Jeffrey Gertsch

Jeffrey Gertsch

Assistant Clinical Professor 

Department of Neurology, University of California, USA


Dr. Gertsch is a clinical neurologist with special expertise in neurophysiology. He will maintain an active clinical neurophysiology program at both UCSD Medical Center Hospitals. He is the Medical Director of Surgical Neurophysiology; and in addition specializes in the medical evaluation of seizures and epilepsy.Dr. Gertsch began his education at UCSD with an undergraduate degree in biochemistry, graduating in May 1998. He also concurrently performed scholarly research in infectious diseases at the Salk Institute of Biosciences in La Jolla.He spent a year at the Center for the Study of Neurological Disease in Honolulu before initiating Medical School at the University of Hawaii, John A Burns School of Medicine in August of 1999. Dr. Gertsch established his current area of research interest shortly thereafter as one of a handful of international researchers dedicated to the study of clinical aspects of neurological disease at high altitude. He has since that time traveled regularly to the Mt. Everest region of the Himalayas to study neurological illnesses at altitude.He went on to receive his Medical Doctorate in May 2003. Dr. Gertsch continued his training in the neurosciences as a resident in clinical neurology at the Stanford University Medical Center. He discovered neurophysiology and began to focus on surgical aspects of neurophysiology, electroencephalography (EEG), and epilepsy before graduating in June of 2007. He went on to conduct advanced training as a fellow in clinical neurophysiology at UCLA.He graduated in June 2008 from UCLA before being recruited to establish a surgical neurophysiology program at UCSD. Dr. Gertsch is a member of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Clinical Neurophysiology Society. Dr. Gertsch dedicates the majority of his time to patient care and is committed to excellence in all aspects of clinical care, teaching and research.Dr. Jeffrey Gertsch is one of the authors of Journal of Spine Research.

Research Interest

Neuromonitoring, Neurologic injury, Lateral interbody Fusion