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Shirley Zhang, D.M.D.

Orthodontic Resident



Building & Room:

Room 131


801 S. Paulina Street, Chicago, IL 60612


Dr. Shirley Zhang was raised in Naperville, Illinois. She attended Northwestern University where she earned Bachelors of Arts degrees in biology and psychology. In college, she continued her passion for dancing as a competitive Latin ballroom dancer, winning the 2016 National Collegiate DanceSport Championship her senior year. She continued her education at the University of Pennsylvania, where she graduated with her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree with honors.

While in dental school, she was active in community dentistry as well as in advocacy for the LGTBQ+ community, co-founding the Penn Dental Pride Alliance. She was the recipient of the International College of Dentists Humanitarian Award, the Penn Dental Medicine Award for Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion, and the Herman Segal Emergency Care Award. Her dedication towards her profession led her to be inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the National Dental Honor society.

In her spare time, Dr. Zhang enjoys Latin ballroom dancing, acrylic painting, trying new cuisines, and spending time with family and friends.