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i write about medical topics to empower people with facts.

i write creatively to explore the meaning behind experiences we share.

about mimi.


Mimi Zieman has treated frozen limbs on the highest mountain, delivered triplets near the deepest ocean trench, tap danced through Broadway studios, and has been a suburban mom of three – all experiences that have prepared her for new challenges. Her latest is writing UNGUIDED, about her unlikely journey from New York City girl to the doctor on an Everest expedition in the remote wilds of Tibet.

Her early career as a successful academic at Emory University School of Medicine included the roles of Associate Professor, Director of Medical Students, Founder and Director of a Fellowship in Family Planning, educator, and researcher. With a national reputation, she was a founding member of the scientific Society of Family Planning, and a member of CDC committees that wrote guidelines on U.S. contraceptive care. 

She left the structured world of academia to work as an independent consultant and entrepreneur, founding her company, SageMed LLC. Mimi has co-authored sixteen editions of Managing Contraception, with over one million books in circulation, and has provided guidance to programs on a global scale. She is a passionate advocate for women’s rights and has testified before the Georgia Legislature several times against bills that have no basis in science.

A popular medical speaker, she has lectured nationally and internationally, and has been interviewed by the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Chicago Tribune, Cosmopolitan, Brides, Redbook, Glamour, Fitness, Esquire, Good Day Atlanta, CNN, WSB-TV, Fox news, Georgia week in review, UPN-Atlanta, and Radio stations WSB –750 and WRAS. 

Far from her New York City roots, home base is Atlanta, with no high mountain or deep ocean in sight, where she doesn’t eat grits, biscuits, or collards, and must navigate ten lane highways. But she’s grown to love Southern hospitality, her community of friends, and the canopy of trees which keeps her grounded.



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a memoir in progress

A young woman’s journey from a New York City daughter of refugees to doctor on a madcap Everest expedition, described as Wild meets Into Thin Air, with a Jewish and Feminist twist. 

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Managing Contraception


A Personal Guide to
Managine Contraception



Operative Gynecology


Contraception for Adolescent and Young Adult Women


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Best First Page

Awarded by CeCe Lyra, P.S. Literary,
Chuck Sambochino Contest

Best Manuscript Sample

Awarded by Julia Kardon, HG Literary,
Atlanta Writers Conference


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