of high grade cervical intraepithelial neoplasia related to HPV16: Implications for natural history and management. Int J Cancer. Jan 2013;132(1):148-54.

  5. Luhn P, Walker J, Schiffman M, Zuna RE, Dunn ST, Gold MA, Smith K, Mathews C, Allen RA, Zhang R, Wang S, Wentzensen N: The role of co-factors in the progression from human papillomavirus infection to cervical cancer. Gynecol Oncol. Feb 2013;128(2):265-70. PMID:23146688

  6. Zhao L, Wentzensen N, Zhang RR, Dunn ST, Gold MA, Wang SS, Schiffman M, Walker JL, Zuna RE. Factors associated with reduced accuracy in Papanicolaou tests for patients with invasive cervical cancer. Cancer Cytopathol. 2014 May 28. doi: 10.1002/cncy.21443. PMID:24888458. (Article was selected to be featured on journal cover)  

  7. Sahasrabuddhe VV, Gravitt PE, Dunn ST, Brown D, Allen RA, Smith K, Zuna RE, Zhang RR, Gold MA, Schiffman M, Walker JL, Castle PE, Wentzensen N: Comparison of HPV detection in urine, vulvar, and cervical samples from women attending a colposcopy clinic. J Clin Microbiol. 2014 Jan;52(1):187-92. Epub 2013 Nov 6. doi:10.1128/JCM.01623-13. PMID: 24197879  

  8. Jackson KW, Christiansen VJ, Yadav VR, Silasi-Mansat R, Lupu F, Awasthi V, Zhang RR, Mckee PA. Suppression of tumor growth in mice by rationally designed pseudopeptide inhibitors of fibroblast activation protein and prolyl oligopeptidase. Neoplasia. 2015 Jan;17(1):43-54. doi: 10.1016/j.neo.2014.11.002. PMID: 25622898

  9. Wentzensen N, Walker JL, Gold MA, Smith KM, Zuna RE, Mathews C, Dunn ST, Zhang R, Moxley K, Bishop E, Tenney M, Nugent E, Wacholder S, Schiffman M. Multiple biopsies improve detection of cervical cancer precursors at colposcopy. J Clin Oncol. 2015 Jan 1;33(1):83-9. Epub 2014 Nov 24. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2014.55.9948. PMID: 25422481.  

  10. Yang J, Hannafon BN, Zhang RR, Fung KM, Ding WQ. Docosahexaenoic acid and disulfiram act in concert to kill cancer cells: a mutual enhancement of their anticancer actions. Oncotarget. 2017 Jan 17. doi: 10.18632/oncotarget.14702. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 28107189