Undergraduate School – Exercise Science (BS)
University of Utah
Graduate School- Business Administration (MA)
Texas Tech University
Medical School – Doctor of Medicine (MD)
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Residency – Ophthalmology
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
Dr. Zachary Mortensen is a comprehensive ophthalmologist with training in an array of general ophthalmologic conditions and ocular surgeries including cataract surgery, minimally invasive glaucoma surgery, and eyelid oculoplastic surgery.
Dr. Mortensen was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. He then lived in Antofagasta, Chile for two years serving a church mission, becoming fluent in Spanish. He attended Brigham Young University and University of Utah for his undergraduate studies. He then went to both medical school and business school at Texas Tech University graduating with an MD and MBA, being inducted to Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, and graduating summa cum laude.
He left the heat of the Lone Star state for the cornfields of the Midwest, completing his internship and residency training at the University of Iowa. There, his extracurricular passions were focused on community outreach as ophthalmology leader of the Iowa City Free Medical Clinic (FMC) starting Operation HawkEyeSight, a new program providing free cataract surgery for the uninsured FMC patients. He was awarded an American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery Resident Excellence national award in 2022.
Dr. Mortensen married his high school sweetheart, Alicia, and together they have 3 children: daughters Jade (6) and Romy (4), and son Nash (18 months). He enjoys volunteering in his church, athletics, mountain biking, spending time with his family, and the outdoors--including learning how to hunt from fellow Iowa graduate and Eye Associates colleague, Dr. Quist.