"I am proud to follow in the footsteps of my father and grandfather, who also chose ophthalmology as a lifelong profession. Listening to their stories about the joy of restoring sight impressed me at a very young age. "
A third generation ophthalmologist, Dr. Amy Zimmerman brings more than 23 years of eye-care experience to the practice. Dr. Zimmerman spent her undergraduate years at The Johns Hopkins University, and graduated from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and completed an internship in internal medicine at Greater Baltimore Medical Center (GBMC). She then went on to complete her ophthalmology residency at the University of Maryland Medical System and Shock Trauma, where she served as Chief Resident from 1993 to 1994.
Dr. Zimmerman currently heads the ophthalmology rotation for the Franklin Square Family Medicine Residents, and serves as ophthalmology consult to Medstar Franklin Square Hospital Center. She current serves on the Ophthalmology Council for Medstar. She also consults at Genesis Eldercare Franklin Woods Nursing Home. Each year, Dr. Zimmerman gives the ophthalmology lectures to the first year Physician Assistant students at Community College Baltimore County, Essex, and has both PA students and PA’s from the hospital shadowing her in the office to learn physical exam skills.
Throughout the years, Dr. Zimmerman’s work has appeared in the American Journal of Ophthalmology. A Baltimore magazine Top Doc (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016) in ophthalmology, Dr. Zimmerman resides in Crownsville, Maryland, just outside Annapolis with her husband and two young boys.