Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University

Zimmer, Karen

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Karen P. Zimmer, MD, MPH, FAAP

Contact Dr. Zimmer

901 Walnut Street
10th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 503-0174
(215) 923-7583 fax


MD, Cornell University
MPH, Johns Hopkins University
Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Program, Bryn Mawr College
BA, Cornell University


Pediatrics, Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital


General Academic Pediatrics Research Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University

Board Certification


University Appointments

Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Lecturer, Jefferson College of Population Health

Research & Practice Interests

Patient Safety and Quality Improvement
Risk Management
Health Information Technology


Introduction to Healthcare Quality & Safety


Dr. Karen Zimmer is Co-Chair of the Practice Improvement Committee at the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine. She also teaches at the Jefferson College of Population Health in the Healthcare Quality & Safety program. For the past several years, Dr. Zimmer consults on health IT, patient safety and quality and risk in healthcare. Dr. Zimmer earned her MD from Cornell University Medical College and her MPH from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.