Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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Donald  Zimmerman, MD

Donald Zimmerman, MD

Chief of Endocrinology in the Department of Pediatrics

Professor of Pediatrics (Endocrinology)

Focus of Work


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.


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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



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