Dr. Zaki earned his Bachelors of Science (BS) in Biological Sciences with honors from the University of California, Irvine. He earned his Doctor of Medicine (MD) from Yale School of Medicine, where he served an additional year as Clinical Research Fellow in the Department of Dermatology, interfacing with patients/families, researchers, and clinicians to further our understanding of genetic skin diseases.

Dr. Zaki was selected to continue with residency training in Dermatology at Yale. He completed internship in Internal Medicine at Yale-affiliated St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury, CT where he cared for hundreds of critically ill patients at the onset and height of the COVID-19 pandemic. This was followed by residency in Dermatology at Yale-New Haven Health/West Haven Veteran Affairs (VA) Medical Center.

Dr. Zaki is profoundly grateful for the quality and breadth of the world-class medical education and residency training invested in him at Yale. He is indebted to the mentorship of countless master clinicians, passionate educators, and internationally acclaimed scholars who continue to exemplify and inspire clinical/academic excellence (as lifelong learners who use mastery of the medical literature to guide evidence-based practice) as well as personal/professional excellence (of strong moral and ethical character that treat others compassion/respect and exemplify professionalism whether in the office, out in the community, or in the comfort of our homes).

Dr. Zaki is passionate about treating patients as family members and is committed to offering every patient the highest standard of dermatology care that he believes should be:

  1. Effective, safe, and well-tolerated (benefits > risks)
  2. Evidence-based (supported by the medical/scientific literature)
  3. Personalized and tailored to the patient, their lifestyle, and their circumstances
  4. Explained at a level the patient can understand
  5. Communicated with compassion, empathy, professionalism, and respect

Dr. Zaki is proud to serve the Surprise, AZ community and enjoys partnering with patients to raise awareness about the importance of skin cancer screenings. The vast majority of skin cancers (including even the most deadly skin cancers such as melanoma) are highly treatable when caught early—and the easiest way to catch skin cancers early is to see a dermatologist at least once a year. If you can’t see a dermatologist, you can still check your skin yourself—just visit SpotSkinCancer.org for more information and easy directions!