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Nephrologist
Medical Director, Home Hemodialysis Program
Associate Professor

Deborah Zimmerman, MD, FRCP(C), is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology at The Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa.

Dr. Zimmerman received her undergraduate university training, M.D. and Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Calgary.

After completing her clinical nephrology fellowship at the University of Toronto, she enrolled in the Masters program in Clinical Epidemiology which she completed in 2001.

She is the current director for clinical research at the Kidney Research Centre and incoming president for the Canadian Society of Nephrology.

Clinical Interests:

  • Hemodialysis
  • Daily dialysis therapies
  • Home dialysis

Research Interests:

  • Morbidity and mortality associated with end stage kidney disease treated with dialysis

Educational Interests:

  • Undergraduate and post-graduate nephrology teaching, and development of future clinical investigators