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Education & Training

  • Residency Program, Pediatrics, 2015
    Columbia University Medical Center
  • Internship Program, Pediatrics, 2013
    Columbia University 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 and he is completing a master's degree in education at the George Washington University. Dr. Zhao earned his medical degree from the University of Virginia School of Medicine. He completed residency training at New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital and fellowship training at Children's National.

Dr. Zhao's interests outside of work include running, hiking and enjoying the great outdoors. He also sings with the Washington Chorus.