Dr. Peter Zhao joined the Department of Medicine in the Division of Hospital Medicine as an Instructor in June, 2018.
He was born in Jinan, China and moved to the United States at age 3. His family has lived in multiple cities including Houston, TX; Richmond, VA; and Atlanta, Georgia. He attended Emory University from 2007 – 2011, where he was privileged to receive the Robert W. Woodruff Scholarship and completed his bachelor’s in chemistry. During college, he worked as a teaching assistant for 3 years in general chemistry. After graduation, he attended Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine from 2011 – 2015, where he received his M.D. degree. As an extracurricular activity during 4th year medical school, he submitted sketches to the medical school art show. He stayed in St. Louis to complete his internal medicine residency training at Barnes Jewish Hospital from 2015 – 2018. Through the mentors in medicine program, he was involved in research on a project in GVHD with the mentorship of Dr. Mark Schroeder. He presented posters at both the mentors in medicine symposium and Siteman Retreat. During his residency training, he gradually developed an inclination more for acute inpatient medicine over outpatient medicine. With completing residency, he decided the best fit for him was hospital medicine. His interests currently remain to continue learning and implementing the most optimal practices for acute general internal medicine inpatient care. He also enjoys working in a team-based environment and opportunities to teach junior residents and medical students. Outside of medicine, his hobbies include dining, running, TV shows, movies, basketball, card collecting, and occasionally video games.