Zachary Medress, MD

Zack was born in New York and raised in Los Angeles. He completed his undergraduate studies in Human Biology and his medical studies at Stanford University. Prior to medical school, Zack worked in the laboratory of Ben Barres at Stanford investigating the molecular basis of axonal degeneration after nerve injury. Outside of neurosurgery, Zack enjoys running, cycling, and traveling with his wife.


2015-present Neurosurgery Residency, Stanford University
2011-2015 M.D. Stanfprd University School of Medicine
2009-2011 Research Associate, Department of Neurobiology, Stanford University, Ben Barres Lab
2005-2009 B.A. Human Biology, Stanford University

Research Interests:

Pediatric brain tumor biology, axon degeneration, brain tumor immunotherapy, genomics, endoscopic neurosurgery, surgical technology innovation

Program Completion:



2012 Stanford Traveling Scholars Research Grant to study in Jerusalem, Israel
2009 Estelle and Bernard Shuer Award for Excellence in Neuroscience Research (Stanford University)
2008 Stanford Undergraduate Advising and Research Major Grant
2005 Pacific Palisades Rotary Club Scholarship
2005 Crossroads Achievement Award (given to top graduating student)



Zachary Medress