Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs and Dean CU School of Medicine
Former Jack D. Myers Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. He joined Pitt in 2008 after more than two decades with Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston.
Co-authored more than 100 peer-reviewed research reports and co-authored chapters in two of the most well-known textbooks of internal medicine. His areas of interest include the genetic and environmental factors associated with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and the role of alveolar macrophage enzymes in emphysema, COPD and lung cancer.
Graduated from Harvard Medical School after earning an undergraduate degree in chemistry from Dartmouth College. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and later completed a fellowship there in pulmonary and critical care medicine.
Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and by that Board’s Pulmonary Subspecialty Board. He also holds a Board Certificate of Competence in Critical Care, is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, and is a past chair of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute Clinical Trials Study Section. 2014 Resume
Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Head of the University of Colorado Division of Cardiology
Cardiovascular disease fellow program director and co-director of the University of Colorado Cardiovascular Institute
Primary investigator or co-primary investigator on multiple National Institutes of Health grants, focusing on the molecular and biochemical adaptations that characterize and drive pathologic cardiac hypertrophy.
Author of more than 140 peer reviewed and invited manuscripts
Serves on the editorial boards of several academic journals and has also served as an elected member and president of the Association of University Cardiologists. He was elected to membership of the American Association of Physicians in 2009
Recognition and Awards: Association of Professors of Cardiology, Member and president-elect (1997); Association of University Cardiologists, Member and president-elect (1999); Kiplinger, Best physicians in America (2007)
Professonal Memberships: American College of Cardiology - Fellow; American Heart Association (AHA) - Inaugural Fellow
Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, Chief Medical Officer for CU Medicine
Former clinical chief of pulmonary and critical care medicine, vice chair of ambulatory specialty services and interim vice chair for integrated clinical services at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston
Master's degree in clinical epidemiology from Harvard School of Public Health
Former assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School
Served on steering committees at the Brigham, co-investigator on several large multi-institutional projects and on national and international programs and committees evaluating treatment strategies and implications for health policy management
Senior Associate Dean for Finance and Administration
Former Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Mount Sinai Doctors Faculty Practice and Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs for the Icahn School of Medicine in New York City.
Founding Executive Director of Rush University Medical Group and Vice President of Clinical Affairs at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.
Former Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Systems Management at Rush University.
Past President of the Academic Practice Plan Directors and past chair of the University HealthSystem Consortium Group Practice Council
Serving a three-year term on the Association of American Medical Colleges Group on Faculty Practice
Bachelor’s degree from the Manhattan College School of Engineering in New York and received his Master’s degree in health administration from the University of South Florida College of Public Health in Tampa.
Senior Associate Dean for Education, Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion
Infectious disease physician who completed her medical school, residency, chief residency, and fellowship training at Emory University
Participated in curriculum reform at Emory and was an inaugural member of its longitudinal society coaching and teaching program
At the University of Pittsburgh, Zimmer directed the translational research track of the Master of Science in Clinical Research, and led four medical school courses, including Introduction to Being a Physician
Served for seven years as the UPMC internal medicine residency program director leader, leading an ACGME-sponsored education innovations project on approaches to post-graduate training, including team-based care, social determinants of health curriculum, safe handoffs, and reflective writing in medicine
Child Health Associate - Physician Assistant Program: Jonathan Bowser, MS
Children's Hospital Colorado: Michael Narkewicz, MD
Clinical Research: Thomas Campbell, MD
Continuing Medical Education: Brenda Bucklin, MD
Denver Health: Connie Price, MD
Faculty Affairs: Steven Lowenstein, MD
Graduate Medical Education: Carol Rumack, MD
Medical Student Life: Brian Dwinnell, MD
National Jewish Health: Gregory Downey, MD
Physical Therapy Program: Michael Harris-Love, PT, MPT, DSc, FGSA
Student Advocacy: John Repine, MD
University of Colorado Medicine/Affiliated Hospital Relations: Jean Kutner, MD
Veterans Administration Medical Center: Clifford "Lee" Parmley, MD, JD