Chihong Heidi Zhou, M.D.

Associate Physician Diplomate

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Pathology - Cytopathology

Locations and Contact

Pathology Building

4400 V St.
Sacramento, CA 95817

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Philosophy of Care

I would like to serve my patient' needs by performing a quick, comfortable and reliable method of fine needle aspiration biopsy virtually any superficial lumps which can be felt or visualized under ultrasound,and by providing more accurate and emphasizing state-of-the-art diagnosis.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Zhou is a cytopathologist and surgical pathologist. She has expertized in sampling virtually any superficial lumps which can be felt or visualized under ultrasound, often eliminating the need for a surgical biopsy; and interpreting the samples.

Research/Academic Interests

Dr. Zhou is interested in teaching resident physicians and cytology fellowsto master sampling skills of both manually and ultrasound guided fine needle aspiration biopsy and to accurately interpret specimens by emphasizing state-of-the-art diagnosis.


Anatomic Pathology

Medical School

M.D., Shanghai Second Medical University, Shanghai, P.R. China 1983


Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 1998-2003


Cytopathology, UC Davis Medical Center, Sacramento CA 2003-2004

Faculty Teaching Award, UC Davis School of Medicine, Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, 2017, 2018

Gao G, Qorbani A, Zhou CH. A pancreatic mixed neuroendocrine-non-neuroendocrine neoplasms (MiNEN) (NET and undifferentiated carcinoma of the pancreas with osteoclast-like giant cells) with metastatic neuroendocrine component to the liver. Autops Case Rep. 2020 Dec 8;11:e2020201. doi:10.4322/acr.2020.201. PMID:34277482.

Li Q, Ma W, Chen S, Tian EC, Wei S, Fan RR, Wang T, Zhou C, Li T. High integrin α3 expression is associated with poor prognosis in patients with non-small cell lung cancer. Transl Lung Cancer Res. 2020 Aug;9(4):1361-1378. doi:10.21037/tlcr-19-633. PMID:32953510.

Howell LP, Zhou H, Wu W, Davis R. Significance of subclassifying high-grade squamous intraepithelial lesions into moderate dysplasia/CIN II versus severe dysplasia/CIN III/CIS in the Bethesda System terminology. Diagn Cytopathol. 2004 May;30(5):362-6. doi:10.1002/dc.20018. PMID:15108239.

Zhou CH, Asuncion A, Love GL. Laryngeal and respiratory tract sporotrichosis and steroid inhaler use. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2003 Jul;127(7):893-4. doi:10.5858/2003-127-893-LARTSA. PMID:12823053.