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Alexandra Zimmer, M.D., M.Sc. (she/her)

  • Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Medical Oncology, School of Medicine


Dr. Zimmer has lived and completed her training in Brazil, Europe and the U.S. She specializes in breast cancer, with an interest in better understanding and improving treatment for brain metastases. She enjoys knowing her patients and their families and learning from them.

Outside of work, Dr. Zimmer loves traveling, cycling and hiking with her husband and son. She also enjoys gardening, reading and singing.

Education and training

    • M.D., 1999, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
  • Residency

    • Internal Medicine, Grupo Hospitalar Nossa Senhora Conceicao, Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil, 2002
    • Internal Medicine, Washington Hospital Center /Georgetown, Washington, DC, 2012
  • Fellowship

    • Clinical Oncology, Hospital de Clinicas de Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil, 2005
    • Clinical Oncology, National Cancer Institute / NIH, Bethesda, MD, 2015
  • Certifications

    • American Board of Internal Medicine, 2012
    • American Board of Internal Medicine - Subspecialty Oncology, 2015

Memberships and associations:

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American Association for Cancer Research
  • Society for Neuro Oncology


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