Zachary Tempel, MD

PGY-5 Resident

Zach Tempel




Zachary J. Tempel, MD, graduated summa cum laude from Miami University in 2006 with degrees in zoology and french. In 2010, he received his medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine. During medical school, Dr. Tempel was elected to Alpha Omega Alpha as a junior. Additionally, he was awarded the inaugural Julius M. Goodman scholarship for excellence in neurological surgery.

As a senior medical student, Dr. Tempel was selected as a Pittman Surgical Scholar for academic achievement in surgery.

Dr. Tempel—born and raised in Indianapolis, Ind.—is married to Claire Tempel, an audiologist at UPMC and enjoys traveling, scuba diving, running and other outdoor activities.

Specialized Areas of Interest

Combined minimally invasive and open approaches for the treatment of scoliosis and other complex spinal disorders; endoscopic pituitary surgery; traumatic brain injury.

Professional Organization Membership

Alpha Omega Alpha
American Association of Neurological Surgeons 
Congress of Neurological Surgeons
Society of Lateral Access Surgery

Honors and Awards

Summa Cum Laude: Miami University, 2005
Joseph, Samuel and Donald Ferrara Scholarship, 2007
ED Johns Fellowship, 2007
Class of 1961 William K. Nasser Scholarship, 2008
BT Maxam Scholarship, 2009
Inaugural Julius M. Goodman Award in Neurosurgery 2010
Pittmann Surgical Scholarship 2010
W.R. Krickenberger Memorial Scholarship
William Marion Miller French Scholarship
L.H. Skinner Memorial French Award
Culler Physics Award