Zachary D. Crees, MD

First-year Fellow
Began fellowship in 2019
Co-Chief Fellow (July 2020 - June 2022)


2008-2011 BS in Biology, University of Colorado, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Denver, CO
2011-2015 MD, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Rockford, IL
Post-graduate Training
2015-2018 Resident, Internal Medicine, Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO
2018-2019 Chief Resident, Internal Medicine, Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO
2018-2019 Instructor of Medicine, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
Honors & Awards
2011 Endocrine Society Oral Presentation Selection
2012 NIH-NIDDK-SRTP Grant Funded Student Researcher
2014 Gold Humanism Honor Society
2014 Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society
2015 James Scholar Award for Outstanding Research
2015 American College of Physicians National Abstract Competition Winner


  • GENESIS: Phase III Trial Evaluating BL-8040 + G-CSF to Mobilize Hematopoietic Cells for Autologous Transplant in Myeloma
    Crees ZD, Stockerl-Goldstein KE, Vainstein A, Chen H, DiPersio JF
    Future Oncol 2019 Nov;15(31):3555-3563
  • Digital Ischemia and Necrosis: A Rarely Described Complication of Gemcitabine in Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma
    So E, Crees ZD, Crites D, Wang-Gillam A
    J Pancreat Cancer 2017 Aug 1;3(1):49-52
  • Oligonucleotides and G-Quadruplex Stabilizers: Targeting Telomeres and Telomerase in Cancer Therapy
    Crees Z, Girard J, Rios Z, Botting GM, Harrington K, Shearrow C, Wojdyla L, Stone AL, Uppada SB, Devito JT, Puri N
    Curr Pharm Des 2014;20(41):6422-37
  • Targeting c-Met in Melanoma: Mechanism of Resistance and Efficacy of Novel Combinatorial Inhibitor Therapy
    Etnyre D, Stone AL, Fong JT, Jacobs RJ, Uppada SB, Botting GM, Rajanna S, Moravec DN, Shambannagari MR, Crees Z, Girard J, Bertram C, Puri N
    Cancer Biol Ther 2014 Sep;15(9):1129-41
  • Targeted Overexpression of CKI-Insensitive Cyclin-Dependent Kinase 4 Increases Functional Beta-Cell Number Through Enhanced Self-Replication in Zebrafish
    Li M, Maddison LA, Crees Z, Chen W
    Zebrafish 2013 Jun;10(2):170-6
  • HnRNP C1/C2 and Pur-Beta Proteins Mediate Induction of Senescence by Oligonucleotides Homologous to the Telomere Overhang
    Mulnix RE, Pitman RT, Retzer A, Bertram C, Arasi K, Crees Z, Girard J, Uppada SB, Stone AL, Puri N
    Onco Targets Ther 2013 Dec 18;7:23-32
  • Thyroid Cancer Resistance to Vitamin D Receptor Activation Is Associated With 24-Hydroxylase Levels but Not the Ff FokI Polymorphism
    Sharma V, Fretwell D, Crees Z, Kerege A, Klopper JP
    Thyroid 2010 Oct;20(10):1103-11

Book Chapters

  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support Algorithms
    Crees ZD
    In: Crees ZD, Fritz C, Heudebert A, Noe J, Rengarajan A, Wang XW (Ed), The Washington Manual of Medical Therapeutics, 36th Edition. Philadelphia: Wolters-Kluwer Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2018