Pain & Spasticity

Patients with all types of neurologic pain disorders and spasticity receive prompt evaluation and compassionate care by a multidisciplinary group of physicians, with the common goal at providing a comprehensive and personalized treatment strategy to improve quality of life. Medical management is provided by our pain management colleagues and physicians within the Department of Neurology, with surgical consultation readily available. Frequently implemented surgical procedures include the placement of stimulators and pumps, gamma knife radiosurgery and microvascular decompression. Similarly, affiliated physicians routinely perform CT-guided injections, allowing for the diagnosis and treatment of pain caused by spine disorders.

Pain & Spasticity Neurosurgeons

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Michael DiLuna, MD, FAANS

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery

Associate Residency Program Director

Chief, Pediatric Neurosurgery

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Jason Gerrard, MD, PhD, FAANS

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and of Neuroscience

Chief, Functional Neurosurgery

Chief, Trauma Neurosurgery, YNHH

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Jennifer Moliterno, MD, FAANS

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

Clinical Program Leader, Brain Tumor Program

Brain Tumor Surgery

Associate Residency Program Director

Special Programs

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

Spasticity Facial Pain & Hemifacial Spasm

Trigeminal Neualgia Nerve Pain
Spasticity Hemifacial Spasm
Spinal Cord


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.