Lian Zhang graduated and was awarded a medical doctor degree from the Chongqing Medical University in 1987. He finished his residency training in the Second Hospital of Chongqing Medical University. In 1998, he went to the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) as a post doctorate fellow and returned to the Second Hospital of Chongqing Medical University in 2004. In 2005, as primary investigator, he started a project in developing magnetic resonance guided HIFU system. He was awarded the first class of science and technology progress award of Chongqing, China in 2009 and the 2nd class of the national science and technology progress award of China in 2010.
In recent years, Dr. Zhang was invited to give talks in the annual meetings of Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiological Society of Europe (CIRSE, 2009), World Conference on Interventional Oncology (WCIO, 2009), Italian Society of Interventional Radiology (2010), Societa Italiana Di Ultrasonologia In Medicina e Biologia (SIUMB, 2010), Korean Society of Endoscopic and Laparoscopic surgeons (2015), 3rd Annual Meeting of the International Ovarian Cancer Consortium and the Symposium on Tumor Microenvironment and Therapeutic Resistance (2016).
His study interests include molecular biology, molecular genetics, and oncology. He has published more than 50 papers in the journal of Circulation, Journal of Clinical Investigation, Radiology, European Radiology, European Journal of Radiology, AJR (American Journal of Roentgenology), Gastroenterology, Medicine, Ultrasonics , International Journal of Hyperthermia, Cardiovasc Intervent Radiol, Int J Gynaecol Obstet and other peer reviewed journals.