Dr. Ralf Zimmermann, MD
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Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility | Male

Neway Fertility 123 W 79th St New York, NY 10024 Get Directions

Care Philosophy

At Neway Fertility, we don't aim to manipulate the body with high doses of medication, as this is not necessarily the best or most effective fertility treatment for all women.  We work with your body instead of conquering it with large amounts of medication to increase your chances of pregnancy through more natural means. Every woman is unique, so why would all infertility treatments be the same? We customize every aspect of treatment from finances, to medication, to treatment cycle, based on what we learn from listening to you.

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Biography

Dr. Ralf Zimmermann comes from an accomplished background in reproductive endocrinology and assisted reproductive technologies (ART), with a special interest in the psychological factors of infertility treatment.  Having completed residencies at Yale University in Obstetrics & Gynecology as well as Psychiatry along with a fellowship at the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Zimmermann brings a unique psychological perspective to the table when working to best meet each of his patient's needs.  In a rich and varied clinical as well as academic experience from more than twenty years on the faculty at Columbia University's Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, his work is informed by a depth of understanding brought about by rigorous scientific investigation, a commitment to clinical excellence and a high degree of attunement to the stresses that any patient undergoing treatment may be facing, either with their respective partner or as a patient seeking to address infertility issues without a partner. During his tenure at Columbia, he was made director of oncofertility and was particularly interested in establishing treatment protocols for cancer patients to ensure the most effective approaches for preserving future possibilities for conception.  As part of his teaching and supervising of fellows and medical students, he felt privileged to hold the position of Director of the Audobon Clinic of Reproductive Medicine, founded by Columbia University to provide services to low income patients.  Originally from Germany, Dr. Zimmermann received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Hamburg and is fluent in German, Spanish and French, accommodating many European patients in need of egg donation or other services that are not as readily available outside of the U.S. 

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Dr. Zimmermann's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
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  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (2)
New york, new york |
He is very caring, careful and thorough. The best in columbia women reproductive center. You are in good hand with him.
in Astoria, NY |
I have been seeing Dr. Zimmermann for 2 years for endometriosis. I had a negative reaction to some of my medications 2 years ago and had to go off of all of my hormone therapy for several weeks. Dr. Zimmermann was very thorough and took blood tests to see what my base-level hormones were, using this information to go forward with treatment. He understands my need to use the lowest dose possible while still stopping the progression of my disease. He's receptive to my concerns and returns calls.
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Dr. Ralf Zimmermann comes from an accomplished background in reproductive endocrinology and assisted reproductive technologies (ART), with a special interest in the psychological factors of infertility treatment.  Having completed residencies at Yale University in Obstetrics & Gynecology as well as Psychiatry along with a fellowship at the Mayo Clinic, Dr. Zimmermann brings a unique psychological perspective to the table when working to best meet each of his patient's needs.  In a rich and varied clinical as well as academic experience from more than twenty years on the faculty at Columbia University's Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, his work is informed by a depth of understanding brought about by rigorous scientific investigation, a commitment to clinical excellence and a high degree of attunement to the stresses that any patient undergoing treatment may be facing, either with their respective partner or as a patient seeking to address infertility issues without a partner. During his tenure at Columbia, he was made director of oncofertility and was particularly interested in establishing treatment protocols for cancer patients to ensure the most effective approaches for preserving future possibilities for conception.  As part of his teaching and supervising of fellows and medical students, he felt privileged to hold the position of Director of the Audobon Clinic of Reproductive Medicine, founded by Columbia University to provide services to low income patients.  Originally from Germany, Dr. Zimmermann received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Hamburg and is fluent in German, Spanish and French, accommodating many European patients in need of egg donation or other services that are not as readily available outside of the U.S. 

Dr. Zimmermann's Care Philosophy

At Neway Fertility, we don't aim to manipulate the body with high doses of medication, as this is not necessarily the best or most effective fertility treatment for all women.  We work with your body instead of conquering it with large amounts of medication to increase your chances of pregnancy through more natural means. Every woman is unique, so why would all infertility treatments be the same? We customize every aspect of treatment from finances, to medication, to treatment cycle, based on what we learn from listening to you.

Dr. Zimmermann's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility
  •  Board certified in Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology and Obstetrics & Gynecology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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  • Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Conditions Treated

  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Endometriosis
  • Female Infertility
  • High Risk Pregnancy
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Osteoporosis
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Perimenopause
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis

Education

  • Medical School
    Universitaet Hamburg, Fachbereich Medizin

    Graduated in 1979

  • Internship Hospital
    University Hamburg

    Completed in 1979

  • Residency Hospital
    Yale University

    Completed in 1987

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Mayo Clinic Rochester

    Completed in 1994

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Procedures Performed

  • Fluid Contrast Ultrasound
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
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