Daniel Zirkman, MD
Daniel M Zirkman is a native of Queens, New York. His educational path took him to Duke
University in North Carolina where he received his BS in psychology and biology in 1979. From
there he earned his MD degree at UT Health Science Center in San Antonio, Texas (1986);
followed by residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Nephrology at the University of
Zirkman practiced nephrology in New Jersey with stints at Robert Wood Johnson University
Hospital, Jersey Shore Medical Center, and Centrastate Medical Center over the course of 24
years. His practice covered a wide-range of kidney conditions including hypertension, chronic
kidney disease, electrolyte disorders, acute kidney failure, kidney stone disease, and dialysis.
In 2014, after establishing and running a successful solo practice in Freehold, NJ he
transitioned to administrative medicine at Riverview Medical Center in Red Bank, NJ. His
responsibilities as the Physician Advisor for the hospital included insurance denial
management, documentation and quality improvement, and audit and appeals work.
It was during his tenure at Riverview Medical Center that he became involved with his first non-
profit organization: serving as the Secretary of the inaugural Board of Directors of the newly
formed American College of Physician Advisors. With the growing regulatory and financial
challenges faced by patients, hospitals, and physicians alike; ACPA’s efforts focus on
discovering, developing, and prompting national leaders in many aspects of healthcare
regulation. During Zirkman’s tenure on the Board ACPA has grown rapidly from a handful of
intrepid, hard-working physicians, to an organization of more than 1000 physician advisors,
regulatory experts, case management specialists with a renowned national conference.
Zirkman is excited to join the Board of Stepping Stones Global Development with a strong
commitment to assisting in the development of medical programs in underserved areas around