University of Arizona College of Medicine
Carolinas Medical Center
Indiana University (Research)
Dr. Kahler was originally planning on being an electrical/computer engineer, so he went to Carnegie Mellon University for undergraduate. Once he realized that he loved seeing patients more, he returned to his hometown of Tucson AZ for medical school, graduating AOA from his class. He did his residency training at CMC, spending extra time doing administrative and research rotations.
After residency he worked in private practice for a year, where he met his wife Valerie. They moved to Indiana for a 2 year research fellowship, where he performed groundbreaking outpatient pulmonary embolism work with Dr. Jeffrey Kline. He also spearheaded a chronic pain reduction program during his tenure at IU.
He came to Prisma Health in 2015 to help found the residency program, and truly enjoys teaching residents and medical students. He is working closely with the research and operational Vice Chairs to establish the Prisma Health research program. The initial focuses are ED operations, opiate abuse and management, and clinical efficiency.
Zac and Valerie are expecting their first child in February of 2016. Their boxer, Eva, is not very excited about being an older sister.