Chief of Spine and Musculoskeletal Medicine; Vice Chair PM&R, University of Utah

Zachary McCormick, MD is a board-certified specialist in Pain Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R). He received his MD at the University of Pennsylvania, completed PM&R residency and fellowship at Northwestern University (The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago). He currently serves as a Vice Chair and Associate Professor of PM&R at the University of Utah where he is the Chief of the Division of Spine and Musculoskeletal Medicine, the Director of the Interventional Spine and Musculoskeletal Medicine Fellowship, and the Director of Clinical Spine Research.

As an active researcher, Dr. McCormick’s work focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of spine and joint pain, funded by the National Institutes Health, the US Department of Defense, various medical foundations, and industry partnerships. He serves as the Deputy Editor-in-Chief for Pain Medicine, as well as on the editorial board of The Spine Journal, and PM&R.

Dr. McCormick’s leadership efforts focus strongly on educating and training physicians regarding the safe, appropriate, and effective diagnosis and treatment of spine and musculoskeletal pain disorders. He serves on the Board of Directors of the Spine Intervention Society (SIS), as the Chair of the SIS Standards Division, as the Chair of the North American Spine Society (NASS) Committee on Interventional Spine Fellowships, and on the American Academy of Pain Medicine (AAPM) Annual Program Committee, among others.

Sessions at Neurovations Events

2017 Napa Pain Conference

  • A Multidisciplinary Approach to Patients with Spinal Disorders

Select Publications

  • McCormick ZL, Bhave M, Lee DT, Scholten P, Chu SK, Babu AN, Caldwell M, Ziegler C, Ashraf H, Clark R, Gross C, Cara J, McCormick K, Ross B, Press J, Walega DR, Cushman D. The Relationship Between Body Mass Index and Fluoroscopy Time During Intraarticular Hip Injection: A Multicenter Cohort Study. Pain Physician. 2017 Jul; 20(5):E721-E726. PMID: 28727716
  • McCormick ZL, Popescu A, Smith CC. Fact Finders for Patient Safety: Routine Intravenous Access for Epidural Steroid Injections Without Sedation. Pain Med. 2017 Jun 01; 18(6):1193-1194. PMID: 28605800
  • McCormick ZL, Korn M, Reddy R, Marcolina A, Dayanim D, Mattie R, Cushman D, Bhave M, McCarthy RJ, Khan D, Nagpal G, Walega DR. Cooled Radiofrequency Ablation of the Genicular Nerves for Chronic Pain due to Knee Osteoarthritis: Six-Month Outcomes. Pain Med. 2017 Apr 19. PMID: 28431129
  • Saltychev M, Mattie R, McCormick Z, Bärlund E, Laimi K. Psychometric properties of the Oswestry Disability Index. Int J Rehabil Res. 2017 Mar 31. PMID: 28368870
  • McCormick ZL, DeFrancesch F, Loomba V, Moradian M, Bathina R, Rappard G. Diagnostic Value, Prognostic Value, and Safety of Provocation Discography. Pain Med. 2017 Mar 18. PMID: 28340253
  • McCormick ZL, Nelson A, Kendall MC, McCarthy RJ, Nagpal G, Walega DR. Does Cervical Interlaminar Epidural Steroid Injection with Low-Dose Lidocaine Cause Objective Upper Extremity Weakness? A Preliminary Study. Pain Med. 2017 Mar 18. PMID: 28340163
  • Cushman D, Teramoto M, Curtis B, Lee DT, Marcolina A, McCormick Z. Does Trainee Involvement in Fluoroscopic Injections affect Fluoroscopic Time, Immediate Pain Reduction, and Complication Rate? PM R. 2017 Jan 13. PMID: 28093372
  • Maneyapanda MB, McCormick ZL, Marciniak C, Reger C. Long-term Dosing of Intrathecal Baclofen in the Treatment of Spasticity after Acquired Brain Injury. PM R. 2017 Jan 07. PMID: 28082177
  • McCormick ZL, Mattie R, Ebrahimi A, Lee DT, Marcolina A, Press J, Kennedy DJ, Smuck M, Walega DR, Cushman D. Is There a Relationship Between Body Mass Index and Fluoroscopy Time During Cervical Interlaminar Epidural Steroid Injections? Pain Med. 2016 Dec 29. PMID: 28034968