Jiefu Zheng

Jiefu Zheng, MD, PhD

Nuclear Medicine, General Radiology Appointment
Radiology and Medical Imaging
Primary Location:
Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center

1240 Lee St.

Charlottesville, VA 22903

Secondary Locations:


ABMS Certification:
Amer Bd of Nuclear Medicine (Nuclear Medicine)
Research Interests:

Melanoma, Neuroendocrine Tumors, Multiple Myeloma, Lymphoma, Prostate Cancer, Head and Neck Tumors

Clinical Practice:
Prostate Cancer Treatment, Thyroid Cancer, PET/CT, PET Scan: Positron Emission Tomography, Nuclear Medicine, Lutathera, Xofigo


Assistant Professor

Jiefu Zheng, MD, PhD, is a board-certified nuclear medicine specialist. He uses nuclear medicine technologies to treat thyroid cancer, prostate cancer, and neuroendocrine tumors.

He practices the full range of nuclear medicine, which includes nuclear cardiology and hybrid molecular imaging (SPECT/CT and PET/CT). He has special expertise in PET imaging in oncology (cancer), as well as the targeted radioisotope therapies such as I-131, Xofigo and Lutathera. 

Dr. Zheng completed his residency training in nuclear medicine and a fellowship in positron emission tomography (PET) imaging at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Prior to joining the UVA faculty in 2021, he practiced at the Iowa City VA Medical Center, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, and Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, where he served on the Radiation Safety Committee, Human Use Subcommittee and Cancer Committee.

Dr. Zheng obtained a medical degree from the Southern Medical University in China. He then completed his residency training and a fellowship in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. While practicing at a tertiary hospital in Beijing, he also earned a PhD degree in this specialty.

Patients can expect Dr. Zheng to provide expert care in addition to awareness and respect for patients’ values, preferences and needs.


Southern Medical University, 1984
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics; University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics