Tao Zhang is a healthcare entrepreneur and serves on the Board of Directors of Alliance HealthCare Services. He founded United Pacific Healthcare in August 2014. Prior to the venture, Dr. Zhang worked directly under Dr. Thomas Frist, Jr., the co-founder of HCA, for six years, three years of which Dr. Zhang was in the US on a part-time basis. Dr. Zhang spent the remaining three years in China as the full-time chairman and CEO of CHC, Dr. Frist’s China venture in the healthcare delivery sector. Dr. Zhang earned his M.D. degree in China and underwent cardiac surgery training for three years before he joined CITIC Pacific in 2001. Dr. Zhang worked at CITIC Pacific for four years in the healthcare division and invested and built two of the top ten private hospitals in China. He also holds an M.B.A. and a Master’s Degree in Health Sector Management from Duke University.