Dr. Zinkel is an academic emergency physician at a large urban level one trauma center half-time. The other half of his time is spent as the Associate Medical Director for Quality at HealthPartners health plan and as Medical Director for HealthPartners online clinic, virtuwell. His favorite part about being a physician and working for HealthPartners is getting to meet people from all walks of life and having the opportunity to help them. Outside of work Dr. Zinkel likes to spend time with his family, cook (Italian being his specialty!) and play on violin and mandolin.