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Vice chair of clinical operations, Pediatric ambulatory medical director, Professor and chief
100 Ratings

Allergy and immunology

Board Certifications

Pediatrics, Allergy and Immunology


Children's Pavilion
1000 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23219
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Chesterfield Meadows
6433 Centralia Road
Chesterfield, VA 23832
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Areas of interest

Allergic and immunologic disorders
Atopic dermatitis
Chronic urticaria and angioedema
Food and drug mediated allergy
Immunodeficiency diseases


Dr. Zhao has been on VCU faculty since 2003. His research interest is in the areas of chronic urticaria, mast cell biology, IgE and non-IgE mediated anaphylaxis, and mechanism of desensitization. He is on two editorial boards of Journals in the field of Immunology and Pediatrics. He served on as President of Virginia Society of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology (2012-2014). He has been named Top Doc by Richmond Magzine (2012 -2014).

Dr. Zhao's professional memberships include:
-American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
-American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology
-Virginia Society of Asthma, Allergy and Immunology


Education PhD, West Virginia University<br>MS, Wenzhou Medical College, China
Medical School Wenzhou Medical College, China
Residency West Virginia University; <br>Wenzhou Medical College, China
Fellowship Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center

Research interests

Chronic urticaria,Mast cell function,Mechanism of desensitization,Molecular Mechanism of Anaphylaxis

Ratings & reviews

100 Ratings

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November 2021
Dr. Zhao was great. Zero complaints or concerns.
September 2021
This was our 1st visit w/Dr. Zhao, it was excellent, beyond my expectations.
September 2021
Dr. Zhao was very thorough in his explanations.
July 2021
Dr. Zhao is very thorough.
June 2021
he wasted no time with giving me solutions and putting in labs to see what was going on
June 2021
Excellent provider. Knowledgeable & courteous.
April 2021
Provider was very thorough answering my many questions. I felt like the provider really listened to me and I didn't feel rushed. Thank you so much.
October 2020
I could literally see the "care" in his eyes through the computer while he said he would continue to work on find the right treatment to help our daughter.
October 2020
We appreciate Dr. Zhao taking on concerns seriously & listening well. His resident was very helpful & provided printed material for us to take home.
September 2019
Dr Zhao is awesome
August 2019
Dr. Zhao is excellent. Doesn't talk down to us [...].
June 2019
April 2019
Dr. Zhao is kind, he listens and is SO smart! Also, he has the ability to cross talk on other issues- which comes from someone who is well read and experienced. Lastly, and most importantly, he treats all kids equal. My son does have a lifelong diagnosis and he does not treat him any different because he has a disability. [...]
  • Specialty: Pediatric Allergy and Immunolog

Board Certifications

Clinical Interests

  • Allergic and immunologic disorders
  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Chronic urticaria and angioedema
  • Food and drug mediated allergy
  • Immunodeficiency diseases

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