The GW Medical Faculty Associates - Zachary Litvack
Zachary Litvack
MD - Neurosurgery
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About Zachary Litvack

Zachary N. Litvack, MD, MCR is a neurosurgeon,  assistant professor, and the co-director of The Endoscopic Pituitary and Anterior Skull Base Surgery Program at The  George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences. 

Dr. Litvack earned his medical degree from Brown University. He completed his internship in General Surgery and residency in Neurological Surgery at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland, OR. During residency, Dr. Litvack completed his graduate studies, receiving a Masters in Clinical Research from Oregon Health & Science University. Following his residency, he completed fellowship training in endoscopic pituitary and anterior skull base surgery at Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School under the mentorship of Dr. Edward Laws.

Dr. Litvack has clinical and research interests in skull base surgery and is developing novel endoscopic approaches to the anterior skull base.  Dr. Litvack treats the following conditions:

  • Brain Tumors (Primary & Metastatic) 
  • Meningioma 
  • Acoustic Neuroma 
  • Pituitary Tumor 
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia & Hemifacial Spasm 
  • Chiari Malformation 
  • Hydrocephalus 
  • Cerebral Aneurysm 
  • Spinal Cord Tumor 
  • Herniated Disc 
  • Spondylolisthesis Carpal Tunnel / Peripheral Nerve Entrapment

Dr. Litvack has received the Mahaley Award for Clinical Research in Neuro-Oncology from the National Brain Tumor Foundation for his pioneering work in fluorescence endoscopy guided resection of pituitary tumors, and the Robert Florin Award for Socioeconomic Research from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and Council of State Neurosurgical Societies.

Dr. Litvack is an active member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, the Council of State Neurosurgical Societies, and the American Medical Association. He is an assistant editor of the Self-Assessment in Neurological Surgery (SANS), has served on the Executive Committee of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons, and the Washington Committee of the AANS/CNS. He has also been awarded as one of the Washingtonian magazine’s Top Doctors in 2014 as voted by his peers, and was awarded a Top Doctors listing for 2015 by Northern Virginia Magazine.


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