Yu Zhao

Yu Zhao, MD, OD

Brain & Neurology
My goal is to provide patient-centered individualized care, to help patients understand their condition and make informed decisions.


This provider is an independent provider, not an employee of North Memorial Health, who practices/provides services at some North Memorial Health locations.

Approach To Care

Neurology is a fascinating field. Even though neuro-ophthalmology is Dr. Zhao’s specialty, she also loves to see patients with different neurological conditions.

Dr. Zhao specializes in the following areas:

  • Neuro-Ophthalmology
  • Pseudotumor Cerebri
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Double Vision
  • Abnormal Pupil
  • Abnormal Eye Movements
  • Botox Injection for Hemifacial Spasm and Blepharospasm
  • General Neurology
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Parkinson’s and Parkinson-Like Disease
  • Headache
  • Traumatic Brain Injury



  • Medical School – Peking University, Health Science Center, Beijing
  • Residency – People’s Hospital, Peking University, Beijing
  • Optometry School – University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham
  • Internal Medicine Internship – Tulane University Medical Center, New Orleans
  • Neurology Residency – Tulane University Medical Center, New Orleans
  • Neuro-ophthalmology Fellowship – Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami, Miami


  • Board Certified – American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


  • American Academy of Neurology
  • North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society
  • American Headache Society
  • American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine


  • English
  • Chinese

Accepted Insurance

All North Memorial Health providers accept the following insurance carriers. Because health insurance plan payments vary and benefit levels are unique to each plan, you may confirm out of pocket cost with your insurance carrier by calling the number on the back of your insurance card.

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross
  • HealthPartners
  • Humana
  • Medica
  • Medical Assistance
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • Preferred One
  • Ucare
  • UnitedHealthcare