Board Certification(s)

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Areas of Expertise

  • COPD
  • Preventive Medicine



Georgetown University Hospital
Pulmonary Disease
Washington, D.C.


Internship and Residency

Georgetown University Hospital
Internal Medicine
Washington, D.C.


Medical School

University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA


Undergraduate School

University of Virginia
Bachelor of Arts, History
Charlottesville, VA

Hospital(s) Affiliated With

Virginia Hospital Center

Professional Associations

Fellow, American College of Chest Physicians (FCCP)
Fellow, American College of Physicians (FACP)
NAMDRC (past President)

Academic Positions

Georgetown University School of Medicine
Clinical Professor of Medicine
1974 – Present


George Washington University School of Medicine
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
2008 – Present




“Arterial Thrombosis with Combined Clonidine Hydrochloride and Propranolol Hydrochloride Therapy.” Archives of Internal Medicine 140.1 (1980). Print.

“Unilateral Lobar Pneumonia with Empyema Caused by Neisseria Gonorrhoeae.” Southern Medical Journal 73.2 (1980). Print.

Personal Interests

Spending time with family, especially now with grandchildren; reading American history, “beach” books, and legal and spy thrillers!


Dr. Steven Zimmet  joined Pulmonary and Medical Associates of Northern Virginia in 1974, after serving in the US Navy. He has particular clinical interests in preventive medicine and the treatment of asthma and COPD.

Dr. Zimmet completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Virginia, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in History, and pursued his medical education. He then pursued an internal medicine internship and residency at Georgetown University Hospital, followed by a Pulmonary Disease fellowship in 1974.

Dr. Zimmet was the Medical Director in the Intensive Care Unit at Virginia Hospital Center for more than 20 years, and served in other leadership positions in the department of medicine and pulmonary division. Additionally, he served as President of NAMDRC, a national association of pulmonary leaders, and was also President of the Virginia Thoracic Society and Virginia Society of Internal Medicine.