Biography

Zhen “Jane” Huang, MD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Otorhinolaryngology. She was born in southern China and moved to Dallas, Texas, when she was seven years old. She remains fluent in Mandarin Chinese. After graduating Valedictorian, she continued her education at Dartmouth College as a Presidential Scholar and majored in psychology. She obtained a combined M.D./M.B.A. degree from Dartmouth as a recipient of the Dr. Hampers Leaders in Healthcare Scholarship. She interned as a consultant for a biomedical firm and in her spare time, she also volunteered for a free community clinic and taught girls dance. She also has taught English in China and conducted art workshops for high school students in the Navajo Nation. After spending almost a decade in New England, she returned to Texas and completed residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine. She then went on to complete a fellowship in Pediatric Otolaryngology at Children’s National in Washington, D.C. Not only has she published articles in multiple peer-reviewed journals and presented at national meetings for her specialty, she also has a strong interest in improving healthcare delivery and population health. Her clinical interests are broad and include sleep-disordered breathing, congenital neck masses, open and endoscopic pediatric airway, chronic ear disorders and hearing loss, as well as pediatric voice disorders.

Education

Medical School
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, 2010
Residency
Baylor College of Medicine, 2015
Fellowship
Children's National Medical Center, 2016

Areas of Interests

Clinical Interests

Broad and include sleep-disordered breathing, congenital neck masses, open and endoscopic pediatric airway, chronic ear disorders and hearing loss, as well as pediatric voice disorders

Publications

Publication Information

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

Huang, Z. Guffey, D, Minard, CG, Friedman, EM. Outcomes variability in esophageal foreign body removal: Is daytime removal better? International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology. In Press. Publication accepted June 20, 2015.
Larrier, DR, Huang, Z, Zhang, W, McHugh, CH, Brock, L, Reddy, SC. Is routine pre-operative cardiac evaluation necessary in obese children undergoing adenotonsillectomy for OSA?American Journal of Otolaryngology. In Press. Publication accepted May 27, 2015.
Sidorsky, T, Huang, Z, Dinulos, JG. A business case for shared medical appointments in dermatology: Improving access and the bottom line. Archives of Dermatology2010 Apr;146(4):374-381.
Tokhunts, R, Singh, S, Chu, T, D'Angelo, G, Baubet, V, Goetz, JA, Huang, Z, Yuan, Z, Ascano, M, Zavros, Y, Thérond, PP, Kunes, S, Dahmane, N, and Robbins, DJ. The full-length unprocessed hedgehog protein is an active signaling molecule. J Biol Chem2010;285(4):2562-2568.
Singh, S, Tokhunts, R, Baubet,V, Goetz, JA, Huang, Z, Schilling, NS, Black, KE, MacKenzie, TA, Dahmane, NA, and Robbins, DJ. Sonic Hedgehog mutations identified in holoprosencephaly patients can act in a dominant negative manner. Human Genetics2009;125(1):95-103.
Chatterjee A, Huang Z, Finlayson, S. Do higher paying surgical specialties create greater competition for residency positions? Journal of the American College of Surgeons 2009;209(3), S115.

PROJECTS AND PUBLICATIONS IN PROGRESS

Duah, V. Huang, Z. Preciado, D. Younger patients with COME are more likely to have viscous middle ear fluid containing predominantly mucin MUC5B. Children's National Medical Center, Washington, D.C.
Huang, Z. Mudd, PA. No-show rates in an urban pediatric otolaryngology academic practice. Children's National Medical Center, Washington, D.C.
Goyal, M, Huang, Z, Parke, RB. A radiological case report of left sided neck pain. Bobby R. Alford Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Huang, Z. Vrabec, JT. Outcomes in the management of middle ear myoclonus: Is surgery effective?Bobby R. Alford Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Huang, Z, Guffey, D, Reddy, SC, McHugh, CH, Hede, SV, Brock, L, Minard, CG, and Larrier, DR. Should Body Mass Index determine preoperative cardiac workup for pediatric patients with OSA undergoing adenotonsillectomy? AAO-HNSF Annual Fall Meeting, Vancouver, BC, 2013.
Huang, Z. Guffey, D, Minard, CG, Friedman, EM. Outcomes variability in esophageal foreign body removal: Is daytime removal better? ASPO Annual Spring Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, 2014.
Huang, Z. Vrabec, JT. Outcomes in the management of middle ear myoclonus. Triological Society Annual Spring Meeting, Boston, MA, 2015.