Dr. Ralf Zimmermann, MD

Dr. Ralf Zimmermann, MD

Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility  |  
Male  |  
Age 67
(7)
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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.

123 W 79th St

New York, NY 10024

Contact Information

(212) 750-3330

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • 3 More

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Dr. Zimmermann's Experience

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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

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Zimmermann "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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Specialties

  • Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
2

Board Certifications

  • Fertility & Reproductive Endocrinology
    Accredited by: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology*
  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Accredited by: American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology*
6

Conditions Treated

  • Breast Diseases
  • Cancer
  • Endometriosis
  • Female Infertility
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Uterine Diseases
3

Procedures

  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Universitaet Hamburg, Fachbereich Medizin
    Medical School | Graduated 1979
  • University Hamburg
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1979
  • Yale University
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Mayo Clinic Rochester
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Zimmermann has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Zimmermann's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Zimmermann to family and friends
3.4
based on 7 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Zimmermann's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (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. Zimmermann accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
    BlueConnect HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
    Preferred Blue PPO
  • Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
    Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • EmblemHealth
    Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Oxford Health Plans
    Freedom Plan
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Oxford Liberty

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