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Yulian Zhao, M.B.A., M.D., Ph.D.

Director, Assisted Reproductive Technology Laboratory
Associate Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics



  • Director, Assisted Reproductive Technology Laboratory
  • Associate Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics

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Dr. Yulian Zhao is director of the Assisted Reproductive Technology Laboratory and an associate professor in the Johns Hopkins Medicine Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics. Dr. Zhao’s research focuses on female infertility.

Dr. Zhao earned her M.D. and Ph.D. from Harbin Medical University in China. She completed a post-doctoral research fellowship at Babraham Research Institute in Cambridge, England. She was also a post-doctoral researcher at the University of Nottingham in England. Before joining Johns Hopkins, Dr. Zhao worked as a clinical research associate at the University of South Dakota School of Medicine, a research associate at Duke University Medical Center, and an embryologist at the North Carolina Center for Reproductive Medicine / Talbert Fertility Institute. Dr. Zhao joined the Johns Hopkins faculty in 2001. more

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  • Education +
    • M.D., Harbin Medical University - Harbin - Heilongjian (China) (1983)
    • Ph.D., Harbin Medical University - Harbin - Heilongjian (China) (1990)
    • M.B.A., Johns Hopkins University (Maryland) (2008)
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    Selected Publications

    MS Christianson, Y Zhao, G Shoham, I Granot, A Safran, A Khafagy, M Leong, Z Shoham. Embryo catheter loading and embryo culture techniques: resultsof a worldwide web-based survey. Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics. 2014, DOI 10.1007/s10815-014-0250-z

    Tobler KJ, Brezina P, Garcia JE, Zhao Y. Sibling oocytes randomly assigned to either conventionalfertilization or intracytoplasmic sperm injection demonstrateequivalent fertilization and blastulation rates. JFIV Reprod Med Genet 2014, 2:124 doi:10.4172/jfiv.1000124

    Brezina PR, Mensah V, Balen A, Leong M, Weissman A, Zhao Y, Shoham Z. Fertility management in the PCOS population: results of a web-based survey at Journal of Assisted Reproduction and Genetics. 2013, 30:1169-1174

    Ning N, Balen A, Brezina, PR, Leong M., Shoham Z., Wallach EE, Zhao Y. How to recognize PCOS: results of a web-based survey at Reproductive BioMedicine Online.2013, 26: 500– 505.

    Zhao Y, Zacur H, Cheadle C, Ning N, Fan J, Vlahos NF. Effect of luteal-phase support on endometrial microRNAs expression following controlled ovarian stimulation Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology. 2012; 10(72):1-12.

    Brezina PR, Vlahos N, Lai TH, Garcia J, Wallach EE Zhao Y. The impact of luteal phase support on endometrial estrogen and progesterone receptor expression: a randomized control trial. Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology.2012; 10(16):1-6.

    Yates M, Kolmakova A, Zhao Y, Rodriguez A. Clinical impact of scavenger receptor class B type I gene polymorphisms on human female fertility. Human Reproduction.2011; 26(7):1910-1916.

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