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Zachary L Hickman, MD Email Zachary Hickman

    • Position
    • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | Neurosurgery
    • Specialty
    • Neurosurgery
    • Language
    • English
    • Hospital Affiliations
    • Mount Sinai Beth Israel
    • Mount Sinai Queens
    • Mount Sinai Morningside and Mount Sinai West
    • The Mount Sinai Hospital
    • Mount Sinai Brooklyn

Zachary L. Hickman, MD, is a board-certified neurosurgeon and Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery in the Department of Neurosurgery at the Mount Sinai Health System and Director of the Neurosurgery Department at Elmhurst Hospital Center.

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, MD, PhD. Dr. Hickman obtained his MD at 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 practices general neurosurgery and spine surgery at Elmhurst Hospital Center in Queens, New York.


Neurological Surgery

Clinical Focus

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Acoustic Neuroma Removal
  • Astrocytoma
  • Biopsy
  • Brain Metastasis
  • Brain Tumor And Brain Cancer
  • Brain Tumors
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Myelopathy
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Craniotomy
  • Herniated Disk
  • Intracerebral Hemorrhage (ICH)
  • Lumbar Interbody Fusion
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylolysis
  • Thoracic/Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Ventriculostomy
  • Vestibular Schwannoma


MD, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons

Internship, General Surgery
New York Presbyterian-Columbia University Medical Center

Residency, Neurological Surgery
New York Presbyterian-Columbia University Medical Center

Fellowship, Neurocritical Care
University of Miami