Chris Zhou

Chris Yang Zhou , MD

Medical Resident/Fellow

Professional Summary

Personal Statement
In climbing, the specific way a person reaches the top of a route is called their “beta”. This can vary immensely from person to person. Short climbers must jump for holds tall climbers can easily reach. Muscular climbers pull up to holds lanky climbers balance delicately towards. One of my favorite roles in climbing is that of an unofficial coach, assisting my friends in finding their own unique way up the wall. Likewise, in medicine, each person has a specific situation that needs to be delved into before their health can improve. Medicine isn’t just about knowing the latest guidelines. It’s also about understanding the why’s and how’s of a patient’s presence in a hospital bed or the office. Why are they noncompliant? How is their heart failure affecting their mobility? Where is the best place for them to go next? These are questions about the patient as a person, about how we as medical providers can use our training to make their life better.

Why I Chose Cincinnati
Initially, I made a spreadsheet to help me rank, with notes about anything from scheduling and fellowship match data to how much free food I would get. In the end, my choice was made for less tangible reasons – how much I laughed, how welcoming everyone was, how they seemed to be friends and family instead of just colleagues. People told me residency was going to be hard, so I chose Cincinnati, a place that would help me smile through it all.


American Board of Internal Medicine (Certification Date: 08-15-2022 )

Clinical Interests

Primary Care