Dr. Ryan Zimmerman, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 34
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Dr. Ryan Zimmerman, MD
Dr. Zimmerman earned his M.D. from Johns Hopkins and completed Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at Harvard, where he served as the Chief Orthopaedic Resident at Massachusetts General Hospital. He specializes in conditions of the entire upper limb, from shoulder to fingertip and treats patient of all ages.

1400 Front Ave Ste 100

Lutherville, MD 21093

Contact Information

(410) 296-6232

Dr. Ryan Zimmerman, MD

Dr. Ryan Zimmerman, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Humana
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Worker's Compensation

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Care Philosophy

Care is individualized to each patient.  Whenever possible, I recommend nonsurgical options first.  When surgery is an option, I discuss why it might help you, what is likely to happen without surgery and exactly what surgery and recovery would entail.  I never pressure patients into surgery and I do my best to give you the information you need to make whatever decision is right for you.  
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Dr. Zimmerman's Experience

Dr. Zimmerman's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Dr. Zimmerman does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Elbow Disorders
  • Fracture
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Pain


  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • Glenoid Labrum Repair
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Ligament Reconstruction and Tendon Interposition (LRTI) for the Thumb
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Surgery
  • Trigger Finger Release

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University Of North Carolina At Chapel Hill
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2005
  • Johns Hopkins University / School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2009
  • Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2010
  • Harvard Combined Orthopaedic Residency Program
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2014
  • Raymond M Curtis Hand Cr Union Meml Hosp
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2015

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Zimmerman's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Zimmerman to family and friends
based on 21 total reviews (15 with comments)
Dr. Zimmerman's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (15)
in Havre de Grace MD |
Excellent in every way, Listens to the Patient, No Hurry takes his time shows genuine Interest in the Patient. I hand surgery in July and I was Very confident in Dr. Zimmerman . H e explains the Procedure in Terms the Patient will understand, Follow up was also Great , Answers all your questions , and Never in a Rush !! Excellent Doctor !!
in Columbia, MD |
Dr. Zimmerman is an excellent surgeon. He is personable and professional and did a great job repairing a unique tendon issue in my hand from a dog bit. I highly recommend Dr. Zimmerman.
in Tilghman, MD |
Doctor Zimmerman operated on my hand after a severe wood shop accident. His expertise saved all my fingers except for one that was too damaged to save. He has a great personality and carefully explained things to me as my healing progressed. I would highly recommend Dr. Zimmerman.
in Baltimore, Md |
Dr. Zimmerman was fantastic. I severely cut myself in Cuba, and I was able to see him promptly and schedule am almost emergency surgery very quickly. His office is professional and responsive. There was significant damage, all of which he was able to fix.
in Bel Air, MD |
Excellent care for surgery and treatment of my right wrist fracture. Explained everything, patient and good bedside manner.
As a health care provider as well, I must say that I have been thoroughly impressed by Dr Zimmerman and his treatment of me. He is extremely knowledgeable and experienced, as well as friendly and comforting. He takes the time to listen to his patients and their concerns. He explains everything (from diagnosis and treatment) thoroughly. I even travel 1.5 hours, one-way, to see him! I would not hesitate to refer any of my patients to him. He's the best! His secretary, Terry, is great too!
Baltimore, MD |
If I could pick just one word to describe Dr. Ryan Zimmerman, it would be excellence. From the friendly greeting all the way through the surgical procedure to the follow up visit, everything with my hand was taken care of in an excellent fashion. His staff is friendly and responsive, he make you feel like your condition and situation are the only ones he's going to see that day, the procedure was explained in detail to me and the follow-up and post-op care are outstanding.
in Towson, MD |
Dr. Zimmerman performed trigger finger release surgery after two treatments with cortisone. At the time of the second cortisone treatment he stated if the condition returns surgery would be the best option. He explained the procedure in detail and what to expect afterwards. Due to my occupation (auto mechanic) I would be off work until the incision was fully healed. Surgery was done in an afternoon and healed as expected. Using a quote from my occupation, my hand is "functioning as designed".
Baltimore, MD |
Dr. Zimmerman treated me for a broken wrist and broken shoulder. He performed surgery on my wrist. Everything went so well with the surgery that I would certainly not hesitate to recommend him to anyone. He was kind and professional, his office is easy to work with and everyone at Chesapeake Hand Specialist that I dealt with was friendly and competent.
in Baltimore, MD |
Wonderful, helpful, nice
in Delta, PA |
Dr Zimmerman was truly terrific. I really wish he was a primary care doctor. I would go to him in a minute!! His humor, compassion and manner were wonderful. I felt completely comfortable with him. He alleviated my fear about my hand. He answered all of my questions and even drew a diagram to explain how my condition happened. His treatment was carefully explained and even though it was a steroid injection into my hand it did not hurt at all. Best of all the pain stopped!!
in Abingdon , MD |
I've been an RN for a VERY long time , so I'm judgmental of doctors . I was referred to Dr. Zimmerman by primary physician . Best referral ever . From day one to last follow up appointment I found Dr. Zimmerman to be humble yet confident, professional yet not stuffy (he wears the coolest socks ) His staff is as accommodating and pleasant as he is ...Don't let the baby face fool you ..He KNOWS what he is doing ! He fixed me ! Isn't that what it is all about ? I sing his praises ! ! !
in Forest Hill, MD |
Dr Zimmerman provided me with an excellent surgical outcome for my devastating elbow break. My recovery and range of mobility far exceeded my expectations for the injury I had. His knowledge and guidance was exceptional.
He explained my problem and the surgery thoroughly. I felt very comfortable and not pressured to have the surgery, but I'm glad I did. I'm very happy with the outcome.
in Baltimore, MD |
I could not have been happier with the care I received from Dr Zimmerman. From pre-op to post-op all went perfectly and he has a fantastic bedside manner. He went above and beyond to accommodate a special request that I had for the surgery. I would certainly send my family members to him.
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Dr. Zimmerman accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
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  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Choice Advantage
    Blue Preferred PPO
    CareFirst Maryland POS
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    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
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  • Humana
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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