Jeffrey Balzer, PhD

  • Associate Professor
  • Director, Clinical Services, Center for Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Director, Cerebral Blood Flow Laboratory

Jeffrey Balzer, PhD, is director of clinical operations and staff clinical neurophysiologist at the Center for Clinical Neurophysiology and director of the Cerebral Blood Flow Laboratory at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

His current research interests range from refining language testing during awake craniotomy procedures to the utilization of signal processing analysis during cerebrovascular procedures. Dr. Balzer received his undergraduate education at the University of Pittsburgh, where he also pursued a graduate education and a PhD in behavioral neuroscience.

He is also the secretary/treasurer of the American Board of Neurophysiological Monitoring and is on the board of directors of the American Society of Neurophysiological Monitoring. He has published 130 refereed articles and 19 book chapters.

Dr. Balzer's publications can be reviewed through the National Library of Medicine's publication database.

Specialized Areas of Interest

Intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring, subarachnoid hemorrhage, cerebral blood flow and SCS for restoration of function after stroke.

Board Certifications

American Board of Neurophysiological Monitoring

Hospital Privileges

Armstrong Regional Health System
Excela Health System
Monongahela Valley Hospital
Indiana Regional Medical Center
UPMC Altoona
UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
UPMC Horizon
UPMC Jameson
UPMC McKeesport
UPMC Mercy
UPMC Passavant
UPMC Pinnacle
UPMC Presbyterian
UPMC St. Margaret’s
UPMC Shadyside
UPMC Susquehanna
UPMC Western Maryland

Professional Organization Membership

American Clinical Neurophysiology Society
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Society for Neurophysiological Monitoring (Fellow)
New York Academy of Sciences
Pittsburgh Neuroscience Society

Professional Activities

Co-Course Director, Principles and Practice of Intraoperative Monitoring, UPMC
Secretary/Treasurer, American Board of Neurophysiologic Monitoring
Board of Directors, American Society of Neurophysiological Monitoring
Co-Editor, Koht, Sloan, Toleikis’s Monitoring the Nervous System for Anesthesiologist and Other Health Care Professionals, 3rd Edition, Springer

Education & Training

  • BS, Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Pittsburgh, 1984
  • MS, Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Pittsburgh, 1989
  • PhD, Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Pittsburgh, 1994
  • Fellowship, Neurophysiology, University of Pittsburgh, 1994

Media Appearances