Paul Zimnik is an educator and retired Osteopathic physician, living in Frederick, MD with his wife of 36 years. They have four adult children. He is the president of the 501(c)(3) Patient Medical Association, which he founded to improve healthcare and to educate people on how to enhance their well being and mental health. He is president of his local HOA, the Whittier Community Associates, a board he's served on for over ten years.
Paul has always been driven to improve society by improving the lives of individuals.
He has played a key role in the development of several initiatives he's championed:
- The development of the Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center (TATRC) and the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP) in the 90s.
- The increase in the utilization of transradial vascular access for catheter-based procedures in the United States from 2009-2018.
- The development of the field of AutoPsychology for individuals to self-manage their emotional suffering and to assist in addressing the increase in suicides, particularly among the young and elderly.
His research continues today in applying his theories about the full extent of integrated human anatomy for individuals in meditative self-treatment to lead happier and healthier lives. He believes these pursuits could help reduce the increasing mental health issues our society is facing as reflected in the increased rates of suicide and substance abuse and the overall coarsening of our interactions. He calls this approach AutoPsychology, which he describes in his soon to be released book:
AutoPsychology: Life, Moving Beyond Thought, & Accepting What Is