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Zachary Smith, MD

Neurosurgeon
  • Accepting New Patients
  • Member of OU Health Physicians
  • Position: Neurosurgeon
  • Primary Specialty: Neurosurgery
  • Languages Spoken: English
  • Practice Started: 1/1/2020
  • Gender: Male

About Zachary Smith

Dr. Smith is a neurosurgeon with fellowship training in complex spinal operations and minimally invasive spine techniques. He obtained his medical degree from UCLA and neurosurgery training from UCLA Neurosurgery. He completed a fellowship with Dr. Richard Fessler at Northwestern University in Chicago, where he was an attending physician for eight years. He has a strong interest in cervical spinal surgery and conducts NIH supported research on outcomes for cervical spinal compressive disease. He additionally offers minimally invasive spinal operations to patients at OU. This includes the use of spinal robotics, a new, cutting-edge technique that has been adopted by the University of Oklahoma Medical Center.

Affiliations OU Health Physicians – Neurosurgery, OU Health Physicians
Awards
  • Presbyterian Health Foundation – Team Science Award 2020
  • Feinberg Academy of Medical Educators – Teaching Award 2019
  • NIH, National Institute of Health, K23 Grant Award 2017
  • CNS Spine Fellowship Award 2011
  • Spine Society of Europe Pilot Grant 2014
  • Apfelbaum Award 2011
Health Education
  • College
  • Bachelor of Arts, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Hanover, NH
    1999
  • Medical School
  • Doctor of Medicine David Geffen School of Medicine
    Los Angeles, CA
    2004
  • Residency
  • Internship and Residency, Neurological Surgery University of California at Los Angeles
    Los Angeles, CA
    2010
  • Fellowship
  • Fellowship, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Feinberg School of Medicine Northwestern University
    Chicago, IL
    2012
  • lnfolded Research/Clinical Fellowship, Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery University of California at Los Angeles
    Los Angeles, CA
    2011
  • Board Certification
  • American Board of Neurological Surgery
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