Zachary NaPier, M.D. is a board-certified, fellowship trained orthopedic spine surgeon.  He received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Dartmouth College before attending medical school at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.  He completed orthopedic surgery residency at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, CA, one of the country’s top orthopedic and neurosurgical spine centers.  Dr. NaPier underwent advanced spine training at the Harvard Spine Fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA.  Dr. NaPier built a successful community practice in Northern California prior to joining Indiana Spine Group.

Dr. NaPier has extensive training and experience with cutting edge minimally invasive and motion preserving surgical techniques that create less postoperative pain, decreased soft tissue injury and blood loss, and faster recovery times. He is also skilled in complex reconstruction of spinal deformities, degenerative conditions, and failed back syndrome. His practice involves comprehensive clinical and surgical care of adult and adolescent patients.

Dr. NaPier has a specific expertise in prone transpsoas lateral interbody fusion (PTP LIF) and has presented and published his techniques in addition to teaching other surgeons. He is also a prolific researcher, having authored or co-authored many clinical and basic science manuscripts, presentations, and textbook chapters in addition to receiving grants from organizations including the Cervical Spine Research Society and Scoliosis Research Society.

“My goal is to evaluate your condition, relieve your pain, and restore your function using the most effective, minimally invasive techniques available,” said Dr. NaPier. “I will help you to understand your back or neck symptoms and treatment options so that you can make informed decisions regarding your treatment.”

“I am honored by the trust you place in me and my recommendations for your care will be the same that I would make for a member of my own family.”

Dr. NaPier is an avid golfer and enjoys spending time with his wife, who is also a physician in Indianapolis, and their son.  Indiana Spine Group is privileged to welcome Dr. NaPier’s world class experience to serve the residents of Indiana.