Spinal Column Surgical Quality and Outcomes Research Laboratory


Primary Investigators (PI's)

Lab Director


Post Doctoral Research Fellow

  • Silky Chotai, M.D.

Neurosurgery and Orthopedic Surgery Residents

Medical Students

  • Andrew Hale, B.S.
  • Harrison Kay, B.S.
  • Joseph Wick, B.S.
  • David Stonko, B.S.

Scott Zuckerman, MD

Scott Zuckerman B.S.Scott Zuckerman completed his undergraduate education at Cornell University in 2008, graduating magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Biology & Society and a minor in Nutritional Sciences. He graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and 2012, winning the School of Medicine Award of Distinction, and has recently started his neurosurgery residency at Vanderbilt. Scott's research interests include spine surgery, sports-related concussion, and quality improvement measures. In the spine outcomes lab, Scott's recent projects include the effectiveness and utility of neuromonitoring in spine surgery, value of deformity surgery, and evaluating results of our prospective diagnosis based spine registry.