Donald Zimmerman

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1980 …2020

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Research Interests

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.

Thyroid disorders--especially thyroid cancer Bone and mineral disorders

General pediatric endocrinology Pediatric thyroid disease Growth disorders Diabetes mellitus

Certifications and Licenses

Pediatrics
Internal Medicine
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Pediatric Endocrinology

Training Experience

1975Internship, Johns Hopkins Hospital
1977Residency, Johns Hopkins Hospital
1980Fellowship, Mayo Medical School
1981Residency, Mayo Medical School

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Medicine, MD, University of Illinois at Chicago

… → 1974

Research interests

  • Developmental Alterations
  • Diabetes
  • Endocrinology
  • Metabolism
  • Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease

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