Jenna Marie Gaesser, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
  • Director of Neurology Education for Pediatric Residents, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

Administrative Assistant: Tammy Hilario

Gaesser is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Neurology and Child Development Unit at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. After completing her medical school in SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY, she completed her pediatric residency and fellowship in Child Neurology/Neurodevelopment Disabilities at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh and stayed on as faculty. As a clinical specialist in Pediatric Neurology/Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, Gaesser provides care for inpatients and outpatients with a wide variety of neurological issues. Her areas of interest include neonatal neurology, neurodevelopmental disorder, and neurofibromatosis. She also has an active role in Medical Student and Child Neurology Fellow teaching in the Department of Pediatrics. Gaesser's certifications are in Pediatrics, Neurology with Special Qualifications in Child Neurology, and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities. Her recognitions include UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Fellow of the Year, 2018 UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh Chair Distinction Award for Top Teacher, and UPMC 2019 Excellence in Patient Experience Award.

Professional and Scientific Society Memberships

  • American Academy of Pediatrics, 2011-2017
  • American Academy of Neurology, 2013-Present
  • Child Neurology Society, 2016-Present

Education & Training

  • BS, Neuroscience, University of Rochester, 2003
  • MD, SUNY Upstate Medical University
  • Residency in Pediatrics, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, 2011-2013
  • Fellowship in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, 2013-2017

Selected Publications

Subramanian S, Soundara Rajan D, Gaesser J,Wen-Ya Lo C, Panigrahy A.  Olfactory bulb and olfactory tract abnormalities in acrocallosal syndrome and Greig cephalopolysyndactyly syndrome. Pediatr Radiol. 2019 Sep;49(10):1368-1373.

Kruszka P, Berger SI, Casa V, Dekker MR, Gaesser J,Weiss K, Martinez AF, Murdock DR, Louie RJ, Prijoles EJ, Lichty AW, Brouwer OF, Zonneveld-Huijssoon E, Stephan MJ, Hogue J, Hu P, Tanima-Nagai M, Everson JL, Prasad C, Cereda A, Iascone M, Schreiber A, Zurcher V, Corsten-Janssen N, Escobar L, Clegg NJ, Delgado MR, Hajirnis O, Balasubramanian M, Kayserili H, Deardorff M, Poot RA, Wendt KS, Lipinski RJ, Muenke M. Cohesin complex-associated holoprosencephaly.Brain. 2019 Sep 1;142(9):2631-2643.

Ceschin R, Zahner A, Reynolds W, Gaesser J, Zuccoli G, Lo CW, Gopalakrishnan V, Panigrahy A, A computational framework for the detection of subcortical brain dysmaturation in neonatal MRI using 3D convolutional Neural Networks.Neuroimage. 2018 Sep;178:183-197

Gaesser J and Fyffe-Maricich S, Intracellular Signaling Pathway Regulation of Myelination and Remyelination in the CNS. Experimental Neurology 2016 Sep;283(Pt B):501-11.

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