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DR. DAVID ZIMRIN NAMED UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND MEDICAL SYSTEM CHIEF OF CARDIOLOGY

Baltimore, Md. - March 25, 2015 - University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) President and CEO Robert Chrencik, MBA, CPA, has appointed David A. Zimrin, MD, as the System Chief of Cardiology. Zimrin, an associate professor of medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (SOM), was recently named the Division Head of Cardiology in the Department of Medicine at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC).

"Dr. Zimrin's appointment supports our UMMS strategy to deliver high quality, market-leading programs providing coordinated cardiac care within and among each of our System hospitals and our affiliated cardiology specialists," says Chrencik.

In his new role, Zimrin will work closely with hospital administrators and medical staff leadership throughout UMMS and the System Clinical Performance Council to assess clinical quality and patient safety, and cultivate collaborative relationships to improve cardiac care delivery.

Zimrin had recently served as chief of cardiology at the University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center and director of its cardiac catheterization laboratory. He has been on the SOM faculty since 2005, when he was appointed director of the UMMC catheterization laboratory. He began interventional and clinical cardiology practice in Baltimore in 1986.

Zimrin received his medical degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York and completed an internship, residency and fellowships at the University of Pennsylvania. His research interests have centered on new approaches to coronary revascularization, with a special interest in hybrid coronary revascularization.

About University of Maryland Medical System

The University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) currently includes 12 health systems and hospitals across Maryland including the University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center; University of Maryland Charles Regional Medical Center; University of Maryland Medical Center; University of Maryland Medical Center Midtown Campus; University of Maryland Rehabilitation & Orthopaedic Institute; University of Maryland Shore Regional Health; University of Maryland St. Joseph Medical Center; and University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health System, as well as the freestanding University of Maryland Shore Emergency Center at Queenstown and the University of Maryland Shore Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Chestertown. UMMS also operates Mt. Washington Pediatric Hospital as a joint venture with Johns Hopkins and also operates University of Maryland Medical System Health Plans for Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries.

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