Hongji Zhang, L.Ac., MD(China)


Hongji Zhang, L. Ac., MD (China)

Dr. Zhang received her medical doctorate degree from Beijing University of Chinese Medicine (BUCM), the most prestigious Traditional Chinese Medicine University in China.

In the hospital, she  received rigorous training in different areas including Internal medicine, Neurology, Gynecology, Pediatrics, Otolaryngology, orthopedic, etc. to treat various diseases using Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture and integrated medicine. She continued on to finish her M.S. degree and Ph.D. program in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Integrated Medicine from the China Academy of Chinese Medicine Sciences (CACMS), where she practiced for over 10 years.

Dr. Zhang is a National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine  (NCCAOM) certified and state licensed acupuncturist in Illinois. With over 20 years’ experience in traditional Chinese medicine and integrated medicine, she provides patients with effective treatments of many conditions, including nasal allergy, sinusitis, dysphonia, tinnitus, infertility, menstruation disorders, menopause syndromes, digestive disorders, pain, insomnia, anxiety, stress, depression, chronic Fatigue Syndrome.

Dr. Zhang has also supplemented traditional chines acupuncture with neuro-acupuncture methods trained at Neuro-acupuncture Institute, to address many neurological disorders, such as post stroke paralysis, aphasia, vertigo, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, PTSD, ADHD, autism, and pain.

Dr. Zhang currently is member of a team in Purdue University Department of Speech Language & Hearing Sciences.   The team is conducting scientific research with a goal to use genetically engineered stem cells to treat vocal fold paralysis and cartilage-like grafts for partial laryngeal cartilage replacement.

Z ENT book

Dr. Zhang has experience in Ear, Nose & Throat area  for over 29 years.  As an otolaryngologist in Xiyuan Hospital, China Academy of Chinese Medicine Sciences, she published numerous academic books and clinical reports.

(Dr. Zhang was checking her patient: cover page from Dr. Zhang’s book  —110 questions in treating throat diseases.  Gold Shield Press, 1995, Beijing)



Dr. Zhang and  Dr. Stacey Halum (MD, Laryngologist, Director of the Voice Clinic of Indiana and Research Professor of Purdue University Department of Speech Language & Hearing Sciences.) presenting their research result in a national meeting (Chicago, 2016)



Curriculum Vitae


1983-1989   Bachelor in Medicine (M.D. equivalent). Beijing University of Chinese Medicine. Beijing, China.

1991-1994   Master degree in Chinese medicine and integrated medicine. China Academy of Chinese Medicine Sciences. Beijing, China.

2000-2002    PhD program in Chinese Medicine and integrated medicine. China Academy of Chinese Medicine Sciences. Beijing, China.

Work Experience

1989-1994 Resident physician, Xiyuan Hospital, China Academy of Chinese Medicine Sciences, Beijing, China

1994-2000 Attending physician, Xiyuan Hospital, China Academy of Chinese Medicine Sciences, Beijing, China

2000-2001: Visiting physician:  Peoples Hospital, the 2nd Affiliated Hospital of Beijing University, Beijing, China

2001-2002: Chief Physician and Associated Professor: China Academy of Chinese Medicine Sciences, Beijing, China

2003-2015: Research in School of medicine, Indiana University

2009-current: licensed acupuncturist, Great Wall Acupuncture Clinic Indianapolis, Indiana. Naperville, Illinois.

2015-current: Research in Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, Purdue University


  • 1995 Young Investigator Award in TCM from China National Administration Bureau of Chinese Medicine: Treatment of acute catarrhal otitis media with Chinese Medicine.
  • 1999 Advanced Scientific Research in TCM Award from China Academy of Chinese Medicine Sciences: Clinical and experimental study on treatment of acute catarrhal otitis media.


Authorship of Books (in Chinese)耳鸣书封面

  1. Key 100 questions about how to diagnosis treat Otolaryngology diseases with Chines Medicine and Modern Medicine, 1995. (80,000 sold so far).
  2. Geriatrics Clinical Research in Chinese Medicine (ENT part), 1995, Beijing Press.
  3. Pattern Diagnosis Standard for Chinese Medicine (ENT part), 2000, Peoples Health Press.
  4. Advancement in Tinnitus Diagnosis & Treatment (TCM Part), 2004, Peoples Health Press.


Selected Publications in Chinese Medicine

  1. Zhang H, Li S, Zhu M, Bai H, et al. Treatment of acute otitis media with Oral-liquid-herb formula: Clinical Observation of 42 Cases. Shanxi journal of traditional Chinese medicine, 1995, 03
  2. Li S andZhang H, Treatment of Hearing Loss in Geriatrics with Traditional Chinese Medicine: 40th Anniversary of Beijing University of Chinese Medicine: 1996, P777-780.
  3. Li S andZhang H, Advancement in Treatment of Hearing Loss with Traditional Chinese Medicine: Experience collection from famous TCM Physician: 1997, p303-305
  4. Zhang H,Liu J, Xu Y, LI H, et al. Experimental study of otitis pharmacology Oral Liquid.  Research of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 1999:06
  5. Zhang Hand Li S. Clinical observation of treatment of sinusitis with Bi-Dou-Yan He-Ji (Sinusitis oral liquid) 87 cases. Chinese journal of information on traditional Chinese medicine 2000,7(2):47-50
  6. Zhang H, Li s, Liu r Liu J, et al. Clinical and experimental study on treatment of acute catarrhal otitis media with Chines Medicine. Chinese Journal of Integrated Traditional and Western Medicine. PMID: 11938809.2000 Oct; 20(10):743-6.
  7. Zhang H, Li S, Liu R, Liu J, et al. Clinical and experimental study on treatment of acute catarrhal otitis media. 2005: Achievement of Science and Technology: 50th anniversary of Xiyuan Hospital China Academy of Chinese Medicine Sciences, p24

Selected Publications in Modern Medicine

  1. Wang Z, Zhang H. Antidiabetic Effects of Ginseng in Humans and Rodents. Journal of Metabolic Syndrome. 2012; 1:106.
  2. Wang Z, Zhang H:  How We Treat Frozen Shoulder (by acupuncture).  Meridians: The Journal of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine 2014: l Vol. 1, No. 1 p36
  3. Halum SL, Bijangi-Vishehsaraei K, Zhang H, Sowinski J, Bottino MC. (2013). Stem Cell-Derived Tissue Engineered Constructs for Hemilaryngeal Reconstruction. Annals of Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2014Feb; 123(2):124-34.
  4. Zhang H, Wang Z. Yin-Yang and Zheng: Exported from Chines Medicine. Chinese Journal of Integrated Medicine. 2014 April; Vol.20: 250-255.
  5. Bijangi-Vishehsaraei K, Blum K, Zhang H, Safa AR, Halum SL. Microarray Analysis Gene Expression Profiles in Laryngeal Muscle After Recurrent Laryngeal Nerve Injury.Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol. 2016 Mar; 125(3):247-56.
  6. Paniello RC, Brookes S, Bhatt NK, Bijangi-Vishehsaraei K, Zhang H, Halum S. Improved adductor function after canine recurrent laryngeal nerve injury and repair using muscle progenitor cells.Laryngoscope. 2018 Jul;128(7):E241-E246. doi: 10.1002/lary.26992. Epub 2017 Dec 8.
  7. Brookes S, Voytik-Harbin S, Zhang H, Halum S.  Three-dimensional tissue-engineered skeletal muscle for laryngeal reconstruction.Laryngoscope. 2018 Mar;128(3):603-609. doi: 10.1002/lary.26771. Epub 2017 Aug 26.
  8. Zhang H, Harbin S, Brookes S, Wallace J, Parker N, Halum SL. Use of Autologous Adipose-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells For Creation of Laryngeal Cartilage. 2017, Laryngoscope .2018 Apr;128(4):E123-E129. doi: 10.1002/lary.26980