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Philip R. Gehrman, PhD, CBSM

Philip R. Gehrman, PhD, CBSM Physician

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Gehrman is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties


  • Medicine
    • Sleep Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Clinical Expertise:

  • Sleep Disorders

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Residency: Durham VA Medical Center
Graduate School: University of California, San Diego
Fellowship: Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


., Local American Academy of Sleep Medicine, National American Telemedicine Association, National Insomnia Genetics Consortium, International Sleep Research Society, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Gehrman is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania


Selected Publications:

Barclay, N. L., Gehrman, P. R., Gregory, A. M., Eaves, L. J., Silberg, J. L.: The heritability of insomnia progression during childhood/adolescence: results from a longitudinal twin study Sleep 38 (1): 109-18,2015.

Rumble, M. E., Rose, S. L., White, K. H., Moore, A. H., Gehrman, P., Benca, R. M., Costanzo, E. S.: Circadian actigraphic rest-activity rhythms following surgery for endometrial cancer: A prospective, longitudinal study Gynecol Oncol 137 (3): 448-55,2015.

Palagini, L., Drake, C. L., Gehrman, P., Meerlo, P., Riemann, D.: Early-life origin of adult insomnia: does prenatal-early-life stress play a role? Sleep Med 16 (4): 446-56,2015.

Koffel, E. A., Koffel, J. B., Gehrman, P. R.: A meta-analysis of group cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia Sleep Med Rev 19 : 6-16,2015.

Gilbert, K. S., Kark, S. M., Gehrman, P., Bogdanova, Y.: Sleep disturbances, TBI and PTSD: Implications for treatment and recovery Clin Psychol Rev 40 : 195-212,2015.

Gehrman, P. R., Harb, G. C., Cook, J. M., Barilla, H., Ross, R. J.: Sleep diaries of Vietnam War veterans with chronic PTSD: the relationships among insomnia symptoms, psychosocial stress, and nightmares Behav Sleep Med 13 (3): 255-64,2015.

Byrne, E. M., Psychiatric Genetics Consortium Major Depressive Disorder Working, Group, Raheja, U. K., Stephens, S. H., Heath, A. C., Madden, P. A., Vaswani, D., Nijjar, G. V., Ryan, K. A., Youssufi, H., Gehrman, P. R., Shuldiner, A. R., Martin, N. G., Montgomery, G. W., Wray, N. R., Nelson, E. C., Mitchell, B. D., Postolache, T. T.: Seasonality shows evidence for polygenic architecture and genetic correlation with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder J Clin Psychiatry 76 (2): 128-34,2015.

Garland, S. N., Johnson, J. A., Savard, J., Gehrman, P., Perlis, M., Carlson, L., Campbell, T.: Sleeping well with cancer: a systematic review of cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia in cancer patients Neuropsychiatr Dis Treat 10 : 1113-24,2014.

Gehrman, P. R., Hall, M., Barilla, H., Buysse, D., Perlis, M., Gooneratne, N., Ross, R. J.: Stress Reactivity in Insomnia Behav Sleep Med : 1-11,2014.

Garland, S. N., Palmer, C., Donelson, M., Gehrman, P., Johnson, F. B., Mao, J. J.: A nested case-controlled comparison of telomere length and psychological functioning in breast cancer survivors with and without insomnia symptoms Rejuvenation Res 17 (5): 453-7,2014.

Academic Contact Info

Department of Psychiatry
University of Pennsylvania
3535 Market Street, Suite 670

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 746-3578
Patient appointments: 800-789-PENN (7366)

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