UCI Health hematologist-oncologist Dr. Viola Zhu specializes in the treatment of patients with lung cancer.

Viola W. Zhu, MD



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  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Hematology [Internal Medicine]
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine - General
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology [Internal Medicine]
  • English
  • Mandarin
Medical School
Fudan University Shanghai Medical CollegeMD
Englewood HospitalInternal Medicine
Boston Medical CenterHematology and Oncology
Professional Positions
  • Assistant Professor — Division of Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine, UCI School of Medicine
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Dr. Viola Zhu is a board-certified UCI Health medical oncologist and hematologist whose clinical focus is lung cancer.

Zhu earned her medical degree from Shanghai Medical College at China’s Fudan University, followed by a PhD in molecular pathology and immunology from the former University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark. She also completed a residency in internal medicine at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center in New Jersey and a fellowship in hematology and oncology at Boston Medical Center.

Zhu has published several articles in her field. Her research focus is on clinical studies of molecularly targeted therapeutics for treating thoracic malignancies. Her goal is to expand clinical trials for patients diagnosed with lung cancer.

She sees patients at the UCI Health Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center in Orange and UCI Health Cancer Center — Newport.

UCI Health Cancer Center — Newport
1640 Newport Blvd., Suites 400 & 450
Costa Mesa, CA 92627
Phone: 949-999-2400
Fax: 949-999-2405
UCI Health Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
101 The City Drive South, Building 23
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: 714-456-8000
Fax: 855-211-3729