Dr. Rudy Zimmer is a Public Health and Preventive Medicine specialist with a Certificate of Knowledge in Clinical Tropical Medicine and Travellers’ Health (CTropMed®). After more than 20years in travel and tropical medicine practice at Odyssey, he continues to provide a full continuum of services from pre-travel prevention to in-country support to post-travel acute care and ongoing health surveillance for expats.
Dr. Zimmer is a clinical assistant professor within the University of Calgary’s Department of Community Health Sciences, and is involved in travel medicine training of resident doctors here at Odyssey. More recently, he became an Offshore Energies UK (OEUK) registered physician, as well as addressing the needs of business travellers in general.
As member of the editorial board of the Journal of Travel medicine, Dr. Zimmer continues to work toward improving the medical literature on travel and tropical medicine through reviews and primary research. From 2007 to 2020, he was the medical consultant for Alberta Health Services (Calgary Zone) overseeing travel health services and HIV post-exposure prophylaxis. He now works for Health Canada in clinical evaluations of vaccines, and is an ex-officio member of Committee to Advise on Tropical Medicine and Travel (CATMAT).