Zachary Nadler, MD, PhD

  • Third Year Resident in Ophthalmology - Co-Chief Resident
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Born and raised in Pittsburgh, Dr. Nadler graduated magna cum laude from Emory University with a dual degree in Physics and Mathematics. He went on to pursue a PhD in astrophysics at the University of California Santa Cruz, while also co-founding a denim shirt company called Shirst, before pivoting to pursue a career with a greater emphasis on service. He returned to Pittsburgh and spent several years applying his physics expertise in the UPMC Ophthalmology Department where he conducted ocular imaging research using adaptive-optics optical coherence tomography to characterize optic nerve head structure as part of the Glaucoma Imaging Group. It was this experience that ultimately compelled him to pursue a medical degree. While attending the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, he served on the board of the Ophthalmology interest group, helping to organize community outreach vision screening. He completed his internship north of Philadelphia, at Abington Jefferson Hospital, and is thrilled to once again join the Ophthalmology Department at UPMC.

He is a lifelong fan of Pittsburgh sports, and enjoys spending his free-time outdoors with his fiancée and their two dogs, either hiking or playing any sport that involves a racket.