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Jerry J. Zimmerman, MD, PhD

Jerry J. Zimmerman, MD, PhD

Critical Care, PICU

On staff since October 1998

Children's Title: Director, Continuous Quality Improvement (CPI)

Academic Title: Professor

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research

Jerry J. Zimmerman, MD, PhD, is Chief of the Division of Critical Care Medicine and current Associate Director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Seattle Children's Hospital. He is Professor of Pediatrics and Anesthesiology at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Zimmerman has been chair of the Scientific Advisory Committee for Children's Hospital Clinical Research Center since its inception and is a member of the Steering Committee for the Center for Clinical and Translational Research. He is a charter member of the American College of Critical Care Medicine and a council member of the Society of Critical Care Medicine.

With Bradley Fuhrman, Zimmerman is co-editor of the current premier textbook for the field, Pediatric Critical Care, now in its 4th edition. Additionally, Zimmerman serves on the editorial boards for Critical Care Medicine and Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, and is book review editor for both journals. He also provides ad hoc review for a number of other journals. Zimmerman is interested in the disequilibrium between the systemic inammatory response syndrome and compensatory anti-inammatory response syndrome that occurs as an important aspect of pathophysiology in critical illness. He is interested in the integrated role of neurological, endocrinologic and inammatory cross-talk, particularly involving reactive oxygen species and fatty acidderived mediators and their effect on metabolism. Zimmerman was chosen as a charter principal investigator for the recently established Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network.

Overview

Board Certification(s)

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Pediatrics

Medical/Professional School

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison

Residency

Pediatrics, University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison

Clinical Interests

Neurologic-Endocrinologic-Inflammatory stress response

Research Focus Area

Translational Research

Awards and Honors

Award Name Award Description Awarded By Award Date
SEATTLE'S TOP DOCTOR - 2014 Seattle Metropolitan Magazine 2014
Seattle's Top Doc Seattle Met Magazine 2013
U.S. News and World Report Top Doctor- 2012 U.S. News and World Report Top Doctor- 2012 U.S. News and World Report 2012
Seattle Magazine Top Doctor - 2012 Seattle Magazine Top Doctor - 2012 Seattle Magazine 2012
Distinguished Career Award Distinguished Career Award American Academy of Pediatrics, Critical Care Section 2010
Distinguished Career Award Distinguished Career Award American Academy of Pediatrics 2010
"Guide to America's Top Pediatricians" Consumer's Research Council of America 2009

Publications

  • Varni JW, Limbers CA, Neighbors K, Schulz K, Lieu JE, Heffer RW, Tuzinkiewicz K, Mangione-Smith R, Zimmerman JJ, Alonso EM
    The PedsQL Infant Scales: feasibility, internal consistency reliability, and validity in healthy and ill infants.
    Quality of life research : an international journal of quality of life aspects of treatment, care and rehabilitation , 2010 Aug. 22
  • Zimmerman JJ, Barker RM, Jack R
    Initial observations regarding free cortisol quantification logistics among critically ill children.
    Intensive care medicine , 2010 Aug. 19
  • Varni JW, Limbers CA, Neighbors K, Schulz K, Lieu JE, Heffer RW, Tuzinkiewicz K, Mangione-Smith R, Zimmerman JJ, Alonso EM
    The PedsQL Infant Scales: feasibility, internal consistency reliability, and validity in healthy and ill infants.
    Quality of life research , 2010 Aug.
  • Zimmerman JJ, Williams MD
    Adjunctive corticosteroid therapy in pediatric severe sepsis: Observations from the RESOLVE study*
    Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies , 2010 Mar. 11 : .
  • Zimmerman JJ, Williams MD
    Adjunctive corticosteroid therapy in pediatric severe sepsis: Observations from the RESOLVE study*
    Pediatric Critical Care Medicine , 2010 Mar.
  • Philip S, Chaiwat O, Udomphorn Y, Moore A, Zimmerman JJ, Armstead W, Vavilala MS
    Variation in cerebral blood flow velocity with cerebral perfusion pressure >40 mm Hg in 42 children with severe traumatic brain injury.
    Critical care medicine , 2009 Nov. : 2973-8
  • Zimmerman JJ, Akhtar SR, Caldwell E, Rubenfeld GD
    Incidence and outcomes of pediatric acute lung injury.
    Pediatrics , 2009 July : 87-95
  • Czaja AS, Zimmerman JJ
    The use of dexmedetomidine in critically ill children.
    Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies , 2009 May : 381-6
  • Zimmerman JJ
    Development of reliable methods supporting adjunctive therapy for congenital heart surgery.
    Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies , 2009 May : 410-2
  • Czaja AS, Zimmerman JJ, Nathens AB
    Readmission and late mortality after pediatric severe sepsis.
    Pediatrics , 2009 Mar. : 849-57
  • Cengiz P, Zemlan F, Ellenbogen R, Hawkins D, Zimmerman JJ
    Cerebrospinal fluid cleaved-tau protein and 9-hydroxyoctadecadienoic acid concentrations in pediatric patients with hydrocephalus.
    Pediatric Critical Care Medicine : , 2008 Sept. : 524-9
  • King MA, Garrison MM, Vavilala MS, Zimmerman JJ, Rivara FP
    Complications associated with arterial catheterization in children.
    Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies , 2008 July : 367-71
  • Vavilala MS, Tontisirin N, Udomphorn Y, Armstead W, Zimmerman JJ, Chesnut R, Lam AM
    Hemispheric differences in cerebral autoregulation in children with moderate and severe traumatic brain injury.
    Neurocritical care , 2008 : 45-54
  • Zimmerman JJ
    A history of adjunctive glucocorticoid treatment for pediatric sepsis: moving beyond steroid pulp fiction toward evidence-based medicine.
    Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies , 2007 Nov. : 530-9
  • Tontisirin N, Armstead W, Waitayawinyu P, Moore A, Udomphorn Y, Zimmerman JJ, Chesnut R, Vavilala MS
    Change in cerebral autoregulation as a function of time in children after severe traumatic brain injury: a case series.
    Child's nervous system : ChNS : official journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery , 2007 Oct. : 1163-9
  • Li JT, Bonneau LA, Zimmerman JJ, Weiss DJ
    Perfluorochemical (PFC) liquid enhances recombinant adenovirus vector-mediated viral interleukin-10 (AdvIL-10) expression in rodent lung.
    Journal of inflammation (London, England) , 2007 May 1 : 9
  • Zimmerman JJ
    Testing the waters.
    Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies , 2007 May : 305-7
  • Zimmerman JJ
    Understanding another acute respiratory distress syndrome.
    Critical care medicine , 2007 Mar. : 974-5
  • Zimmerman JJ
    Moving beyond Babel.
    Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies , 2007 Jan. : 73-5
  • Vavilala MS, Muangman S, Waitayawinyu P, Roscigno C, Jaffe K, Mitchell P, Kirkness C, Zimmerman JJ, Ellenbogen R, Lam AM
    Neurointensive care; impaired cerebral autoregulation in infants and young children early after inflicted traumatic brain injury: a preliminary report.
    Journal of neurotrauma , 2007 Jan. : 87-96
  • Baden HP, Berger J, Brilli RI, Burns JP, Checchia PA, Dalton HJ, Nadkarni V, Pollack M, Wetzel RC, Zimmerman JJ
    Pediatric cardiac critical care patients should be cared for by intensivists.
    Journal of the American College of Cardiology , 2006 July 4 : 221-2; author reply 222-3
  • Baden HP, Zimmerman JJ, Brilli RJ, Wong H, Wetzel RC, Burns JP, Nadkarni V, Checchia PA, Dalton HJ, Berger J, Pollack M, Notterman D, Green TP, Blumer J, Dean M
    Intensivist-led team approach to critical care of children with heart disease.
    Pediatrics , 2006 May : 1854-6; author reply 1856-7
  • Curley MA, Zimmerman JJ
    Alternative outcome measures for pediatric clinical sepsis trials.
    Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies , 2005 May : S150-6
  • Vavilala MS, Lee LA, Boddu K, Visco E, Newell DW, Zimmerman JJ, Lam AM
    Cerebral autoregulation in pediatric traumatic brain injury.
    Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies , 2004 May : 257-63
  • Curley MA, Zimmerman JJ
    Highlights of the Fourth World Congress on Pediatric Intensive Care.
    Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies , 2003 Oct. : 409-11
  • Nicholson CE, Gans BM, Chang AC, Pollack MM, Blackman J, Giroir BP, Wilson D, Zimmerman JJ, Whyte J, Dalton HJ, Carcillo JA, Randolph AG, Kochanek PM
    Pediatric critical care medicine: planning for our research future.
    Pediatric critical care medicine : a journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine and the World Federation of Pediatric Intensive and Critical Care Societies , 2003 Apr, : 196-202
  • Meyer KC, Zimmerman JJ
    Inflammation and surfactant.
    Paediatric respiratory reviews , 2002 Dec. : 308-14