Peter Gerszten, MD, Neurosurgery, Pittsburgh, PA, UPMC Presbyterian


Neurosurgery Pittsburgh, PA

Professor, Neurological Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Overview of Dr. Gerszten

Dr. Peter Gerszten is a neurosurgeon in Pittsburgh, PA and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including UPMC Presbyterian, UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital, Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System, and Shadyside Campus. He received his medical degree from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and has been in practice 25 years. Dr. Gerszten accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 55 doctors at UPMC Presbyterian and one of 6 doctors at Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System who specialize in Neurosurgery.

Education & Training

  • University of Pittsburgh Medical CenterResidency, Neurological Surgery, 1993 - 1999
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical CenterInternship, Transitional Year, 1992 - 1993
  • Johns Hopkins University School of MedicineClass of 1992

Certifications & Licensure

  • PA State Medical License
    PA State Medical License 1993 - 2022
  • American Board of Neurological Surgery Neurological Surgery

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Fellow (FACS) American College of Surgeons
  • Fellow (FAANS) American Association of Neurological Surgeons

Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations



Authored Content

  • Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy for Benign Spine Tumors: Is Dose De-Escalation Appropriate? RelatedMay 2018

Press Mentions

  • 10 Spine Surgeon Leaders to Know
    10 Spine Surgeon Leaders to KnowSeptember 28th, 2018
  • 5 Points on the Updated Spine Radiosurgery Edition
    5 Points on the Updated Spine Radiosurgery EditionFebruary 13th, 2016

Grant Support

  • Radiotherapy--Prevent Fibrosis After Lumbar LaminectomyNational Institute Of Arthritis And Musculoskeletal And Skin Diseases2000–2001

Professional Memberships

Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
    Aetna HMO
    BCBS Blue Card PPO
    CIGNA Open Access
    Great West PPO
    Highmark BCBS ClassicBlue
    Highmark BCBS PPOBlue
    Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
    Multiplan PHCS PPO
    Multiplan PPO
    United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
    United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
  • Please verify your coverage with the provider's office directly when scheduling an appointment