Gerszten Co-Edits Book on Stereotactic Radiosurgery



Controversies in Stereotactic RadiosurgeryPittsburgh, November 15, 2013 -- Peter C. Gerszten, MD, MPH, Peter E. Sheptak Professor of Neurological Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh, is co-editor on the newly released book, Controversies in Stereotactic Radiosurgery: Best Evidence Recommendations, a 277-page look into an evidence-based approach to stereotactic radiosurgery for the brain and spine. Published by Thieme, the book is also co-edited by Jason Sheehan, MD, professor of neurological surgery and co-director of the Gamma Knife Center at the University of Virginia.

With contributions from leading experts from the fields of neurosurgery, radiation oncology and other fields, the book is described by the publisher as “a comprehensive reference that compiles, synthesizes, and summarizes the most relevant scientific literature on the topic. Each succinct, problem-oriented chapter addresses a different controversy surrounding stereotactic radiosurgery. This book saves physicians significant amounts of time by distilling years of scientific research into sound guidelines that will help them make fully-informed treatment decisions.”

Other contributors to the book from the University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery include L. Dade Lunsford, MD, Lars Leksell Professor and Distinguished Professor and director of the UPMC Center for Image-Guided Neurosurgery, Ajay Niranjan, MD, MBA and Edward A. Monaco III, MD, PhD.

Dr. Gerszten, a pioneer in the field of spine radiosurgery, is the director of percutaneous spine services in the University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery and leads the department’s spine radiosurgery program. His clinical interests include minimally invasive treatment of spinal disorders and spinal tumors. He also oversees the instruction of the developing area of spine neurosurgery for both the American Association of Neurological Surgery as well as the Congress of Neurological Surgeons.

For more information on the book, please visit the Thieme website.