Dr. Igor Immerman is an orthopaedic surgeon with specialty training in hand and upper extremity surgery. Treating all conditions of the upper extremity, from the simple to the complex, Dr. Immerman’s philosophy of care is that each patient should be treated as a unique person and not by a cookie-cutter, protocol-only approach. He spends time getting to know each patient, and works with the patient to choose the right treatment, whether surgical or nonsurgical, that is best for a patient’s specific situation.
Dr. Immerman grew up in Moscow, Russia, and moved to Maryland in his teens. He graduated with honors with a B.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University, and he received his M.D. degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland. After medical school, he completed residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at New York University Hospital for Joint Diseases, and he also received subspecialty training in hand, upper extremity and microvascular surgery at UC Davis Medical Center. After fellowship, Dr. Immerman studied hand and peripheral nerve surgery in Israel and Russia, including a fellowship at the birthplace of the Ilizarov method in Siberia. Throughout his career, Dr. Immerman has been active in research, and has over 20 peer-reviewed publications in medical journals. In addition to his full-time clinical practice, Dr. Immerman serves as a volunteer reviewer for the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, participates in several committees in the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, and takes part in international medical missions with Health Volunteers Overseas.