Honoring the Life of Dr. Robert A. Zimmerman

Honoring the Life of Dr. Robert A. Zimmerman

Known for his groundbreaking research in Pediatric Neuroradiology, Dr. Robert A. Zimmerman was a mentor and inspiration to many. Dr. Zimmerman believed in medicine’s ethics and that embracing the arts, whether through appreciation or practice, would make one a better doctor and help one engage with their patients. 

Dr. Zimmerman practiced art as a dedicated novice; he taught ceramics as a camp counselor and would attempt to paint on the rare summer vacation, but more so, he was an avid photographer. Through his travels for lectures and research, which spanned over 40 countries, he always had a camera on hand documenting his travels, exploring museums and any architectural or historic sites; in his free time, He imparted his love and appreciation of art onto his children. Rachel Zimmerman followed his passion for photography, and Sara Zimmerman studied dance and theatre. 

His love of art fostered the creation of InLiquid. Dr. Zimmerman and his wife Dianne, of 61 years, have generously supported Rachel and Sara in their charitable endeavors to promote and sustain the region’s artists.

Dr. Zimmerman was internationally renowned for his contributions to the field as a Pediatric Neuroradiologist and at the forefront of CT and MRI imaging. His CV of 156 pages includes many articles, talks, and societies that are too numerous to list here. Bob Geimer, a lawyer that worked with Dr. Zimmerman on multiple legal cases, commented that because of his advocacy in testifying on behalf of children, “He changed the lives of thousands of children.” 

He was a compassionate and thoughtful teacher with a beautiful sense of humor and an infectious laugh. He enjoyed mentoring doctors, lawyers, and anyone who wanted to learn about the brain. He profoundly impacted many people in medicine, art, and life, especially food and wine; he was a frustrated enologist. Without Dr. Zimmerman, InLiquid could not have been established as a platform and oasis for thousands of Philadelphia’s artists over the years. He was an inspiration, and we are incredibly grateful for his years of support and encouragement of our creative community.

A memorial for Dr. Zimmerman is scheduled to take place in the Fall of 2021.

From the Philadelphia Inquirer: “Robert A. Zimmerman, internationally acclaimed neuroradiologist at Penn and CHOP, dies at 82,” by Gary Miles

Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to InLiquid in honor of Dr. Robert A. Zimmerman here.

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