Dan Zimmerman

Dr. Daniel D. Zimmerman

Senior Vice President
Chief Science Advisor

Daniel D. Zimmerman, M.D., is Senior Vice President and Chief Science Advisor. Prior to his current role, he served as Head of Global Medical, RGA Reinsurance Company, responsible for thought and medical leadership, case consultation, product development, client support, and internal and external education.  Additionally, he serves as editor of ReFlections, RGA’s global medical newsletter.  

He is also Managing Director of The Longer Life Foundation, www.longerlife.org. This not-for-profit collaboration between RGA and Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine funds the study of factors that either predict the mortality and morbidity of select populations or influence improvements in longevity, health, and wellness.

Before joining RGA in 2014, Dr. Zimmerman was a medical director with Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance Company for 8 years.  Previously, he practiced primary care internal medicine and pediatrics in Tampa, Florida. 

Dr. Zimmerman received his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and his undergraduate degree in Medical Microbiology and Molecular Biology from the University of Wisconsin – Madison, Wisconsin, USA.  He has held leadership positions with the American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI), participated in program committees of the American Academy of Insurance Medicine (AAIM), and frequently represents RGA to key industry professional organizations.  He has also contributed several articles to the Journal of Insurance Medicine, OTR, and Best’s Review