Jason L. Gerrard, MD,PhD

Specialty

Neurological Surgery

Conditions & Treatments

Brain Tumors, Epilepsy, Movement Disorders, Parkinson's Disease, Spasticity, Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Trigeminal Neuralgia


Phone
(203) 785-2805
Accepting New Patients

Biography

Jason Gerrard, MD, PhD, is a neurosurgeon at Yale Medicine specializing in epilepsy and functional neurosurgery. He received his medical degree and PhD in neuroscience from the University of Arizona. His main specialty is using neuromodulation, including deep brain stimulation and responsive neurostimulation to treat intractable epilepsy and movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor. He currently serves as the chief of functional and stereotactic and neurotrauma sections of Yale Medicine. 

Dr. Gerrard’s MD and PhD degrees allows him to understand the brain in both the lab and the clinical setting. This means that he has an intimate understanding of both the biology of how the brain works and the surgical techniques used to correct problems. He favors a minimally invasive approach, becoming interested in neuromodulation techniques like deep brain stimulation because it restores function by delivering electrical impulses to the brain rather than by removing parts of the brain.

When patients first see Dr. Gerrard, they can expect to have their questions answered in a low-pressure environment. “I want to make sure they understand that they don’t need to make a decision right away,” he says. He addresses his patients’ concerns as methodically as possible so that they can go home and make an informed decision regarding elective procedures.

In addition to seeing patients, Dr. Gerrard conducts research on the mechanisms of epilepsy and the use of neuromodulation to help epilepsy and movement disorder patients. He also teaches at the Yale School of Medicine as an assistant professor of neurosurgery specializing in epilepsy surgery and functional neurosurgery.

Gender

Male

Language(s)

English

Affiliated With

Yale Medicine

Locations

Yale Neurosciences Institute

800 Howard Avenue
Yale Physician's Building
New Haven, CT 06519

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Monday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Fax
(203) 785-2043

Education & Training

Education

University of Arizona

Internship

Massachusetts General Hospital

Residency

Massachusetts General Hospital

Fellowship

Massachusetts General Hospital;Yale University School of Medicine

Accepted Insurance

Insurance coverage regularly changes, please contact the doctor’s office directly to verify that your specific insurance plan is accepted.

  • aetna
  • anthem bc/bs
  • berkeley care network
  • cigna healthcare
  • community care network
  • connecticare
  • corvel
  • first health network
  • focus healthcare
  • great west
  • husky
  • medicaid
  • medicare
  • multiplan
  • oxford health plans
  • railroad medicare
  • tricare/champus
  • united healthcare
  • us family health plan
  • wellcare