Richard S. Zimmerman, MD, is a neurosurgeon at Mayo Clinic in Arizona and the dean of education at Mayo School College of Medicine and Science in Arizona.
He completed a residency in neurosurgery followed by a fellowship in cerebrovascular and skull base surgery. He specializes in surgical options to treat severe facial pain, microsurgical treatment of hemifacial spasm, individualized surgical options for seizures, including minimally invasive laser ablation, responsive neurostimulation (RNS), vagus nerve stimulation (VNS), deep brain stimulation (DBS) and intracranial monitoring and microsurgical treatment of aneurysms, arteriovenous malformations, and carotid artery
He is a leading member of Mayo Clinic’s Comprehensive Epilepsy Program and has received Mayo Clinic’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
U.S. News & World Report ranks Mayo Clinic #1 hospital in Arizona.