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.
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