Robert Geertman, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Neurological Surgery
School of Medicine

Research Information

Research Interests

Pediatric Neurosurgery, Endoscopic Neurosurgery

External Appointments

MetroHealth Medical Center

Publications

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.

Education

Doctor of Medicine
New York Medical College
1996
Doctor of Philosophy
New York Medical College
1992

Residency

Intern, General Surgery
Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals
Resident, Neurological Surgery
Case Western Reserve University, University Hospitals
Fellow, Pediatric Neurological Surgery
Children's Memorial Hospital