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John Zebrack, MD

  • Specialities

    Knee, Hip, and Shoulder Joint Replacement & Sports Medicine

  • Residency

    Medical College of Wisconsin

  • Medical School

    University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

  • Board Certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery

About

John Zebrack, MD, is board certified by the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. A Reno native, Dr. Zebrack completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Nevada Reno, and medical school, with honors, at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine in 2001. Following his orthopedic residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin, he returned to Reno to join the Reno Orthopedic Clinic in 2006.

Dr. Zebrack specializes in both joint replacement (arthroplasty) and sports medicine (arthroscopy) for shoulders, hips, and knees. He performs approximately 150 joint replacements a year. In addition, Dr Zebrack performs over 250 arthroscopic procedures a year. Over the course of his career, he has performed over 2,100 joint replacements and over 3,500 arthroscopic procedures.

He has been honored as a Fellow Member of both the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons (AAHKS) and American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS). He is also a member of the American College of Sports Medicine and the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society. As a clinical faculty member at the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Dr. Zebrack enjoys teaching and mentoring medical students.

Dr. Zebrack was the Team Orthopedic Surgeon for the Reno 1868 FC professional soccer team, treating player injuries sustained throughout the season. He is also the head coach of Nevada United ’03 boys competitive club soccer team. The team was ranked in the top three in the nation in 2019 and 2020. 

An accomplished athlete in his own right, Dr. Zebrack has a passion for endurance sports. He has competed in many Ironman Triathlons, 24-hour solo mountain bike races, and ultra-endurance swim races. He has competed in the World Triathlon Championships in Hawaii. During the winter, he enjoys ski racing for the Mt Rose Masters Ski Team.

Awards

  • Vitals Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2018)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Vitals Patients' Choice Award (2011, 2018)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Vitals Top 10 Doctor - City (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Vitals Top 10 Doctor - Neighborhood (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

Publications

  • Mast, J.W,, Bruner, R.L., Zebrack, J.: Recognizing acetabular version in the radiographic presentation of hip dysplasia. Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2004 Jan;(418):48-53. View online.

Saw Dr. Zebrack for a hip problem. Got in in less than a day. Very friendly staff and the iPad or tablet check-in was highly efficient. Dr. Zebrack was friendly, open, and willing to listen and ask questions. Not thrilled to need surgery but happy he is on top of my problem. Great medical team!

Dr. Z replaced my knee in November 2019 and he is the best!

Had a hip replacement a couple of weeks ago and everything is going better than I ever expected. Dr. Zebrack did a great job.