Personal Information

Playing violin, basketball and table tennis, working out, traveling, listening to music

Honors and Awards

  • 2005 United States Copyright and Patent (for a voice-activated data entry system for high-throughput crystallography)
  • 2000-2004 Dean’s Honorary Scholarship, Dean’s List

Selected Publications

  • Zhao L, Yang X, Khan A, Kandil D. Diagnostic Role of Immunohistochemistry in the Evaluation of Breast Pathology Specimens. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2014 Jan; 138(1):16-24.
  • Zhao L. Primary Squamous Cell Carcinoma Arising in a Patient with Saline Implants. Arch Pathol Lab Med: September 2016, Vol. 140, No. 9, p. e99-e100.
  • Wen K, Plourde A, Zhao L, Bowman S, Kim G, Laszik Z. Whole Slide Digital Imaging Is Applicable for Routine Frozen Section Diagnosis. USCAP. Modern Pathol. 2015; 28 (suppl. 2): 510A.
  • Plourde A, Wen K, Zhao L, Bowman S, Kim G, Laszik Z. Whole-Slide Digital Imaging for Frozen Section Diagnosis: Phase 1 of a Validation Study, With a Focus on Image Flaws. USCAP. Modern Pathol. 2015; 28 (suppl. 2): 507A.
  • Zhao L, Wang X, Walter O. Use of Immunohistochemistry Study in Workup of Gastritis. Arch Pathol Lab Med: September 2014, Vol. 138, No. 9, p. e170.
  • Zhao L, Walter O, Wang X. Expression of S100P, IMP3, and CK19 in Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Arch Pathol Lab Med: September 2014, Vol. 138, No. 9, p. e3.
  • Zhao L, Vanguri V, Kay J, Deng A. Autopsy Findings after Imatinib Treatment in a Patient with Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis. American Society of Dermatopathology. 2012.
  • Zhao L, Smith TW, Lu D, Yu H, Qin L, Xiao KY, Dresser K, Stockl T, Woda BA, Jiang Z, Hao S. IMP3 Expression in Astrocytic and Oligodendroglial Tumors. USCAP. Modern Pathol. 2012; 25 (suppl. 2): 438A.
  • Zhao L, Fraire A, Cagle P, Allen T, Rock K, Kandil D. IMP-3 and Ki-67 Expression in Neuroendocrine Tumors of the Lung. USCAP. Modern Pathol. 2011; 24 (suppl. 1): 431A.


  • English
  • Chinese
  • French

Academic Degrees

  • Surgical Pathology Fellowship: University of California, San Francisco
  • Gastrointestinal and Liver Pathology Elective: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center/Harvard Medical School
  • Pathology Residency: University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • General Surgery Residency: Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
  • Medical School: Wake Forest University School of Medicine
  • Undergraduate: Washington University

Professional Memberships

  • 2014-present Fellow of the College of American Pathologists
  • 2010-present United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology
  • 2010-present College of American Pathologists
  • 2014-2015 San Francisco Medical Society
  • 2010-2014 Massachusetts Medical Society
  • 2010-2014 Worcester District Medical Society
  • 2005-2009 American Medical Association
  • 2005-2009 North Carolina Medical Society
  • 2005-2009 American College of Physicians
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