Dr. Zachary Hickman, MD

Dr. Zachary Hickman, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 40
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Dr. Zachary Hickman, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Elmhurst, NY and has been practicing for 3 years. He graduated from Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians and Surgeons in 2007 and specializes in neurosurgery, neurological spine surgery, and more.Read his story

7901 Broadway # D6-15

Elmhurst, NY 11373

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Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • HealthFirst
  • Medicaid
  • MetroPlus Health Plan

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Traumatic Brain Injury
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Dr. Hickman's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Hickman "Zachary Hickman, M.D. is an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Director of Neurosurgery at NYC Health Hospitals/Elmhurst. He is a board-eligible neurosurgeon specializing in neurotrauma and general neurosurgery, including surgery for brain tumors and spine disorders. Dr. Hickman completed a fellowship in Neurotrauma and Critical Care at Ryder Trauma Center at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida, under the mentorship of M. Ross Bullock, M.D., Ph.D., in 2015. He completed his residency training at New York-Presbyterian Hospital at Columbia University Medical Center in 2014 and obtained his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, where he was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society in 2007. Dr. Hickman was a Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellow from 2005 to 2006. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree with Distinction from the University of Victoria. Dr. Hickman has co-authored over 35 peer-reviewed publications and four book chapters. He is an active member of the American College of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), AANS/CNS Joint Section on Neurotrauma and Critical Care, National Neurotrauma Society (NNS), AOSpine, International Society for the Advancement of Spine Surgery (ISASS), Neurocritical Care Society (NCS), and the Medical Society for the State of New York (MSSNY). He is also a member of the MSSNY Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response Committee."


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  • Neurosurgery
  • Minimally Invasive Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurocritical Care
  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Traumatic Brain Injury

Board Certifications

Dr. Hickman does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Injury
  • Brain Lesion
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brainstem Glioma
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Dementia
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Hydrocephalus Due to Congenital Stenosis of Aqueduct of Sylvius
  • Hydrocephalus, Adult
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Migraine
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacroiliac Pain Syndrome
  • Sacroilitis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord and Brain Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Dislocation
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Thoracic Disc Disorders
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Traumatic Spine Disease
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo


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  • Anterior Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery With Plating and Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy With Fusion
  • Brain Biopsy
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Cervical Spine Reconstruction
  • Craniectomy
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniotomy
  • Craniotomy for Brain Tumor
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Endoscopic Third Ventriculostomy
  • Excision of Brain Tumor
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intracranial Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminotomy
  • Lumbar Disc Replacement
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar Puncture
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microsurgery of Brain Tumors
  • Microvascular Decompression
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Thoracic Disc Surgery
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
  • Thoracic Tumor resection
  • Vertebroplasty


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2001
  • Columbia Univ Coll Of Physicians and Surgeons
    Medical School | Graduated 2007
  • New York Presbyterian Hosp Columbia Univ Medical Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • New York Presbyterian Hosp Columbia Univ Medical Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2014
  • University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2015

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Hickman has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Hickman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Hickman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Hickman to family and friends
based on 6 total reviews (5 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

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  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Hickman's Performance

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Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
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Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

Franklin Square,new york |
it takes a special person to look after our daughter with the kindness and concern you always show.We hope you know how much your help is appreciated. Thank you for your time ,your energy, and your commitment. Thanks for being there..Your attentiveness,understanding,honesty and professionalism was...more
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New York, NY |
Dr. Hickman is the best doctor out there! Excellent experience ! Communicates well with patients . A very caring doctor . Dr. HIckman and his team are excellent ! You will be highly satisfied ! Always continue to be the excellent doctor you are . You have helped so many people !! Always grateful to...more
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Thank you for your gracious comments! My team and I, and all of us at NYC Health and Hospitals/Elmhurst and the Mount Sinai Hospital System, always strive to give each of our patients the best, highest-quality...more
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in Fresh Meadows |
My experience with Dr. Hickman has been par excellence as he explained my condition very well. He appropriately answered all my questions and concerns. Whenever I met him I felt reassured and safe in his hands. I and my entire family is extremely thankful and I shall remain indebted for his...more
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Thank you, Ishan, for your feedback and kind words. We're all very glad you're doing so well!! Sincerely, Dr. Hickman
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Dr. Hickman was the best doctors i have dealt with in my life time he made me feel safe he took the time to explain what the procedure would be and exactly what was being done to me on the day of surgery i had no doubts in my mind and it was all thanks to him and his team i would highly recommend ...more
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Hello Eddy, Thank you for your kind words! It's our pleasure to serve you and all our patients in the community. I know I speak for our entire team when I say that we strive to offer the best, safest, and...more
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in New York |
Dr.Hickman operated my dad. He was really cooperative and knew what he was doing. No complains. Professional and understanding person. I will recommend him.
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Din, Thank you so much for your review! It was our pleasure to help your dad and I hope all continues to be well with him and the entire family. Sincerely, Dr. Hickman
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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Hospitals where Dr. Hickman has admitting privileges

Mount Sinai Hospital
1 Gustave L Levy Pl
New York, NY 10029
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NYC Health + Hospitals/Elmhurst
79 01 Broadway
Elmhurst, NY 11373
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