Dr. Brett Gerstman is Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Pain Medicine. He specializes in non-operative spine care. He has extensive experience treating various acute and chronic musculoskeletal, neurological and pain disorders. His patient centered approach is focused on improving patient’s function and enhancing their quality of life through conservative treatments including rehabilitation and interventional procedures.
Dr. Gerstman is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School. He earned his undergraduate degree from University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa. He was awarded a medical degree from Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and completed his residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at Rutgers-New Jersey Medical School/Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation. In his final year of residency, Dr. Gerstman served as Academic Chief Resident. Following residency training, Dr. Gerstman completed an ACGME accredited Pain Medicine Fellowship at the UCLA /WLA VA Multicampus training Program.
Dr. Gerstman is proficient in spinal injections (e.g. epidurals, facet blocks, radiofrequency ablation), central nerve blocks, joint injections and spinal cord stimulation therapy. These are effective modalities in the treatment of conditions such as sciatica, radiculopathy, arthritis, and complex regional pain syndrome.
Dr. Gerstman has presented at numerous national conferences, authored multiple book chapters, and is well published in peer-reviewed journals such as Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Clinics of North America and PM&R.