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Zhang, Yan, MD, PhD




English, Mandarin

Providing the best care to our patients and their companions requires communicating in a way everyone understands. Interpreter services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. All spoken languages are available, as well as American Sign Language (AS/L).

Accepting New Patients
  • Neurology

Areas of Expertise
EEG, Epilepsy, Neurosciences, Seizures


Yale New Haven Hospital

Graduate School
SUNY - Stony Brook

St. Lukes Roosevelt Hospital Center
John F. Kennedy Medical Center

Medical School
Peking University Health Science Center, Bejing

Research Fellowship
SUNY - Stony Brook

Hartford Hospital

Professional Organizations

  • American Academy of Neurology, Member
  • American Epilepsy Society, Member


Verified Patient Reviews

5 out of 5 stars

*Dr. Zhang was well informed about Richard history. Explained everything to us. Very satisfied.

5 out of 5 stars

I greatly appreciate that they allow my spouse to be included in the visit. I need the second set of ears at times. I love the written (computer) summary of my visit.

5 out of 5 stars

*Dr. Zhang care and treatment were very beneficial.

5 out of 5 stars

I have been seeing *Dr. Zhang for about 10 years. She has always been amazing. *Dr. Zhang is professional, caring, personal & can always answer any questions I may have. I would 100% recommend her to anyone else who has epilepsy.

5 out of 5 stars

*Dr. Zhang is fantastic! She includes us in the decision-making process and is up-to-date with advances in the field.

5 out of 5 stars

Dr. Zhang is an exceptional physician! She shows care and patience. She is informative and personable. She makes an assertive effort to assess the symptoms and share options. I always feel heard and included in determining the course of action.

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Dr. Zhang received her medical degree from Peking Union Medical College in Beijing, China. She obtained her PhD degree in Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology from Stony Brook University in New York. She did her internship at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York. She completed her neurology residency at University of Connecticut and Hartford Hospital during which she served as a chief resident. She then pursued fellowship training in epilepsy at Yale Comprehensive Epilepsy Center.

Dr. Zhang is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

She is a member of American Academy of Neurology, and American Epilepsy Society.


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