At Baim, Dr. Zimetbaum directs the ECG and Arrhythmia Core laboratory, providing these services within clinical trials. With research spanning the clinical management of cardiac arrhythmias, clinical trials evaluating anti-arrhythmic drugs, and the pharmacologic and device management of patients with atrial fibrillation, he strives to improve quality and reduce costs of care in practice.
Zimetbaum is associate chief of the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine and director of clinical cardiology at Beth Israel Deaconess where he helped create the Smith Center for Outcomes Research in Cardiology which explores clinical effectiveness, cost, quality, ethics and public policy issues that impact cardiovascular patient care. Additionally, he developed the “Be Informed” program to teach cardiac patients about diseases and treatment plans, established a cardiology urgent care program placing cardiologists in the emergency department, and co-developed a first-of-its-kind urgent care center for cardiovascular diseases.
After medical school at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, Dr. Zimetbaum completed residency and fellowship in cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology at Beth Israel Hospital in Boston.