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B. Shoshana Zha


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

About me

Pronouns: She | Her | Hers

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.

Where I see patients (1)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    74 Ratings
    About our process
    Nov 01, 2023
    Dr. Zha is simply outstanding. There are no words.
    Jul 28, 2023
    Both doctors were excellent!
    Jul 19, 2023
    Dr Zha was amazing extremely thorough and professional. I feel highly confident in the health care she will provide.
    Jul 15, 2023
    She was great. Gave me specific advice about weight gain and being careful when gardening or dealing with outdoor fountain due to my condition. Excellent provider.
    Jul 11, 2023
    Dr. Zha is the best!
    Jun 24, 2023
    Dr Zha is a wonderful doctor. She is brilliant warm caring reassuring.
    May 16, 2023
    Dr Zha was extremely caring nice and very helpful and of course competent.
    May 11, 2023
    Wing able to access appointment notes in the patient portal is very helpful.
    Apr 05, 2023
    Excellent professional advice and visit.
    Apr 04, 2023
    Dr Zha is amazing. She listens I never feel rushed she allows for open discussion about options I'm just VERY thankful to have her.
    Mar 23, 2023
    All I can say is that Dr Zha was great!
    Mar 02, 2023
    Dr. Zha supports my exploring alternatives to main-stream medicine and I really appreciate that. The after appt summary was a boost to my self-esteem.
    Jan 31, 2023
    It was a great appointment. We covered a lot of ground due our time together.
    Jan 10, 2023
    Excellent experience with the entire team
    Sep 04, 2022
    I'm in shock to the EXCELLENT care information concern and knowledge of Dr. Zha. I finally feel like I am in competent hands after 18 yrs of looking for answers. I feel hopeful In finding a treatment and truly blessed.
    Mar 25, 2022
    We are just doing the preliminaries for the lung infection. More details will be delivered as needed.
    Feb 13, 2022
    Dr. Zha went out of her way to answer all my questions in a way that I could easily understand. She is extremely patient. She is very proactive in providing me the best possible plan of care. I feel very confident and grateful to be under her care.