Allison Zimmerman
Allison Zimmerman Medical Doctor at Rush University Medical Center

Allison Zimmerman is a dedicated and experienced Medical Doctor currently associated with Rush University Medical Center since July 2019. She boasts a robust network of 378 connections on LinkedIn and is currently based in Toledo, Ohio. Prior to her current position, she exhibited a strong background in research as a Research Assistant for the University of Michigan Health System and the University of Michigan Medical School. During these terms, she investigated a host of medical themes ranging from Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) to the chemical reasons underlying gender-based predispositions to drug addiction.

Dr. Zimmerman's academic qualifications are equally impressive. She holds a Master's Degree in Biochemistry from the University of Michigan and further pursued her medical education at the University of Toledo College of Medicine. Her early engagement in the field is evident from her time spent volunteering at University of Michigan Health System and the University of Michigan Mott Children's hospital, where she spent significant time interacting with and supporting various patients and their families. She is skilled in research and statistics, demonstrating a broad understanding of the scientific and health care sectors.

More about this expert

Full name
Allison Zimmerman
Location
Toledo, Ohio, United States
Title
Medical Doctor
Company
Rush University Medical Center (since 2019)
Industry
Hospitals and Health Care
LinkedIn Connections
378
Skills
Research Statistics

Education

University of Toledo College of Medicine
Attended in 2014 - 2018
University of Michigan
Master's Degree
Attended in 2013 - 2014
Field of study: Biochemistry

Positions

Rush University Medical Center
chicago
Medical Doctor
Jul 2019 - Present
University of Michigan Health System
Vascular Surgery
Research Assistant
Jun 2013 - 2014

•Examined patient records for those receiving an ultrasound test for Deep Vein Thromobosis (DVT)
•Screened patients based on their mental status, age, and possible use of anticoagulation therapy
•Looked for signs of other potential diagnoses, such as pulmonary embolism, that exhibit symptoms similar to those of DVT and made sure not to recruit these patients
•Recruited patients displaying symptoms of only DVT and not on anticoagulants for a blood draw
•Assisted nurses with data entry for patients that received varicose vein laser ablation procedures and made sure all these patients came for follow up appointments
•Will assist with another study investigating Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms beginning in August
University of Michigan Medical School
Master of Science in Biochemistry
Graduate Student
2013 - 2014
University of Michigan Medical School
Molecular and Behavioral Neuroscience Institute
Researcher Assistant
2011 - May 2013

•Helped with an experiment examining the relationship between gender and the potential to become addicted to drugs and the underlying chemical reasons for why females are much more likely to become addicted based on past experiments
•Utilize immunohistochemistry methods to prepare slides of rat brain slices for microscopic examination of areas in the brain implicated in drug reward to determine the potential for addiction to psychomotor stimulants between male and female rats
•Experienced with microscopic examination of rat brain slices and the mammalian rat brain
•Looked for distribution of dopamine in the nucleus accumbens using the brain slices
•Monitored rat subjects during self administration experiments in which male and female rats were subject to a progressive ratio schedule which rewarded them with an intracranial injection of cocaine or food depending on the lever they chose to press
•Performed surgery on rats to extract their brains after they completed the self-administration paradigm
•Collected uterine cells from female rats after the experiment for microscopic examination to determine based on cell distribution and appearance what part of the female cycle they were in at the time of the experiment
University of Michigan Health System
Inpatient Psychiatry
Volunteer
Jan 2012 - May 2012

•Assisted department nurses and helped with office tasks
•Stocked carts and ran errands for staff or patients
•Provided non-medical information to visitors and patients about the hospital
•Visited with patients and engaged them in conversation
University of Michigan Mott's Children's Hospital
Pediatric Cardiology
Volunteer
May 2011 - Jan 2012

•Interacted with pediatric cardiac patients through activities including game playing, reading, or simply talking.
•Offered support to families and patients by talking to them about their children and asking them questions
•Held inpatient babies in need of nurturing because they often woke up at night and cried often times waking other patients
•Assisted in making patients feel more comfortable by creating decorations for the door and room
•Familiarized patients with medical procedures and treatments using medical play procedures that allowed patients to treat stuffed animals with similar procedures