Dr. Zanos earned his MD diploma from Aristotle University, in Thessaloniki, Greece. He served as a general medical practitioner and a military physician, before training in internal medicine at the Papageorgiou General Hospital, in Thessaloniki, Greece and in cardiology at the Onassis Cardiac Surgery Center, in Athens, Greece. He earned his PhD in Neuroscience and Physiology from the University of Washington School of Medicine in 2013, where he also served as senior fellow and instructor. He joined the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research as assistant professor in 2017.

Dr. Zanos is the author of 15 peer-reviewed publications. His studies focus on brain and peripheral neurophysiology, brain plasticity, closed-loop neurostimulation and translational aspects of bioelectronic medicine. He is principal investigator in a DARPA project on the use of vagus nerve stimulation to promote targeted brain plasticity and augment cognitive performance.