Paula Gerber, MD

(503) 963-3100
Areas of Focus: 
Electroencephalogram (EEG) in adults
Electroencephalogram (EEG) in children
Critical care electroencephalogram (EEG) monitoring
Video Electroencephalogram (EEG) Monitoring
Evoked potential testing

About Me

I believe the most important skill we need as physicians is to listen to our patients. Advances in medical technology, while exciting, can only be helpful if they are tailored to each patient's individual circumstances. I am fascinated by all aspects of neurology, but I have a special interest in epilepsy and seizures. My goal is to help patients with epilepsy lead a normal life to the greatest extent possible, without feeling limited by their illness.

- Paula Gerber, MD

Dr. Gerber graduated and also completed her residency in internal medicine at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle. She later became Chief Resident in Neurology at Barrow Neurological Institute, St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Phoenix. Dr. Gerber has also completed a fellowship in Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology. She brings several honors and awards to The Oregon Clinic, Neurological Clinic East division including the Dr. Joseph White Award for Outstanding Service and Leadership During Residency from the St. Joseph Hospital and Medical Center. She also received the Chairman’s Award from the Barrow Institute and was recognized as the Ortho-McNeil Epilepsy Top Scholar.

Currently, Dr. Gerber provides remote neurophysiology services, and is not seeing patients in clinic.

My Work

Office Locations: 
Hospitals Served: 
Providence Portland Medical Center
Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital
Salem Hospital
Specialties: 

Education & Honors

Board Certified: 
  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Neurology
Education & Training: 
  • B.A., Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 1997
  • MD, Washington University School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, 2001
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA, 2001-2002
  • Residency, Chief Residency, Neurology, Barrow Neurological Institute, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ, 2002-2005
  • Fellowship, Epilepsy and Clinical Neurophysiology, Barrow Neurological Institute, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ, 2005-2008
Honors: 
  • Robert C. Byrd Scholarship Recipient, 1993-1997
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1997
  • AAN Resident Scholarship for Annual Meeting, 2005
  • Chairman's Award, Barrow Neurological Institute, 2005
  • Dr. Joseph White Award for Outstanding Service and Leadership During Residency, St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center, 2005
  • Ortho-McNeil Epilepsy Top Scholar, 2005
  • First Place, Oral Presentation, “Ictal Eye Closure is a Reliable Indicator for Psychogenic Nonepileptic Seizures”, Academic Excellence Day; Arizona Medical Education Consortium, 2006
  • Portland Monthly Magazine, "Top Doctors," 2012
Other Activities: 
  • Member, American Epilepsy Society
  • Member, American Academy of Neurology