Tristan Zhang, MD

 
Tristan Zhang, MD

Board Eligible in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Board Eligible in Pain Medicine
Specializes in Interventional Spine Procedures, Pain Medicine, Musculoskeletal Injuries, Regenerative Medicine, and Nerve Conduction Studies/Electromyography

Dr. Zhang graduated from the University of Notre Dame, where he obtained his Bachelor of Science with Honors in Pre-professional studies in Health Sciences. He then went on to pursue his medical training at the University of Texas School of Medicine in San Antonio where he earned his Doctorate of Medicine. Afterwards, he completed his intern year of training in General Surgery, and subsequently underwent his residency training in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, followed by a fellowship specializing in Interventional Spine and Pain Medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

Dr. Zhang is a member of several professional societies including: California Medical Association, American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, American Academy of Pain Medicine, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, California Society of Interventional Pain Physicians, North American Spine Society, and Spine Intervention Society.

In his free time, he enjoys spending time with friends and family, playing sports, and staying active outdoors. As a big foodie, Dr. Zhang enjoys cooking, experimenting with different recipes, and trying new restaurants. He also loves to travel and enjoys visiting new locales as well as attending live music and sporting events.

Education

2007-2012 University of Texas School of Medicine San Antonio, TX
2003-2007 University of Notre Dame
Bachelor of Science in Pre-professional Studies in Science/Medicine
Notre Dame, IN

Board Certification and Licensure

Board Eligible in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Board Eligible in Pain Medicine

Professional Training

2018-2019 University of Nebraska Medical Center
Fellowship in Pain Medicine
Omaha, NE
2015-2018 Baylor University Medical CenterResidency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Dallas, TX
2012-2013 Texas Tech University Health Sciences CenterResidency in General Surgery El Paso, TX

Professional Experience

2019-Present The Spine and Orthopedic Center Santa Barbara, CA
2017-2018 Foundation Medical Group Addiction Clinic
Moonlighting Physician
Dallas, TX
2010-2012 UT Health Science Center, San Antonio
Teaching Assistant in Medical Gross Anatomy and Embryology
San Antonio, TX
2009-2010 UT Health Science Center, San Antonio
Teaching Assistant in Neuroscience
San Antonio, TX
2006-2007 University of Notre Dame
Teaching Assistant in Introductory Physics
Notre Dame, IN
2005-2007 University of Notre Dame
Teaching Assistant in Organic Chemistry
Notre Dame, IN
2004-2007 University of Notre Dame
Chemistry and Physics Library Assistant
Notre Dame, IN

Research Experience

2015-2018 Baylor University Medical Center
Resident Research Associate - Department of Pain Medicine
Dallas, TX
2013-2015 Loma Linda University School of MedicineResearch Associate - Departments of Anesthesiology and Neuroscience Loma Linda, CA
2008 UT Health Science Center at San AntonioResearch Assistant - Department of Oncology San Antonio, TX
2006-2007 University of Notre Dame
Research Assistant - Department of Cancer Research
Notre Dame, IN
2005 UT Southwestern Medical CenterResearch Assistant - Department of Neuroscience Dallas, TX
2004 UT Southwestern Medical CenterResearch Assistant - Department of Neuroscience Dallas, TX

Additional Professional Experience

2016-2018 Wheelchair Motorcross World Championships
Medical Team Volunteer
Dallas, TX
2015-2018 Dallas MarathonMedical Team Volunteer Dallas, TX
2015-2018 Baylor Institute of RehabilitationMedical Team Volunteer Dallas, TX
2015-2018 Baylor Institute of Rehabilitation
High School Sports Physicals Volunteer
Dallas, TX
2015-2018 Baylor Institute of RehabilitationWalk and Roll with a Doc Volunteer Dallas, TX
2008-2012 UT Health Science Center, San AntonioFree Clinic Program Volunteer San Antonio, TX
2007-2012 UT Health Science Center, San AntonioHigh School Sports Physicals Volunteer San Antonio, TX
2006 International Medical Relief
Medical Mission Volunteer
Yanjin, China
2004-2007 Habitat for HumanityVolunteer South Bend, IN
2003 International Medical ReliefMedical Mission Volunteer Northern Ethiopia
2000-2005 Presbyterian Hospital of PlanoVolunteer Plano, TX

Community Activities, Honors and Awards

2003, 2007 Dean’s List, University of Notre Dame
2004, 2006 Presidential Honor Convocation Award, University of Notre Dame
2004-2007 National Merit Scholar
2006 Humanitarian Award, University of Notre Dame
2007 B.S., Summa Cum Laude, University of Notre Dame
2008 Medical Student Achievement Award in Anatomy, University of Texas Health Science Center
2008 Medical Student Research Award, University of Texas Health Science Center
2010 Medical Student Merit Award, University of Texas Health Science Center
2012-2013 Intern of the Year, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at El Paso, Department of Surgery
2017-2018 Chief Resident, Baylor University Medical Center of Dallas, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
2018 Scholarly Day Award for Achievement in Research, Baylor University Medical Center of Dallas

Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • American Academy of Pain Medicine
  • American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
  • North American Neuromodulation Society
  • North American Spine Society
  • Spine Intervention Society
  • American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
  • California Society of Interventional Pain Physicians
  • American Medical Association
  • Texas Medical Association

Attending Staff

2019 Carrillo Surgery Center Santa Barbara, CA
2019 Central Valley Surgery Center Bakersfield, CA

Community Activities, Honors and Awards

2/07 Liang, C.L., & Wang, T. (formerly), & Luby-Phelps, K., & German, D.C.. Mitochondrial Mass is Low in Mouse Substantia Nigra Dopamine Neurons: Implications for Parkinson’s Disease. Experimental Neurology. 2007, Feb; 203(2): (eg. 370-380).
Cited in PubMed; PMID: 17010972.
Pub Status: Published.
5/14 Liang, X., & Ying, G., & Huang, Q., & Wang, J., & Li, N., & Tan, G., & Zhang, T., & Huang, Z., & Zhou, J.. Characteristics of Primary Stabbing Headache in a Tertiary Neurological Clinic in China. Pain Medicine. 2014, May; 15(5): (eg. 871-875).
Cited in PubMed; PMID: 24506285.
Pub Status: Published.

Lectures, Presentations and Exhibits

11/18 Resolution of Post Lumbar Laminectomy Pain after Spinal Cord Stimulator Placement for Chronic Angina: A Case Report. American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine.
9/18 Effectiveness of Lumbar Facet Joint Blocks and Predictive Value before Radiofrequency Denervation: The Facet Treatment Study (Facts), a Randomized, Controlled Clinical Trial. University of Nebraska Medical Center.
9/18 The Effectiveness of Atlanto-Occipital and Atlanto-Axial Intra-Articular Steroid Injections for Headache Relief. University of Nebraska Medical Center Department of Anesthesiology Grand Rounds.
8/18 Effectiveness of Intra-Articular Steroid Injection for Atlanto-Occipital Joint Pain. University of Nebraska Medical Center.
6/18 The Effectiveness of Atlanto-Occipital and Atlanto-Axial Intra-Articular Steroid Injections for Headache Relief. Baylor Institute of Rehabilitation Grand Rounds.
3/17 Platelet Rich Plasma versus Steroid on Lateral Epicondylitis: Meta-Analysis of Randomized Clinical Trials. Baylor Institute of Rehabilitation.
1/17 Effectiveness of Intra-Articular Steroid Injection for Atlanto-Occipital Joint Pain. Baylor Institute of Rehabilitation.
11/16 Intra-articular Onabotulinumtoxina in Osteoarthritis Knee Pain: Effect on Human Mechanistic Pain Biomarkers and Clinical Pain. Baylor Institute of Rehabilitation.
2/16 Cancer Rehabilitation: Do Functional Gains Relate to 60 Percent Rule Classification or to the Presence of Metastasis?Baylor Institute of Rehabilitation.
3/15 Comparison of High-Viscosity Cement Vertebroplasty and Balloon Kyphoplasty for the Treatment of Osteoporotic Vertebral Compression Fractures. Baylor Institute of Rehabilitation.
5/09 Isolation and Characterization of Stromal Cells from Human Breast Tissue. University of Texas Health Science Center.
3/06 3/06 Oncogene Signal Expression of Melanoma Tumor Cells. University of Notre Dame.