Kathrin Zimmerman

Kathrin completed her undergraduate degree in Peace and Conflict Studies at UC Berkeley and obtained her master’s degree in public health and her medical doctorate at the University of Alabama. While in medical school, she was awarded two competitive full-time year-long research fellowships: an NIH TL1 Predoctoral Clinical Research Fellowship where she studied the psychosocial impact of pediatric neurosurgical care on patients and their caregivers, and a Paul Farmer Global Surgery Research Fellowship at Harvard Medical School where she worked with an interdisciplinary team of researchers in Brazil. Kathrin has a passion for research, and her interests include the psychosocial aspect of surgical care; and global surgical and health systems. Prior to medical school, Kathrin taught 5thgrade in Los Angeles, and worked for a non-profit organization in Chiang Mai, Thailand. She has lived in the West, Southwest, Southeast, and Northeast regions of the USA, and is excited to be based in the Midwest for this next phase of her training.



  • MD, University of Alabama School of Medicine, 2021
  • MSPH, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2020
  • BA, Peace and Conflict Studies, University of California, Berkeley, 2012