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Physicians in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Peter Chimenti, MD


Physicians’ Clinic of Iowa



Special Interests

  • Arthritis of the Hand, Wrist and Elbow
  • Finger Joint Replacement
  • Wrist Replacement
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Care
  • Treatment of Finger and Hand Traumatic Injuries including Tendon and Nerve Repair Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Cubital Tunnel Release
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Dupuytren’s Contracture
  • Sports-Related Hand, Wrist and Elbow Injuries
  • Wrist Arthroscopy



  • BA/BS: University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
  • MD: Washington University, St Louis, MO


  • Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery, Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY


  • Fellowship in Hand and Microvascular Surgery, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA


  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 

Patient/Provider Philosophy

My goal is to provide patients with a thorough understanding of their condition, based on the best available evidence, to assist them in making informed health care decisions. I enjoy teaching, and I strive to ensure that patients understand their diagnosis, so that together, we can reach the best, individualized approach to their problem. I also value a patient-centered approach, one in which I get to know the person as an individual with his/her own unique background, goals and expectations. This allows me to work most effectively with the patient, as I draw on my knowledge and training, to find the right solution that fits his/her comprehensive clinical picture.

Personal Interests

Spending time with my wife, Ruth, and our daughter, Liana, is a very special part of my life. Together we love outdoor activities including cycling, hiking and scuba diving. We enjoy good food and cooking for friends and family. Ruth and I like going swing dancing and I enjoy playing the piano. As an Iowa native, I am excited to return home after training in the Northeast and Midwest for many years.