Laura Zimmermann, MD, MS, has been named chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine at RUSH.
As division chief, Zimmermann will provide leadership for faculty and staff across all General Internal Medicine locations at RUSH in the areas of clinical, academic, education, research and community missions.
Zimmermann, an associate professor in the Department of Internal Medicine and the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, also will serve as medical director of value-based care for primary care.
Since joining RUSH in 2016, Zimmermann has built a robust primary care practice in general internal medicine while mentoring medical students and residents.
She previously served as medical director of the RUSH University Prevention Center, RUSH University Medical Group director of clinical preventive medicine, and in various leadership roles in clinical trials.
Beyond RUSH, Zimmermann serves on committees for the American College of Physicians, the Society of General Internal Medicine and the Women in Medicine Summit. She also cofounded and is chief medical officer of the Illinois Medical Professionals Action Collaborative Team (IMPACT), a nonprofit organization of health professionals leveraging social and traditional media to fight misinformation, advocate for science-based policy, and link organizations and individuals to resources during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.
Before joining Rush, Zimmermann was an assistant professor of medicine at Northwestern University.
Zimmermann has been interim chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine since February 2022, playing an integral part in faculty recruitment and expanding teaching of medical school students, residents and APP students across all General Internal Medicine locations.