Raul L. Zimmerman, MD
- Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Education & Fellowship
Stanford University School of Medicine Medical Education Palo Alto, CA USA Completed June 1979
Santa Monica Hospital Medical Ctr. Residency Santa Monica, CA USA July 1979 - June 1982
UCLA Medical Center Fellowship Los Angeles, CA USA July 1984 - March 1985
Dr. Zimmerman is a graduate of Stanford University School of Medicine. He has been board certified in Family Medicine since 1979. More recently, he was among the very first group of physicians to become board certified in the newly recognized specialty of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
Dr. Zimmerman came to central Florida in 1992 to serve on the faculty of the family medicine residency program at Halifax Health. He was Director of that program for 5 years. He continues to teach residents and medical students and is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Geriatrics with the Florida State University College of Medicine at the school’s Daytona Beach campus.
Dr. Zimmerman became the first full-time medical director of Halifax Health - Hospice in 2005 where he leads a group of outstanding physicians and nurse practitioners devoted to high quality care for those with advanced illness. In 2009, he started the region’s first inpatient palliative care service which is now seeing 70 to 90 new consultations per month. He continues to serve as the medical director for that innovative service as well.
Dr. Zimmerman has had a longstanding interest in bioethics and has chaired the Bioethics Committee at Halifax Health for over a decade.