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.