Dr. Kate Zhong is the Senior Director of Clinical Research and Development for the Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health in Las Vegas, Nevada and Cleveland, Ohio. She brings over 16 years of diversified clinical and pharmaceutical research experience to the Center. She is leading the clinical and research team conducting multiple trails to advance treatment in Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders.
Dr. Zhong received her MD degree from West China University of Medical Sciences in Sichuan, China. She earned her Master Degree in Pharmacology and completed her residency in psychiatry at University of Toronto, Canada.
As the attending geriatric psychiatrist, Dr. Zhong gained extensive experiences in providing treatment and care for patients with neurocognitive disorders in Vancouver, Canada. While working as the Medical Director and Seroquel Brand Global Physician for one of the world's leading pharmaceutical company-AstraZeneca, Dr. Zhong led multiple global clinical trials in CNS therapeutic areas including Alzheimer’s disease, Schizophrenia, and mood disorders.
Dr. Zhong has been a scientific consultant for multiple pharmaceutical, biotech and patient recruitment companies. Dr. Zhong has provided multifaceted services to industry, academic centers and health care institutions both in US and in China. She assisted clients with the strategic planning and execution for due diligence, regulatory approval, market analysis, site selection, patient recruitment, rater training and overall clinical trial conduct. She consulted on issues related to health care systems in emerging markets, commercialization of product and establishment of strategic partnership.
Dr. Zhong has worked closely with patient advocacy groups, philanthropic organizations and research-orientated foundations, she has been actively engaged in public education and community activities on clinical research and education.
Dr. Zhong was featured in Los Angeles Business Journal (2009), Beverly Hills Life Style (2010), and Vegas Magazine (2011) for her scientific contributions to clinical research and drug development. Dr. Zhong has a US patent pending invention featuring technology enhancing quality of clinical trials.