Dr. Imanuel Lerman, MD

Dr. Imanuel Lerman, MD

Pain Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 41
Dr. Imanuel Lerman, MD is a pain medicine specialist in La Jolla, CA and has been practicing for 11 years. He graduated from Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med in 2007 and specializes in pain medicine.Read his story

9300 Campus Point Dr

La Jolla, CA 92037

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  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan

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All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
very high
more than 95% of peers
very high
more than 94% of peers
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Dr. Lerman's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Lerman "Imanuel Lerman, MD, is a board-certified neurologist who specializes in pain management. As a pain management specialist, Dr. Lerman evaluates, diagnoses and treats all forms of pain, including acute, chronic and cancer pain. He cares for individuals at UC San Diego Health’s Center for Pain Medicine, which is dedicated to reducing and eliminating suffering, and improving function in individuals with lower back or other spine-related pain issues, joint and muscular-skeletal pain or pain due to surgery, injury, nerve damage, psychological factors and metabolic problems such as diabetes. Dr. Lerman approaches each patient as an individual and believes that treatment plans should be tailored to each person’s needs and comfort. He has extensive experience in ultrasound guidance for interventional pain procedures and interventional headache treatment, teaching and speaking nationally on these subjects. As an assistant professor in the Department of Anesthesiology at UC San Diego School of Medicine, Dr. Lerman carries out numerous clinical trials. His studies focus on novel drugs and devices to treat headache and spine pain. Dr. Lerman carries out clinical research with the aim to investigate neuromodulation techniques that improve pain, function and mental health. His research interests include using techniques such as brain imaging, inflammatory profiling, and the evaluation of peripheral autonomic nervous system function to better understand the interplay between pain and inflammation in the central and peripheral nervous system. Dr. Lerman completed his fellowship in pain management at Massachusetts General Hospital and his neurology residency at Yale School of Medicine. He earned his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine. He is triple board-certified in neurology, pain medicine and headache medicine. Dr. Lerman is a founding board member of the American Interventional Headache Society, and faculty for the American Society of Regional Anesthesiology and the World Academy of Pain Medicine Ultrasonography. When he is not at work, Dr. Lerman enjoys spending time outdoors in San Diego with his wife and three daughters."
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1  Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

60  Conditions Treated

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11  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.


  • Georgetown Univ Sch Of Med
    Medical School | Graduated 2007

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lerman has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Lerman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lerman to family and friends
11 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (11)

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Dr. Lerman's Performance

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  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Does not listen to his patients, he simply wants lab rats for his new procedures and research. Be VERY wary.
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