We mentioned last week that we would be starting the blog posts by introducing you to members of the practice here in Downtown Syracuse. Who better to start off with than Dr Chris Zimmerman! Here are a few things about him some you may know and some you maybe surprised about!
An Upstate New Yorker at heart, Chris graduated from Bishop Grimes High School. He received his BS in Chemistry, Cum Laude at LeMoyne College and completed his doctorate in dentistry at the University of Pennsylvania. He has been in private practice since 1993 in our office located in the Historic University Building in Downtown Syracuse.
In 1989 while a member of the Lemoyne Dolphins baseball team Chris was part of the greatest comeback in Division I NCAA baseball regional tournament history. Down 14 to nothing after six innings and forced to come back the next day to complete the game after a rain delay, he hit the game winning three run homerun in the top of the 12th inning completing the 18-16 miracle comeback. He was inducted into the Class of 2000 Hall of Fame at LeMoyne College for this remarkable performance in Division I Baseball.
Chris’s family have always had a strong sporting connection with Syracuse. Chris’s father Chuck quarterbacked the SU football team from 1956 to 1958. He played in the Orange and Cotton bowls handing off to arguably the greatest running back in NFL history, Jim Brown.
Chris resides in Brewerton with his wife Valerie, and their five children, Daniel, Melanie, Erica, Olivia, and Juliette.
If you want to know more about Chris’s qualifications you can see his full Bio here.