Shanta Zimmer, MD
Professor, Medicine-Infectious Disease

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Medical School:
  • MD, Emory University School of Medicine (1997)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, The Catholic University of America (DC) (1993)
Internship:
  • Emory University School of Medicine Program (1998)
Residency:
  • Emory University School of Medicine Program, Chief Resident, Internal Medicine (2001)
Fellowships:
  • Emory University School of Medicine Program, Infectious Disease (2004)
Department: Medicine-Infectious Disease

Professional Titles

  • Associate Dean of Diversity and Inclusion
  • Senior Associate Dean of Medical Education

Publications

  • Grantz KH, Cummings DAT, Zimmer S, Vukotich C Jr, Galloway D, Schweizer ML, Guclu H, Cousins J, Lingle C, Yearwood GMH, Li K, Calderone P, Noble E, Gao H, Rainey J, Uzicanin A, Read JM. Age-specific social mixing of school-aged children in a US setting using proximity detecting sensors and contact surveys. Sci Rep. 2021 Jan 27;11(1):2319. PubMed PMID: 33504823
  • Sabourin KR, Schultz J, Romero J, Lamb MM, Larremore D, Morrison TE, Frazer-Abel A, Zimmer S, Kedl RM, Jaenisch T, Rochford R. Risk Factors of SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies in Arapahoe County First Responders - the COVID-19 Arapahoe SErosurveillance Study (CASES) Project. J Occup Environ Med. 2020 Dec 3. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33298759
  • Gilsdorf JR, Zimmer SM. Remembering and Enhancing the Impact of Women in Infectious Diseases. J Infect Dis. 2020 Sep 14;222(Supplement_6):S543-S549. PubMed PMID: 32926739
  • Broadhurst R, Peterson R, Wisnivesky JP, Federman A, Zimmer SM, Sharma S, Wechsler M, Holguin F. Asthma in COVID-19 Hospitalizations: An Overestimated Risk Factor?. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2020 Dec;17(12):1645-1648. PubMed PMID: 32864985
  • Grantz KH, Cummings DAT, Zimmer S, Vukotich C, Galloway D, Schweizer ML, Guclu H, Cousins J, Lingle C, Yearwood GMH, Li K, Calderone PA, Noble E, Gao H, Rainey J, Uzicanin A, Read JM. Age-specific social mixing of school-aged children in a US setting using proximity detecting sensors and contact surveys. medRxiv. 2020 Jul 14. PubMed PMID: 32699859
  • Solis J, Franco-Paredes C, Henao-Martínez AF, Krsak M, Zimmer SM. Structural Vulnerability in the U.S. Revealed in Three Waves of COVID-19. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2020 Jul;103(1):25-27. PubMed PMID: 32383432
  • Canfield GS, Bock A, Mann S, Zimmer S, Somerset H, Franco-Paredes C, Wilson CC, Metter RB. A 31-year-old Micronesian Man With Shoulder Fungating Mass. Clin Infect Dis. 2020 Feb 14;70(5):973-975. PubMed PMID: 32055859
  • Carter AE, Anderson TS, Rodriguez KL, Hruska KL, Zimmer SM, Spagnoletti CL, Morris A, Kapoor WN, Fine MJ. A Program to Support Scholarship During Internal Medicine Residency Training: Impact on Academic Productivity and Resident Experiences. Teach Learn Med. 2019 Oct-Dec;31(5):552-565. PubMed PMID: 31064224
  • Frasca K, Castillo-Mancilla J, McNulty MC, Connors S, Sweitzer E, Zimmer S, Madinger N. A Mixed Methods Evaluation of an Inclusive Sexual History Taking and HIV Prevention Curriculum for Trainees. J Gen Intern Med. 2019 Jul;34(7):1279-1288. PubMed PMID: 31037543
  • Jantea R, Buranosky R, Simak D, Hoffman E, Zimmer SM, Elnicki DM. The 50/50 Block Schedule: Impact on Residents' and Preceptors' Perceptions, Patient Outcomes, and Continuity of Care. Teach Learn Med. 2018 Apr-Jun;30(2):223-232. PubMed PMID: 29190139
  • DiNardo D, Tilstra S, McNeil M, Follansbee W, Zimmer S, Farris C, Barnato AE. Identification of facilitators and barriers to residents' use of a clinical reasoning tool. Diagnosis (Berl). 2018 Mar 28;5(1):21-28. PubMed PMID: 29601296
  • Mayes LM, Wong CA, Zimmer S, Fernandez-Bustamante A, Bartels K. Gender differences in career development awards in United States' anesthesiology and surgery departments, 2006-2016. BMC Anesthesiol. 2018 Jul 27;18(1):95. PubMed PMID: 30049265
  • Jantea R, Buranosky R, Simak D, Hoffman E, Zimmer SM, Elnicki DM. The 50/50 Block Schedule: Impact on Residents' and Preceptors' Perceptions, Patient Outcomes, and Continuity of Care. Teach Learn Med. 2017 Nov 30;:1-10. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29190139
  • Sgro G, Benson M, Corbelli J, Zimmer SM. Rounds for Reflection (R4R): Enhancing the Physician-Patient Connection Through Storytelling. J Grad Med Educ. 2016 Jul;8(3):455-7. PubMed PMID: 27413463
  • Guclu H, Read J, Vukotich CJ Jr, Galloway DD, Gao H, Rainey JJ, Uzicanin A, Zimmer SM, Cummings DA. Social Contact Networks and Mixing among Students in K-12 Schools in Pittsburgh, PA. PLoS One. 2016 Mar 15;11(3):e0151139. PubMed PMID: 26978780
  • Sgro G, Gladwin MT, Teng A, Moghe A, Zimmer SM. Shining a Light on the Dark Side. Ann Intern Med. 2016 Jan 5;164(1):69. PubMed PMID: 26747309
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Professional Memberships

  • Infectious Diseases Society of America, Fellow
  • American College of Physicians, Fellow
  • Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine, Member

Practice Locations

UCH - Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion
12605 E. 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0000

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Infectious Disease, Board Certification (2003, 2013)
  • Internal Medicine, Board Certification (2000, 2010)

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Emory University School of Medicine (1997)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, The Catholic University of America (DC) (1993)
Internships:
  • Emory University School of Medicine Program (1998)
Residency Programs:
  • Emory University School of Medicine Program, Chief Resident, Internal Medicine (2001)
Fellowships:
  • Emory University School of Medicine Program, Infectious Disease (2004)
Department: Medicine-Infectious Disease
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