Dr. Christian G. Zimmerman, MD, Boise, ID, 83706

Dr. Christian Zimmerman specializes in neurosurgical care. Some of the conditions treated and/or services provided include but are not limited to: Cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine problems. Dr. Zimmerman is ranked number 1 in the state of Idaho for Neurosurgery in 2012. He also is ranked among the top 10% in the Nation for Neurosurgery Services and has received a five star rating according to HealthGrades.

Referral requirements for Neurosurgery (Dr. Zimmerman) are listed below:

  • Referral from a provider (MD or Mid-Level)

  • Must have MRI or CT (6 months old or less)

  • Patient demographics

Dr. Zimmerman is part of the group that makes up Saint Alphonsus Spine Care Center.

Type of Spine Professional

  • Neurosurgeon

Areas of Expertise


  • Arm Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Headache / Migraine
  • Herniated / Bulging Disc
  • Leg Pain
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Pain/Neuralgia
  • Sciatica
  • Sciatica / Radiculopathy
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumors
  • Tumors


  • Anterior Cervical Corpectomy
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy/Decompression
  • Anterior Cervical Fusion
  • Back Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Fusion Instrumentation
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Discectomy
  • Laminectomy/Decompression Surgery
  • Lower Back Surgery
  • Lumbar Spine Fusion Instrumentation
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Microdiscectomy / Microdecompression
  • Neck Surgery
  • Posterior Cervical Decompression
  • Posterior Cervical Discectomy
  • Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy
  • Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF)
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spine Surgery
  • Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF)
  • Upper Back Surgery


Languages Spoken: English


  • Board Certified, American Board of Neurological Surgery
  • Board Certified, American Board of Pain Management
  • Masters of Business Administration, Auburn University

Professional Distinctions

  • Saint Alphonsus Spine Medicine Institute Medical Director
  • Saint Alphonsus Health System Executive Director of Research
  • Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Boise, State University
  • Fellowship, Catholic Health Association Overseas

Professional Affiliations

  • The Royal Society of Medicine
  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • National Academies of Science Institute of Medicine