Dr. Zachary Tempel joins Mayfield Brain & Spine

CINCINNATI–Mayfield Brain & Spine is proud to announce the hiring of Zachary J. Tempel, MD, a fellowship-trained neurosurgeon specializing in the treatment of spinal disorders. Dr. Tempel opens his practice in Cincinnati on Monday.

Dr. Tempel is dedicated to treating the full spectrum of spinal disorders. He has particular expertise in minimally invasive techniques, spine revision surgery, spinal tumors, and complex spinal disorders, including scoliosis and adult spinal deformity. Dr. Tempel received specialized fellowship training in these areas and is actively involved in clinical spine research. He also performs neurosurgery for diseases and disorders of the brain and peripheral nerves.

He will see patients at Mayfield's offices in Western Hills and Norwood, and will perform surgery at Good Samaritan Hospital, Mercy Health - West Hospital, and the Mayfield Spine Surgery Center.

After graduating from Miami University with majors in Zoology and French, he earned his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Tempel subsequently completed a residency in neurosurgery and a two-year fellowship in complex spine surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in 2017.

Dr. Tempel is board eligible with the American Board of Neurological Surgery. He is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), North American Spine Society, and Society of Lateral Access Surgery.

Dr. Tempel received numerous awards and scholarships during his training. He recently received the Resident Teaching Award, presented annually by University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurosurgery faculty to the resident who best demonstrates a commitment to teaching and mentorship.

In 2016 he received the inaugural Charlie Kuntz Scholar Award, created in memory of Mayfield neurosurgeon Charles Kuntz, IV, and presented annually by the CNS/AANS Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves to the top 30 neurosurgical residents or fellows who author outstanding abstracts detailing a laboratory or clinical investigation in the area of spinal disorders. Also in 2016, Dr. Tempel received the Young Investigator Award from the Society for Lateral Access Surgery. While in medical school he received the inaugural Julius M. Goodman Scholarship for excellence in neurological surgery and the John Pittman Surgical Scholarship for academic achievement in surgery.

Dr. Tempel has co-authored more than 50 papers and book chapters and has presented lectures on spine topics around the country.

Mayfield Brain & Spine is the full-service patient care provider of the Mayfield Clinic, one of the nation's leading physician organizations for neurosurgical treatment, education, and research. With more than 20 specialists in neurosurgery, interventional neuroradiology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and pain management, Mayfield Brain & Spine treats 25,000 patients from 35 states and 13 countries in a typical year. Mayfield physicians specialize in the treatment of back and neck pain, sciatica, Parkinson's disease, essential tremor, NPH, epilepsy, brain and spinal tumors, stroke, moyamoya, brain aneurysms, Chiari malformation, scoliosis, kyphosis, facial pain, facial twitch, trauma, concussion, spinal cord injury, and carpal tunnel. As leading innovators in their field, Mayfield physicians have pioneered surgical procedures and instrumentation that have revolutionized the medical art of neurosurgery for spinal diseases and disorders, brain tumors, and neurovascular diseases and disorders.