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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish

Education & Training

  • Residency, Pediatrics, 2015
    Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • Internship, Pediatrics, 2013
    Columbia University Irving Medical Center
  • MD, 2012
    University of Virginia School of Medicine
  • BA, 2008
    University of Virginia

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics

National Provider ID: 1033476122


Xian "Sam" Zhao, M.D., is a physician in the Division of Emergency Medicine at Children's National Hospital. Dr. Zhao is the co-director of resident and medical student education. He earned his medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine and his master's degree in education from the George Washington University. He completed residency training at New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital and fellowship training at Children's National.

Dr. Zhao's professional interests include curriculum development and assessment of learners. Outside of work, he enjoys running, hiking, and enjoying the great outdoors with his dog, Titan. He also sings with the Washington Chorus.