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 also works as a Scientific Research Officer, coordinating reviewers of CDMRP grant applications. He 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, usually in the face of stiff professional opposition and institutional inertia. He is stubborn and does what he thinks is right and usually finds a way to be successful.
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.
In the 90s, he formulated the DoD Telemedicine & Advanced Research Center (TATRC) with funds from the what would become the Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP). He developed the strategy for the CDMRP to augment NIH management of medical research and worked with Congress and the DoD on the concept to launch both it and TATRC. This grew to the billion-dollar CDRMP that exists today.
He has produced over 700 professional medical education programs for physicians, scientists, nurses, health policymakers, and patients during his career under PAMEAS. His most significant result in PAMAES was helping to increase the utilization of the safer and more patient-friendly radial artery access for catheterization procedures from 1.5% in the United States in 2009 to over 25% in 2018. He did this by educating members of Congress, NIH, FDA, CMS, Insurance Companies, and hospital leadership of its cost and care benefits. His Transradial Summit programs taught the transradial procedure to more physicians, nurses, and technicians than any other organization between 2006-2018.
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, Anatomy, and Moving Beyond Thought and Emotion.
- Psychiatry Residency (Wright Patterson Air Force Base, 1994)
- Doctor of Osteopathy (Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, 1991)
- Bachelor of Science (Chemistry/Computer Science, California State Polytechnic University, 1987)
- General Dynamics (Scientific Review Officer, 2019 - present)
- Patient Medical Association (President & Founder, 2005-present)
- Zimnik Scientific (President & Founder, 1999-2005)
- USAF, Department of Defense (Major, 1991-1999)