Gregory Zipfel, MD

Gregory Zipfel, MD

Neurosurgeon, Surgeon

Primary Academic Title

Ralph G. Dacey Distinguished Professor of Neurological Surgery and Chairman of Neurological Surgery, Washington University School of Medicine

Clinical Expertise

As a member of our brain tumor specialist team, Dr. Zipfel cares for patients diagnosed with brain tumors through treatment and recovery. Learn more about Dr. Zipfel and the Brain Tumor Center at Siteman.

Research Interest

Benign and malignant brain tumors, particularly complex tumors of the skull base, including meningioma, schwannoma, acoustic neuroma, carniofacial tumors and chordoma/chondrosarcoma.


  • 1995: MD, Northwestern University, Chicago


  • 1996 - 1996: Intern, general surgery, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • 1996 - 2003: Resident and chief resident, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • 1998 - 2000: Research fellow, Washington University, St. Louis
  • 2003 - 2004: Fellow, cerebrovascular and skull base surgery, University of Miami

Board Certification

  • 2008: American Board of Neurological Surgery

Selected Research Publications

Single-cell multi-omic analysis of the vestibular schwannoma ecosystem uncovers a nerve injury-like state.
  • Barrett TF, Patel B, Khan SM, [...] Zipfel GJ, [...] Kim AH
  • Nat Commun 2024
The Conventional Dendritic Cell 1 Subset Primes CD8+ T Cells and Traffics Tumor Antigen to Drive Antitumor Immunity in the Brain.
  • Bowman-Kirigin JA, Desai R, Saunders BT, [...] Zipfel GJ, [...] Dunn GP
  • Cancer Immunol Res 2023
Characterization of the Genomic and Immunologic Diversity of Malignant Brain Tumors through Multisector Analysis.
  • Schaettler MO, Richters MM, Wang AZ, [...] Zipfel GJ, [...] Dunn GP
  • Cancer Discov 2022

Contact Information

  • Washington University Medical Campus

    4921 Parkview Place
    Saint Louis, MO 63110

  • South St. Louis County

    5225 Midamerica Plaza
    St. Louis, MO 63129

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