Jim Zhong, MD

Assistant Professor

Department of Radiation Oncology


(404) 778-3473


Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University



Jim Zhong, MD, is a board certified radiation oncologist in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Zhong practices general radiation oncology and specializes in the treatment of central nervous system malignancies, including brain and spine tumors, and head and neck cancer. He treats patients at Winship Cancer Institute's Clifton campus and Emory Proton Therapy Center.


Dr. Zhong graduated summa cum laude from Emory University, where he earned a BS in biology with highest honors. He subsequently completed medical school at Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, NC. After medical school, Dr. Zhong returned to his home city of Atlanta, GA to complete his Radiation Oncology Residency at Emory University. He was selected to serve as chief resident during his final year of residency training.


Dr. Zhong's research interest focuses on optimizing treatment outcomes for patients with malignant brain tumors, including glioblastomas, as well as the multidisciplinary management of brain metastases. He is currently the principal investigator of a study which seeks to evaluate treatment efficacy with focus on maximizing the quality of life in patients with brain metastases. He is a member of multiple professional organizations including the Society for Neuro-Oncology, the American Society for Radiation Oncology, and the American Society of Clinical Oncology.


During his training, Dr. Zhong earned several honors including the 2017 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Conquer Foundation Merit Award and the Roentgen Resident/Fellow Research Award. He also received the honors of Phi Beta Kappa and the Barry M. Goldwater honorable mention during his attendance at Emory University.


Dr. Zhong has published and co-authored multiple manuscripts published in oncology journals such as Cancer, Neurosurgery, International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics, and Radiotherapy and Oncology.