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photo Lawrence Gerber, MD

General Internal Medicine

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine

Academic Hospitalist, Section of Hospital Medicine VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System


Phone: 412-360-3640

Office: VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System
University Drive C
Pittsburgh, PA 15240
Phone: 412-360-3640
Fax: 412-360-1690
Education and Training
BS, Biology, Cornell University, 1989
MD, New York University School of Medicine, 1993
Educational Interest
Dr. Gerber focuses his educational interests on teaching inpatient hospitalist procedures (e.g., arthrocentesis, paracentesis, lumbar puncture); teaching urine microscopy; teaching polarized light microscopy for crystal analysis; and teaching blood-smear evaluation. He is also interested in utilizing and teaching Point of Care Ultrasound as a tool for the diagnostic evaluation.
Selected Publications:
Gerber L.D., Wing E.J. Life-threatening neutropenia secondary to piperacillin/tazobactam therapy. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 1995; 21: 1047-8.
Schoen R.E., Gerber L.D., Margulies C. The pathologic measurement of polyp size is preferable to the endoscopic measurement. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy. 1997; 46: 492-6.
Preisner R.M., Sgro G., Gerber L.D. Mastering Paracentesis for Medical Residents. Web-based course, Winter Institute for Simulation, Education, and Research (WISER Institute). 2015.
Notable Achievements
Outstanding Clinical Attending Award by Medicine Houesetaff, 2005
Medicine Clerkship Preceptor of the Year Award, 2013