Deena R Zimmerman MD MPH IBCLC is a physician with a lifelong love of Judaic Studies. She completed college at Yale University and medical school at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She did a pediatric residency, chief residency and Masters in Public Health at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, where she served on the faculty as Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics for four years. One of the first graduates of the Nishmat Keren Ariel Program as a Yoetzet Halacha (Women’s Halachic Advisor), she has written a number of articles related to women’s health issues and halacha. She currently lives in Israel with her husband Rabbi Sammy Zimmerman, and children Ari, Akiva, Yosef and Rivka, where she practices as a pediatrician and lactation consultant.