My Journey...

About me...

My name is Miriam Zylberglait, everybody calls me "Dr.Z"

I am originally for Peru. I went to medical school there and practiced medicine for almost 10 years. I came to the U.S in 2011, leaving my parents, my friends, and my job as an academic physician, to follow the love of my life.

In the U.S I had to start from zero. Learn a new language, and repeat my residency and fellowship. During these years, while being in my 40s, I rounded the hospital with my pregnant belly, twice. Best experience ever... I was never alone, my baby's kicks were the best reminder of why I needed to continue pursuing my dreams.

Now, I am lucky of having a supportive husband, parents, sister, friends, and two wonderful little boys that help me to find harmony between my personal and professional life.

Professional Bio

I am a physician triple Board-Certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, and Obesity Medicine. I completed my medical education and Geriatric Fellowship in Peru and provided patient care for over 10 years at the Naval Geriatric Center. After moving to the U.S in 2011, I completed my training in Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and during the COVID-19 pandemic, I got certified in Obesity Medicine.

Guided by my interest in education, leadership, and advocacy I completed a Physician Leadership Academy with the Florida Medical Association, a Fellowship on Leadership Development and Education with the American Association of Medical Colleges, and have been certified as a Mental Health Ally and Physician Wellness Advocate.

In 2021, I had the honor to be selected by the American College of Physicians to be part of the National Wellness and Professional Fulfillment Committee, and in 2022, I joined the Creators Institute at Georgetown University to write my first Book about well-being and growth.