Corinna Zygourakis

Corinna Zygourakis

Neurosurgeon, Spine neurosurgeon

Bio:   Dr. Corinna Zygourakis specializes in comprehensive surgical care of the adult spine, and focuses on the treatment of complex spinal disorders, including spinal deformity, revision surgery, and spinal tumors. Dr. Zygourakis employs the latest minimally invasive, motion-sparing, and robotic surgical techniques to achieve the best outcomes for her patients. Her philosophy is to take care of patients with respect and compassion, as she would want her own family treated.

Dr. Zygourakis trained at the Johns Hopkins Hospital for her combined neurosurgery and orthopedic surgery complex spine fellowship, where she performed the first surgery internationally with the Globus Excelsius spinal robot. She completed her residency at the top-ranked neurosurgical program at the University of California, San Francisco, and obtained her M.D. degree cum laude from Harvard Medical School. Committed to serving and advocating for spine patients through her clinical, education, and research efforts, Dr. Zygourakis has published more than forty scientific articles and book chapters on healthcare costs, quality of neurosurgical care, and spine surgery.
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Professional Education

  • Fellowship: Johns Hopkins Neurosurgery Spine Fellowship (2018) MD
  • Residency: UCSF Neurological Surgery Residency (2017) CA
  • Medical Education: Harvard Medical School (2011) MA
  • Fellowship, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Complex Spine Fellowship, Depts of Neurosurgery & Orthopedic Surgery (2018)
  • Residency, University of California, San Francisco, Neurological Surgery (2017)
  • M.D., Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Health Sciences and Technology Joint Program, Neuroscience Honors Thesis *Cum laude (2011)
  • Study Abroad, Cambridge University, Physiology (2005)
  • B.S., California Institute of Technology, Biology, English Literature *with honors (2006)

Honors & Awards

  • Axline and Lingle Awards, Caltech Full-Tuition Merit Scholarships, California Institute of Technology (2002-2006)
  • Best Senior Resident Clinical Research Presentation, Resident Research Day, University of California, San Francisco (2016)
  • Caring Wisely Grant, OR SCORE (OR Surgical Cost Reduction Project), University of California, San Francisco (2014)
  • CTSI Catalyst Award, Development of Doctor Mobile App that Decreases Costs, University of California, San Francisco (2015)
  • Cum Laude, Harvard Medical School (2011)
  • Excellence and Innovation Award in Graduate Medical Education, University of California, San Francisco (2016)
  • High Impact Manuscript Award, Neurosurgery (2017)
  • Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Fellowship for Medical Students, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (2008-2009)
  • Jack E. Froehlich Award, Caltech Academic Prize to Top Junior, California Institute of Technology (2005)
  • Mabel Beckman Award, Caltech Commencement Prize to Top Graduating Woman, California Institute of Technology (2006)
  • Naffziger Award for Outstanding Neurosurgical Resident, University of California, San Francisco (2015)
  • Neuroscience Research Prize, American Academy of Neurology & Child Neurology Society (2002)
  • Paul and Daisy Soros National Fellowship for New Americans, Paul and Daisy Soros Foundation (2006-2008)
  • Seidman Prize for Outstanding Senior HST Medical Student Thesis, Harvard Medical School (2011)
  • Sustainability Award from UCSF Chancellor for Project on OR Waste, University of California, San Francisco (2016)
  • UCSF Center for Healthcare Value Research Fellowship, University of California, San Francisco (2015)
  • UCSF Health "Great Save Award" from CEO for OR Surgical Cost Reduction Project, University of California, San Francisco (2016)
  • United States Presidential Scholar, U.S. Presidential Scholars Program (2002)
  • USA Today All-USA High School Academic First Team, USA Today (2002)







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