Dr Zimmerman is currently Professor of Clinical Medicine, Department of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College and adjunct Professor of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. She is Head of the Critical Care Division for the Department of Medicine at Houston Methodist Medical Center in Houston, Texas. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and Critical Care. She attended medical school and completed residency and fellowship training at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.
Dr. Zimmerman is a Fellow of SCCM, ACCP, and ACP and was an elected Council member of SCCM from 2001 to 2013. She was awarded the Distinguished Service Award from SCCM in 2001 and 2013. She has been involved in the development, revision and promotion of the Fundamental Critical Care Support course since 1995. She has also contributed to the PACT learning program of ESICM since 2000 and currently serves on the editorial board. She was elected as a Council member of the Panamerican and Iberic Federation of Societies of Critical Care and Intensive Care in 2003 and was subsequently re-elected in 2007 and 2011.She lectures at regional, national and international critical care meetings and board review courses. Her areas of expertise and interest include sepsis, ARDS, overdoses, coagulation, transfusion, and non-invasive ventilation.