Zachary McCormick, MD

Zachary McCormick, MD

Zachary McCormick, MD

Assistant Professor
Spine

Education


M.D. The University of Pennsylvania 2011
Residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Northwestern University-The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
Clinical Fellowship in Pain Medicine Northwestern University

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Grants & Awards

Membership & Committees

About Zachary McCormick, MD

Zachary McCormick, MD is a double-board certified specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) and in Pain Medicine. He focuses on alleviating pain and improving function and quality of life through non-operative spine and joint treatments. His philosophy is grounded in a multi-modal, comprehensive approach that is customized to each individual patient to help achieve his or her specific goals.

Dr. McCormick grew up in Oakland California. He attended Haverford College in the Philadelphia area, and graduated Magna Cum Laude with high honors in Neuroscience. He completed his medical degree at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was also an Agnew Surgical Society Fellow. Dr. McCormick completed internship and residency training in PM&R at Northwestern University/ The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, as well as a fellowship in Multidisciplinary Pain Medicine at Northwestern University. Following sub-specialty training, he joined the faculty of the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

Dr. McCormick is an active researcher and member of the Academic Senate at UCSF. His work focuses on the clinical outcomes of minimally invasive techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of spine and joint pain, specifically radicular, discogenic, zygaphophyseal joint, sacroiliac joint, and knee joint pain. He has published over 50 peer-reviewed medical journal articles. Dr. McCormick has received research awards from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, the National Institute of Diabetes Digestive & Kidney Diseases (NIH), the Spine Intervention Society, the Midwest Pain Society, and the Foundation of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Dr. McCormick serves on the Board of Directors of the Spine Intervention Society (SIS), as well as the Society's Patient Safety Committee, Evidence Analysis Committee, and Education Division. His efforts at both UCSF and SIS focus strongly on educating and training physicians regarding the safe, appropriate, and effective treatment of pain disorders. He regularly lectures nationally on these topics as well as on his research.

Awards Honors

  • Young Investigator Abstract Award
    2016
    Young Investigator Abstract Award, American Society of Anesthesiologists, 2016
    American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • Best of Meeting Abstract Award
    2016
    Best of Meeting Abstract Award, American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine, 2016
    American Society of Regional Anesthesia and Pain Medicine
  • Best Fellow Abstract Award
    2016
    Best Fellow Abstract Award, Spine Intervention Society, 2016
    Spine Intervention Society
  • Best Resident Abstract Award
    2015
    Best Resident Abstract Award, Midwest Pain Society, 2015
    Midwest Pain Society
  • Best Young Investigator Original Research Paper of 2015
    2015
    Best Young Investigator Original Research Paper of 2015, American Academy of PM&R, 2015
    American Academy of PM&R
  • Acute Pain Management Research Grant: genicular radiofrequency ablation for chronic knee pain
    2015
    Acute Pain Management Research Grant: genicular radiofrequency ablation for chronic knee pain, Foundation of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2015
    Foundation of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Best Resident Abstract Award
    2015
    Best Resident Abstract Award, Spine Intervention Society, 2015
    Spine Intervention Society
  • Research Grant: long-term affect of discography on lumbar discs
    2015
    Research Grant: long-term affect of discography on lumbar discs, Spine Intervention Society, 2015
    Spine Intervention Society
  • Sewell Resident - achievement in academics and research
    2014
    Sewell Resident - achievement in academics and research, Northwestern University/ The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, 2014
    Northwestern University/ The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
  • Addison and Blonsky Research Grant: cooled radiofrequency ablation for lumbar facet syndrome
    2014
    Addison and Blonsky Research Grant: cooled radiofrequency ablation for lumbar facet syndrome, Midwest Pain Society, 2014
    Midwest Pain Society
  • Best Resident Abstract Award
    2014
    Best Resident Abstract Award, Spine Intervention Society, 2014
    Spine Intervention Society
  • Hearst Resident - national impact in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    2013
    Hearst Resident - national impact in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Northwestern University/ The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, 2013
    Northwestern University/ The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
  • Best Pain and Spine Research Abstract Award
    2013
    Best Pain and Spine Research Abstract Award, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2013
    American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Best Resident Abstract Award
    2013
    Best Resident Abstract Award, Midwest Pain Society, 2013
    Midwest Pain Society
  • Addison and Blonsky Research Grant: cervical epidural injection for radicuar pain
    2013
    Addison and Blonsky Research Grant: cervical epidural injection for radicuar pain, Midwest Pain Society, 2013
    Midwest Pain Society
  • Best Neurological Rehabilitation Research Award
    2013
    Best Neurological Rehabilitation Research Award, American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2013
    American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Medical Student prize for outstanding research in Orthopaedics
    2011
    Medical Student prize for outstanding research in Orthopaedics, The University of Pennsylvania, 2011
    The University of Pennsylvania
  • Ariel Loewy Prize for rigorous and diligent research in experimental science
    2007
    Ariel Loewy Prize for rigorous and diligent research in experimental science, Haverford College, 2007
    Haverford College

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