Dr. Zachary Shook was born in Miami, FL and grew up in Ormond Beach, FL where he was an avid surfer. He attended the University of Florida for his undergraduate degree and then continued on to the University of Miami Medical School for his medical degree. There he met his wife who is a pediatrician here in Richmond, VA. After medical school they moved to Richmond to complete their residency training at Virginia Commonwealth University (then known as Medical College of Virginia).
Dr. Shook joined Virginia Physicians, Inc in 2006 directly out of his internal medicine residency and has been working as a primary care internist there since. He developed a keen interest in treating lipid and cholesterol disorders early on as he learned more about the role of lipoproteins in the pathophysiology of atherosclerosis. This interest led him to obtain his certification in lipidology and start the Richmond Lipid Clinic as part of his practice.
Dr. Shook and his wife have 2 children. He enjoys watching his daughter play soccer and his son play baseball. In his spare time he likes playing the drums in his rock band. And Go Gators!