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B. Shoshana Zha


Pulmonologist and critical care specialist
Running mom, tree hugger and physician-scientist

About me

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Dr. B. Shoshana Zha is a pulmonologist who cares for adults with lung disorders. She specializes in bronchiectasis (a condition involving damage to lung airways) and lung infections with nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM), organisms found in dust, soil and water. She co-directs a clinic dedicated to NTM infections, cares for patients in intensive care, and provides general pulmonary care at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center.

Zha's research focuses on understanding how the immune system responds to mycobacterial infections (which can cause such diseases as tuberculosis and leprosy). Outside of the laboratory, she also studies ways to optimize treatments for bronchiectasis and NTM infections.

Zha earned her medical degree and a doctorate in microbiology at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. She completed a residency in internal medicine at the University of Washington and a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine at UCSF.

  • Education

    Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine, MD, 2013

  • Residencies

    University of Washington, Internal Medicine, 2016

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, 2020

  • Academic Title

    Assistant Professor

I am honored to care for patients and aim to not just provide a treatment plan but inform, empower and guide them on their journey to improved health.

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