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Kevin Zhang


Kevin is a 7th year MD/PhD student planning to pursue a career in ophthalmology or thoracic surgery. Hailing from the Philadelphia suburbs, he graduated in 2016 with an AB in molecular biology from Princeton University. He is currently working on his thesis in Joshua Dunaief's lab, which explores iron-induced lysosomal dysfunction and its role in age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Kevin is an associate director of communications & special initiatives for the Center for Surgical Health, as well as a Penn Institutional Representative for the American Physician Scientists Association, through which he helps all medical students find ways to incorporate research into their studies and future careers. He would be delighted to talk with students about surgery, ophthalmology, or finding research opportunities. Outside these academic interests, Kevin enjoys playing the piano, taking care of his pet tortoises and fish, and gardening, and serves as the president of the Mid-Atlantic Carnivorous Plant Society (MACPS).

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