Zachary Hickman, MD, Neurosurgery, Elmhurst, NY, Mount Sinai Hospital

ZacharyLeeHickmanMDFAANS

Neurosurgery Elmhurst, NY

Neurosurgical Spine Surgery, Neurotrauma, Neurocritical Care

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Director of Neurosurgery, NYC Health+Hospitals/Elmhurst

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  • Office

    NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst
    79-01 Broadway, Ste D6-15
    Elmhurst, NY 11373
    Phone(718) 334-2772
    Fax(718) 334-2765
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Summary

  • Zachary L. Hickman, M.D., is Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery in the Department of Neurosurgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Director of Neurosurgery at NYC Health+Hospitals/Elmhurst in Queens, New York. Dr. Hickman practices general neurosurgery, with a focus on neurotrauma and neurosurgical emergencies, brain tumor surgery, and spine surgery for degenerative disease.

    Dr. Hickman completed a post-graduate fellowship in Neurotrauma and Neurocritical Care at Jackson Memorial Hospital and the world-renowned Ryder Trauma Center at the University of Miami Medical Center, under the directorship of M. Ross Bullock, M.D., Ph.D, and Jonathan Jagid, M.D. Dr. Hickman obtained his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honors society, and completed his neurosurgery residency at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center.

    Dr. Hickman’s clinical and research interests include general neurosurgery (with a specific focus on traumatic brain and spine injury), neurocritical care, intracranial multimodality monitoring, patient-oriented outcomes research, international neurosurgery, and quality improvement.

    Dr. Hickman has been published in a variety of scholarly peer-reviewed journals including the Journal of Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery, Neurocritical Care, Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery and Psychiatry, Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism, and Stroke. Dr. Hickman has also published several book chapters on various neurosurgical topics.

Education & Training

  • Jackson Memorial Hospital - Jackson Health System
    Jackson Memorial Hospital - Jackson Health SystemFellowship, Neurotrauma and Neurocritical Care, 2014 - 2015
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital -  Columbia Campus
    New York Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia CampusResidency, Neurological Surgery, 2009 - 2014
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia Campus
    New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia CampusPost-Doctoral Fellowship, Research, Neurological Surgery, 2008 - 2009
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital -  Columbia Campus
    New York Presbyterian Hospital - Columbia CampusInternship, General Surgery, 2007 - 2008
  • Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
    Columbia University College of Physicians & SurgeonsClass of 2007, M.D., Alpha Omega Alpha
  • University of VictoriaB.S., Chemistry, Microbiology, Graduated with Distinction, 1995 - 2001

Certifications & Licensure

  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 2015 - 2021
  • American Board of Neurological Surgery Neurological Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • CNS Leadership in Healthcare Fellow Congress of Neurological Surgeons, 2018
  • Stars Under 40 Honoree Queens Courier - Star Network, 2017
  • AANS 2017 Annual Meeting 3rd Place Neurotrauma and Critical Care E-Poster Award American Association of Neurological Surgeons, 2017
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • Making milestones: development and implementation of a formal socioeconomic curriculum in a neurosurgical residency training program  
    Youngerman BE, Zacharia BE, Hickman ZL, Bruce JN, Solomon RA, Benzil DL, Neurosurgery, 1/1/2016
  • Bundles of care for resuscitation from hemorrhagic shock and severe brain injury in trauma patients-Translating knowledge into practice  
    Shafi S, Collinsworth AW, Richter KM, Alam HB, Becker LB, Bullock MR, Ecklund JM, Gallagher J, Gandhi R, Haut ER, Hickman ZL, Hotz H, McCarthy J, Valadka AB, Weigelt J..., J Trauma Acute Care Surg, 1/1/2016
  • Variability in outcome after elective cerebral aneurysm repair in high-volume academic medical centers  
    Zacharia BE, Bruce SS, Carpenter AM, Hickman ZL, Vaughan KA, Richards C, Gold WE, Lu J, Appelboom G, Solomon RA, Connolly ES, Stroke, 1/1/2014
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Books/Book Chapters

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Abstracts/Posters

  • The Timing of Surgical Decompression for Optimizing Neurological Recovery After Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury
    Fakhouri EW, Oliver GA, Hernandez SM, Rahman JA, Hickman ZL, Margetis K, AANS Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, 4/2019
  • Efficacy of Seizure Prophylaxis Following Complicated Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: A Retrospective Pilot Study
    Hernandez SM, Fakhouri EW, Oliver GA, Jean G, Alali LG, DiChiara TJ, Rahman JA, Margetis K, Hickman ZL, AANS Annual Meeting, Neurotrauma Section, San Diego, CA, 4/2019
  • Pharmacologic Venous Thromboembolic Prophylaxis in “High-Risk” Severe Traumatic Brain Injury
    Hickman ZL, Yaeger K, Gilligan J, Ladner TR, Yuk FJ, Steinberger JM, Margetis K, AANS Annual Meeting, Neurotrauma Section, Los Angeles, CA, 4/2017
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Lectures

  • Clinical Exam and Imaging versus ICP Monitoring for Severe Traumatic Brain Injury 
    XIV Cuban Surgery Congress, Havana, Cuba - 10/2019
  • Guidelines Based Management of Traumatic Brain Injury 
    XIV Cuban Surgery Congress, Havana, Cuba - 10/2019
  • Penetrating Brain Injuries 
    4th Annual NYC Health + Hospitals Trauma Conference, NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst, Elmhurst, NY - 9/2019
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Press Mentions

  • A Neurosurgeon Explains if This 'The Walking Dead' Character Would Survive His Gruesome Injury
    A Neurosurgeon Explains if This 'The Walking Dead' Character Would Survive His Gruesome InjuryDecember 14, 2019 00:50

Grant Support

  • Doris Duke Clinical Research FellowshipDoris Duke Charitable Foundation2005–2006

Committees

  • Member, AANS/CNS Joint Section on Neurotrauma and Critical Care Executive Committee 2016 - Present
  • Member, Trauma Conference Planning Committee, NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst 2016 - Present
  • Member, MSSNY Emergency Preparedness and Disaster/Terrorism Response Committee 2016 - Present
  • Member, MSSNY Emergency Preparedness Planning Committee 2016 - Present
  • Member, Medical Executive Committee, NYC Health + Hospitals / Elmhurst 2015 - Present
  • Neurosurgery Liaison, Trauma Performance Improvement Committee, NYC Health + Hospitals / Elmhurst 2015 - Present
  • Member, Growth and Innovation Strategic Planning Pillar Team, NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst 2018 - 2018
  • Member, AANS Education and Practice Management Committee 2017 - 2018
  • Member, Optimization Strategic Planning Pillar Team, NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst 2017 - 2017
  • Member, Mount Sinai Faculty Practice Group Executive Council, NYC Health + Hospitals / Elmhurst 2016 - 2018
  • Neurosurgery Delegate, Committee of Interns and Residents/SEIU (CIR/SEIU), Jackson Memorial Hospital (University of Miami Medical Center) 2014 - 2015
  • Member, Quality Improvement Subcommittee, CIR/SEIU, Jackson Memorial Hospital (University of Miami Medical Center) 2014 - 2015
  • Member, Housestaff Quality Council (HQC), NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (Columbia University Medical Center) 2013 - 2014

Research History

  • Post-Doctoral Research Fellow2008 - 2009
  • Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellow2005 - 2006

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