Zachary McCormick, MD
|School||UCSF School of Medicine|
|Address||1001 Potrero Ave|
San Francisco CA 94110
|The University of Pennsylvania||M.D.||School of Medicine||2011|
|Northwestern University-The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago||Residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation||School of Medicine|
|Northwestern University||Clinical Fellowship in Pain Medicine||School of Medicine|
|Spine Intervention Society||2016||Best Fellow Abstract Award|
|Foundation of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation||2015||Acute Pain Management Research Grant: genicular radiofrequency ablation for chronic knee pain|
|Spine Intervention Society||2015||Research Grant: long-term affect of discography on lumbar discs|
|Midwest Pain Society||2015||Best Resident Abstract Award|
|Spine Intervention Society||2015||Best Resident Abstract Award|
|Midwest Pain Society||2014||Addison and Blonsky Research Grant: cooled radiofrequency ablation for lumbar facet syndrome|
|Northwestern University/ The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago||2014||Sewell Resident - achievement in academics and research|
|Spine Intervention Society||2014||Best Resident Abstract Award|
|Midwest Pain Society||2013||Addison and Blonsky Research Grant: cervical epidural injection for radicuar pain|
|American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation||2013||Best Pain and Spine Research Abstract Award|
|American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation||2013||Best Neurological Rehabilitation Research Award|
|Northwestern University/ The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago||2013||Hearst Resident - national impact in the field of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation|
|Midwest Pain Society||2013||Best Resident Abstract Award|
|The University of Pennsylvania||2011||Medical Student prize for outstanding research in Orthopaedics|
|Haverford College||2007||Ariel Loewy Prize for rigorous and diligent research in experimental science|
Zachary McCormick, MD is a board certified specialist in both 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.
Spine pain, joint pain, sports medicine, regenerative medicine, cervical/thoracic/lumbar epidural steroid injection, facet joint injection, sacroiliac joint injection, joint injection, radiofrequency ablation, spinal cord stimulation, clinical outcomes research, education, mentorship.
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