Dr. Zachary Hickman, MD

Dr. Zachary Hickman, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 41
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 reconstructive surgery, and more.Read his story

7901 Broadway # D6-15

Elmhurst, NY 11373

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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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6  Specialties

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

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Hickman does not have any board certifications listed.

53  Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Injury
  • Brain Lesion
  • Brain Tumor
  • Brainstem Glioma
  • Broken Neck
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Concussion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • 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
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spinal Cord and Brain Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Dislocation
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylosis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Disc Disorders
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Traumatic Spine Disease
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41  Procedures

  • 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

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. Zachary Hickman, MD
The greatest and most caring neurosurgeon. He is extremely knowledgable and every question that you have about your surgery, he will answer with knowing what exact steps to take in the procedure with his patient. He is always there for his patient as you can reach out for him at anytime. He has...Read More
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Apr 12, 2018
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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...Read More
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Franklin Square,new york – Sep 15, 2017
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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...Read More
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New York, NY – Jul 19, 2017
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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...Read More
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Ishan Kumar in Fresh Meadows – Mar 22, 2017
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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 ...Read More
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Eddy in QUEENS – Feb 02, 2017
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