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Dr. Jay-Jiguang Zhu MD PHD

Dr. Jay-Jiguang Zhu MD PHD

Neuro Oncologist

Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center
(713) 704-7100


Dr. Jay-Jiguang Zhu is a fellowship-trained, board-certified neurologist with specific expertise in neuro-oncology and neurology. He specializes in treating patients with primary brain tumors and central nervous system (CNS) metastasis.

Dr. Zhu earned his medical degree from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He completed his residency training in neurology at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Mass. He subsequently completed his fellowship in neuro­oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School in Boston. Prior to entering medical school, Dr. Zhu received his doctorate in molecular biology at State University of New York in Buffalo, N.Y., and completed his post-doctoral training in CNS tumorigenesis research at Children’s Hospital, Brigham and Woman’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School.

Before joining Mischer Neuroscience Institute, Dr. Zhu was on the faculty of Tufts Medical Center and Tufts University School of Medicine where he served as an assistant professor and attending in neurology, hematology and oncology. His many honors and awards include CUSBEA scholar (China and United States Biochemistry Exchange Application), Massachusetts Medical Society Scholarships, the Abby H. Shevitz, M.D. Young Physician award, and Teaching Award from the class of 2002 at Tufts University School of Medicine.

Dr. Zhu is dedicated to delivering exceptional patient care through multidisciplinary teamwork. He is committed to providing patients the best treatment options available and to maximizing each patient’s quality of life. Through collaboration with clinicians and research scientists, he will combine clinical data with sophisticated molecular assays and powerful imaging techniques to formulate individualized treatment plans and develop new treatment options for primary brain tumors and CNS metastasis.

Dr. Zhu’s special interests include:

  • Primary brain tumors (gliomas, meningiomas, pituitary adenomas and primary CNS lymphomas)
  • Brain metastases and leptomeningeal spread of systemic cancers
  • Quality of life, including cognitive function during and after radiation and chemotherapies
  • Clinical trials
  • Neurological complications of systemic chemotherapies

Physician Details

Medical Education
Mcgill University, 1999
Internships & Residency
Tufts-New England Medical Center, 2003
Massachusetts General Hospital, 2005
PCP Number
Cities Served
Alief, Bellaire, Galena Park, Houston, Missouri City


ZIP Codes Served
77001, 77002, 77003, 77004, 77005, 77006, 77007


Insurance Accepted

  • AARP Medicare Complete
  • Aetna (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • AHI Healthlink
  • Amerigroup Chip
  • Amerigroup MMP Perinatal*
  • Amerigroup Star
  • Amerigroup Star Plus
  • Amerivantage
  • Beechstreet
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Texas
  • Blue Exchange PPO
  • Cigna (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Coastal Comp Healthnetworks PPO*
  • Coastal Comp Healthnetworks Work Comp
  • Community Health Choice
  • Community Health Choice Chip
  • Community Health Choice Marketplace Kelsey QHP
  • Community Health Choice Marketplace QHP
  • Community Health Choice Star
  • Corporate Remedies Worker's Comp*
  • Corvel Worker's Comp*
  • Coventry Health Care - PPO Network
  • Coventry Medicare Advantra
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems - PPO Network*
  • Evolutions Healthcare Systems - Worker's Comp*
  • First Health - PPO Network
  • First Health - Worker's Comp
  • Galaxy Health Network
  • Healthsmart
  • Humana (Most Benefit Plans)
  • Humana Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana HMOx QHP Exchange
  • Humanachoice PPO Medicare
  • Independant Medical Systems
  • Injury Management Organization Worker's Comp*
  • Interplan Health Group (IHG)*
  • Medicaid Traditional
  • Medicare Traditional
  • Medicus International - PPO Network
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage HMO
  • Memorial Hermann Advantage PPO
  • Memorial Hermann Solutions
  • Multiplan
  • OccuNet PPO - PPO Network
  • Olympus (International) - PPO Network*
  • Political Subdivision Workers Comp Alliance*
  • Private Healthcare System
  • Reny Company Worker's Comp
  • Rockport - PPO Network*
  • Superior CHIP/Perinatal*
  • Superior Foster Care Program
  • Texas True Choice - PPO Network*
  • United Healthcare (Most Benefit Plans)
  • United Healthcare Chip
  • United Healthcare Chronic Complete
  • United Healthcare Dual Complete
  • United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
  • United Healthcare Star
  • United Healthcare Star Plus Perinatal*
  • United Healthcare TXMMP
  • US Family Health Plan
  • USA Managed Care Organization - PPO Network
  • USA Managed Care Organization - Worker's Comp*
  • Wellcare
  • WorkLink Worker's Comp