Dr. Igor Fineman, MD

Dr. Igor Fineman, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 50
Dr. Igor Fineman, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Pasadena, CA and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from David Geffen School Of Medicine At UCLA, University Of California, Los Angeles in 1994 and specializes in neurosurgery, neurological skull base surgery, and more.

630 S Raymond Ave Unit 301

Pasadena, CA 91105

Contact Information

(626) 535-9552

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more than 98% of peers
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
very high
more than 97% of peers
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Fineman "Our approach to neurosurgical care is based on partnering with patients and their familities to determine the safest and most effective means of treatment. All available non-surgical and surgical therapeutic modalities are considered. The highest premium is always placed on the individual's quality of life. We take pride in associating with top physicians in the region in their respective fields. While we have the latest technology at our disposal, technology is never utilized for its own sake. We consider establishment of trust and rapport with patients paramount to the ultimate success of any therapy. We continue to advance the fascinating field of neuroscience through basic and clinical research."

4  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Neurological Skull Base Surgery
  • Neurological Spine Surgery
  • Neurological Trauma Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

55  Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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20  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • UCLA School Of Engineering & Applied Science
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1990
  • David Geffen School Of Medicine At UCLA, University Of California, Los Angeles
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • UCLA Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • UCLA Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • UCLA Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2000
  • UCLA Medical School, Division Of Neurosurgery, Chief Resident
    Other Education | Completed 2000

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society,
  • UCLA Brain Injury Research Program Young Investigator Award,
  • UCLA Alumni Scholar Achievement Award (4 times),
  • American Heart Association Student Research Award,
  • UCLA Medical Center Student Volunteer Scholarship Award,
  • Western Student Medical Research Forum Presentation Award,
Media & Publications
  • Hypoxic insult to the retina,
  • Nural prosthetics,
  • Tumors and myelopathy,
  • 45-CA++ autoradigraphic study,
  • Spatial Selectivity,
  • Proximal tubule cells,
  • macaque intraparietal sulcus,
  • Repair of small cerebrospinal fluid leaks,
  • Neocortical plasticity,
  • Kynurenic acid,

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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What People Say About Dr. Igor Fineman, MD
I had surgery with Dr Fineman for a herniated disc and the whole process was a wonderful experience. I was being treated by another neurosurgeon and I ended up with Dr Fineman due to being admitted to Huntington Memorial Hospital from the emergency room. Dr Fineman and Jennifer (his assistant)...Read More
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none – Aug 23, 2018
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Dr Fineman is an excellent surgeon. He treated me for stenosis in 2010 and I never had pain again in that area. It is now 2018 and I am experiencing the pain of stenosis in another area, I am changing my insurance from Kaiser so I can be healed by this doctor. Only downside is trying to get...Read More
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Aisha Lanier – Jan 18, 2018
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Dr. Fineman and his staff are wonderful.. The wait might have been long but they were very accommodating
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Pasadena, CA – Apr 26, 2016
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I was sent to Dr. Fineman's office after one year of horrible back pain. He talked to me about what I was going through and gave me his recommendation after seeing my results from the MRI. I was not able to work or live my life so when he recommended surgery for my L4 and L5 I said yes. I...Read More
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Toni Loska in Upland, CA – Apr 10, 2016
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