Zachary C. Gersey, MD

  • PGY-7 Resident

Zachary C. Gersey, MD, joined the University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery residency program in July of 2017. Having graduated cum laude from University of Florida with a degree in biology, he completed his medical education at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.

Dr. Gersey’s research is focused on the molecular targeting of glioblastoma stem cells—a subset of cells theorized to be the cause of tumor recurrence and treatment resistance. His research has led to several awards and distinctions.

Dr. Gersey is also involved in community outreach and service, having spent time volunteering in health clinics across south Florida and also abroad in Central America. His dedication to academics, community, and education led to his election into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.

Dr. Gersey was born in Rochester, N.Y., but moved to Merritt Island, Fla., while in high school. Outside of medicine, Zach enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing soccer and baseball, playing the guitar and weight lifting

Specialized Areas of Interest

Neurosurgical oncology; skull base neurosurgery

Education & Training

  • BA, Biology, University of Florida, 2011
  • MA, University of Miami, 2016
  • MD, University of Miami, 2017

Honors & Awards

  • Neil Peart Neurosurgery Research Award, Glioblastoma Foundation, 2020
  • Clinical and Translational Investigation Scholarship, University of Miami, 2016
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, University of Miami, 2016
  • Best Poster Award, Florida Center for Brain Tumor Research, Brain Tumor Summit, 2016