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Peter C. Gerszten, MD, MPH, FACS | UPMC Neurosurgeon

Peter E. Sheptak Professor

Neurological Surgery

Director

Percutaneous Spine Service

Areas of Interest

  • Stereotactic radiosurgery of spinal lesions
  • Spine oncology
  • Percutaneous cement augmentation for spinal fractures
  • Minimally invasive spine surgical techniques
  • Failed back syndrome
  • Epidural fibrosis
  • Outcomes research applied to spinal surgical interventions

Biography

Dr. Gerszten is the Peter E. Sheptak Professor of Neurological Surgery and director of the Percutaneous Spine Service at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He specializes in the treatment of spinal tumors and minimally invasive spinal surgery.

Dr. Gerszten is a pioneer in the field of spinal radiosurgery and oversees the instruction of this developing area of neurosurgery for both the American Association of Neurological Surgery and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.

Dr. Gerszten received his medical degree at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and completed his residency in neurological surgery and a fellowship in spinal surgery at UPMC. He also obtained a master of public health degree from the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. He is board-certified in neurological surgery.

Dr. Gerszten serves on the editorial boards of Neurosurgery, The Spine Journal, and the Journal of Radiosurgery, and he is also co-editor of Spine Radiosurgery, the first complete book on the topic.

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