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Faculty

Robert Geertman, M.D., PhD

Robert Geertman, M.D., PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery; Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, MetroHealth Medical Center

Medical School Education

New York Medical College, New York, NY M.D. 1996

New York Medical College Ph.D. 1992

Graduate Medical Education

Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals, Cleveland, OH
Intern, General Surgery 1996 - 1997

Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals, Cleveland, OH Resident, Neurological Surgery 1997 - 2003
Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL Fellow, Pediatric Neurological Surgery 2003 - 2004

Clinical Interests

Pediatric Neurosurgery, Endoscopic Neurosurgery

Smith GA, Kochar AS, Manjila S, Onwuzulike K, Geertman RT, Anderson JS, Steinmetz MP. Holospinal epidural abscess of the spinal axis: two illustrative cases with review of treatment strategies and surgical techniques. Neurosurg Focus. 2014 Aug;37(2):E11. doi: 10.3171/2014.5.FOCUS14136.

Manjila S, Cox EM, Smith GA, Corriveau M, Chhabra N, Johnson F, Geertman RT. Extracranial ligation of ethmoidal arteries before resection of giant olfactory groove or planum sphenoidale meningiomas: 3 illustrative cases with a review of the literature on surgical techniques. Neurosurg Focus. 2013 Dec;35(6):E13. doi: 10.3171/2013.10.FOCUS13327. Review.

DiMarco AF, Kowalski KE, Hromyak DR, Geertman RT. Long-term follow-up of spinal cord stimulation to restore cough in subjects with spinal cord injury. J Spinal Cord Med. 2014 Jul;37(4):380-8. doi: 10.1179/2045772313Y.0000000152. Epub 2013 Nov 26.

Manjila S, Miller EA, Vadera S, Goel RK, Khan FR, Crowe C, Geertman RT. Duplication of the pituitary gland associated with multiple blastogenesis defects: Duplication of the pituitary gland (DPG)-plus syndrome. Case report and review of literature. Surg Neurol Int. 2012;3:23. doi: 10.4103/2152-7806.92939. Epub 2012 Feb 15.

DiMarco AF, Kowalski KE, Geertman RT, Hromyak DR, Frost FS, Creasey GH, Nemunaitis GA. Lower thoracic spinal cord stimulation to restore cough in patients with spinal cord injury: results of a National Institutes of Health-Sponsored clinical trial. Part II: clinical outcomes. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2009 May;90(5):726-32. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2008.11.014.

DiMarco AF, Kowalski KE, Geertman RT, Hromyak DR. Lower thoracic spinal cord stimulation to restore cough in patients with spinal cord injury: results of a National Institutes of Health-sponsored clinical trial. Part I: methodology and effectiveness of expiratory muscle activation. Arch Phys Med Rehabil. 2009 May;90(5):717-25. doi: 10.1016/j.apmr.2008.11.013.

DiMarco AF, Kowalski KE, Geertman RT, Hromyak DR. Spinal cord stimulation: a new method to produce an effective cough in patients with spinal cord injury. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2006 Jun 15;173(12):1386-9. Epub 2006 Mar 16.