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Carol M Ziminski, M.A., M.D.

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Associate Professor of Medicine


Languages: English, French, Spanish

Expertise: Rheumatology, Rheumatology Consultation

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Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Appointment Phone: 443-997-1552

5501 Hopkins Bayview Circle
Asthma and Allergy Center
Baltimore, MD 21224 map
Fax: 443-267-0090


Dr. Ziminski is the Deputy Director of the Johns Hopkins Rheumatic Disease Unit at the Good Samaritan Hospital. She is known for her clinical skills and teaching programs with a broad interest in the rheumatic diseases. She is Director of the division’s student education program and runs our Clinical Skills course. more


  • Associate Professor of Medicine



  • MD, Yale University School of Medicine (1976)


  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Medicine (1979)


  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine / Rheumatology (1981)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Internal Medicine (1979)
  • American Board of Internal Medicine / Rheumatology (1982)

Research & Publications

Research Summary

Her research interests include clinical studies of undifferentiated connective tissue disease.

Selected Publications

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  1. Ziminski CE, Wiglesworth A, Austin R, Phillips LR, Mosqueda L. Injury patterns and causal mechanisms of bruising in physical elder abuse. J Forensic Nurs. 2013 Apr-Jun;9(2):84-91; quiz E1-2. doi: 10.1097/JFN.0b013e31827d51d0. PMID: 24158129 [PubMed - in process]
  2. Phillips LR, Ziminski C. The public health nursing role in elder neglect in assisted living facilities. Public Health Nurs. 2012 Nov;29(6):499-509. doi: 10.1111/j.1525-1446.2012.01029.x. Epub 2012 Aug 26. PMID: 23078421 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
  3. Ziminski CE, Phillips LR, Woods DL. Raising the index of suspicion for elder abuse: cognitive impairment, falls, and injury patterns in the emergency department. Geriatr Nurs. 2012 Mar-Apr;33(2):105-12. doi: 10.1016/j.gerinurse.2011.12.003. Epub 2012 Jan 17. PMID: 22257963
  4. Ziminski CE, Phillips LR. Clinical concepts. The nursing role in reporting elder abuse: specific examples and interventions. J Gerontol Nurs. 2011 Nov;37(11):19-23. doi: 10.3928/00989134-20111010-01. Epub 2011 Oct 19. PMID: 22007618
  5. Park JK, Subhawong AP, Ziminski CM, Grader-Beck T. Dermatomyositis as the initial presentation of a large anaplastic T-cell lymphoma. J Clin Oncol. 2011 May 1;29(13):e378-80. doi: 10.1200/JCO.2010.33.2528. Epub 2011 Feb 22. No abstract available. PMID: 21343565

Activities & Honors


  • Clinician Scholar Educator Award, American College of Rheumatology, 2006 - 2009
  • Core Faculty, Vivien Thomas College, JHU Colleges Advisory Program, 2008
  • Co-Leader, Vivien Thomas College, JHU Colleges Advisory Program, 2009


  • American College of Physicians
    Fellow, July 1996
  • American College of Rheumatology
  • Arthritis Foundation, Maryland Chapter
  • Baltimore City Medical Society
  • Johns Hopkins Medical and Surgical Association
  • Lupus Mid-Atlantic
  • Maryland Society for the Rheumatic Diseases
  • Medical and Chirurgical Faculty of the State of Maryland

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