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About Dr  David Zagzag

A professor of pathology and neurosurgery at New York University (NYU) School of Medicine, Dr. David Zagzag graduated with a BS in mathematics and biology from Yabne, Paris, France, before joining Lariboisiere-Saint-Louis School of Medicine for his doctor of medicine degree. He then completed postdoctoral training in surgery at the Rothschild Hospital in Paris. Dr. Zagzag then moved to Montreal, Canada to attend McGill University, where he completed his PhD in neurology and neurosurgery and graduated on the Dean’s Honour List for his doctoral thesis.

After attending McGill University, Dr. Zagzag went to the N.Y.U. School of Medicine for training in pathology and a fellowship in neuropathology, eventually becoming an instructor of pathology. He later became first an assistant professor, then an associate professor, and finally a professor of pathology and neurosurgery. He has also held visiting professor appointments in the pathology departments of Columbia University, Cornell University, Yale University, and Mt. Sinai Hospital.

Dr. Zagzag was a permanent member of the American Cancer Society’s Clinical Research, Cancer Control and Epidemiology Study Division, as well as the chair of the Children’s Brain Tumor Foundation professional advisory board, Dr. David Zagzag has published extensively on the mechanisms of brain tumor vasculogenesis and angiogenesis.

Work experience

Professor of Pathology; Professor of Neurosurgery

New York University Langone Medical Center


Jul 1985Jun 1988

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

McGill University
Jan 1975Jan 1984

Doctor of Medicine (MD)

Paris VII
Jan 1972Jan 1975

Bachelor of Science