Dr. Ian Brimhall is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in custom total knee replacement and unicompartmental knee replacement, minimally invasive total hip replacement, advanced arthroscopic surgery for the shoulder and knee, general procedure for hand and elbow, and traumatology and fracture care.

Dr. Brimhall graduated with honors from Midwestern University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2003 and attended a five-year Orthopedic Surgery residency in Detroit, Michigan, at Henry Ford Hospital.

During his residency, he also focused on total joints and sports medicine along with additional training in traumatology at Vanderbilt Hospital in Nashville, Tennessee, and pediatrics at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.

From 2008 to 2022, Dr. Brimhall was chief surgeon for Arizona Mountain Orthopedics and served on the Board of Directors for the Sunrise Ambulatory Surgical Center.

He was also Chief of Surgery for five years at Summit Healthcare Regional Medical Center, with 13 years on their Credentialing Committee.

Dr. Brimhall enjoys taking an active role in his community as a coach, team physician and founder of charitable organizations which focus on wellness, rehabilitation, and education.

He is an avid outdoorsman enjoying ranching, hunting, downhill skiing, wakeboarding, horseback riding and fishing. He also loves basketball, weightlifting and nutritional fitness.

Dr. Brimhall is a member of the American Osteopathic Association, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, and the American Academy of Osteopathic Orthopedic Surgeons.


  • Custom Total Knee Replacement
  • Unicompartmental Knee Replacement
  • Minimally Invasive Total Hip Replacement
  • Advanced Arthroscopic Surgery for the Shoulder and Knee
  • General Procedure for Hand and Elbow
  • Traumatology
  • Fracture Care

Medical Degree

  • Midwestern University Medical School, Glendale, AZ


  • Orthopedic Surgery, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI
  • Traumatology, Vanderbilt Hospital, Nashville, TN
  • Pediatrics, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

Board Certification

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


  • American Osteopathic Association
  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • American Academy of Osteopathic Orthopedic Surgeons

Dr. Brimhall is available to see patients at the following locations:

Anchorage Clinic & Physical Therapy

4100 Lake Otis Pkwy
Anchorage, AK 99508
Main Clinic: Suite 220
Physical Therapy: Suite 108

Physical Therapy

Eagle River Clinic & Physical Therapy

17025 Snowmobile Lane
Suite 102
Eagle River, AK 99577

Physical Therapy

Wasilla Clinic

3505 E. Meridian Park Loop
Suite 101
Wasilla, AK 99654