Betty Zheng, MD

Betty Zheng, MD


  • Children's Title: Program Director, Advanced Inflammatory Bowel Disease Fellowship
  • Academic Title: Assistant Professor
  • Research Center: Center for Immunity and Immunotherapies
  • On Staff Since: October 2016
  • Biography

    Dr. Betty Zheng studies the field of mucosal immunology as it pertains to mucosal disease such as in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and Graft-versus-Host Disease (GVHD). She uses the application of basic science to clinical practice through clinical trials and human tissue/blood analysis. She graduated from Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a major in Biology and a minor in Biomedical Engineering. She then pursued her medical education at University of Maryland School of Medicine and continued on at the University of Maryland Pediatrics Residency. Following her residency, she sought out additional training in Pediatric Gastroenterology, Nutrition, and Hepatology fellowship at Seattle Children’s Hospital

    Dr Zheng works on the translational clinical trials to understand the pathogenesis and therapy response in pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease. She believes in collaboration and team science in asking clinically relevent questions to provide novel immunological techniques (such as single-cell multi-omics and spatial transcriptomics) in patient tissue and blood. She has worked on PREDICT ( and the Healthy Endoscopy Study ( She is also interested in understanding genetic alterations in the Very Early Onset IBD (VEO-IBD) cohorts. 

    Board Certification(s)

    Pediatric Gastroenterology


    University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD


    University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD


    University of Washington, Seattle, WA

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