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 hiking, cooking, and traveling with his wife and daughter.


2019-2020: Complex and Minimally Invasive Spine Fellow (Enfolded), Stanford Hospital and Clinics
2015-2022: Neurosurgery Residency, Stanford Hospital and Clinics
2011-2015: MD, Stanford University School of Medicine
2009-2011: Research Associate, Department of Neurobiology, Stanford University, Ben Barres Lab
2005-2009: BA, Human Biology, Stanford University

Research Interests:

Health care economics, adult spinal deformity, spine oncology, minimally invasive spine, surgical innovation, motion preservation techniques, endoscopic spine

Program Completion:



2020 Robert Florin, MD Resident Award (AANS)
2020 Top Abstract Award (Second Place), California Association of Neurological Surgeons Annual Meeting
2019 Samuel Hassenbusch Young Neurosurgeon Award (CNS)
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