Peter Carlos Gerszten, MD

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  • Specialty:

  • Secondary Specialty:

    Spine Oncology Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Board Certifications:

    Neurological Surgery
  • Education:

    FACS MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD MPH, University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public Health, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Residency:

    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA
  • Affiliations:

    UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital UPMC Shadyside UPMC Presbyterian UPMC East
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Peter Carlos Gerszten, MD, MPH, FACS, is the Peter E. Sheptak Professor of Neurological Surgery and Radiation Oncology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He specializes in spinal oncology and minimally invasive approaches to spinal disorders, including spine radiosurgery, and kyphoplasty.

Dr. Gerszten is board-certified in neurological surgery. He received an undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va. He completed a medical degree at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore. Dr. Gerszten completed a residency in neurosurgery at UPMC, and a fellowship in spine surgery at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Dr. Gerszten is a member of many professional organizations, such as the American College of Surgeons, American Medical Association, American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves, North American Spine Society, Cervical Spine Research Society, Delta Omega Public Health National Honor Society, Allegheny County Medical Society, Pennsylvania Neurosurgical Society, Pennsylvania State Medical Society, and the John Hopkins Medical and Surgical Association.