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  i write about medical topics to empower people with information. 

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




Tap Dancing on Everest

a memoir

"The best ascent of Everest in terms and style of pure adventure." Reinhold Messner

"Ranks with the most remarkable ordeals from which men or woman have returned alive." Lord John Hunt 

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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 a memoir 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 an 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.

personal essays

On the Anniversary of Dobbs, Women in the South Should Start Taking Pregnancy tests monthly Read

The Bus, The Sun Magazine Read >

Matzo at 18,000 feet — what it’s like to lead a Seder on Mount Everest, The Forward Read >

What the Christian Right Gets Wrong About Birth Control, Ms. Magazine Read >

The Versailles, Dorothy Parker's Ashes Read >

Anti-abortion bills don't only harm women seeking the service, NBC News THINK Read >

Appreciating Humanity in the Vaccine Clinic, Atlanta Journal-Constitution Op-Ed  Read >

RBG’s Legacy Is a Call to Pursue Justice, Atlanta Jewish Times Op-Ed  Read >

SoMeDocs: doctors on social media contributor

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Mimi Zieman, M.D. tells us that medical students and residents interested in OB/GYN are avoiding states with abortion bans.

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Mimi Zieman M.D., who writes medically to empower people, tells us to follow our instincts to new opportunities.

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Mimi Zieman, MD speaks out for reproductive rights because it's "my duty to take the best care of my patients".

medical books

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Managing Contraception


A Personal Guide to
Managing Contraception


A quick and easy way to learn the advantages and disadvantages of all birth control methods

authored chapters 


Operative Gynecology


Contraception for Adolescent and Young Adult Women

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Tap Dancing on Everest


a memoir

A young woman’s journey from the sidewalks of New York City to the slopes of the highest mountain where she was the doctor and only woman on a madcap Everest expedition, described as Wild meets Into Thin Air, with a Feminist twist. 

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news & events.

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Mimi moderates panel after the Southeastern premiere of the film Happening.

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Personal Essay
Dorothy Parker's Ashes

Mimi's essay in a literary magazine with adapted excerpts from her memoir in progress.


What the Christian Right Gets Wrong About Birth Control

A religious minority is emboldened with the current conservative makeup of the Supreme Court, forging a battle on the front lines of statehouses, not just against abortion—but against contraception.

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Op-Ed at

Mimi shares her opinion on Georgia's anti-abortion laws make healthcare professionals violate their ethical principles.

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Mimi joins Andrea Young & Staci Fox

Mimi joins Andrea Young, Executive Director ACLU of Georgia and Staci Fox, CEO Planned Parenthood Southeast discussing the status of Roe v. Wade


Her American Story

Listen to Mimi's story, on Jazbeen Ahmad's podcast.

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