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

  • Manjila S, Alambyan V, Singh G, Satish P, Geertman RTFrom Hypothermia to Cephalosomatic Anastomoses: The Legacy of Robert White (1926-2010) at Case Western Reserve University of Cleveland. World Neurosurg. 2018 May;113:14–25. doi: 10.1016/j.wneu.2018.01.175 Pubmed PMID: 29408298
  • DiMarco AF, Geertman RT, Tabbaa K, Polito RR, Kowalski KE. Minimally invasive method to activate the expiratory muscles to restore cough. J Spinal Cord Med. 2017 Oct 11;1–7. doi: 10.1080/10790268.2017.1357916 Pubmed PMID: 29017400
  • DiMarco AF, Geertman RT, Tabbaa K, Polito RR, Kowalski KE. Economic Consequences of an Implanted Neuroprosthesis in Subjects with Spinal Cord Injury for Restoration of an Effective Cough. Top Spinal Cord Inj Rehabil. 2017 Summer;23(3):271–278. doi: 10.1310/sci2303-271 Pubmed PMID: 29339903
  • 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