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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 Clinic, OU Health Physicians Building - Oklahoma City
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
Star Ratings
4.7 out of 5
( 68 Ratings
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Comments
  • Dec 10, 2020
    Good
  • Dec 10, 2020
    He took the time & actually called himself to answer a concern we had
  • Dec 3, 2020
    Dr. Smith is absolutely amazing. From getting the appointment quickly to him calling another physician while I was there and getting me in to see him that same day. He bent over backwards to help me. I cannot say enough great things about him and his staff!
  • Dec 3, 2020
    Dr. Smith and staff are awesome! He's informative, compassionate, and always takes time to answer my questions.
  • Nov 12, 2020
    Dr Smith took the time to explain and discuss my situation with me .
  • Nov 5, 2020
    Dr Smith is very professional and caring. The whole staff is great!
  • Nov 5, 2020
    Dr.Smith was very kind and listened carefully to my concerns. He explained my options and the reasoning behind them.
  • Oct 29, 2020
    Seems like his knows his stuff
  • Oct 22, 2020
    Very thorough exam. Very professional & great "bed side manner". Friendly, thorough, knowledgeable, on time, concerned doctors & staff.
  • Oct 22, 2020
    He seemed like he knew what I was telling him about my pain.
  • Oct 22, 2020
    The provider's staff is very courteous.
  • Oct 16, 2020
    He was nice
  • Oct 16, 2020
    Very knowledgeable. Gave me plenty of time to discuss issue.
  • Oct 15, 2020
    Staff was friendly and caring
  • Oct 15, 2020
    Dr. Smith and his staff were courteous and professional in all stages of my appointment. Dr. Smith listened me detail my medical issue and then explained my options for a treatment that addresses my issue.
  • Oct 1, 2020
    Thank You.
  • Oct 1, 2020
    This provider did not even introduce himself to me and then recommended something I have already had and it didn't work it only made it worse
  • Sep 24, 2020
    I just wish I was taken a little more seriously. I was sent home without a good treatment plan and am still in the same amount of pain
  • Sep 24, 2020
    They are a friendly smiling staff.
  • Sep 17, 2020
    Dr. Smith and his assistant and staff were friendly and attentive.
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