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Name: Zhang Zhiling
Title: Associate Professor
Email: zhangzhl@sysucc.org.cn

I graduated at Guangzhou Medical University as a  MD in 2006. During 2006-2012, I finished my post graduated training in Sun Yat-Sen University  Cancer Center. After that I was trained as a research fellow in one of the most famous kidney cancer center- The Cleveland Clinic. From then on I work as a full-time faculty in Sun Yat-Sen University  Cancer Center as a urologist. I am skilled in treating urological cancer, especially renal cancer, bladder cancer and prostate cancer with both minimally invasive surgery and open surgery.


Urological cancer, especially renal cancer, bladder cancer, minimally invasive surgery and preservation of renal function.


Sun Yat-Sen University                                09/2009-06/2012
Major in Oncology
Doctor of Clinical Medicine and Doctoral Diploma issued in June 2012

Sun Yat-Sen University                                09/2006-06/2009
Major in Oncology
Master of Clinical Medicine and Postgraduate Diploma issued in June 2009

Guangzhou Medical University                     09/2001-06/2006
Major in Clinical Medicine
Bachelor of Medicine and Undergraduate Diploma issued in June 2006


1. Li Z, Liu Z, Yao K, Qin Z, Han H, Li Y, Dong P, Ye Y, Wang Y, Wu Z, Zhang Z (corresponding author), Zhou F. An improved ileal conduit surgery for bladder cancer with fewer complications. Cancer Commun (Lond). 2019 Apr 18;39(1):19

2. Yu C, Liu Z, Chen Q, Li Y, Jiang L, Zhang Z (corresponding author), Zhou F. Nkx2.8 inhibits epithelial-mesenchymal transition in bladder urothelial carcinoma via transcriptional repression of Twist1. Cancer Res. 2018 Mar 1;78(5):1241-1252.

3. Zhang Z, Zhao J, Dong W, Aguilar Palacios, Remer EM, Li J, Demirjian S, Zabell J, Campbell SC. Acute Ipsilateral Renal Dysfunction after Partial Nephrectomy in Patients with a Contralateral Kidney: Spectrum Score to Unmask Ischemic Injury.  Eur Urol, 2016 Oct;70(4):692-698.

4. Zhang Z, Zhao J, Dong W, Remer EM, Li J, Demirjian S, Zabell J, Campbell SC. Acute kidney injury after partial nephrectomy: Role of parenchymal mass reduction and ischemia and impact on subsequent functional recovery. Eur Urol. 2016;69(4):745-52.

5. Zhang Z, Zhao J, Zabell J, Remer EM, Li J, Campbell JA, Dong W, Aguilar Palacios D, Patel T, Demirjian S Campbell SC. Proteinuria in Patients Undergoing Renal Cancer Surgery: Impact on Overall Survival and Stability of Renal Function. European Urology Focus. 2016 Dec 15;2(6):616-622.

6. Zhang Z, Zhao J, Velet L, Ercole CE, Remer EM, Mir CM, Li J, Takagi T, Demirjian S, Campbell SC. Functional Recovery from Extended Warm Ischemia Associated with Partial Nephrectomy. Urology. 2016;87:106-13.

7. Zhao J, Zhang Z (co-first), Dong W, Remer EM, Li J, Erickson K, Patel T, Almassi N, Hinck B, Zabell J, Tourojman M, Lane BR, Campbell SC. Preoperative prediction and postoperative surgeon assessment of volume preservation with partial nephrectomy: comparison to measured volume preservation. Urology, 2016;93:124-9.

8. Zhang ZL, Yu CP, Velet L Li YH, Jiang LJ, Zhou FJ. The difference in prognosis between renal sinus fat and perinephric fat invasion for pT3a renal cell carcinoma: a meta-analysis. PLoS One. 2016 Feb 18;11(2):e0149420.

9. Zhang ZL, Yu CP, Li YH, Jiang LJ, Zhou FJ. Utility of SAM68 in the progression and prognosis for bladder cancer. BMC Cancer. 2015 May 6;15:364.

10. Zhang ZL, Yu CP, Liu ZW, Velet L, Li YH, Jiang LJ, Zhou FJ. The importance of extranodal extension in penile cancer: a meta-analysis. BMC Cancer. 2015 Oct 28;15:815.

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