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The Department of Surgery Welcomes Dr. Michael Zimmerman

On behalf of Douglas Evans, MD, and the faculty of the Division of Transplant Surgery, we are pleased to share that Michael A. Zimmerman, MD, FACS, has been appointed Associate Professor of Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin beginning August 1, 2014. Dr. Zimmerman will serve as Surgical Director of Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation, Medical Director of Incompatible Organ Transplantation, and Director of Clinical and Translational Transplantation Research of our Solid Organ Transplantation Joint Program at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Froedtert Health, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, and the BloodCenter of Wisconsin.

Dr. Zimmerman received his medical degree at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Medicine and completed his general surgery residency at the University of Colorado, Denver, under Alden Harken, MD, and fellowship training in multi-organ transplantation and hepatobiliary surgery at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), David Geffen School of Medicine under Ronald W. Busuttil, PhD, MD.  Following completion of his surgical training, Dr. Zimmerman has been a faculty member of the Division of Transplant Surgery, Department of Surgery, at the University of Colorado, Denver, since 2006. At present, Dr. Zimmerman is Associate Professor of Surgery and serves as Surgical Director of the Pancreas Transplantation Program at the University of Colorado, Denver, Department of Surgery, Division of Transplant Surgery. Board certified in surgery, Dr. Zimmerman specializes in liver, kidney, and pancreas transplantation, including live donor liver and kidney transplantation as well as hepatobiliary surgery.

Dr. Zimmerman is also a highly accomplished scientist. A recipient of multiple peer-reviewed research grants from the National Institute of Health (NIH) and national organizations, his research focuses on autoimmune mediated vascular injury, transplantation ischemia-reperfusion injury and immunobiology. He has published dozens of papers in basic, translational, and clinical research, editorials, and book chapters in peer-reviewed publications. He serves on the editorial boards of prestigious journals that include the Journal of Surgical Research, the World Journal of Gastroenterology, and PLOS ONE. He is an editorial reviewer for the American Journal of Transplantation, JAMA Surgery, Liver Transplantation, Current Drug Targets, and others. In addition, he is an active member of prestigious national and international transplantation and surgical societies. 
Please join us in welcoming Dr. Michael Zimmerman and his family to our community.

Johnny C. Hong, MD, FACS
Associate Professor of Surgery
Mark B. Adams Chair in Surgery
Hepatobiliary Surgery & Organ Transplantation
Chief, Division of Transplant Surgery
Director, Solid Organ Transplantation

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