Geertman, Robert, MD, PhD

Research Statement

  • Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • Skull Base Neurosurgery
  • Neuroendoscopy/Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders

 

Professional Affiliation

  • Investigator, Cleveland FES Center
  • Attending Neurosurgeon, MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, OH
  • Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH

Publications

  • Wright CH, Wright J, Badjatiya A, Manjila S, Reed S, Geertman R. Ultrasound Guided Local Endovascular Coiling of an Iatrogenic Superficial Temporal Artery Pseudoaneurysm. J Cerebrovasc Endovasc Neurosurg. 2015 Dec;17(4):313-7. doi: 10.7461/jcen.2015.17.4.313. Epub 2015 Dec 31. PubMed PMID: 27066441; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4823428.
  • 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 Pubmed PMID: 25081960
  • Dimarco AF, Kowalski KE, Hromyak DR, Geertman RTLong-term follow-up of spinal cord stimulation to restore cough in subjects with spinal cord injury. J Spinal Cord Med. 2013 Jul 2. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24090524.
  • 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. PubMed PMID: 22439114; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3307243.
  • 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. 90: 726-732, 2009. PMID: 19406290. PMCID: PMC2809374.
  • 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. 90: 717-725, 2009. PMID: 19406289. PMCID: PMC2813808.
  • 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. 173: 1386-1389, 2006. PMID: 16543552. PMCID: PMC2662977.
  • Miller RH, Dinsio K, Wang R, Geertman R, Maier CE, Hall AK. Patterning of spinal cord oligodendrocyte development by dorsally derived BMP4. J Neurosci Res. 76: 9-19, 2004. PMID: 15048926.

Contact Information:

Contact Name: Sandy O’Bryan
Contact Number: (216) 778-3562
Contact Email: sobryan@metrohealth.org