Dr. Essman is a native of Ohio. He completed his orthopaedic training at Akron City Hospital, Akron, Ohio, in 1990, and a Fellowship in Hand and Microsurgery at Christine Kleinert Institute for Hand and Microsurgery in 1991.
Dr. Essman was Board certified in Orthopaedic surgery in 1994, and earned additional certification for having added qualification in surgery of the hand in 1995.
He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Dr. Essman has lived in Spartanburg with his wife and children since 1995.