Amy M. Zheng
M.D., M.Phil, CHSE
Board Certified
Emergency Medicine Physician

Emergency & 
Urgent Care Medicine

About Dr. Zheng

Dr. Amy Zheng has been a board-certified emergency physician since 2007.  She is in active clinical practice at two emergency departments and five urgent care clinics in San Diego and Riverside Counties.

  • Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California San Diego and University of California Riverside. She provides bedside teaching and chairs one of the largest teamwork exercises in the U.S.

  • Emergency medicine expert for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Inspector General for five years – reviewed allegations, advised on standards of care, and published government reports.  One report resulted in the U.S. Court of Federal Appeals ruling that the VA should reimburse veterans for $53 million dollars of emergency care.

  • Medical Reviewer for the Medical Board of California since 2019.

  • Winner of the American College of Emergency Physicians Rising Star Award for public speaking, the VA Inspector General Values Award for professionalism, and multiple teaching awards.

Please call Dr. Zheng at 858-299-5266 for full CV.


  • Bachelor of Science with Honors, California Institute of Technology

  • Master of Philosophy with Distinctions, University of Glasgow

  • Medical Degree, University of California San Diego  

  • Emergency  Medicine Residency, University of Arizona

  • Teaching Fellowship, American College of Emergency Physicians  

  • Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator, Society for Simulation in Healthcare