Dr. Immerman moved to Eau Claire and started Evergreen Surgical in December of 1981, and has been recently been recognized by Sacred Heart Hospital for 30 years of service to the hospital and the community. Since his solo beginning in 1981 the practice has grown to it’s present size of three board certified general surgeons. Before moving to Eau Claire, Dr. Immerman received both his undergraduate and medical degrees from Northwestern University in Chicago. Following that, he completed a five year residency in general surgery at Northwestern University. As part of his surgical training, he completed an American Cancer Society Clinical Fellowship in Surgical Oncology at Evanston Hospital in Evanston, Il.
Dr. Immerman has published papers on cancer of the breast, lung, pancreas, parathyroid glands, and skin; and more recently on pilonidal disease. He is board certified in General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery, and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He has served as Director of Trauma for Sacred Heart Hospital, chaired their Department of Surgery, and currently serves on both their Oncology and Performance Improvement Committees. He has special interest in the treatment of lung cancer, and difficult pilonidal disease utilizing the Bascom Procedure.
He is the founder of the of the OakLeaf Medical Network which was created in 1993 to allow patients and physicians in the Chippewa Valley maintain private practice as a health care option. He was the CEO of the OakLeaf organization from 1993 to 2006, and was the driving force behind the creation of the OakLeaf Surgical Hospital.
Dr. Immerman has given numerous talks and seminars on surgical topics in the Chippewa Valley since starting his practice here in 1982. He was been an active participant in the UW Medical School Family Practice Teaching Program in Eau Claire for over 30 years. He was named Sacred Heart Hospital’s “Physician of the Year” in 2016. “Dr. Immerman is absolutely passionate about providing the very best care to our patients,” said CEO Julie Manas.
Dr. Immerman was born and raised in the suburbs of New York City. He has lived in Eau Claire since 1981. He is married and has three boys and three grandchildren. His hobbies include photography, computers and kilnformed glass. His glass artwork is seen in galleries across the US and his recent work can also be seen on ClearwaterGlass.com