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Yongdong Zhao, MD, PhD

Yongdong Zhao, MD, PhD


On staff since July 2013

Academic Title: Acting Assistant Professor

"My interest in pediatric rheumatology began as a postdoctoral fellow. Seeing the devastating effects of Juvenile dermatomyositis motivated me to obtain further training to better serve children with rheumatic diseases. I am thrilled to now have the opportunity to provide care to children with arthritis and other rheumatic diseases at Seattle Childrens Hospital."


Board Certification(s)
Medical/Professional School
Peking University Health Science Center, Beijing
Purdue University, West Lafayette
Surgery - General, People's Hospital, Beijing Medical University, Beijing
Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital - Pediatric Residency, Cincinnati
Pediatric Rheumatology, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia
Clinical Interests

Diagnosing and treating children with autoimmune conditions and joint disorders

Awards and Honors

Award NameAward DescriptionAwarded ByAward Date
ACR State-of-the-Art Clinical Symposium Travel GrantAmerican College of Rheumatology 2013
Research Poster winnerChildrens Hospital of Philadelphia 2013
The Norma H. Compton Outstanding Doctoral Student AwardPurdue University 2006
Young Investigator AwardAmerican Society for Clinical Nutrition 2005
P&G Graduate Student Research AwardAmerican Society of Nutrition Sciences 2004


Tetracycline and calcium kinetics are comparable for estimating bone resorption in rats.
The Journal of nutrition , 2010 Sep: 140(9)1704-9
Fructo-oligosaccharides and calcium absorption and retention in adolescent girls.
Journal of the American College of Nutrition , 2010 Aug: 29(4)382-6
Calcification in a case of circumscribed myositis ossificans.
The Journal of rheumatology , 2010 Apr: 37(4)876
Characterization of dystrophic calcification induced in mice by cardiotoxin.
Calcified tissue international , 2009 Sep: 85(3)267-75
Juvenile dermatomyositis calcifications selectively displayed markers of bone formation.
Arthritis and rheumatism , 2009 Apr 15: 61(4)501-8
Apoptosis in the skeletal muscle of untreated children with juvenile dermatomyositis: impact of duration of untreated disease.
Clinical immunology (Orlando, Fla.) , 2007 Nov: 125(2)165-72
Effects of hindlimb unloading and bisphosphonates on the serum proteome of rats.
Bone , 2007 Oct: 41(4)646-58
Calcium bioavailability of calcium carbonate fortified soymilk is equivalent to cow's milk in young women.
The Journal of nutrition , 2005 Oct: 135(10)2379-82
Acute versus chronic effects of whey proteins on calcium absorption in growing rats.
Experimental biology and medicine (Maywood, N.J.) , 2005 Sep: 230(8)536-42
Comparative effect of soy protein, soy isoflavones, and 17beta-estradiol on bone metabolism in adult ovariectomized rats.
Journal of bone and mineral research : the official journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research , 2005 May: 20(5)828-39
Nondigestible oligosaccharides increase calcium absorption and suppress bone resorption in ovariectomized rats.
The Journal of nutrition , 2004 Feb: 134(2)399-402

Primary Office

Seattle Children's
MA.7.110 - Rheumatology
4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

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