Peter C. Gerszten

Peter C. Gerszten

Neurosurgeon at UPMC Department of Neurosurgery

Meet Peter C. Gerszten

Dr. Peter 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 as well as 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. His clinical interests include minimally invasive approaches to the treatment of spinal disorders and spinal tumors. Dr. Gerszten’s clinical research area of interest is the application of outcomes research to spinal surgical interventions.

Dr. Gerszten is a neurosurgeon with UPMC Department of Neurosurgery.

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Pittsburgh, PA

How Peter C. Gerszten Can Help You


  • Neurosurgeon

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish


  • Degenerative Conditions
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Herniation
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Fractures
  • Hemangioblastoma
  • Hemangiomas
  • Kyphosis
  • Lordosis
  • Meningioma
  • Metastatic Tumors
  • Nerve Compression
  • Nerve Entrapment
  • Neurofibroma
  • Schwannoma
  • Spinal Compression Fractures
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Deformities
  • Spinal Lesions
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Trauma
  • Spinal Tumors
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Traumatic Injuries
  • Vascular Malformations


  • Axial Lumbar Interbody Fusion (AxiaLIF)
  • Cervical Discectomy
  • Dynamic Lumbar Spine Stabilization
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Microforaminotomy
  • Microlaminectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstruction
  • Spine Oncology
  • Stereotatic Radiosurgery
  • Tumor Resection
  • Vertebroplasty

Accolades for Peter C. Gerszten

Professional Distinctions

  • Fellowship trained, Spine Surgery

Professional Affiliations

  • American College of Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Cervical Spine Research Society
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • Delta Omega Public Health National Honor Society
  • International Stereotactic Radiosurgery Society
  • North American Spine Society
  • Paleopathology Society
  • Allegheny County Medical Society
  • Pennsylvania Neurosurgical Society
  • Pennsylvania State Medical Society

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified, American Board of Neurological Surgery

Office Information for Peter C. Gerszten

UPMC Presbyterian
200 Lothrop Street
Suite A-402
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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Primary Location:

UPMC Presbyterian

200 Lothrop Street
Suite A-402
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

UPMC Department of Neurosurgery's Website

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