Joseph P. Zimmerman, M.D.
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Sports Medicine, Total Shoulder Resurfacing, Total and Partial Knee Replacement, General Orthopaedics, Trauma

Dr. Joseph Zimmerman is a fellowship-trained sports medicine surgeon specializing in general orthopaedic, joint replacement, shoulder, and trauma care. He provides expert diagnosis and treatment for sports-related and general orthopaedic injuries and conditions, such as knee and shoulder instability and arthritis, rotator cuff tears, meniscus tears, ACL tears, and cartilage injuries.

With extensive training and experience in adult reconstructive and sports medicine surgery, Dr. Zimmerman offers the latest procedures, including shoulder and knee arthroscopy, minimally invasive total shoulder resurfacing, knee ligament reconstruction, partial unicompartmental knee replacement, total knee replacement, and cartilage preservation procedures.

“Everyone was extremely nice, helpful and patient. I wasn’t rushed at all. Dr. Zimmerman answered all of my questions.”
– Kathleen M.
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“Dr. Zimmerman and the staff were very thorough and didn’t waste any time. I was in for a follow up for some shoulder pain and had x-ray and steroid shot in under 35 minutes.”
– Brendan M.
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“Caring, and focused on you 100%.”
– Jim Y.
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Education & Training

  • Bachelor of Science in Biology: Siena College, Loudonville, NY
  • Doctor of Medicine: Albany Medical College, Albany, NY
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency: Albany Medical Center, Albany, NY
  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship: Miami Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Institute, Coral Gables, FL

Professional Associations

  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • New York State Society of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Hospital Affiliations

  • Albany Medical Center
  • St. Peter’s Hospital

Team Affiliations

  • Siena College
  • Troy High School


(518) 489-2666


(518) 289-2171
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