J. Julian Zaka, MD

Dr. Zaka obtained his medical degree from St. George’s University in 2002. He continued his training at Coney Island Hospital in New York where he completed his internal medicine residency from 2002-2005. He also completed a pulmonary fellowship from 2005-2007 at Coney Island and served as chief fellow. Following his pulmonary fellowship, Dr. Zaka completed a critical care fellowship at The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey/Cooper University Hospital in Camden, New Jersey.

He then entered private practice in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, from 2008-2011. Currently, he practices out of BASS Medical Group’s Walnut Creek office.

Dr. Zaka has served as a collaborative reviewer for the Yearbook of Critical Care Medicine and has published in the journal CHEST, as well as The Proceedings of the American Thoracic Society.

He is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary disease, critical care medicine, and sleep medicine. His special medical interests include critical care medicine and pulmonary hypertension. He is known as a knowledgeable physician who has a warm and friendly demeanor.

Dr. Zaka lives in Walnut Creek with his wife and son. When not working, he enjoys soccer, basketball and spending time with his family.

Medical School: St. George’s University in Grenada, West Indies
Residency: Coney Island Hospital in New York
Fellowship: Coney Island Hospital in New York and University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey/Cooper University Hospital in Camden

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