Gerszten Elected to Radiosurgery Board

Peter GersztenPittsburgh, March 28, 2017 –- Peter C. Gerszten, MD, Peter E. Sheptak Professor of Neurological Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh Department of Neurological Surgery and director of the department’s percutaneous spine services program, was recently elected to The Radiosurgery Society’s board of directors.

“I am very honored to be elected to serve on the board of directors of The Radiosurgery Society," Dr. Gerszten said. "I have been involved in the society in various capacities almost since its creation in 2002. I look forward to serving the society and its international membership.”

Dr. Gerszten, a pioneer in the field of spine radiosurgery and an expert in disorders of the spine, specializes in minimally invasive treatment of spinal disorders and spinal tumors.

He is the co-editor of the 2015 second edition Spine Radiosurgery, an authoritative textbook—and the first of its kind—on all aspects of spine radiosurgery. He is also co-editor of the 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.

The Radiosurgery Society is a multi-disciplinary, non-profit organization, consisting of surgeons, radiation oncologists, physicists, and allied professionals, dedicated to advancing the science and clinical practice of stereotactic radiosurgery and stereotactic body radiation therapy. Founded in 2002, the society currently represents over 600 medical professionals worldwide.

Dr. Gerszten’s three-year term on the RSS board begins April 1, 2017.