Dr. Jason Gerrard is a functional neurosurgeon with Semmes Murphey Clinic and the director of Regional One Health's Focused Ultrasound program for patients with Essential Tremor and Tremor-Dominant Parkinson's Disease.
Dr. Gerrard has a passion for understanding and treating the brain. He received his medical degree, bachelor's of science in biochemistry, and Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson. He completed his neurosurgery residency at Harvard Medical School at Massachusetts General Hospital and an epilepsy surgery fellowship at Yale University School of Medicine in 2012.
Before joining Semmes Murphey Clinic, Dr. Gerrard served as Director of Functional Neurosurgery and Neurotrauma at Yale School of Medicine and Yale New Haven Hospital. His interest in the brain started during his undergraduate studies when he saw the advancements in brain research during the Decade of the Brain, a period in the 1990s when the U.S. government designated the study of the brain as a national research priority.
Dr. Gerrard works with a variety of patients, but his biggest patient group includes those with movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease and essential tremors. He also works with epilepsy patients.
During clinic visits, Dr. Gerrard takes his time to understand the patient's issues and how they impact their quality of life, and he aims to develop a personal approach to each patient.
Dr. Gerrard believes that there should be more patient choices in health care. He believes in giving patients all the information they need to make an informed decision. Dr. Gerrard says, "I see myself as the co-pilot, providing my patients with the possible routes to take to reach their goals."