Vanderbilt Urogynecology The Center for Female Pelvic Support and Continence

Carl W. Zimmerman, M.D.

 1969  Bachelor of Science
   George Peabody College
   Nashville, TN
 Medical School  
 1972  Doctor of Medicine
   University of Tennessee Medical Units
   Memphis, TN
 1973-1976  Obstetrics and Gynecology
   Vanderbilt University Medical Center
   Nashville, TN

Carl W. Zimmerman, M.D. is Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee.

Dr. Zimmerman received his BS degree from George Peabody College in Nashville in 1969 and his MD degree from the University of Tennessee Medical Units in Memphis, Tennessee in 1972.  He was a resident physician in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center from 1973-1976.  Dr. Zimmerman was in private practice in Nashville from 1976 to 2003.  Since 1976, Dr. Zimmerman has been actively involved with resident education at Vanderbilt.  Prior to joining the full-time faculty, he held the titles of Clinical Instructor, Associate Clinical Professor, and Clinical Professor.  Currently, he staffs a Pelvic Floor Surgical Referral Clinic at Vanderbilt University Medical Center having held the title of Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology from 2004- 2012. From 2012 to the present he has held the title of the Frances and John C. Burch Chair in Obstetrics and Gynecology.  He is also the Division Director of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery.

Dr. Zimmerman is a Diplomate of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology (1977) and Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology (1978).  In 2000, he was elected to membership of the Society of Gynecologic Surgeons.  He has been an active member of the Society of Pelvic Reconstructive Surgeons since 1996 (Executive Board, 1999 – present; President, 2003 – 2006) and was presented the Vaginal Surgeon’s Award by the SPRS at the Thirteenth International Pelvic Reconstructive and Vaginal Surgery Conference in St. Louis, MO.

Dr. Zimmerman is author of two chapters on pelvic reconstructive surgery in the 9th and 10th editions of TeLinde’s Operative Gynecology.  He was co-editor of the 2006 and 2011 editions of the textbook, Advances in Reconstructive Vaginal Surgery.  He is a co-editor of another textbook, New Techniques in Genital Prolapse Surgery that was published late in 2010.  He has spoken at numerous scientific meetings throughout the country and abroad.