Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

173 Patient Ratings
264 Patient Comments

George Zinkhan, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.8 out of 5

173 Patient Ratings
264 Patient Comments



  • English

Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 585-7575
Imaging & Neurosciences Center
729 Arapeen Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
(801) 585-7575
South Jordan Health Center
5126 West Daybreak Parkway
South Jordan, UT 84009



George Zinkhan, MD evaluates and treats Neurological patients. He is board-certifed in Neurology and Headache Medicine. He takes care of people with multiples sclerosis, Parkinson disease and other movements disorders, stroke, headache, traumatic brain injury, memory disorders, seizure, peripheral neuropathy, muscular disease, and spinal cord injury.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Neurology - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions Diagnostic and Clinical Neurology
Board Certification American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Neurology)
United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (Headache Medicine)

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Likelihood of recommending care provider
My confidence in care provider
Time care provider spent with me
Care provider spoke using clear language
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
Wait time at clinic
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

January 27, 2017

Dr. George Zinkhan is a knowledgeable, caring and he is respectful toward his patients, as well as the parents and their children, or adult Special Needs persons. I am severely disabled person and my husband and I have a 28 year old son that is semi-verbal Special Needs. I see Dr Zinkhan for the deteriation of my nerves and he always has concerned himself about my welfare. We started seeing Dr. Zinkhan about 4 years ago when our son suddenly started acting very erratically while constantly bouncing and screaming. He took us on and everyone on his staff, especially the Doctor was kind and considerate. Through trial and error, we all worked strenuously to get _____ to the point from 1-9. Thank you Dr. Zinkhan!

January 25, 2017

Dr. Zenkhan is one of my favorite doctors. I am never afraid to ask questions, he is always willing to listen, and I always have total confidence in him. I have recommended him many times, and hope to never have to change doctors.

December 18, 2016

Seriously, Dr. Zinkhan is 1 in a billion!

November 24, 2016

My transition to Dr. Hinkan is satisfactory. I have confidence in his care

November 22, 2016

it has really helped me

November 21, 2016

The RX given me is not one used for tremors. The information I read said it was for memory loss/dementia. I have neither! Dr. mentioned others but did not know how they interact with current meds. He wanted to help me get back on Copaxone for MS but didn't seem to understand or perhaps just wasn't listening to the problems being on Medicare and not getting pharmaceutical company free Copaxone. I told him to "go ahead" and explore idea; several other physicians have and found out the dilemma Medicare causes.

November 16, 2016

I wish your clinic would train the clinics in Nevada!

October 24, 2016

The neurology resident who saw me first was personable, attentive, and I thought did a great job. Dr. Zinkhan was a gem, as usual:)

October 21, 2016

excellent he spent time and talk with me about health concerns of my headache pains he cares for me. dr z will answer my questions over Mychart if I have any more questions on myself about headache pain levels etc..

September 26, 2016

He's so kind and makes sure I'm well taken care of.

September 20, 2016

Dr. Zinkhan took the time to answer my questions. He noticed the changes with my present condition compared with my condition from my appointment of one year ago - this showed to me that he is aware of his patients as individuals which made me feel confident having him as my doctor. Also, his staff is very nice and caring.

August 26, 2016

Don't understand why I'm being put on a different medication and not a sleep aid.

August 23, 2016

Dr Zinkhan is a fantastic DR. I got really ill in the office and everyone took very good care of me making sure I was given medication and allowed to rest before I left. He explained very clearly the medication change he was making and the referral he was making. I was very pleased and I have already recommended him to a friend.

August 23, 2016

Dr. Zinkhan is the absolute best Dr. I know he is a very busy Dr., but he never hurries his way through my exam or my questions. I know I am getting the best care.

August 21, 2016

The doctor addressed all of my concerns gave me options for my treatment, and provided me with a follow up plan. I feel confident that I was getting excellent care.

August 05, 2016

I am very pleased with the care I was given. Dr. Zinkhan followed up with my MRI screenings from my previous care provider to give me a better understanding of what was on my scan.

August 02, 2016

I have multiple serious neurologic disorders. It's a complex diagnostic problem. I am very fortunate to be working with Dr Zinkhan. For example, a neurologist in St George mis-diagnosed me as just having stress headache. It's a 600 mile drive for me to see Dr Zinkhan, but well worth it.

July 27, 2016

dr. zinkhan is a very good dr. and I think the world of him. dr. zinkhan shows concern and listens to me a lot and explains a lot when I need answers!

July 26, 2016

the care I receive from my doctor is outstanding

July 04, 2016

Always a positive experience. I have recommend Dr. Zinkhan in the past.

June 28, 2016

I am never rushed through my appointment. the doctor spends enough time with me that I feel I have a good understanding of meds and what I need to do.

June 28, 2016

Dr. Zinkhan is great..amazingly personable and caring, and does such a great job of presenting options for treatment including complementary/"non-traditional" treatments. I am sure he had a full schedule but I did not feel the visit was rushed. I feel really lucky to have him involved in my care.

June 27, 2016

Best Neurologists I have seen in the last 17 years

June 27, 2016

I really appreciated the help from everyone

June 24, 2016

excellent, thanks dr z for concerns help in treat plan that u have provided me to help in my headache to overcome someday we hope ..

June 10, 2016

There are only excellent "grades" and remarks

May 14, 2016

excellent doctor

May 12, 2016

My entire experience with the neurology has been excellent! Thank you

May 08, 2016

Impressive provider.

April 26, 2016

Excellent experience

April 25, 2016

Dr Zinkhan was very friendly and I really liked his holistic approach to treatment. He walked me out to front desk to schedule next appt, a very thoughtful/kind gesture, thank you

April 16, 2016

excellent when I was suffering with my headache dr z was their to help to talk with me give me advice and help me as his patient with me medical much appreciate

April 05, 2016

he really helped me understand my condition and used words and situations that I could understand and things really started making sense.

April 03, 2016

very good for once in 3 yrs a through exam was done. Perhaps with my age and problems it should be more frequently.

March 29, 2016

The doc is a very nice person. Last time he spent a lot of time listening to me. HOwever I am not in a place where I can decide what's the best for me. I suffer daily from cognitive issues, and pain, and need to understand better what would be better for me. Right now, there isn't much I can do, and it's frustrating!

March 21, 2016

I have already recommended Dr. Zinkan.

March 20, 2016

Very impressed with Dr. Zinkhan. He was willing to spend all the time I needed to discuss my diagnosis.

March 15, 2016

Dr Z is always open to suggestions from me, making me feel like I'm part of my treatment. This lets me have an investment in my life improvement that I might not have otherwise.

March 02, 2016

Dr. Zinkhan is one of my favorite physicians, I wouldn't see any other neurologist for my concerns, he has always taken great care of me.

February 22, 2016

First time with this doctor but have been seen other doc since 2009. I was very pleased with Dr. Z. I asked lots of questions when selecting a new doc and he passed the test. He definitely is a keeper. I'd like to get him out to Tooele part-time or be available thru the Telemedicine equipment that is current set up at the U of U clinic at Stansbury. Dr. Z listens to the patient, he speaks to you, not down to you. He does not hurry you thru your appointment. He's pleasant, understanding and uses MyChart contacting patient with followup material. He complimented me about keeping up with new info on PD. I can see one doc intead of 3 because he treats PD, stroke, and neuropathy and that is fantastic. Every question I asked he answered fully in a laymans language. I told my alternate group leader about him would certainly recommend him.

February 21, 2016

very good

February 20, 2016

Have always been treated well!!

February 10, 2016

Dr Zinkhan is my favorite Dr. I feel like I can tell him all of my concerns. I've had some bad experiences with other Drs, but never with Dr Z. he thinks outside of the box, he is willing to work with me on changing medications if one isn't the right fit. I never feel like he is judging me, other Drs will brush off my symptoms, they don't listen, or care. Dr Zinkhan genuinely cares about me, he try's to fix my symptoms and never dismisses them. he's even ordered tests for me, outside of his specialty, when other Drs should have but didn't. I can't say enough good things about Dr Z. he is the only Doctor that gives me hope . Thanks for everything you do Dr Z!!!

February 10, 2016

Dr. Z and his team are always very confident and courteous. I have never had a problem with any of my visits and have always felt that he is concerned for my well being.

February 08, 2016

He's young, but I believe he knows what care is needed.

February 05, 2016


January 26, 2016

I trust Dr. Zinkan completely, he has always treated me with respect, and I can honestly say I have never had a better relationship with a Doctor.

January 22, 2016

I was a little upset about using old information on a problem that did not have anything to do about the problem now. I liked how he listened to what I had to say.

January 11, 2016


January 09, 2016

Wow! Everything that I have heard about Dr. Zinkhan is true! What a wonderful physician! So professional and personable- willing to listen to every concern and question and take time to discuss options ect. Thank you!

December 08, 2015

Yes I'll staff and Dr. can all his stvery polite and very courteous into my care and I do really appreciate

November 24, 2015

Dr Zinkhan had great bedside manner: took all of my concerns seriously and gave comfort in that he could help me. He went above and beyond any expectations of care. This is perfect care - Katie and Suzy RN's were attentive to my situation and were very respectful and even stayed after hours to accommodate my neurologic situation !!

November 22, 2015

I have had so many problems in the Reno area that I tell everyone I know with MS to make the change to your clinic. I know it is difficult to go so far away, but it is truly worth the time.

November 03, 2015

Dr. Zhinkan he spends as much time as is as needed, he listens to whst really going on with me and Treatman to help me

November 02, 2015

Dr. Zinkhan is the best. He has helped me with my quality of life so much. I can't thank him enough.

November 01, 2015


October 31, 2015


October 30, 2015

Dr. Zinkhan has been very willing to work with me on what has turned out to be some evolving and complicated symptoms/conditions. Thank you for not giving up on helping me figure this out.

October 23, 2015

The 2nd visit was abbreviated because of patient having seizures in another room, and I left before the doctor came back. I did not feel, when I left, that there was going to be a resolution to my problem, so I didn't stick around. It was my decision, not because of any perceived indifference by the staff.

October 20, 2015

Doctor was amazing. Took the time and really LISTENED!! Involved me in every step of the process. Very smart-

October 16, 2015

Dr Zinkham is caring and knowledgeable physician and I feel blessed to be in his care

October 07, 2015

Enjoyed the visiting Doctor. Love my Dr. Z

September 24, 2015

I couldn't ask for a better Neurologist he's very kind and really listen to my concerns

September 18, 2015

Dr. George Zinkhan has always gone above and beyond what most doctors do for a patient. I can't use enough complementary adjectives to express our trust and confidence in his abilities.

September 14, 2015

i love Dr Zinkhan!

September 01, 2015

I felt like the doctor was rushed, he explained things to fast and just said don't worry I wrote it down. He refereed me to another doctor and didn't write his name down. I feel as though if I had a more severe problem he would have taken more time and explain things slower.

August 28, 2015

excellent I give it number #1 clinic and hospital in the state of Utah

August 21, 2015

My conditions are very difficult to manage.

August 11, 2015

He just made a mistake - sending the wrong prescription to the pharmacy. He first had decided on the medication that was sent to the pharmacy, but later on in the visit changed his mind and forgot to change the rx.

August 07, 2015

Drl Zinkhan has always worked hard to help alleviate my problems. He has given me a new medication to try and I am hoping it will be good for me.

August 03, 2015

I have previously seen Dr. Abenroth, whom I like very much. He was unable to be in his clinic during the time I needed to be seen this time and therefore I was scheduled with Dr. Zinkhan. He was very nice and efficient in administering the botox. He also took the time to inform me about options with placement of the injections.

July 11, 2015

I always recommend Dr Z! He's been my biggest cheerleader through all of this stuff. I feel like he is truely concerned about. I feel like he b theiand acts to see me get better

June 22, 2015

wait time was long but doctor explained why to our satisfaction

June 15, 2015

Dr. Zinkhan is a great doctor who seems to really listen and care. I feel comfortable talking to him and confidence in his advice.

June 13, 2015

Dr Zinkhan has been wonderful to me during my disease process- explains everything and I never feel rushed during a visit

May 31, 2015

Dr. Zinkhan is the best, very thoughtful and listens to our concerns.

May 24, 2015

I was very pleased with this visit. I almost cancelled because it took so long to get an appointment. I'm so glad I didnt. Very thorough, answered all of my questions. Took the time to get to know me. I really felt I was listenervous to.

May 20, 2015


May 12, 2015

Excellent doctor. Very knowledgeable about diagnostics and treatments. Anticipated several of my questions. Was willing to order additional tests to try to determine the cause of my symptoms.

May 09, 2015

Dr Zinkham is excellent and has helped me so very much as I navigate my diagnosis

April 29, 2015

Dr. Z is the greatest!

April 28, 2015

Amazing physician. So grateful to have him as my provider.

April 24, 2015

Very professional and I felt I was receiving very good care while there.

April 06, 2015

At this time I'm faced with an unexplained health issue and Dr. Zinkhan is as usual exhibiting not only professional quality health expertise in trying to pinpoint the underlying problem but does so in a compassionate caring capacity for which I'm truly appreciative.

April 06, 2015

I would highly recommend Dr. Zinkhan to anyone and everyone. It was so nice to have someone actually LISTEN to me!!

March 24, 2015

my appointment was short, well explained, professional, comprehensive and provided me with a sense of confidence that my care was in good hands

March 23, 2015

I have two new doctors, and Dr. Zinkhan is one of them. Both young men are probably near the age of our children. Perhaps this generation of doctors is particularly good at listening. They seem to welcome my input and questions having to do with my well being. I appreciate this as it makes me feel vital and valued. I think we share this perspective, which is part of being a healthy human being. I am fortunate to have Dr. Zinkhan on my team!

March 19, 2015

Always has been very caring and concerned..

March 17, 2015

Dr. Z was amazing! I'm please with his knowledge and suggestions to help me. I have full confidence in him. He was also personable and easy to talk to.

March 13, 2015

I am extremely impressed with the amount of time my doctor spent talking with me. It not only helps to gain an accurate diagnosis, but also helps the patient to feel like they are being listened to about their concerns. It can lower the amount of stress and worry on the patient. Thank you!

March 10, 2015

I have recommended your services to others in my area, ensuring them the travel is worth it.

February 27, 2015

I received excellent care. For the first time in a year I am pain free!!!

February 24, 2015

Dr. Zinkhan is great. He not only has great knowledge, he shows great concern in helping me with my RLS. Not every doctor in my past has taken this problem seriously, but he does and is concerned about my quality of life.

February 22, 2015

It went very good

February 18, 2015

Zinkhan is thoughtful, truthful, kind, listens, makes sure he answers every concern.

February 18, 2015

Still need test results posted to My Chart / Thyroid biopsy.

February 16, 2015

Dr Zinkhan is awesome- very easy to talk to and very concerned with me and my disease process

February 06, 2015

Dr. Zinkhan has been an incredible Doctor and Care Provider to my husband.

January 28, 2015

Doctor was great and super informative. Actually listened.

January 27, 2015

I have COMPLETE confidence in Dr. Zinkhan and have recommended him to many of my friends to change from their current neurologist to Dr. Zinkhan. He is always friendly and very knowledgeable about my case. He always remembers me even though he only sees me every 3 months. He is very compassionate and really cares about my worries or concerns and is comforting in answering my questions and is always willing to think outside the box to help me and my health. He always tells me exact instructions for any new medications he prescribes for me. He always speaks in a language level that is easily understandable and never uses big doctor words that I don't understand. If he does, he always explains their meaning completely. He always spends as much times as I need to answer any questions or concerns.

January 26, 2015

Dr. Zinkhan has been the best physician. He even allows my autistic nephew come play him at my visits. My nephew thinks he is a doctor at age 6 and Dr. Z is his only and most favorite patient. Dr. Z takes time to explain what is going on and where to go to improve. He has always answered every question I have had. I am extremely grateful to be in his care. Trust him with my life literally.

January 22, 2015

Dr.Zinkhan is probably the only doctor I look forward to seeing. I know he will be honest and try to help any way he can. We already know the worst is coming--I believe him when he says he will do all he can to make me as comfortable as possible. He gives me answers.

January 12, 2015

I liked the doctor very well

January 06, 2015

Dr. Zenken was extremely courteous & wanted to be sure all our questions were answered satisfactority.

December 28, 2014

There are so many things that I appreciate about Dr. Zinkhan. It is rare to find a doctor who makes one feel at ease upon the moment of meeting them. This along with being an extremely good listener and giving my concerns validity, is what helps to foster trust between a patient and their doctor. His questions, direction, and possible explanations as to what could be causing my symptoms were spot on. And even though it took us a while to figure out what was going on with me, we were able to come up with a plan that made good sense and one that helped to alleviate the unwelcome and worrisome symptoms I was experiencing. Thank you Dr. Z.

December 23, 2014

He was fantastic.

December 07, 2014

Both Dr. Zinkhan and his assistant were very helpful and are working hard with me to find the best solution for my condition.

December 05, 2014

good doctor

November 21, 2014

this was my second visit with Dr. Zinkhan. During this visit I felt very comfortable that I was being wholly included in my treatment and that my own ideas and/or opinions were not being dismissed. Dr. Zinkhan spent more than a fair amount of time answering many questions I have regarding a new diagnosis.

November 20, 2014

I was surprised to be treated with such kindness and empathy, because at other places, I was not. Dr. Zinkhan took careful consideration of me when I talked about my problems and was very knowledgeable. He offered natural approaches as well as medicine. He showed concern and took me seriously. For months I have been spinning my gears with head and back injuries without answers, now I feel I am beginning to move forward, finally. Drugs and scans and things have their place, but they are no substitute for understanding what is going on with your body, especially when you are recovering from a head injury. There are a lot of seemingly unrelatable symptoms that are disturbing and you can feel really stuck out on a limb. You feel lost. In the 3 months since coming to the University, I am getting help and have had my hope and confidence restored in medical providers. Since I have been coming from Nevada for care, you guys went out of your way to coordinate my appointments in order to cover as much ground in the least amount of trips, even giving me maps and itineraries. All of these things have helped me to bear up in my difficult circumstances.Thankyou for treating my problems like your problems. Thankyou for your kindness :)

November 18, 2014

Dr. Zinkahn is the most interested and informative neurologist I've ever seen. He has a good bedside manner. I have been nothing but impressed with him. My friends in our support group, who are also patients of Dr. Zinkahn, agree. I strongly encourage all of my friends in need of a Neurologist to go to Dr. Zinkahn.

November 12, 2014

When Dr. Zinkhan learned my insurance had changed and he was not a provider, he immediately offered to charge at the lowest rate knowing we would be paying 100% out of pocket. This was extremely generous of him.

November 09, 2014


November 07, 2014

love Dr/ zinkhan always has time for you never makes you feel what you are saying is unimportant

November 02, 2014

I was very appreciative that Dr. Zinkhan did not dismiss anything I said. He assured me that he understood what my "problems" were and we discussed the options for treatment. He made referrals and we discussed a plan moving forward. I hope that the care and treatment plan as well as coordinating care between doctors and clinics continues. It is what I think will make a difference in my case.

October 28, 2014

nothing but good!!

October 21, 2014

Dr. Zinkhan was a breath of fresh air in the practice of doctors. My brother in law is a doctor in Las Vegas and I missed his type of care ; Dr. Zinkham showed me similar care.

September 25, 2014

Dr. Zinkhan is such a good Dr. I really appreciate his knowledge and concern for my care.

September 24, 2014

Always explains any changes at my level without making me feel an idiot.

September 15, 2014

Very positive visit

September 13, 2014

The doctor offered to follow-up with the process of my nephew's referral. My nephew can't function at all right now, and a 9-month wait (like I had for my first appointment) could be very bad.

August 25, 2014

The Doctor was very pleasant and compassionate He asked good questions and helped me understand the situation very well.

August 25, 2014

i felt like I was simply being patronized, just another gray haired elderly woman that really had no need of his service or care.

August 25, 2014

Dr. Zinkhan is awesome. He listens, takes everything into account, and discusses things with us. He takes the time we need and always makes certain we understand. We've already recommended him to several of our friends.

August 22, 2014

this is the 4th time iv had my Botox injections an he always makes sure I understand everything!! an that I'm completely comfortably

July 31, 2014

i have the best dr!

July 29, 2014

The Doctor was very knowledgeable. He was kind and he made sure I knew what was going on.

July 24, 2014

He seems like a nice guy, but I am not looking to take more pills. And specifically said that is what I did not want, but that is what I left with. And no one is looking into why I get headaches. So not so sure I am confident that he is anymore qualified than the PA that I see locally who perscribed the drug I am trying to get off of that they are concerned are causing my kidney stones (or helping to cause). I have many symptoms....I would like ONE Dr. to fix and find a cause and say THIS is the root and this is what needs done! So far I see several, and all just add more pills. NOT IMPRESSED!

July 21, 2014

Dr. Zinkhan is by far the best Dr I've ever experienced. He is kind and patient and very comfortable to be around

June 29, 2014

Dr. Zinkhan was calm and reassuring, which I appreciated very much; he is friendly, courteous, and very professional. I would recommend him highly.

June 27, 2014

While he was very easy to talk to, I'm quite confused and discouraged by the outcome. I'm having syptoms that include falling down randomly yet I felt like in the end the message he gave was: "I couldn't find anything and my major concerns have been ruled out so you're fine." People don't just fall down randomly and have all the problems I'm having for no reason. I feel I need answers and I was hoping my drive to Utah and the expence of seeing a specialist would finally bring answers. That didn't happen. I was very happy with the bed-side manner in that this Dr spoke very kindly with me. Overall I left feeling lost and frustrated.

June 26, 2014

I have seen numerous doctors in the Reno area in the past few years, and even though it is a really long drive to Utah, it is worth it because of the treatment I receive from the whole staff. I have never been in an office with such efficiency and courtesy. Each visit I think I probably should find a local doctor, but after I have a visit, I realize it is worth the drive. Dr. Zinkhan takes all the time I need and answers all my questions. He is kind and respectful. I will gladly refer him to anyone in my hometown.

June 23, 2014

One of the most professional and gratifying appointment I have had with U of U medical providers.

June 19, 2014

Dr. Zinkhan is the first dr I've ever had that I feel truly get me. He has seen me at my worst, and he's seen me cine back from it. He encourages me, and supports me. He's much more than just a regular doctor. I know I'm in good hands with this doctor and I know that I will be okay. I recommend him to others I know, and I am confident that I am in the best hands possible

June 19, 2014

I like this provider

June 18, 2014

He was very open to try somerhing new. Was extremely helpful.

June 13, 2014

I've already had other doctors ask me his name, so they could refer patients to him.

June 12, 2014

Dr Zinkhan is the best doctor I have ever seen. He is always on time, polite, informative, willing to try new things, courteous about giving me breaks with my shots as they hurt and he gives me breaks when I need it, then we can proceed.

May 25, 2014

Dr Zinkhan was very informative and very personal. I have already recommended him.

May 25, 2014

exceptional patient care provided

May 12, 2014


May 03, 2014

I am so grateful to have found Dr. Zinkhan and his crew for my issues!! Yay!!!

April 29, 2014


April 28, 2014

He was a very good doctor

April 27, 2014

These guys are miracle workers from beginning to end

April 22, 2014

He was the best doctor I've ever seen

April 21, 2014

They are the best..

April 14, 2014

Great experience. Don't like all of the shots but they work!

April 14, 2014

Dr. Zinkhan is the best. He does a complete exam, and is very good at explaining the answers to all my questions and concerns. He never rushes me thru an appointment. He is professional and his concern for his patient (me) is genuine. Thank You Dr Zinkhan, the University is fortunate to have you on staff.

March 17, 2014

Dr. Zinkhan is awesome!!

March 10, 2014

Dr. Zinkhan has been very caring when my son was screaming so loud that communication was difficult, and Dr. Z has always respected our opinions or concerns about meds or treatment. I honestly couldn't ask for a better doctor to treat my son. We trust Dr. Zinkhan enormously, and even though our son still has many neurological problems, we know that Dr. Zinkhan will guide us through whatever may come. He is professional, knowledgeable and humble. I can't say enough good things about this doctor.

March 01, 2014

Super attentive. I didn't understand a lot of terminology w/ the brain, but he explained them plus showed me in an image so I really could picture it. Honestly best doctor I've ever seen.

February 19, 2014

He forgot to call about test

February 18, 2014

I have already mentioned this docter to a friend and recommend she see him!

February 07, 2014

The Doctor's theorys of diagnosis seemed logical to me. I am confident he will stay aggressive to figure out my chronic symptoms by staying mindful of alternate disorders or diseases as we test/troubleshoot the first two.

February 06, 2014

I am SO grateful to have Dr.Zinkhan as my Neurologist!!! He is so smart and friendly! He explains everything!! My son is in Med School at The U and I hope he is as good with his patients as Dr. Zinkhan!! Seriously!!! And I am an Italian Mama so it's hard to impress me!!

February 03, 2014

I am very hopeful that we can find out what is wrong. I am glad that he had some ideas with where to start.

February 02, 2014

I feel like I am the only patient at the time of my service because the Dr and support staff.

January 18, 2014

This was the most satisfying appointment I've ever experienced. Dr. Zinkhan was exemplary in his level of courtesy, concern, and the depth of the information he provided me. He did not talk down to me, but rather explained everything during my visit in detail, as I have some medical knowledge. I was impressed on all counts!

January 13, 2014

I was impressed. He exceeded my expectations. I am used to knowing more about my headaches than the doctors I go to. So, it was nice going to someone who knew what I was talking about when I was explaining all my triggers and understood the headaches I was describing. And instead of a puzzled, questioning look, I received nods of understanding and other ideas which might be contributing to my condition. This was reassuring. The doctor, also, took a copious amount of time with me, which I appreciated.

January 09, 2014

The Dr. spent 40 minutes with me talking about my concerns and coming up with a treatment plan. I have been to many specialists and have never spent this much time with a Dr. It was great to know that the Dr. actually cared about my concerns.

January 07, 2014

Like I said before I was very disappointed in how the results of my MRI were delivered to me

December 23, 2013

one of the best discussions with a doctor I've experienced. he dumbed it down for me

December 16, 2013

He was simply wonderful and I felt I was well-listened to and in good hands.

December 12, 2013

Dr. Zenkhan is the best doctor I have ever had. He always addresses my concerns and worries completely and is the kindest of men. I wish all my doctors were like Dr. Zenkhan. He genuinely cares about his patients and it shows in his kind and understanding demeanor. That goes a long way. He never rushes me in and out of my appointments and always addresses all my concerns.

December 11, 2013

Appreciated that my husband and his questions also were important. Also appreciated that we were asked several times if we had any questions.

December 05, 2013

As a new patient, I was really impressed with the time that Dr. Zinkhan took to explain things to me. He answered every question I had and then provided plenty of information for me to take home before making any further decisions.

November 25, 2013

I am very pleased with the treatment I've received from Dr. Zinkhan and the entire Neurology staff. I am so happy my insurance has made it possible for me to receive this treatment.

November 25, 2013

Dr. Zinghan was extremely professional and provided some clarification on numerous issues. I appreciated the information he gave me to take home and would definitely return to him should the need arise. I would also provide referrals to others.

November 16, 2013

Dr. Zinkham is an excellent doctor. I am feeling much better because of his recommendations.

November 08, 2013

Love this dr.

November 08, 2013

Dr. Zinkhan is an excellent doctor. I feel validated and appreciate his willingness to take the time to dig deep in helping me get better, or at least have a better quality of life. It is nice to be taken seriously, and have him stick with me in figuring out my health issues.

November 04, 2013

I really appreciated Dr. Z's approach to providing me with explainations and information. I left feeling educated and empowered to take better care of myself and my headaches.

November 01, 2013

I am sure I took up more of his time than he had, but he never said anything. All I can say without being redundant is: HE'S THE BEST!

October 21, 2013

Just an overall great experience and wonderful doctor

October 15, 2013

Dr.Zinkham is extremely courteous and informative . we have already recommended him to other patients.

October 13, 2013

I am always amazed that Dr Zinkhan remembers to cover everything that was a concern from my last visit.

October 10, 2013

I'm having a problem find the correct/best medication for my headaches. I told Dr. Z I didn't want anything with weird side effects, however, I'm not sure he really heard or cared as the new RX has side effects I'm not too thrilled with. I do understand that all meds have side effects. I guess I would like to be more involved in deciding which meds to try!

October 04, 2013

Dr Zinkhan seems to be very knowledgeable in his feild, however he talks so fast that I cant follow along to ask any questions. The instructions and explanations are not clear to me even though he did give me a print out of our visit. I felt hurried and a lack of concern.

October 04, 2013

I was very impressed with Dr Zinkhan. I hope I spelled his name right. He was professional and I remember thinking that he's the kind of guy I'd actually want to hang out with.

October 01, 2013

Dr Zinkhan was a pleasure to meet- he is very knowledgeable and treated me with care and respect

September 24, 2013

Dr Zinkhan is very good, does not rush thru an exam, takes time to listen, talks about my disease in a way that I can understand, and he sincerely cares. This is a gift. I highly recommend him to anyone that has a nerological condition.

September 09, 2013

already recommended this caretaker

September 02, 2013

I didn't feel completely comfortable with the diagnosis. I still don't completely understand what my problem is and I still have it. Am doing everything he told m e to do.

August 28, 2013

I have already sent my daughter to see Dr. Zinkhan. I just pray that we can get to the bottom of her problems. She has seen everyone on the planet and no one has been able to help her. She has been sick for 18 months.

August 15, 2013


August 13, 2013

I am so thankful that I was assigned to Dr. Zinkhan. I was so worried to leave the care of the worker's comp doctor, but Dr. Zinkhan has been so amazing and really helped me understand what was really happening with my legs and what to expect. I have been happy to know that he really understands what is going on and how to make it better. I could not have made it through the changes of the seasons with his help. I hate nerve pain it is undeniably the world worse pain!!! Thank you Dr. Zinkhan for helping me and teaching me how to control my medications and my nerve pain so that I could feel somewhat human again!!

August 12, 2013

I gave my primary care provider his name and told her how great i thought he was and how he talked to me as a person that does not understand medical terminology or ask the provider to go over that again. it was very nice to have a specialist talk to you that way.

August 12, 2013

Dr Zinkhan had some idea's immediately and laid out a plan which was great. Now that tests have been negative and next appt. is 6 weeks out I wish there was a way to do his next tests before the followup visit.

July 30, 2013

Dr. Zinkhan is very easy to talk with and I feel that we have good rapport.

July 22, 2013

Dr Zinkhan is the best physician I have seen in 20 years and that covers a lot of people. A+

June 17, 2013

I was encouraged that the doctor didn't just throw up his hands and say "sorry, I don't know". I didn't get any difinitive answer, but I did feel the doctor would follow up as promised and work toward finding an answer for my problem.

June 17, 2013


June 04, 2013

This was my second visit seeing Dr. Zinkhan and I am very lucky that he is my doctor. I feel that he really takes the time it takes to evaluate you and does a very good at explaining things to you so that you can understand what he is talking about. I have all the confidence and trust you could possibly have with your doctor when I'm in the clinic seeing him. You should make sure he knows how appreciated he is to all his patients.

June 03, 2013

I always enjoy coming to visit Dr. Zinkaham. He is kind and caring, He listens well to my concerns. He is an amazing caring Dr.

May 31, 2013

Loved that I did not have to tell all my symptoms to a PA then again to the Dr

May 29, 2013

I was very impressed with the doctor and the way he explained my problem. He made everything soundvery interesting and not scarey. I felt he really knew what hewas talking about. He wasnot in a hurry and explaiined everything

May 27, 2013

I've seen many doctors and Dr. Zinkhan ranks among the top as a far as I'm concerned. He was thorough and took the time to look at the whole picture of symptoms and give me advice and recommendations which I felt were well thought out. Though I knew my case may have taken more time than others, I never felt as if he were rushed. I would recommend this neurologist any day. He was very professional as well as courteous.

May 20, 2013

Dr Zinkhan was amazing. We discussed my upcoming move to Detroit and finding a new headache specialist. He gave me some good ideas, and printed off all the notes from our previous visits so I will be able to take them with me to my new doc. I left feeling very good.

May 13, 2013

He was very thorough and answered all my questions. I didn't feel rushed during the appt. Best care I've ever received.

May 13, 2013

Dr. Zinkhan is amazing and I am so glad that he is my neurologist. He's kind, caring, and right on point with my needs. Definitely recommended!!

May 07, 2013

It was great, he took lots of time for me to discuss my reactions to my current medication, to discuss future medication, and to answer questions from both me and my daughter. And in addition, while my daughter was talking with Dr. Zinkhan and me, one of the other staff members watched after my 2 toddler grandsons. This was all greatly appreciated. In my two appointments with Dr. Zinkhan, he spent more time discussing my disease with me than I had received from 4 visits with two previous Neurologists in other medical practices I had met with before coming to the University of Utah. I really appreciate it. In addition, the opportunity to communicate with the doctor through the message system is also greatly appreciated. All in all, it is great---I'm delighted.

April 30, 2013

Dr. Zinkhan is excellent. I have been to the drs. up at the "U", no comparison.

April 29, 2013

I am a premed student and Dr. Zinkhan knows this, so he adjusts his wording to me appropriately and uses more advanced terms. I really appreciate that.

April 23, 2013

This was my frist appointment with Dr. Zinkhan but you would have thought I had been going to him for years. The way he treated you and explained everything to me made the process go so much better. After the appointment he even walked out to the waiting room and interduced me to the receptionist who was completeing my appointment who also was very nice.

April 22, 2013

Dr Zinkhan was excellent. I had read some negative and some positive reviews about him, so I was prepared "for anything." Both my husband and I were highly impressed with his knowledge, willingness to explain everything concerning my condition, and follow-up. He even called me later with a couple of suggestions that came to mind after I left the office.

April 21, 2013

great experience

April 08, 2013

DR. Zinkhan told me that neuro-psychology would contact me within a day or two to schedule memory-loss tests. It has been two weeks and still no call, despite three emails to Lilly, who tried to facilitate the scheduling. I am baffled why neuro-psychology will not respond to Lilly's attempt to get the appointment for me. When the doctor cannot get the tests needed to treat the patient, why bother going to the doctor?

April 08, 2013

Once again, extremely impressed! For the first time I met a Doctor who was able to understand exactly what I was saying and knew exactly the right questions to ask me to get the right diagnosis. Granted, it wasn't a great diagnosis, but I trust him 100% and will probably continue to see him

March 21, 2013

Very nice.

March 20, 2013

Everyone was very caring.

March 19, 2013

Very Good

March 19, 2013

Great Experience!

March 11, 2013

Again, I was pleasantly surprised. This provider was able to address all of my concerns and explain details to me. He was quick, but did not seem to be in a rush or uncaring. I appreciate a physician who allows time for the patient to speak and is willing to address all issues. This physician explained all instructions in detail and even printed all necessary forms for the front desk to allow for quicker check-out for me! Outstanding!! The positive attitude of the physician towards his staff says a great deal about his overall compassion.

February 18, 2013

all good

February 11, 2013

I am grateful for dr. Z. Dysautonomia is a difficult illness to manage.

February 11, 2013

I went to see a neurologist because of tremors and severe shaking, but the neurologist was attempting to treat my sleep deprivation and pain rather than address the shaking, which is not anxiety. I felt like my problems were discarded as nothing and other issues were addressed that I have other physicians already managing. I feel like the physician should have been interested in speaking with my other care providers to work as a team to manage my care and help me get better. I have enough doctors who try to work on their own and not work as a team. A team approach is much better.

January 21, 2013

We were able to ask questions and get answers with good explanations. Dr. Zinkhan took plenty of time with us.

January 21, 2013

The doctor was excellent! I feel that I obtained more meaningful answers from him than from the visits I had on this issue in Twin Falls. Thank you!

January 16, 2013

I appreciate Dr Zinkhans friendly bed side manners. he shows appropriate concern and has a wonderful way of making you feel validated.

December 20, 2012

He could of explained things he was looking for while testing me. I wasn't a 100 percent sure he understood the effects of the lack of spinal fluid flow could have on a individual. He kind of made me feel that some of the things I have went through was not effected by the chiari. How ever he did provide information on the size and the cut off for when surgery is recommend. He also recommend two test that I think should be done before I decide on the surgery and he was very caring and professional while doing this and even walked me out to the scheduler. I was impressed by this. Overall in comparison to other doctor visits I have had it I would rate him a 9.5 not perfect but very good progress for me in the right direction.

December 12, 2012

Dr. Zinkhan is very good to work with and genuinely cares about solving my health care problems.

December 11, 2012

Dr. George Zinkhan is a great doctor.

December 10, 2012

This provider had to explain a couple of things to me a few different ways, because I wasnt understanding. In the past, if I didnt understand, I didnt feel comfortable saying so. I would just nod and say I understood. Not with this provider. Working with him in my care, he provides a different environment. I feel comfortable asking questions. And, with regards to question #10.... I HAVE recommended him to others several times.

November 27, 2012

Dr Zinkhan is uniquely qualified and experienced to treat my conditions. Yay! It took 6 years to find him.

November 14, 2012

LOVE this dr. Never had one who explained things so well, listens to what you are saying and shows genuine concern. Shakes hands with you, walks you out. GREAT DR.

November 12, 2012

I was so impressed with my first visit that I have recommended Dr. George Zinkhan to my daughter, who suffers from migraines.

November 12, 2012

Dr Zincken is the kindest doctor I know.

November 05, 2012

I feel like depression is blamed too much for my symptoms, when they are really neurological and may have cause from something that has not been caught. I also do not believe all of the symptoms are from fibromyalgia.

November 04, 2012

Dr. Zinkhan was very nice. He was patient as he answered all of my questions. He explained everything and made sure I understood. I felt like he cared and never felt like he was rushing to get me out of there.

October 24, 2012

Dr. Zinkhn spent time with me, my husband and family members going over my disease.

October 17, 2012

Dr. Zinkhan was great. Explained well and listened to my questions and concerns.

October 13, 2012

Probably will never find the cause of the problem.

October 10, 2012

I really appreciate the time and detail that Dr. Zinkhan spends with me and put in to explain and determine what is wrong with me. I feel like he is an advocate for me, where my previous neurologist was not.

October 09, 2012

We found Dr. Zinkhan to be very thorough--wish others would have been as thorough. (Maybe they just didn't have the knowledge.)

September 28, 2012

The Dr I visited with hadn't read the 22 pages sent with my background information. Either that or he had forgotten the information. I work at an Elementary as a school aide. Part of my job is some custodial where I get aerobic cardio twice a day five days a week I repeated this information more than once during my visit yet Dr Zinkhan repeatedly told me to get exercise three times a week. I told him that my job makes me hurt worse each day. I told him that I was interested in Tia chi or yoga. He put that on my papers as his recommendations. I had to inform him of my packet I had to fill out to attend your clinic. He looked over a couple of the pages , put the rest in a folder and placed it in a bucket type container by his side. I did get to look at my brain and it looked fine. I supplied the disc with my MRI on it. Dr Zinkhan was pleasant to pass the time with, he gave me a reflex exam. I had a very bad day that day and most of my muscles , especially in and around my spine were very tense and I was in quite a bit of pain.My legs were stiff and wobbly. feet were painful to step on. He told me he was referring me back to Dr Amann and that if anything else came up to call. He had blood drawn to test for b12 and another antibody (stiff muscle syndrome) It was negative as I have just found out. The assistant I spoke to today has been informed that I felt that Dr Zinkahn was not fully informed and my guess is that he hadn't had time to read the information. I had a devil of a time getting an appointment, making sure that the 22 pages actually got there(the secretary continued to claim it was received there, hence a total of four copies were sent) and then I drove for an hour and half to get to your building, using precious money I really cannot afford. I left frustrated and discouraged and unheard.I work very hard at my job, very hard at staying ahead of things. I have to write everything down because I forget things far to quickly. My quality of life is being affected and I have sort out professionals whom I believed could help. I only seek to understand and answers for my health issues.

September 25, 2012

Dr. Zinkhan is a very kind, gentle and caring physician. Working with the elderly may be difficult for some; however, he is so patient and has a very easy manner.

September 10, 2012

I didn't feel like he was really listening to me.... I would talk and he would just keep saying uh-hu uh-hu as he was typing into the computer. He was good about going over things with me when he was done typing before I left.

September 03, 2012

He was personable but I felt like he did not listen to me or address my problem that I was there for. I told him 3times that I hadn't had a migraine in years yet he prescribed medication for migraines. He never really discussed the reason I was there for with the tingling burning pressure on the left side of my face including my lips tongue and roof of my mouth. All these things were listed on the papers at we're provided for review. It seemed to me he had his mind made up before I ever came in. I was very disappointed with my visit and the fact that I feel he did not address my concerns. He wrote a prescription and we were dismissed.

August 20, 2012

Dr. Zinkan has brought a whole new meaning to the word Neurologist! Believe me I've met my share! He is the most comfortable, yet brilliant brain doctor I have seen. I had been seen in the hospital by a state specialist and required Dr. Zinkan telling me to trust his opinion, just because of his deliverance. I have already recommended him to people that I know use Neurologists! I will continue to do so. I genuinely feel cared for in his office. He went out of his way to give me extra care with injections that literally changed my functionality that day! THANK YOU!

August 20, 2012

The Doctor was the best i have been to in a long time

August 13, 2012

The doctor explained himself well and took the time to make sure I knew the answers to any of my questions. He even took the time to explain my test results not just saying they were good or bad.

August 13, 2012

Dr. Zinkhan explained the EMG fully before and during the study.

August 13, 2012

very pleased with the Dr. and my visit

July 24, 2012

Very Good I felt confident in the care provided

July 16, 2012

The doctor called me back to the room and started the visit with me instead of the medical assistant. This is usually not the normal. It was a nice surprise. He has been very cautious and paid close attention to the details in my care which is very im

July 09, 2012

Although we did not get a dignosis, we get an idea of what I might have. I am looking forward to my next visit. My Doctor did not make me feel like I was crazy/insane. He did give give me some peace of Mind.

July 07, 2012

I don't feel he really listened to my concerns and set aside my. concerns, then followed thru with the "medical" aspect of it. I left feeling disappointed and helpless.

June 29, 2012

Dr. seems rather distracted and focuses greatly on the computer screen. But he attempts to fully answer all my questions.

June 25, 2012

I live 8 hours away and I might just drive back to SLC everytime I need to see a neurologist

June 07, 2012

I really feel he should have read the information packet BEFORE I arrived. He was not prepared at all to treat me because he didn't know much of the background. For the money it costs us, we were quite disappointed.

June 04, 2012

Excellent and professional care received. This provider asked very thorough and detailed questions, and patiently responded to all concerns. He spent an adequate amount of time with me to get a thorough understanding of my condition. I feel very good about the care plan developed, and am optimistic about working further with this provider in the future.

May 04, 2012

LOVE Dr. Zinkhan--very caring, friendly, explains things so well

May 02, 2012


April 30, 2012

This was a good visit but I am still reeling with the diagnosis of early onset Alzheimers. Somehow I missed that in my other visits with him.

April 20, 2012

I am very impressed with Dr. Zinkhan. I appreciate the time he spent with me explaining about my condition I have, and how he involves his patients in working through to fix the problem. Dr. Zinkhan seems pretty comfortable not having to have all the answers and with his patients knowing that he has to research some of the information. I feel that less mistakes are made that way. I feel that he is very much an asset to the University and a great example for other doctors. I know this survey is for myself, but I have seen this not only with my visits but with my husbands as well. I have definitely recommended Dr. Zinkhan to others.

April 18, 2012


April 04, 2012

This was the single BEST visit either of us have had with a doctor!

March 15, 2012

Our round trip travel time was about 10 hours. The doctor was unprepared for the appointment. I find that to be unacceptable. We scheduled this appointment 7 weeks in advance and everything that was done inbetween was at Dr. Zinkhan's request.

March 09, 2012

I hope I never have to recommend this clinic to aanyone but if they need a great clinic I would highly recommend this clinic

March 08, 2012

Dr Zincon is by far the most knowledge, calm, caring, wonderful, amazing doctor I have ever met. I would recommend him to everyone I know!

February 22, 2012

Dr. Zinkhan was extremely personable and well informed. He was willing to spend as much time as I needed to understand my condition and treatment options.

February 06, 2012

He called me after the appointment to tell me about research he had done and people he had called for further help.

January 19, 2012

I appreciate the personal, direct, specific and fluent care that I am always given. This Doctor is rare for his breed. He always makes me feel like he is really listening. Although I realize he is obviously brilliant and above my intelligence level, he never makes me feel like it. I have already recommended him to several people. It's nice to finally have a neurologist I feel like I can trust. Thank you.

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Neurology - Assistant Professor (Clinical)
Academic Divisions Diagnostic and Clinical Neurology
Board Certification American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Neurology)
United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (Headache Medicine)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-7575 Imaging & Neurosciences Center
729 Arapeen Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Academic Bio

Dr. George Zinkhan is Assistant Professor of Neurology at the University of Utah. He earned a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering degree from Rice University in Houston, TX. He trained at the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas for medical school. He then moved to Salt Lake City where he completed Neurology residency at the University of Utah and accepted a position as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurology in 2011. His current clinical and educational interests are in General Neurology and Headache.


Education History

Type School Degree
Chief Resident University of Utah
Chief Resident
Residency University of Utah
Professional Medical University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Medicine with Distinction in Research
Undergraduate Rice University
Biomedical Engineering


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