Department of Veteran Affairs Office of Inspector General

Dr. Zheng served as the the emergency medicine expert for the VA Office of Inspector General for five years. She was responsible for reviewing allegations of substandard care, writing reports, and defending her opinion to members of Congress.

Highlights of her cases include:

  • Assisted in convicting Dr. Levy, a pathologist with a substance abuse problem who misdiagnosed more than 3,000 cases.
  • Investigated a case where staff mislabeled the Do Not Resuscitate Code on a patient’s wrist band, which led to his death.
  • U.S. Court of Appeals ruled that the VA must reimburse $53 million for veterans who sought emergency care outside of the VA.
  • Convinced Senator Patty Murphy (Washington) that the Spokane VA appropriately downgraded their emergency department to an urgent care.

Medical Director of Quality at Sharp Rees Stealy Medical Group

As the Medical Director of Quality at a large multi-specialty medical group in San Diego, Dr. Zheng is responsible for ensuring that the 800+ doctors, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners in the group provide quality care to patients. She reports them to state licensing boards and the National Practitioner’s Databank when the need arises.

Dr. Zheng on why she loves being an emergency and urgent care physician.

Skilled Expert Witness

Dr. Zheng has opined on cases involving:

  • Heart Attack (Myocardial Infarction)
  • Blood Clot (Pulmonary Embolism)
  • Stroke (Cerebral Vascular Accident)
  • Heart Failure
  • Cauda equina syndrome
  • Abdominal pain
  • Opioid prescribing
  • Tendon and nerve laceration
  • Levaquin (fluroquinolone) induced tendon rupture
  • Mental capacity for COVID patient
  • Nursing home airway issue
  • Moderate sedation
  • Wound infection
  • Physician Assistant and Nurse Practitioner supervision


“Dr. Zheng, you are like Sherlock Holmes.”

Plaintiff Attorney, UT

“This is one of the top three reports in our 30 year careers.”

2 Plaintiff Attorneys, TX

“I haven’t thought about looking at the patient’s signature with her hand injury.”

Defense Attorney, NM

“The report was wonderful and very thorough. I appreciate your hard work on this.”

Plaintiff Attorney, UT

“You didn’t give him (plaintiff attorney) anything.”

Defense Attorney, Miami, FL at the end of trial testimony