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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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Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

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

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 - in process]
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Prevalence, management, and outcome of problem residents among neurosurgical training programs in the United States.
Raman HS, Limbrick DD Jr, Ray WZ, Coble DW, Church S, Dacey RG Jr, Zipfel GJ
J Neurosurg. 2018 Mar 2; 1-5. doi: 10.3171/2017.8.JNS171719.

PMID:
    29498572
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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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 - in process]
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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 - in process]
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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 - in process]
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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 - in process]
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New Clinical-Pathological Classification of Intraspinal Injury Following Traumatic Acute Complete Thoracic Spinal Cord Injury: Postdurotomy/Myelotomy Observations From the INSPIRE Trial.
Layer RT, Ulich TR, Coric D, Arnold PM, Guest JD, Heary RH, Hsieh PC, Jenkins AL, Kim KD, Lee KS, Masuoka LK, Neff KM, Ray WZ, Theodore N, Fehlings MG
Neurosurgery. 2017 Sep 1; 64(CN_suppl_1)105-109. doi: 10.1093/neuros/nyx204.

PMID:
    28899037
    [PubMed - in process]
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Interfacing peripheral nerve with macro-sieve electrodes following spinal cord injury.
Birenbaum NK, MacEwan MR, Ray WZ
Neural Regen Res. 2017 Jun; 12(6)906-909. doi: 10.4103/1673-5374.208565.

PMID:
    28761419
    [PubMed]
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Minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion with expandable versus static interbody devices: radiographic assessment of sagittal segmental and pelvic parameters.
Hawasli AH, Khalifeh JM, Chatrath A, Yarbrough CK, Ray WZ
Neurosurg Focus. 2017 Aug; 43(2)E10. doi: 10.3171/2017.5.FOCUS17197.

PMID:
    28760032
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Erratum to: an update on addressing important peripheral nerve problems: challenges and potential solutions.
Ray WZ, Mahan MA, Guo D, Guo D, Kliot M
Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2017 Sep; 159(9)1775. doi: 10.1007/s00701-017-3232-y.

PMID:
    28553685
    [PubMed - in process]
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An update on addressing important peripheral nerve problems: challenges and potential solutions.
Ray WZ, Mahan MA, Guo D, Guo D, Kliot M
Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2017 Sep; 159(9)1765-1773. doi: 10.1007/s00701-017-3203-3.

PMID:
    28500566
    [PubMed - in process]
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Esophageal Perforation Following Anterior Cervical Spine Surgery: Case Report and Review of the Literature.
Hershman SH, Kunkle WA, Kelly MP, Buchowski JM, Ray WZ, Bumpass DB, Gum JL, Peters CM, Singhatanadgige W, Kim JY, Smith ZA, Hsu WK, Nassr A, Currier BL, Rahman RK, Isaacs RE, Smith JS, Shaffrey C, Thompson SE, Wang JC, Lord EL, Buser Z, Arnold PM, Fehlings MG, Mroz TE, Riew KD
Global Spine J. 2017 Apr; 7(1 Suppl)28S-36S. doi: 10.1177/2192568216687535.

PMID:
    28451488
    [PubMed]
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Epidemiology and Outcomes of Vertebral Artery Injury in 16 582 Cervical Spine Surgery Patients: An AOSpine North America Multicenter Study.
Hsu WK, Kannan A, Mai HT, Fehlings MG, Smith ZA, Traynelis VC, Gokaslan ZL, Hilibrand AS, Nassr A, Arnold PM, Mroz TE, Bydon M, Massicotte EM, Ray WZ, Steinmetz MP, Smith GA, Pace J, Corriveau M, Lee S, Isaacs RE, Wang JC, Lord EL, Buser Z, Riew KD
Global Spine J. 2017 Apr; 7(1 Suppl)21S-27S. doi: 10.1177/2192568216686753.

PMID:
    28451487
    [PubMed]
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Cubital Tunnel Syndrome: Incidence and Demographics in a National Administrative Database.
Osei DA, Groves AP, Bommarito K, Ray WZ
Neurosurgery. 2017 Mar 1; 80(3)417-420. doi: 10.1093/neuros/nyw061.

PMID:
    28362959
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Editorial: Autologous Schwann cells.
Ray WZ
Neurosurg Focus. 2017 Mar; 42(3)E3. doi: 10.3171/2016.12.FOCUS16537.

PMID:
    28245663
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Introduction: Peripheral nerve surgery.
Mahan MA, Ray WZ, Yang LJ, Spinner RJ
Neurosurg Focus. 2017 Mar; 42(3)E1. doi: 10.3171/2017.1.FOCUS178.

PMID:
    28240559
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Diffusion Assessment of Cortical Changes, Induced by Traumatic Spinal Cord Injury.
Sun P, Murphy RK, Gamble P, George A, Song SK, Ray WZ
Brain Sci. 2017 Feb 17; 7(2)pii: E21. doi: 10.3390/brainsci7020021.

PMID:
    28218643
    [PubMed]
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The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guideline on: Management of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome.
Graham B, Peljovich AE, Afra R, Cho MS, Gray R, Stephenson J, Gurman A, MacDermid J, Mlady G, Patel AT, Rempel D, Rozental TD, Salajegheh MK, Keith MW, Jevsevar DS, Shea KG, Bozic KJ, Adams J, Evans JM, Lubahn J, Ray WZ, Spinner R, Thomson G, Shaffer WO, Cummins DS, Murray JN, Mohiuddin M, Mullen K, Shores P, Woznica A, Linskey E, Martinez Y, Sevarino K
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2016 Oct 19; 98(20)1750-1754.

PMID:
    27869627
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Vitamin D status in cervical spondylotic myelopathy: comparison of fusion rates and patient outcome measures. A preliminary experience.
Ravindra VM, Guan J, Holland CM, Dailey AT, Schmidt MH, Godzik J, Hood RS, Ray WZ, Bisson EF
J Neurosurg Sci. 2016 Sep 2;

PMID:
    27588820
    [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
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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 2017:

Company Name: Globus

Royalties:

Equity: No

Consulting/Advisory Board:

Speaker Fees: $10,000 - $19,999

Reporting Date: May 01, 2018

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