Yejia Zhang

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Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Veteran's Administration Medical Center
Department: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Contact information
Penn Medicine at Rittenhouse
1800 Lombard Street/1st Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19146
Office: 215-893-2645
MD (Medicine)
Second Military Medical University, P.R. China, 1989.
PhD (Cell & Molecular Biology)
University of Pennsylvania, 1997.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Non-operative care of the spine.
Acupuncture to treat chronic pain and promote well being.
Wheel Chair assessment.

Description of Research Expertise

Cell and Molecular Biology
Intervertebral Disc

Selected Publications

Wang Luqiang, Tower Robert J, Chandra Abhishek, Yao Lutian, Tong Wei, Xiong Zekang, Tang Kai, Zhang Yejia, Liu X Sherry, Boerckel Joel D, Guo Xiaodong, Ahn Jaimo, Qin Ling: Periosteal Mesenchymal Progenitor Dysfunction and Extraskeletally-Derived Fibrosis Contribute to Atrophic Fracture Nonunion. Journal of bone and mineral research : the official journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research 34(3): 520-532, Mar 2019.

Zhang Yejia, Tian Zuozhen, Ashley Jason W, Wang Luqiang, Tower Robert J, Wei Yulong, Qin Ling, Yang Shuying, Enomoto-Iwamoto Motomi: Extracellular Matrix and Adhesion Molecule Gene Expression in the Normal and Injured Murine Intervertebral Disc. American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation 98(1): 35-42, Jan 2019.

Piazza M, Peck SH, Gullbrand SE, Bendigo JR , Arginteanu T, Zhang Y, Smith HE, Neil R. Malhotra NR, Smith LJ. : Quantitative MRI correlates with histological grade in a percutaneous needle injury mouse model of disc degeneration. Journal of orthopaedic research. 36(10): 2771-2779, Oct 2018.

Tian Zuozhen, Ma Xiaoyuan, Yasen Miersalijiang, Mauck Robert L, Qin Ling, Shofer Frances S, Smith Lachlan J, Pacifici Maurizio, Enomoto-Iwamoto Motomi, Zhang Yejia: Intervertebral Disc Degeneration in a Percutaneous Mouse Tail Injury Model. American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation 97(3): 170-177, Mar 2018.

Chandra Abhishek, Wang Luqiang, Young Tiffany, Zhong Leilei, Tseng Wei-Ju, Levine Michael A, Cengel Keith, Liu X Sherry, Zhang Yejia, Pignolo Robert J, Qin Ling: Proteasome inhibitor bortezomib is a novel therapeutic agent for focal radiation-induced osteoporosis. FASEB journal : official publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology 32(1): 52-62, Jan 2018.

Liu Zunpeng, Yuan Xue, Liu Min, Fernandes Gabriela, Zhang Yejia, Yang Shuting, Ionita Ciprian N, Yang Shuying: Antimicrobial Peptide Combined with BMP2-Modified Mesenchymal Stem Cells Promotes Calvarial Repair in an Osteolytic Model. Molecular therapy : the journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy 26(1): 199-207, Jan 2018.

Chandra Abhishek, Lin Tiao, Young Tiffany, Tong Wei, Ma Xiaoyuan, Tseng Wei-Ju, Kramer Ina, Kneissel Michaela, Levine Michael A, Zhang Yejia, Cengel Keith, Liu X Sherry, Qin Ling: Suppression of Sclerostin Alleviates Radiation-Induced Bone Loss by Protecting Bone-Forming Cells and Their Progenitors Through Distinct Mechanisms. Journal of bone and mineral research : the official journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research 32(2): 360-372, Feb 2017.

Chee Ana, Shi Peng, Cha Thomas, Kao Ting-Hsien, Yang Shu-Hua, Zhu Jun, Chen Ding, Zhang Yejia, An Howard S: Cell Therapy with Human Dermal Fibroblasts Enhances Intervertebral Disk Repair and Decreases Inflammation in the Rabbit Model. Global spine journal 6(8): 771-779, Dec 2016.

Shi Peng, Chen Er-Yun, Cs-Szabo Gabriella, Chee Ana, Tannoury Chadi, Qin Ling, Lin Han, An Steven, An Howard S, Zhang Yejia: Biglycan Inhibits Capsaicin-Induced Substance P Release by Cultured Dorsal Root Ganglion Neurons. American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation 95(9): 656-62, Sep 2016.

Zhang Yejia, Chee Ana, Shi Peng, Adams Sherrill L, Markova Dessislava Z, Anderson David Greg, Smith Harvey E, Deng Youping, Plastaras Christopher T, An Howard S: Intervertebral Disc Cells Produce Interleukins Found in Patients with Back Pain. American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation 95(6): 407-15, Jun 2016.

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