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Cathryn Zhang, MD
Dermatology
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
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Profile
Areas of Expertise
Medical dermatology and cosmetic dermatology
Personal Information

Dr. Zhang enjoys running, hiking, tennis, trivia, cooking, and trying new cuisines.

Languages spoken: English and Mandarin

Clinical Experience
Departments
Specialties
Dermatology, Cosmetic Services
Board Certifications
American Board of Dermatology
Education and Professional Achievements
Education
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, 2010
Internship
Internal Medicine, University of Vermont, Burlington, 2011
Residency
Dermatology, University of Arizona, Tucson, 2014
Professional Activities and Awards

American Academy of Dermatology
American Society for Dermatologic Surgery
Seattle Dermatologic Society

Patient Ratings and Comments
Patient Ratings
All ratings are submitted by Virginia Mason patients and are verified by an independent, national patient survey company. Ratings are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score. Learn about the ratings.
Would recommend provider
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider spoke in clear language
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's effort to include me in decisions
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
 
4.9 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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August 2017
Dr. Zhang was very caring and competent.
August 2017
Dr. Zhang gave me sample of an OTC supplement AND recommended I reference the supplement´s utility (e.g., via PubMed) for myself, which I did. I really enjoy my visits with Dr. Zhang. She provides me with options, gives me her assessment of each option, as well as a candid assessment of any options I propose (e.g., freezing AK´s versus PDT).
July 2017
already have recommended
July 2017
Dr. Zhang´s appointments are quick but I never feel rushed or like she doesn´t listen. She is always patient and kind. Couldn´t ask for a better provider.
July 2017
The doctor rushed through the appt. Answered questions quickly using medical jargon. Departed when she felt she´d answered my questions. Gave me written information I felt as though my time with her wasn´t important & she wanted to get back to what was important.
June 2017
Dr Zhang is very thorough and gives res a thorough explanation of my condition.
June 2017
way too fast for a yearly skin check, didn´t really look over my entire body
May 2017
Dr. Zhang is great. I never feel rushed and I always feel listened to.
February 2017
Excellent care and easy to understand instructions. Really like this doc.
February 2017
I appreciate how Dr. Zhang explains things. I am hard of hearing and she always make a point to face me and speak clearly. And I appreciate that she always addresses me and my wife by name. She is a thorough, friendly and skilled provider.
January 2017
She is the best!
January 2017
it always seems the doctor is rushed. not sure if that is her style or if she´s rushed. Might be just her style, a bit uncomfortable.
January 2017
I was very impressed with the time and attention Dr. Zhang paid to my issue, and the lengths she went to explain all of the treatment options available to me.
January 2017
She was fine, just not super personable or warm in her manner.
January 2017
Excellent in all areas
January 2017
Dr. Zheng was sensitive to my concerns and quickly diagnosed my conditions. She offered options for treatments and helped me to choose the right approach for me. I really enjoyed meeting her and am sorry I did not make an appointment sooner - I have suffered for no reason!
January 2017
I REALLY LIKE HER, SHE WAS VERY HELPFUL
January 2017
Dr. Zhang has developed an excellent trusting relationship with me. I would highly recommend her to others
January 2017
she is the best!
January 2017
I have already recommended her to my boss!
January 2017
Couldn´t be happier
January 2017
Both my concerns were discussed and addressed. Prescription was given as well as pamphlet.
December 2016
Dr Zhang is a skilled physician, who I would likely send family to. She is very responsive to emails and concerns. That said, she seems to interrupt very quickly without hearing my full story. I am left to wonder if she has heard my full story.
December 2016
Very thorough answers/explanations to my 4 questions about my skin "conditions/growths."
November 2016
Always a good experience.
November 2016
very good!waiting for results
November 2016
dr is excellent. spends time to explain options for treatment and makes you feel she cares for you.
November 2016
great
October 2016
Dr. Zhang is kind and thorough.
October 2016
Thanks, Catherine!
October 2016
Dr. Zhang has exceptionally strong patient relation skills. We connected very well which is important to me.
September 2016
Dr. Zhang was very helpful and efficient.
September 2016
dr Zhang spent a surprising amount of time with me. I was delighted.
September 2016
Seemed very knowledgeable, but examination not as thorough as I had hoped.
September 2016
my dr was absolutely fantastic. knowledgeable and a good leader for her staff.
September 2016
Excellence!
September 2016
I was very impressed with staff & doctors I saw.
August 2016
Very thoughtful about care. Gives advice that is specific to my condition and doesn´t at all make me feel like I´m just a patient.
August 2016
Was VERY impressed with Dr. Zhang. She listened well, was empathetic, provided easy to understand explanations and rationale. Also, she appeared very through in her exam and follow-ed on info. provided to the MA earlier in the visit.
August 2016
I love Dr. Zhang! She´s always very kind and understanding. She made me feel better about coming in to have a ´non eventful´ spot checked. I mentioned that I felt stupid for coming in, after discovering it was basically nothing and she quickly assured me that it´s never a bad thing to have a dermatological spot double checked.
August 2016
I already recommended her to my family members & neighbors!
August 2016
This doctor should be available at the Bellevue clinic as the Eastside needs such an excellent physician.
August 2016
Dr. Zhang is wonderful and I would definitely recommend her.
August 2016
Dr. Zhang is thorough, affable and an excellent clinician and communicator.
August 2016
Dr. Zhangh was 100% honest with me about not having a definitive dx for my right hand issue and about there being no systemic evidence of rheumatoid arthritis, as well as the symptomatic treatment options available to me. I appreciate my care provider not turning over every stone, however improbably, just to satisfy my need to know "What do I have?" I´d rather forgo unnecessary tests and medication trials and live with the symptoms. Dr. Zhang spent a lot of time explaining my condition(s) to me and reviewing the topical meds available (she respected my preference for not taking oral meds unless absolutely necessary). I will definitely make a follow up appointment with her if I need one and recommend her to friends and coworkers.
August 2016
I feel well cared for by Dr. Zhang. I´m glad she is my dermatologist.
July 2016
Kind, engaged, yet efficient.
July 2016
My only suggestion would be is that if she has an elderly patient, to talk a little slower, and maybe pause to ask "Does that make sense?". Otherwise, very pleased with her care.
July 2016
I have complete confidence in Dr. Zhang, and very much appreciated her care.
July 2016
Dr. Zhang has been incredible! Really appreciate her kind care and attention.
June 2016
Much improved from my 2015 visit - more confident in her diagnosis this time!
June 2016
This was a serious decision that we made, she was very open to discussing all concerns and outlining all risks in detail. She seemed to be knowledgeable about the treatment and further care.
June 2016
Dr. Zhang thoroughly explained all the "spots/marks" on my skin and possible treatments for the two that needed to be treated. Then I chose one of the suggested treatments. I am very pleased with the treatment by and my appointment with Dr. Zhang.
May 2016
Good job Catherine!
May 2016
Love Dr. Zhang!!!
May 2016
Pretty clinical, not very warm.
May 2016
This was a very competent MD who provided the best service & care I have had in a long time. She was great & informative.
April 2016
Dr. Zang is very thorough and caring.
March 2016
Dr. Zhang is very professional, personable and thorough, and has gone above and beyond my personal expectations during each visit. She has always listened to my concerns and provided me with multiple options, taking the time to explain in detail what the benefits of each option might be. She also follows through with concerns from previous visits, and legitimately appears invested in my wellbeing.
March 2016
She hand wrote out very good instructions for me.
March 2016
The provider was thorough and efficient, also personable.
February 2016
First time I have ever met this doctor. Pleased overall - confidence wasn´t a question really, for me.
February 2016
I had never seen Dr. Zhang before. My previous dermatologist left Virginia Mason. Dr. Zhang was very polite, punctual, and explained the procedure very well. She also gave me a choice in procedure, which I appreciated very much.
January 2016
I really like my Dr. And her assistant ... They were very efficient and worked through my hearing issues.