Zhijie Zhou, M.D, M.Sc.
I completed an internal medicine residency at Yale University Bridgeport Hospital and a fellowship in rheumatology at the University of Pittsburgh Medical School. I have been a practicing rheumatologist in Wisconsin for the past 12 years.
My clinical interests include rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, psoriatic arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout, pseudogout, lupus, Sjogren syndrome, scleroderma, and vasculitis.
I graduated from Suzhou Medical College in 1988 and obtained a master’s degree in Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology from Peking Union Medical College in 1992. I was the recipient of the 1997 Ogryzlo international Fellowship of the Canadian Rheumatology Association. My early research on rheumatoid arthritis helped with the discovery of anti-citrullinated protein antibodies (anti-CCP), allowing early diagnosis and treatment, which is the key improvement index for
the most desirable outcomes of rheumatoid arthritis.
I believe each patient represents a unique story, requiring excellent communication skills, a targeted physical examination, and appropriate laboratory tests and/or imaging studies with correct interpretations. I always refer to Sir William Osler’s idea of “the good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.”
Away from work, I enjoy reading, fishing, and spending time with my family and dog.
I speak English and Mandarin.
I am Board Certified in Internal Medicine and in Rheumatology and was
recertified in 2018 and 2020, respectively.