Jason Lee Gerrard, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and of Neuroscience; Section Chief, Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery

Departments & Organizations

Neurosurgery: Epilepsy Program | Epilepsy Surgery | Stereotactic & Functional Neurosurgery

Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program

Office of Student Research

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Neuroscience: Behavioral and Systems; Cognitive/Learning and Memory; Computational Neuroscience/Modeling; Neural Disorders; Neurophysiology

Yale Medical Group

Office of Cooperative Research


Dr. Jason Gerrard is an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery specializing in Epilepsy Surgery as well as Functional Neurosurgery. He is the Chief of the Functional and Stereotactic and Neurotrauma Sections of the Yale School of Medicine, Department of Neurosurgery. He is a member of the Yale Comprehensive Epilepsy Program as part of the Epilepsy Surgery team. He is fellowship trained in both Functional Neurosurgery and Epilepsy Surgery. Dr. Gerrard's area of clinical interest include the treatment of intractable epilepsy and movement disorders such as Parkinson's Disease and Essential Tremor via deep brain stimulation. He also provides surgical options for functional pain syndromes such as trigeminal neuralgia and intractable back pain.

Dr. Gerrard also conducts both translational and basic science research in a full-time laboratory at the Yale School of Medicine. His PhD thesis focused on the neural network mechanisms within the hippocampus in learning and memory. Presently, his laboratory focuses on understanding the network processes underlying epileptogenesis and seizure propagation in new animal models of epilepsy. There is a strong emphasis on the design of intelligent brain-machine interfaces to advance the understanding of neurological diseases and bring new and improved treatments to our patients with epilepsy and other neurological disorders.

Education & Training

MD University of Arizona (2004)
PhD University of Arizona, Neuroscience (2002)
Fellowship Yale University School of Medicine
Fellowship Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Residency Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Intern Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
Board Certification Neurological Surgery

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Contact Info

Jason Lee Gerrard, MD, PhD
Patient Care Location
Yale Neurosciences InstituteYale Physicians Building
800 Howard Avenue, Ste Lower Level

New Haven, CT 06519
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Lab Location
Tompkins East Building
789 Howard Avenue, Ste 4th floor

New Haven, CT 06519
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Office Location
Tompkins Memorial Pavilion
789 Howard Avenue, Ste 4th Floor

New Haven, CT 06519
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Mailing Address
Yale NeurosurgeryPO Box 208082
New Haven, CT 06520-8082