St. Claire HealthCare is proud to welcome board certified interventional cardiologist Matthew Jason Zimmerman, MD, to our medical staff.
Zimmerman says he chose a career in healthcare because he wanted to help people in a very meaningful way. “As a student, I was particularly interested in cardiology because of my family’s history of cardiovascular disease. Several of my aunts, uncles and grandparents have needed extensive treatments and surgeries to address their cardiac problems. Because of my concern for them, I wanted to learn as much as possible about this area of medicine and help other families address these sometimes challenging diagnoses,” says Zimmerman. “By addressing the current medical problems of my patients and educating them regarding current and potential health issues, I hope that I have been able to make a positive impact on their health and the general well-being of my community.”
Zimmerman, a native of Glasgow, Kentucky, earned his medical degree and completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Louisville College of Medicine and completed his cardiology and interventional cardiology fellowships at the University of Cincinnati.
Zimmerman has several clinical interests and certifications in the cardiovascular area. He is board certified in the ABIM disciplines of internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology. He performs diagnostic cardiac catheterization, coronary and peripheral angioplasty and coronary and peripheral stenting. Zimmerman also has an interest in electrophysiology and performs pacemaker and loop recorder placements as well as cardiac device (pacemaker, ICD, Bi-V ICD) change out procedures. He has additional board certifications in vascular ultrasound (R.P.V.I.), echocardiography (including TEE), nuclear cardiology, hypertension management and clinical lipidology. Zimmerman is also a fellow in the following organizations: American College of Cardiology (FACC), Society for Coronary Angiography and Intervention (FSCAI), and American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (FASNC).
Zimmerman is married to Falguni Amin-Zimmerman, a radiation oncologist in Lexington and has three children Uma, age 13, Shailen, age 11, and Deven, age 9. “I love spending time with my family, and I enjoy watching our children play sports and participate in school activities,” says Zimmerman. “As a family, we also love to travel and watch movies.”