Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Faculty Profiles
Donald  Zimmerman, MD

Donald Zimmerman, MD

Chief of Endocrinology in the Department of Pediatrics

Professor of Pediatrics (Endocrinology)

Focus of Work

Bio

I have had the opportunity to study problems in a number of areas of endocrinology and metabolism. Recent efforts have included studies of the evolution of the metabolic syndrome led by Dr. Xiaobin Wang. I have been continuing work on thyroid disease including thyroid cancers with recent work focusing on detection of thyroid cancer metastases. I have participated in studies of micro-RNA's in craniopharyngioma and in studies within Diabetes Trialnet.

A number of pediatric centers are planning t...[Read full text]
I have had the opportunity to study problems in a number of areas of endocrinology and metabolism. Recent efforts have included studies of the evolution of the metabolic syndrome led by Dr. Xiaobin Wang. I have been continuing work on thyroid disease including thyroid cancers with recent work focusing on detection of thyroid cancer metastases. I have participated in studies of micro-RNA's in craniopharyngioma and in studies within Diabetes Trialnet.

A number of pediatric centers are planning to collate data on treatment of thyroid cancers. Along with some of my Lurie colleagues, I plan to contribute to this effort.

In addition, I (along with some of my endocrine colleagues) plan to increase our involvement with childhood bone and mineral disorders. Currently, one of the endocrine fellows and I are investigating a novel cause of hypocalciuric hypercalcemia.[Shorten text]

Academic Focus

Thyroid disorders--especially thyroid cancer Bone and mineral disorders

Clinical Focus

General pediatric endocrinology Pediatric thyroid disease Growth disorders Diabetes mellitus

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Education and Certification

  • MD: University of Illinois - Chicago (1974)
  • Internship: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Internal Medicine (1975)
  • Residency: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Internal Medicine (1977)
  • Fellowship: Mayo Medical School, Adult & Pediatric Endocrinology (1980)
  • Residency: Mayo Medical School, Pediatrics (1981)
  • Board Certification: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism, Internal Medicine, Pediatric Endocrinology, Pediatrics

Contact

312-227-6090

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Box 54
225 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago IL 60611