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Michael C. Gerling, MD

  • Spine Surgery

506 5th Avenue, Suite 2FF
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Bio

Dr. Gerling specializes in surgical treatment of spinal disorders. A Canadian native, Dr. Gerling attended the University of California, Berkeley undergrad, UC San Diego medical school, Orthopedic residency at Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans, LA, and Spine Fellowship training with Henry Bohlman at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.  He is a fellowship trained, American Board Certified spine surgeon with advanced specialty training and extensive experience in complex cervical disorders, and minimally invasive techniques for treatment of spinal trauma, degenerative disorders or aging of the spine, and spinal deformity.

An active academic, Dr. Gerling is engaged in education and research.  He has authored multiple clinical and basic science research papers, abstracts and text book chapters, he frequently moderates research symposia, teaches courses for international spine societies and speaks at national and international conferences. He is an editorial reviewer for multiple journals, and he is a course instructor for the only spine surgical skills course offered at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) meeting.  As a member of multiple research societies, including the Cervical Spine Research Society (CSRS), Lumbar Spine Research Society (LSRS), North American Spine Society (NASS), and the Herndon Society, he is past President of the Brooklyn Orthopedic Society and a Fellow of the AAOS.  He currently sits on the Program Committee for the Spine section of the AAOS, LSRS and CSRS.

Education

Case Western Reserve University - Fellowship

Cleveland, Ohio

July, 2005 - July, 2006

Spine Fellowship

Ochsner Clinic - Residency

New Orleans, LA

July, 2000 - July, 2005

Orthopedic Residency

University of California San Diego, Medical School - Medical Education

San Diego, CA

August, 1996 - June, 2000

MD

University of California, Berkeley - Pre-Professional Education

Berkeley, CA

August, 1991 - August, 1995

Molecular & Cell Biology, Genetics

Certifications

American Board of Orthopedics, 2008-2018

Full Certification.

Publications

Scoliosis.

In Complications of Spinal Instrumentation, Publisher

2013, Publication Pending.

Surgical Approaches.

In Spine Surgery Basics, SpringerVerlag

2013

Dural Tears.

In Spine Surgery Basics, SpringerVerlag

2013

Treatment of Low Grade Spondylolisthesis.

In LumboSacral and Pelvic Procedures, Quality Medical Publishing

2013

Surgery for Neuromuscular Kyphosis.

Cervical Spine 5th Edition (Cervical Spine Research Society)

2011

Other contributors include Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

Morbidity of Adult Spinal Deformity Surgery in Elderly Has Declined Over Time.

Spine.

2016

Other contributors include Peter G. PAssias, Gregory W. Poorman, Cyrus M. Jalai, Brian Neuman, Rafel de la Garza-Ramos, Emily Miller, Amit Jain, Daniel Sciubba, Shearwood McClelland, Louis Day, Subbu Ramachadran, Shaleen Vira, Bassel Diebo, Evan Isaacs, Olivia Bono, Shay Bess, Michael Gerling, Virginie Lafage.

Trends in Non-operative Treatment Modalities Prior to Cervical Surgery and Impact on Patient-Derived Outcomes: Two Year Analysis of 1522 Patients from the Prospective Spine Treatment Outcome Study.

International Journal of Spine Surgery.

2016

Other contributors include Kris Radcliff, Robert Isaacs, Kristina Bianco, Cyrus M. Jalai, Nancy J. Worley, Gregory W. Poorman, Samantha R. Horn, Olivia J. Bono, John Moon, Paul M. Arnold, Alexander R. Vaccaro, Peter Passias.

Risk Factors For Re-operation in Patients Treated Surgically for Intervertebral Disc Herniations. A subanalysis of the 8 year data from the SPORT trial.

Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery.

2015

Other contributors include Leven, Dante; Passias, Peter G; Errico, Thomas J; Lafafe, Virginie; Bianco, Kristina; Lee, Alexandra; Lurie, Jon D; Tosteson, Tor D; Zhao, Wenyan; Spratt, Kevin F; Morgan, Tamara S.

Risks Factors For Re-operation in Patients Treated Surgically for Degenerative Spondylolisthesis: A subanalysis of the 8 year data from the SPORT trial.

Spine Journal

2014

Other contributors include Leven, D M; Passias, P G; Bianco, K; Lee, A A; Lurie, J D; Zhao, W; Spratt, K F; Errico, T J.

Risk Factors For Re-operation in Patients Treated Surgically For Lumbar Stenosis: A Subanalysis of the 8 year data from the SPORT trial.

Spine Journal

2014

Other contributors include Leven, D M; Passias, P G; Errico, T J; Bianco, K; Lee, A A; Lurie, J D; Zhao, W; Spratt, K F.

Risk factors for reoperation in patients treated surgically for intervertebral disc herniations: A subanalysis of the eight-year data from the sport trial.

Spine Journal.

2014

Other contributors include Leven, D M; Passias, P G; Errico, T J; Lafage, V; Bianco, K; Lee, A A; Lurie, J D; Zhao, W; Spratt, K F.

Effectiveness of postoperative wound drains in one- and two-level cervical spine fusions.

International Journey of Spine Surgery

2014

Other contributors include Poorman, Caroline E; Passias, Peter G; Bianco, Kristina M; Boniello, Anthony; Tang, Sun.

Mitigating adverse event reporting bias in spine surgery.

JBJS

2013

Facet Violation with the Placement of Percutaneous Pedicle Screws.

Spine

2011

Other contributors include Patel RD, Graziano GP, Vanderhave KL, Patel AA.

Improved Survivorship after Cement Augmentation for Osteoporotic Compression Fractures.

Spine

2011

Other contributors include Eubanks J, Bohlman HH, Ahn NU.

Quality of information concerning cervical disc herniation on the Internet.

Spine

2010

Other contributors include Morr S, Shanti N, Carrer A, Kubeck J.

Dropped Head Deformity due to Cervical Myopathy: Surgical Treatment Outcomes and Complications Spanning Twenty Years.

Spine

2008

Other contributors include Bohlman HH.

Posterior tibial tendon tears: comparison of the diagnostic efficacy of MRI and ultrasound for the detection of surgically created longitudinal tears in cadavers.

lnvestig Radiology

2003

Other contributors include CWA Pfirrmann, Shella Farooki, Kim C, Resnick D, Brage ME.

Effect of surgical cricothyrotomy on the unstable cervical spine in a cadaver model of intubation.

J Emerg Med.

2001

Other contributors include DP Davis, RS Hamilton, Gartin SR, Hayden SR.

Effects of cervical spine immobilization technique and laryngoscope blade selection on an unstable cervical spine in a cadaver model of intubation.

Ann Emerg Med

2000

Other contributors include Davis DP, Hamilton RS, Morris GF, Vilke GM, Gartin SR, Hayden SR.

PTT tears: Comparison between MR Imaging and US In the analysis of surgically created lesions in cadavers

Radiology Supp

2000

Other contributors include CW Pfirrmann, S Farooki, C Kim, ME Brage, DL Resnick.

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