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W. Zachary Ray, MD

Associate Professor, Neurosurgery
Adult Neurosurgery
Spine Service

Specialty Areas

Spine Surgery - Neurosurgery
Spinal Cord Injury
Nerve Transfers
Brachial Plexus Tumors
Neurosurgery
Spinal Cord Tumors
Cervical Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

Neurological Surgery

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest

General neurosurgery, spinal oncology, spinal cord injury, complex spinal reconstruction, cervical spondylosis, spondylolithesis, spinal tumors, cancer, inflammatory disease, ankylosing spondylitis, rheumatoid arthritis, congenital disorders, cervical spine surgery, spinal instrumentation, cervical root injection, spinal disorders resulting from degenerative disease, disorders of cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine; disorders of craniocervical junction, Peripheral nerve injuries, brachial plexus injuries, nerve transfers, nerve transfers for spinal cord injury

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Location(s)

Location(s)

Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
Medical Building One

1040 N. Mason Road
Creve Coeur, MO 63141

Suite: 211
Office Phone: 314-362-3577
Fax: 314-362-2107

Center for Advanced Medicine
Neurosurgical Cervical Spine Institute and Spine Center

4921 Parkview Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Suite: C
Floor: 6
Office Phone: (314) 362-3577
Fax: (314) 362-2107

Education

Education

B.S. (Biology): University of Iowa College of Liberal Arts, Iowa City, IA. 1998
Medical School: University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA. 2004
Residency: Neurosurgery, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St Louis MO 2008
Fellowship: Peripheral Nerve, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St Louis MO 2010
Fellowship: Neurosurgery, Canterbury District Health Board, Christchurch Public Hospital, Christchurch, New Zealand 2010
Chief Resident: Neurosurgery, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St Louis, MO 2011
Fellowship: Spine Surgery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT. 2012

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Indirect Cost of Traumatic Brachial Plexus Injuries in the United States.
Hong TS, Tian A, Sachar R, Ray WZ, Brogan DM, Dy CJ
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2019 Aug 21; 101(16)e80. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.18.00658.

PMID:
    31436660
    [PubMed - in process]
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Nerve transfers in the upper extremity following cervical spinal cord injury. Part 2: Preliminary results of a prospective clinical trial.
Khalifeh JM, Dibble CF, Van Voorhis A, Doering M, Boyer MI, Mahan MA, Wilson TJ, Midha R, Yang LJS, Ray WZ
J Neurosurg Spine. 2019 Jul 12; 1-13. doi: 10.3171/2019.4.SPINE19399.

PMID:
    31299645
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Nerve transfers in the upper extremity following cervical spinal cord injury. Part 1: Systematic review of the literature.
Khalifeh JM, Dibble CF, Van Voorhis A, Doering M, Boyer MI, Mahan MA, Wilson TJ, Midha R, Yang LJS, Ray WZ
J Neurosurg Spine. 2019 Jul 12; 1-12. doi: 10.3171/2019.4.SPINE19173.

PMID:
    31299644
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Bioresorbable optical sensor systems for monitoring of intracranial pressure and temperature.
Shin J, Liu Z, Bai W, Liu Y, Yan Y, Xue Y, Kandela I, Pezhouh M, MacEwan MR, Huang Y, Ray WZ, Zhou W, Rogers JA
Sci Adv. 2019 Jul; 5(7)eaaw1899. doi: 10.1126/sciadv.aaw1899.

PMID:
    31281889
    [PubMed - in process]
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Project management for developing a spine "Enhanced Recovery After Surgery" program in a large university-affiliated hospital.
Hawasli AH, Ray WZ, Goad MA, Frank TL, Ellis ER, Schmidt M, Lamartina P
J Neurosurg Sci. 2019 Jun 12; doi: 10.23736/S0390-5616.19.04669-1.

PMID:
    31190514
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Novel Nerve Transfers for Motor and Sensory Restoration in High Cervical Spinal Cord Injury.
Dibble CF, Khalifeh JM, VanVoorhis A, Rich JT, Ray WZ
World Neurosurg. 2019 May 9; pii: S1878-8750(19)31272-0. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2019.04.264.

PMID:
    31078807
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Frequency and Risk Factors for Prolonged Opioid Prescriptions After Surgery for Brachial Plexus Injury.
Dy CJ, Peacock K, Olsen MA, Ray WZ, Brogan DM
J Hand Surg Am. 2019 Aug; 44(8)662-668.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2019.04.001.

PMID:
    31078338
    [PubMed - in process]
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Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System physical function and pain interference in spine surgery.
Khalifeh JM, Dibble CF, Hawasli AH, Ray WZ
J Neurosurg Spine. 2019 Apr 26; 1-10. doi: 10.3171/2019.2.SPINE181237.

PMID:
    31026819
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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Bioresorbable pressure sensors protected with thermally grown silicon dioxide for the monitoring of chronic diseases and healing processes.
Shin J, Yan Y, Bai W, Xue Y, Gamble P, Tian L, Kandela I, Haney CR, Spees W, Lee Y, Choi M, Ko J, Ryu H, Chang JK, Pezhouh M, Kang SK, Won SM, Yu KJ, Zhao J, Lee YK, MacEwan MR, Song SK, Huang Y, Ray WZ, Rogers JA
Nat Biomed Eng. 2019 Jan; 3(1)37-46. doi: 10.1038/s41551-018-0300-4.

PMID:
    30932064
    [PubMed - in process]
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Noninvasive Quantification of Axonal Loss in the Presence of Tissue Swelling in Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury Mice.
Lin TH, Sun P, Hallman M, Hwang FC, Wallendorf M, Ray WZ, Spees WM, Song SK
J Neurotrauma. 2019 Aug 1; 36(15)2308-2315. doi: 10.1089/neu.2018.6016.

PMID:
    30501460
    [PubMed - in process]
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Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Combined Dual Motor Nerve Transfers versus Alternative Surgical and Nonsurgical Management Strategies to Restore Shoulder Function Following Upper Brachial Plexus Injury.
Khalifeh JM, Dibble CF, Dy CJ, Ray WZ
Neurosurgery. 2019 Feb 1; 84(2)362-377. doi: 10.1093/neuros/nyy015.

PMID:
    30371909
    [PubMed - in process]
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Wireless bioresorbable electronic system enables sustained nonpharmacological neuroregenerative therapy.
Koo J, MacEwan MR, Kang SK, Won SM, Stephen M, Gamble P, Xie Z, Yan Y, Chen YY, Shin J, Birenbaum N, Chung S, Kim SB, Khalifeh J, Harburg DV, Bean K, Paskett M, Kim J, Zohny ZS, Lee SM, Zhang R, Luo K, Ji B, Banks A, Lee HM, Huang Y, Ray WZ, Rogers JA
Nat Med. 2018 Dec; 24(12)1830-1836. doi: 10.1038/s41591-018-0196-2.

PMID:
    30297910
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Electrical Stimulation and Bone Healing: A Review of Current Technology and Clinical Applications.
Khalifeh JM, Zohny Z, MacEwan M, Stephen M, Johnston W, Gamble P, Zeng Y, Yan Y, Ray WZ
IEEE Rev Biomed Eng. 2018; 11217-232. doi: 10.1109/RBME.2018.2799189.

PMID:
    29994564
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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CVD-grown monolayer MoS<sub>2</sub> in bioabsorbable electronics and biosensors.
Chen X, Park YJ, Kang M, Kang SK, Koo J, Shinde SM, Shin J, Jeon S, Park G, Yan Y, MacEwan MR, Ray WZ, Lee KM, Rogers JA, Ahn JH
Nat Commun. 2018 Apr 27; 9(1)1690. doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-03956-9.

PMID:
    29703901
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Prevalence, management, and outcome of problem residents among neurosurgical training programs in the United States.
Raman HS, Limbrick DD, Ray WZ, Coble DW, Church S, Dacey RG, Zipfel GJ
J Neurosurg. 2018 Mar 2; 130(1)322-326. doi: 10.3171/2017.8.JNS171719.

PMID:
    29498572
    [PubMed - in process]
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Therapeutic electrical stimulation of injured peripheral nerve tissue using implantable thin-film wireless nerve stimulators.
MacEwan MR, Gamble P, Stephen M, Ray WZ
J Neurosurg. 2018 Feb 9; 1-10. doi: 10.3171/2017.8.JNS163020.

PMID:
    29424647
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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GPR56/ADGRG1 regulates development and maintenance of peripheral myelin.
Ackerman SD, Luo R, Poitelon Y, Mogha A, Harty BL, D'Rozario M, Sanchez NE, Lakkaraju AKK, Gamble P, Li J, Qu J, MacEwan MR, Ray WZ, Aguzzi A, Feltri ML, Piao X, Monk KR
J Exp Med. 2018 Mar 5; 215(3)941-961. doi: 10.1084/jem.20161714.

PMID:
    29367382
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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The natural history of complete spinal cord injury: a pooled analysis of 1162 patients and a meta-analysis of modern data.
El Tecle NE, Dahdaleh NS, Bydon M, Ray WZ, Torner JC, Hitchon PW
J Neurosurg Spine. 2018 Apr; 28(4)436-443. doi: 10.3171/2017.7.SPINE17107.

PMID:
    29350593
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Spinal Cord Injury Disrupts Resting-State Networks in the Human Brain.
Hawasli AH, Rutlin J, Roland JL, Murphy RKJ, Song SK, Leuthardt EC, Shimony JS, Ray WZ
J Neurotrauma. 2018 Mar 15; 35(6)864-873. doi: 10.1089/neu.2017.5212.

PMID:
    29179629
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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In Reply: Cubital Tunnel Syndrome: Incidence and Demographics in a National Administrative Database.
Dibble CF, Ray WZ
Neurosurgery. 2017 Nov 1; 81(5)E63. doi: 10.1093/neuros/nyx410.

PMID:
    28945892
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Financial Disclosures

Financial Disclosures

Disclosure of Financial Interests with Industry

Washington University and its physicians and health professionals are committed to ensuring integrity and objectivity in medical decision-making. Some of our physicians and health professionals work collaboratively with pharmaceutical, medical device or other medical care related companies to develop innovative ideas and products that can improve health care delivery and clinical outcomes for patients. In some instances, our physicians and health professionals have an ownership or potential ownership interest in a commercial company; and/or are paid by a commercial company to provide advice on product design or to speak about the use of medications, devices, equipment or procedures. These payments may include: a) compensation for consulting and speaking engagements, b) equity, and/or c) royalties for products invented by our faculty. Any payments to Washington University physicians or health professionals must be based on tangible services and may not exceed fair market value for their work. In addition to disclosure on this website, physicians and health professionals earning more than $10,000 per year must disclose their corporate financial relationship in writing to patients when prescribing or using that company's products.

This physician reported the following financial interests during calendar year 2018:

Company Name: Acera Surgical

Royalties:

Equity: Yes

Consulting/Advisory Board:

Speaker Fees:

Reporting Date: May 01, 2019


Company Name: DuPuy Synthes

Royalties:

Equity: No

Consulting/Advisory Board: $10,000 - $19,999

Speaker Fees:

Reporting Date: May 01, 2019


Company Name: Globus

Royalties:

Equity: No

Consulting/Advisory Board:

Speaker Fees: $20,000 - $39,999

Reporting Date: May 01, 2019

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