Secretary: Board of Directors
Daniel M. Zirkman, MD is a graduate of Duke University in 1979 and the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas where he received his medical degree in 1986.
He completed a residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship training in Nephrology at Montefiore University Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Dr. Zirkman has practiced Nephrology for the past 23 years, during which time he served as the Medical Director of the inpatient dialysis unit at Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune, New Jersey, and on the Trans Atlantic Renal Council in an advisory role.
He has been active in organized medicine serving as the Chief of Medicine at Centrastate Medical Center in Freehold, New Jersey and as a member of the hospital's Medical Executive Committee and long-range Strategic Planning Committee.
In 2012, Dr. Zirkman joined Executive Health Resources where he served as a Physician Advisor in the Government Appeals department handling all levels of Medicare and Medicaid denials including administrative law judge (ALJ) hearings. He assumed his current position as full time physician advisor in 2014 at Riverview Medical Center, part of the Hackensack-Meridian System, in Red Bank, New Jersey. With a particular interested in clinical documentation improvement, Dr. Zirkman has lectured to medical staffs on CDI, ICD-10 implementation, and the 2-midnight rule.
Dr. Zirkman served as the President of the Monmouth County Medical Society (2010-2012) and has been a member of the Board of Trustees of the state Medical Society of New Jersey for the past 4 years. He has participated actively in a number of hospital committees including physician peer review, critical care, bioethics, and has collaborated with the hospital IT department at Centrastate Medical Center in helping design, build, and implement the hospital's computer physician order entry system (CPOE).
Dr. Zirkman is married with three children and spends much of his free time recalling his athletic endeavors from younger days.