Dr. Zimmermann is a Neonatologist with 15 years of experience taking care of sick and premature infants in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. She is currently the director of quality and education at an 80-bed Level IV NICU in Colorado. In March 2020, she created Mighty Littles, a blog and podcast dedicated to NICU parents, families and staff. The podcast weaves medical storytelling, practical parenting, and NICU education together, helping parents navigate their time in the NICU. The NICU is universally described by parents as foreign, overwhelming and isolating during the beginning of their stay. NICU families are increasing looking to social media and the internet for information, education and a sense of community to help them navigate their NICU experience, highlighting the desire and importance of community and
connection for NICU families. Through family interviews for the podcast, she has identified themes which cause families stress during their NICU stay, and has changed her practice in several areas over the last 6 months based on her family interviews.
Anna Zimmerman, MD, MPH