Functional Neurosurgery

Individualized Patient Care

The Yale Functional Neurosurgery program encompasses advanced surgical treatment of movement disorders, spasticity, epilepsy, neuropsychiatric disorders and intractable pain. Our mission is to provide each patient with individualized, state of the art care in a unique combination of compassion and world-class technical therapy.

Working together with a variety of experts, a team approach is utilized in order to meet the needs of each individual patient while providing state of the art surgical treatments. This multi-disciplinary and patient focused effort is made possible by the expertise and innovation within the World Renowned Yale School of Medicine and Yale New Haven Hospital. The goal for each patient is to restore function and or eliminate neurological symptoms and pain in every patient possible.

Functional Neurosurgeons

Bio Profile

Jason Gerrard, MD, PhD, FAANS

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and of Neuroscience

Chief, Functional Neurosurgery

Chief, Trauma Neurosurgery, YNHH

Special Programs

While our functional neurosurgeons have vast experience and expertise, practicing solely in a highly focused and specific area, we offer Special Programs with special attention.

Deep Brain Stimulation

Conditions We Treat

Parkinsons Disease Essential Tremor
Hemifacial Spasm Trigeminal Neuralgia


Many patients are directed to Yale by their neurosurgeons because their problem is unusual or extremely complicated. Patients may also refer themselves. Patients are seen quickly usually within two weeks of calling the department. All patients referred to Yale benefit from the multi-disciplinary team approach that is an essential feature of our practice. Our surgeons maintain a close working relationship with many area neurosurgeons and welcome referrals. Care is taken to ensure the referring physician is kept current on diagnostic findings and treatment recommendations.

Contact Information

Administrative Assistant: 
Mati Marcano, MA; (203)785-5765 

Colleen Malone, RN, MSN