Yu Zhao, M.D., O.D.

Yu Zhao, M.D., O.D.

Neurology is a fascinating field. Even though Neuro-ophthalmology is my specialty, I also love to see patients with different neurological conditions. My goal is to provide patient-centered individualized care, to help patients understand their condition and make informed decisions.

Languages other than English: Chinese

specializing in

Pseudotumor Cerebri
Optic neuritis
Ischemic optic neuropathy
Double vision
Abnormal pupil
Abnormal eye movements
Botox injection for hemifacial spasm and blepharospasm

General Neurology

Other Interests
Multiple sclerosis
Parkinson’s and Parkinson-like disease
Traumatic brain injury

Primary Office

Minneapolis Clinic of Neurology
Maple Grove Office

9645 Grove Circle No., Suite 100   
Maple Grove, MN 55369

Outreach Location

Minnetonka Medical Center

15450 Highway 7
Minnetonka, MN 55345
Appointments:  763-302-4114

Hospital Affiliations


North Memorial Medical Center

3300 Oakdale Avenue North
Robbinsdale, MN 55422

Maple Grove Hospital

9875 Hospital Drive
Maple Grove, MN 55369

Education, Certifications, Memberships

Medical School – Peking University, Health Science Center, Beijing
Ophthalmology 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

Publications, Directorships, Boards, Additional Positions

Principle investigator: IV immunoglobulin in the management of corticosteroid unresponsive optic neuritis/neuropathy, University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine. 2017
Yu Zhao, Maike Blaya and Adriana Rosero (2016), Rhinocerebral Mucormycosis in an HIV/AIDS patient without diabetes: A case report. Neurological Cases, 3(1): 10-13
Zhao, Yu and Li, Xiaoxin (1999). “A case report of retinal detachment after lens refractive surgery.” Chinese Ophthalmic Research.