Biography & Education


Dr. Zink completed her general surgery residency training at Oregon Health & Science University in 2010. She is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. She earned her medical degree at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. She completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Dr. Zink is the Co-Surgeon Champion for the National Surgical Quality Improving Program for Providence Medical Center. She, along with Dr. Yu, leads and oversees program implementation and quality initiatives aimed to improve surgical outcomes.

Dr. Zink is a general surgeon who is interested in the broad range of general surgery, with a focus on minimally-invasive surgery. Areas of interest include gallbladder surgery, hernias (laparoscopic and open), colon and small bowel surgery, surgery for melanoma, and surgery for breast disease.

Dr. Zink is particularly interested in working with athletes and others who participate in strong physical activity, on helping them return to a high level of function as quickly as possible after hernia repairs and other surgeries. She has experience working with long distance runners, advanced cyclists, people who do heavy lifting for work, and others interested in maintaining their physical activity.

Dr. Zink is associated with Providence Cancer Center.

Areas of expertise

General surgery

Undergraduate degree: Bachelor of Arts, anthropology, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, Urbana, Ill.

Medical degree: Washington University, St. Louis, Mo. 

Internship: General surgery, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Ore.

Residency: General surgery, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Ore.

Research Fellowship: Trauma Research Laboratory, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Ore.

Other training:
Advanced laparoscopy, Legacy Health Systems, Portland, Ore. 
Ultrasound for surgeons:  Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Ore.

Care Locations

The Oregon Clinic-Portland Surgeons
5050 NE Hoyt St.
Suite 523
Portland , OR 97213
Fax 503-935-8701