Zachary A. Smith, MD

Zachary A. Smith, MD

4.7 
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Northwestern Medical Group

Primary Specialty

Spine Surgery

Secondary Specialty

  • Neurological Surgery

Insurance Accepted

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Accepting New Patients

Practice Focus Areas

  • Craniovertebral Junction Disorders
  • Spine Deformity
  • Spine Degenerative Disease
  • Spine Revision Surgery
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spine Trauma
  • Spine Tumors
  • Spine Vascular

Education

Medical Education:
University of California David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA - 2004
Residency:
UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine/UCLA Medical Center - 2010
Fellowships:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2012

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Neurological Surgery (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Associate Professor, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medical Group
Physician Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall rating

4.7
4.7 
156 Ratings
  • Friendly & Courteous
    4.8
  • Will Recommend to Others
    4.7
  • Clear Explanations
    4.7
  • Shows Concern
    4.7
  • Includes You In Decisions
    4.7
  • Explains Medications
    4.6
  • Follow-Up Instructions
    4.6
  • Easy to Understand
    4.8
  • Time Spent With Patient
    4.6
  • Confidence in Doctor
    4.8

Reviews from Patients

26 Reviews
June 02, 2019

i believe I am in the best of care with Dr. Zach Smith!!!

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May 20, 2019

Dr. Zachary Smith and his staff are worth the wait!

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April 04, 2019

could not ask for a better experience. really good

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March 21, 2019

*Doctor Smith is the best.

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March 18, 2019

*Dr. Smith is the best, always has time to answer all my questions. His staff is excellent also!!!

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February 18, 2019

the care provider was fair and I appreciated the candid straightforward talk.

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January 27, 2019

They were all professionals at what they do. Every questions we asked were answered with an explanation.

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January 18, 2019

Have known *Dr. Smith for 4 years. Our visits are always relaxed yet reassuring. Answers all my questions.

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December 11, 2018

Dr. Zachary has been great from my first appointment, during my hospitalization and at my post operative visits. He provides assurance regarding my progress and provides positive encouragement. He readily answers my questions and looks at my question list I bring with me ad ensures each topic is addressed before I leave.

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November 28, 2018

Very professional.

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October 14, 2018

Dr. Zachary Smith helped me get my life back. he is a PHENOMENAL surgeon and a very nice man.

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October 12, 2018

I am very blessed to have Dr. Smith as my provider! Words can't describe the trust I have in him!

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September 23, 2018

Awesome Doctor!!!

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September 19, 2018

Once Dr. Smith came in the room, I felt like I received appropriate and adequate attention for why I was there.

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September 06, 2018

excellent clinician who was thorough and complete

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September 02, 2018

Dr. Zachary Smith was very friendly and approached me in a relaxed, but professional manner. He determined what I would need in order to alleviate my symptoms. He had to order follow up diagnostic testing and took in consideration in the fact that I had to travel to Chicago.

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June 20, 2018

10 out of 10.

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May 06, 2018

Smith is smart, personable, and agreable. I never felt rushed, patronized or trivial. He's terrific.

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May 02, 2018

Dr. Smith and his staff are the best. Can't say enough good things about them. Courteous and friendly and professional. Willing to spend as much time as you need. Will answer all your questions. Dr. Smith is a huge asset to NWU hospitals.

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March 25, 2018

Dr. Smith did an extraordinary job with my surgery. I am very, very pleased.

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March 25, 2018

Dr. Smith is exceptional! And I have recommended him/NM to others

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March 09, 2018

Dr Smith has consistently been extremely helpful. I have no complaints about the care I received.

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February 20, 2018

I love Dr Zachary Smith! HE'S TRULY THE BEST!!!!!!!!

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February 02, 2018

I have recommended to everyone that this is the place to go.

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February 01, 2018

good

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January 28, 2018

Dr. spent much time explaining his app. & answering my many questions. My confidence is utmost in *Dr. Smith.

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