Corinna Zygourakis MD



Expected Graduation Date: 2017





Education, Training, and Previous Positions

2006: BS, California Institute of Technology
2011: MD, Health Sciences and Technology Program, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Selected Honors and Awards

2016: Best Senior Clinical Research Presentation, UCSF Resident Research Day
2016: UCSF Excellence and Innovation Award in Graduate Medical Education
2016: UCSF Sustainability Award from Chancellor for Project on OR Waste
2016: UCSF Health “Great Save Award”, Award from CEO for OR Surgical Cost Reduction Project
2015: UCSF Center for Healthcare Value Fellowship
2015: Naffziger Award for Outstanding Clinical Resident, UCSF Neurosurgery Department
2015: UCSF CTSI Catalyst Award, Development of Doctor Mobile App that Decreases Costs
2014: UCSF Caring Wisely Grant, OR SCORE (OR Surgical Cost Reduction Project)
2011: Cum laude, Harvard Medical School
2011: Seidman Prize for Outstanding HST Senior Medical Student Thesis, Harvard Medical School
2008-2009: Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Training Fellowship for Medical Students
2006-2008: Paul and Daisy Soros National Fellowship for New Americans
2006: Mabel Beckman Award, Caltech Commencement Prize to Top Graduating Woman
2005: Jack E. Froehlich Award, Caltech Academic Prize to Top Junior
2002-2006: Axline and Lingle Awards, Caltech Full-Tuition Merit Scholarships
2002: Neuroscience Research Prize, American Academy of Neurology and Child Neurology Society
2002: Presidential Scholar
2002: USA Today All-USA High School Academic First Team

Selected Recent Publications

Zygourakis CC, Keefe M, Lee J, Barba J, McDermott MW, Mummaneni PV, Lawton MT. Comparison of Patient Outcomes in 3725 Overlapping vs 3633 Nonoverlapping Neurosurgical Procedures Using a Single Institution's Clinical and Administrative Database. Neurosurgery. 2017;80(2):257-268.

Zygourakis C, Sizdahkhani S, Keefe M, Lee J, Chou D, Mummaneni P, Ames CP. Comparison of Patient Outcomes and Cost of Overlapping versus Non-overlapping Spine Surgery. World Neurosurg. 2017 Jan 27. pii: S1878-8750(17)30087-6.

Zygourakis CC, Lee J, Barba J, Lobo E, Lawton MT. Performing concurrent operations in academic vascular neurosurgery does not affect patient outcomes. J Neurosurg. 2017 Jan 20:1-7. doi: 10.3171/2016.6.JNS16822. [Epub ahead of print]

Zygourakis CC, Valencia V, Moriates C, Boscardin CK, Catschegn S, Rajkomar A, Bozic KJ, Soo Hoo K, Goldberg AN, Pitts L, Lawton MT, Dudley RA, Gonzales R. Association Between Surgeon Scorecard Use and Operating Room Costs. JAMA Surg. 2016 Dec 7. doi: 10.1001/jamasurg.2016.4674. [Epub ahead of print]

Zygourakis CC, Yoon S, Valencia V, Boscardin C, Moriates C, Gonzales R, Lawton MT. Operating room waste: disposable supply utilization in neurosurgical procedures. J Neurosurg. 2017 Feb;126(2):620-625.

Zygourakis CC, Winkler E, Pitts L, Hannegan L, Franc B, Lawton MT. Clinical utility and cost analysis of routine postoperative head CT in elective aneurysm clippings. J Neurosurg. 2017 Feb;126(2):558-563.

Keefe MK, Zygourakis CC, Theologis AA, Canepa E, Shaw JD, Goldman LH, Burch S, Berven S, Chou D, Tay B, Mummaneni P, Deviren V, Ames CP. Sexual function after cervical spine surgery: Independent predictors of functional impairment. J Clin Neurosci. 2017 Feb;36:94-101. 

Birk H, Zygourakis CC, Kliot M. Developing an algorithm for cost-effective, clinically judicious management of peripheral nerve tumors. Surg Neurol Int. 2016 Aug 26;7:80.

Theologis AA, Miller L, Callahan M, Lau D, Zygourakis C, Scheer JK, Burch S, Pekmezci M, Chou D, Tay B, Mummaneni P, Berven S, Deviren V, Ames CP. The economic impact of revision surgery for proximal junctional failure after adult spinal deformity surgery: a cost analysis of 57 pperations in a 10-Year experience at a major deformity center. Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2016;41(16):E964-72.

Han SJ, Rolston JD, Zygourakis CC, Sun MZ, McDermott MW, Lau CY, Aghi MK. Preventing delays in first-case starts on the neurosurgery service: a resident-led initiative at an academic institution. J Surg Educ 2016;73(2):291-5.

Kliot T, Zygourakis CC, Imershein S, Lau C, Kliot M. The impact of a patient education bundle on neurosurgery patient satisfaction. Surg Neurol Int 2015;6(Suppl 22):S567-72.

Zygourakis CC, Kahn JG. Cost-effectiveness research in neurosurgery. Neurosurg Clin N Am 2015;26(2):189-96, viii.

Medress Z, Arrigo RT, Hayden Gephart M, Zygourakis CC, Boakye M. Cervical Fracture Stabilization within 72 Hours of Injury is Associated with Decreased Hospitalization Costs with Comparable Perioperative Outcomes in a Propensity Score-Matched Cohort. Cureus 2015;7(1):e244.

Zygourakis CC, Valencia V, Moriates C, Catschegn S, Afshar A, Bozic K, Hoo KS, Goldberg A, Boscardin C, Gonzales R, Pitts LH, Lawton MT. 117 OR Score: Reducing Operating Room Costs Through a Hospital-Wide Price Transparency Initiative. Neurosurgery 2015;62 Suppl 1:202-3.

Zygourakis CC, Oh T, Sun MZ, Barani I, Kahn JG, Parsa AT. Surgery is cost-effective treatment for young patients with vestibular schwannomas: decision tree modeling of surgery, radiation, and observation. Neurosurg Focus 2014;37(5):E8.

Zygourakis CC, Vasudeva V, Lai PM, Kim AH, Wang H, Du R. Transient pupillary dilation following local papaverine application in intracranial aneurysm surgery. J Clin Neurosci 2015;S0967-5868(14):00667-5.

Rolston JD, Zygourakis CC, Han SJ, Lau CY, Berger MS, Parsa AT. Medical errors in neurosurgery. Surg Neurol Int 2014;5(Suppl 10):S435-40.

Zygourakis CC, Davis JL, Kaur G, Ames CP, Gupta N, Auguste KI, Parsa AT. Management of central nervous system teratoma. J Clin Neurosci 2015;22(1):98-104.

Zygourakis CC, Rolston JD, Lee HS, Partow C, Kunwar S, Aghi MK. Pituicytomas and spindle cell oncocytomas: modern case series from the University of California, San Francisco. Pituitary 2015;18(1):150-8.

Zygourakis CC, Oh T, Sun MZ, Barani I, Kahn JG , Parsa AT. Surgery is cost-effective treatment for young patients with vestibular schwannomas: decision tree modeling of surgery, radiation, and observation. Neurosurg Focus 2014;37(5):E8.

Zygourakis CC, Sughrue ME, Benet A, Parsa AT, Berger MS, McDermott MW. Management of planum/olfactory meningiomas: predicting symptoms and postoperative complications. World Neurosurg 2014;82(6):1216-23.

Zygourakis CC, Kaur G, Kunwar S, McDermott MW, Madden M, Oh T, Parsa AT. Modern treatment of 84 newly diagnosed craniopharyngiomas. J Clin Neurosci 2014;21(9):1558-66.

Jahangiri A, Wagner J, Han SW, Zygourakis CC, Han SJ, Tran MT, Miller LM, Tom MW, Kunwar S, Blevins LS Jr, Aghi MK. Morbidity of repeat transsphenoidal surgery assessed in more than 1000 operations. J Neurosurg 2014;121(1):67-74.

Zygourakis CC, Rolston JD, Treadway J, Chang S, Kliot M. What do hotels and hospitals have in common? How we can learn from the hotel industry to take better care of patients. Surg Neurol Int 2014;5(Suppl 2):S49-53.

Boakye M, Arrigo RT, Hayden Gephart MG, Zygourakis CC, Lad S. Retrospective, propensity score-matched cohort study examining timing of fracture fixation for traumatic thoracolumbar fractures. J Neurotrauma 2012;29(12):2220-5.

Hayden Gephart MG, Lober RM, Arrigo RT, Zygourakis CC, Guzman R, Boakye M, Edwards MS, Fisher PG. Trends in the diagnosis and treatment of pediatric primary spinal cord tumors. J Neurosurg Pediatr 2012;10(6):555-9.

Gephart MG, Zygourakis CC, Arrigo RT, Kalanithi PS, Lad SP, Boakye M. Venous thromboembolism after thoracic/thoracolumbar spinal fusion. World Neurosurg 2012;78(5):545-52.

Han SJ, Zygourakis C, Lim M, Parsa AT. Immunotherapy for glioma: promises and challenges. Neurosurg Clin N Am 2012;23(3):357-70.

Zygourakis CC, Cahill KS, Proctor MR. Delayed development of os odontoideum after traumatic cervical injury: support for a vascular etiology. J Neurosurg Pediatr 2011;7(2):201-4.

Masters KS, Lipke EA, Rice EE, Liel MS, Myler HA, Zygourakis C, Tulis DA, West JL. Nitric oxide-generating hydrogels inhibit neointima formation. J Biomater Sci Polym Ed 2005;16(5):659-72.

Zygourakis CC, Rosen GD. Quantitative trait loci modulate ventricular size in the mouse brain. J Comp Neurol 2003;461(3):362-9.