Abrazo Leadership Team

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Dr. Jacob Gerstman, MD

Assistant Program Director

Undergraduate: The University of Arizona

Medical School: Ohio State University College of Medicine

EM Residency: University of Pittsburgh

Jacob Gerstman was born and raised in Tempe, Arizona. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from The University of Arizona with a B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics. There he tutored math, chemistry, biology, physics and taught the MCAT for Kaplan. He was then drawn to the Independent Study Program at The Ohio State University College of Medicine where he was able to work at an accelerated pace and finish the program early. This helped allow him to participate in biochemical research, go on medical missions to Honduras and Ecuador, and teach for the MEDPATH program. He also served as his class president and on the student body executive council. He did his residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. There he served as an EMS physician for the city of Pittsburgh, being a first responder to cardiac arrests, large fires, prolonged extrications, and other serious events. He took his first position out of residency in the WellStar system in Atlanta, Georgia where he was also a Clinical Assistant Professor for the Medical College of Georgia. He is now back home in Arizona where he works at several of the hospitals in the Abrazo system and serves as the Site Director for the Abrazo Arizona Heart Hospital.