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Philippe Zimmern, M.D., is a Professor of Urology at UT Southwestern Medical Center and Director of the Bladder and Incontinence Treatment Center.
His clinical specialties include incontinence, prolapse, voiding dysfunction, urodynamics, urinary tract infections, and neurourology. He also specializes in vaginal surgery, including minimally invasive robotic surgery for prolapse.
Dr. Zimmern received his medical training and completed his doctoral thesis at the Necker-Enfants Malades Hospital in Paris, France. After completing a urology residency in France, Dr. Zimmern spent a fellowship year at UCLA.
Dr. Zimmern joined the faculty at UT Southwestern in 1994. Prior to that, he served as Director of the Urology Research Program and Co-Director of the Urodynamics Laboratory at the Kaiser Foundation Hospital in Los Angeles.
Among other honors, Dr. Zimmern has been named a Super Doctor by Texas Monthly. He is the recipient of the 1997 Paul Zimskind Urodynamic Society Award and the Jane and John Justin Distinguished Chair in Urology, in honor of Claus G. Roehrborn, M.D., in 2005. He is a past President of the Society for Urodynamics and Female Urology (SUFU) and in 2011 was the recipient of the SUFU Distinguished Service Award. In 2012, he received the prestigious Continence Care Champion award from the National Association for Continence (NAFC).
Dr. Zimmern, in association with Gary Lemack, M.D., directs a two-year fellowship program in female pelvic medicine and reconstructive surgery at UT Southwestern. This fellowship program has been endowed in perpetuity by the Felecia Cain Foundation.
He has been a visiting professor in the United States, Europe, China, Australia, and Canada and has editorial and advisory responsibilities for urology journals in France and the United States. He has co-authored more than 155 publications and 45 book chapters, and co-edited three textbooks, including the book Female Pelvic Reconstructive Surgery.
Biotechnology; Pelvic organ prolapsed; In vivo biomechanical testing; Measurement reliability; biomaterials
Elizabeth Mosier, Rachel Jerome, Xian-Jin Xie, Charles CJ Chuong, J Yan, Robert C Eberhart, and Philippe E Zimmern
Research Article: J Biotechnol Biomaterial 2011, 1:117