Zachary Macchi, MD - Instructor

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Residency, Neurology, University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program

MD, University of Kansas School of Medicine

Professional Titles

Palliative Care and Aging Research Fellow


Zachary Macchi, MD, is an Aging and Palliative Care Research Fellow  in the Department of Neurology at the University of Colorado. He obtained his undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Kansas and completed his residency in Neurology at the University of Colorado (CU) Anschutz. An area of ongoing interest to Dr. Macchi is palliative care for neurologic illness, or neuropalliative care. Throughout fellowship he continues to work on a number of projects related to neuropalliative care for patients with neurodegenerative conditions, like Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease. He is interested in developing strategies for improving the quality of life of patients with cognitive impairment. He is currently researching ways to improve advance care planning conversations between patients, caregivers, and neurologists.

Recent Publications

Macchi ZA, Ayele R, Dini M, et al. Lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic for improving outpatient neuropalliative care: A qualitative study of patient and caregiver perspectives. Palliative Medicine. May 2021. doi:10.1177/02692163211017383

Macchi, ZA, Kletenik, I, Olvera, C, and Holden, SK (2021), Psychiatric comorbidities in functional movement disorders: A retrospective cohort study. Mov Disord Clin Pract. Accepted Author Manuscript. https://doi/org/10.1002/mdc3.13226

Macchi ZA, Tarolli CG, Kluger BM. Palliative Care in Movement Disorders: an Evolving Field. Curr Neurol Neurosci Rep. 2021 Jan 28; 21(3):5. PMID: 33506431.

A list of Dr. Macchi's publications can be found on Colorado PROFILES