Scott Zuckerman, MD, MPH


Scott L. Zuckerman completed his undergraduate education at Cornell University in 2008, graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biology & Society. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in 2012. There, he served as class president for four years and was awarded the School of Medicine Award of Distinction. During his neurosurgery residency at Vanderbilt, he obtained an MPH in Epidemiology from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Along with Dr. Aaron Yengo-Kahn, Dr. Zuckerman serves Co-Director of the Vanderbilt Sports Concussion Center Research (V-SCoRE) group. 

Dr. Zuckerman finished his neurosurgery residency at Vanderbilt in 2019, and then spent 6 months helping to implement a spine trauma protocol in Tanzania. He is now completing a Complex Spine Fellowship at Columbia University. Dr. Zuckerman also serves as a Lieutenant Commander in the United States Navy Reserves and was awarded the 2020 Alfred Award for Military Grade at Officer Development School in Newport, RI.


Dr. Zuckerman has served as an ad-hoc reviewer in the area of sport-related concussion for the following journals:

New England Journal of Medicine                                                                                                   

The Lancet

Journal of American Medical Association: Pediatrics                                                                     

Brain Injury                                                                                                                                       

American Journal of Sports Medicine                                                                                             

British Journal of Sports Medicine                                                                                                 

Journal of Neurotrauma                                                                                                                

The Physician and Sports Medicine