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Cathryn Zhang, MD
Dermatology
 
4.6 out of 5
Would recommend this provider
Locations
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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
 
4.6 out of 5 stars
Provider's friendliness and courtesy
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
My confidence in provider
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider spoke in clear language
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's effort to include me in decisions
 
4.8 out of 5 stars
Provider's explanation of condition or problem
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Provider's concern for questions and worries
 
4.7 out of 5 stars
Time provider spent with me
 
4.6 out of 5 stars
Patient Comments
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July 2018
Dr. Zyang was very nice and appeared competent
July 2018
I felt rushed. She was going to give me some informational materials but then left without giving them. Annual or biannual follow-up was mentioned but I was not told when/if I should do another appointment.
July 2018
Dr. Zhang treated me with pleasantness, gentleness, and professionalism, making the somewhat awkward full body skin check procedure much easier than it would otherwise be.
June 2018
*Dr. Zhang was excellent. Highly recommend.
May 2018
I have already recommended care provider, Dr Zhang
May 2018
Dr Zhang was informative and showed concern for my questions and worries. However, because we were about 1 hour delayed in our appointment, the visit felt a little rushed.
May 2018
I´m very satisfied with the care I´m receiving
April 2018
Dr Zhang is a no nonsense doc with a friendly and caring demeanor. She knows her stuff and relays it well.
April 2018
Dr. Zhang is a thoughtful listener and proactive provider, sensitive to the other medical situations I have, not the least of which is my communication problem and my cancer status. She is quite the professional doctor anyone would be lucky to see.
April 2018
a great experience
April 2018
dr. Zhang was excellent...professional, personable and exactly what I neeeded. thank you!
April 2018
this was my 1st visit with the doctor and I had many concerns but she took the time to address each one with a plan to follow up with a future appointment
April 2018
I had seen a different dermatologist before Dr. Zhang and she was not very helpful. I was not listened to and was put on an antibiotic I did not want to take, and was not effective. Also received no guidance about taking the medication and didn´t know I was even prescribed it until I got a call from my pharmacy. After seeing Dr. Zhang I realized she was what I wished all doctors would be like. Kind, informative, and attentive. I really appreciate her help. She is a fantastic doctor.
April 2018
Very pleased with all the Doctors and staff.
April 2018
Would like to have my children go see Dr. Zang.
March 2018
Dr Zhang was very empathetic about the pain this treatment was causing, always saying she can stop.
February 2018
Dr. Zhang and her two assistants were very helpful.
February 2018
I thought she was very competent and courteous. She didn´t spend much time with me, but I didn´t need a lot of time for my appointment. She strongly questioned a previous diagnosis because it hadn´t been done at Virginia Mason before asking more follow up questions, at which time she decided the diagnosis seemed appropriate. I´m sure they were relevant questions to obtain an understanding of my medical history, but the way they were delivered was not comfortable. I didn´t appreciate the implication that I didn´t have skin cancer as a teenager and the related surgery was not necessary. Overall it was a fine experience, but not outstanding.
January 2018
I an very confident in Dr. Zhang. She diagnoses conditions when they are in an early stage and provides appropriate and successful treatments. I have already recommended her to others.
January 2018
Excellent patient care,empathetic and knowledgeable. Could not be more pleased with service and care.
January 2018
Felt a little rushed.
December 2017
Dr. Zhang provided a written report on a previous procedure that I did not understand. Dr. Zhang is the first doctor to provide me written instructions on what I needed to do. My previous three dermatologists left Virginia Mason so it was with a bit of trepidation that I met Dr. Zhang for the first time. I could not be more pleased with the care I received-it was the best ever!
November 2017
Excellent doctor
November 2017
Excellent--informative and friendly.
October 2017
Dr. Zhang is consistently professional & thorough, and yet provides care with humor and empathy without rushing through the exam, procedure or explanations.
October 2017
Dr. Zhang is the bomb.
August 2017
I have already recommended Dr. Zhang to others.
August 2017
She was great! I will return to her for any dermatology needs.
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
I REALLY LIKE HER, SHE WAS VERY HELPFUL
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
Dr. Zhang has developed an excellent trusting relationship with me. I would highly recommend her to others
January 2017
I have already recommended her to my boss!
January 2017
she is the best!
January 2017
Couldn´t be happier
January 2017
Both my concerns were discussed and addressed. Prescription was given as well as pamphlet.