Officer Commitee

Corinna Zygourakis

Corinna Zygourakis, MD

Dr. Corinna Zygourakis is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at Stanford University School of Medicine and a board-certified neurological surgeon who specializes in comprehensive surgical care of the adult spine, focusing 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. She received her B.S. degree with honors from the California Institute of Technology, where she received a full merit scholarship and the Mabel Beckman Commencement Prize to the Top Graduating Woman in her class. She has received numerous awards including “Top 20 Under 40 Spine Surgeons” (SpineLine, North American Spine Society) and the Paul and Daisy National Fellowship for New Americans.

Committed to serving and advocating for spine patients through her clinical, education, and research efforts, Dr. Zygourakis has published more than eighty scientific articles and book chapters on healthcare costs, quality of neurosurgical care, and spine surgery. Her current research efforts include developing and leading the first randomized clinical trial using the Apple Watch to objectively track patient movement and function before and after spine surgery, as well as multiple studies investigating the impact of race, gender, and socioeconomic status on spinal surgery access and outcomes.

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“The AANS/CNS Spine Section brings together neurosurgeons, orthopedic spine surgeons, spine surgery fellows, as well as residents and advanced practice providers focused on spinal surgery. The Spine Section advances our interests, represents us in national advocacy, and disseminates science. Becoming a member means joining this exceptional community and helping it grow.” ...Read More >