Credentials

Credentials

  • Academic titles

    • Assistant Professor, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell

  • Medical school

    • Queens University - Ontario, CN

    • Univ of Alberta Faculty of Medicine

  • Residencies

    • University of Alberta School of Medicine/Dentistry

  • Fellowships

    • University of Cincinnati Medical Center

  • Affiliations

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09/06/2018
"Very nice bedside manners, patient & understanding, was through going over CT scans & MRI, wants to see follow up CT so he could recommend further action."
08/27/2018
"Dr. Kerr is always professional & courteous. He explains things clearly in lay terms. Excellent physician, so happy to find him. "
07/30/2018
"Dr. Kerr alleviated all my fears and answered all my questions I felt like I was in good hands"
07/22/2018
"Dr. Kerr is the best doctor! He's compassionate, precise/thorough and goes out of his way to make sure you are clear about your medical issues. He is truly concerned about my feelings answers all quest. & concerns. I have the utmost faith and trust in Dr. Kerr. I know he will help me feel better - "
07/17/2018
"I liked Dr. Kerr immediately."
07/04/2018
"Dr. Kerr is the best!!"
06/29/2018
"I would definitely recommend this practice and have to any body with neulactic pain."
06/28/2018
"7. Excellent, wonderful man. 8. He was in no hurry. 9. 100%. 10. I have & will _____!! "
06/22/2018
"I recommended another person for this medical office, but with my preferred dr. Kerr."
06/12/2018
"Dr. Kerr is terrific! Really explained everything in a way I could understand. He's the best!"
05/08/2018
"Dr. Kerr is very professional."
05/07/2018
"Dr. Kerr is a great physician. He is very caring & kind. I appreciate all the time he has spent with me and appreciate his talents as a skilled neurosurgeon."
04/27/2018
"Wonderful caring individual - A pleasure and a treasure to find in this day & age."
04/26/2018
"Dr. Kerr is the best. Explains very well and is very helpful."
04/19/2018
"I had two prior spine surgeries by a different spine surgeon I have chronic pain due to spinal nerve injury, I needed a new spine surgeon/neurosurgeon TWENTY 20 spinal/neuro surgeons from LI to NYC refused to see me because I have hardware in my spine from 2 previous surgeries. Dr. Kerr came highly recommended to me & he agreed to see me, in fact welcomed me as a new patient. He said he took an oath to help patients & help heal them. What a wonderful caring doctor he is! He is trying to think of new procedures that may help my condition. Dr. Kerr is in my mind, the BEST physician I have ever come across in my 30+ years working in the medical field. Caring, highly intelligent, thinks outside the box, has patience & welcomed me as a patient when so many doctors turned me away! His office staff is amazing, as well. Please acknowledge Dr. Kerr as an asset to the North Shore Northwell Health System. He is one of a KIND. There needs to be a 10+ rating on this page. 5 is not even coming close! 1. 10+. "
04/15/2018
"Very pleased with Dr. Kerr. He was very informative and his explanations were clear to understand. he was caring and made me feel at ease."
03/13/2018
"#1. Excellent!!"
02/13/2018
"Dr. Kerr is a true professional. He spent plenty of time with me to insure I was understanding all information shared. I was extremely impressed with his level of concern for me!"
01/17/2018
"I have recommended Dr. Kerr already. He talked to me in ways I could understand. He took his time to make sure I understood."
01/06/2018
"Dr. Kerr always shows care, concern, and professionalism when interacting with me. He is an amazing doctor, an outstanding neurosurgeon, and a caring professional. I am alive today because of him."
01/05/2018
"Dr. Kerr has superior interpersonal skills. He takes time to explain medical issues; is sincere and truly caring."
10/31/2017
"The best."
10/18/2017
"To say I'm happy about finding Dr. Kerr is a huge understatement. The attention provided, the information explained and the amount of time he spent with me was incredible. I cannot say enough about how wonderful Dr. Kerr & his staff are."
10/13/2017
"Dr. Kerr is excellent! He is kind, caring & genuinely concerned. He is a skilled neurosurgeon who saved my life by his quick assessment & actions."
09/27/2017
"Dr. Kerr is kind, compassionate & TRUE credit to Northwell! 1. Dr. Robert Kerr. 9. Super confident! "
07/27/2017
"He's amazing the office staff is much to be desired. "
07/11/2017
"Dr. Kerr is an exceptional and compassionate neurosurgeon. He was not my doctor when he was called in to perform emergency surgery on me one year ago for a complicated, rare, and life-threatening brain tumor. I am alive and fully functional in every way because of his astute diagnostic abilities, precise surgical skills, and thorough follow-up care."
07/07/2017
"Dr. Kerr is a very good person and a knowledgable doctor."
05/22/2017
"He is great."
05/15/2017
"Considerate thoughtful patient with questions."
05/03/2017
"Dr. Kerr was wonderful, smart, caring and kind. Excellent bedside manners."
05/01/2017
"dr Kerr is a very caring thourough dr"
04/27/2017
"Excellent experience."
04/21/2017
"Dr. Kerr is by far the best surgeon (DR) I have ever met, his bedside manners outstanding, other MD should take a look at him."
03/29/2017
"Dr. Kerr is a wonderful doctor, very caring & very personable- & concerned with your needs."
02/25/2017
"Dr. Kerr is the most compassionate and brilliant doctor I've ever had the pleasure of dealing with. My condition has been worsening for an extended period of time and most doctors don't seem to care. From the first meeting he was extremely nice and understanding and genuinely expressed concern and care. He helped me diagnose the condition and always follows up to see how I'm feeling. He is one of a kind."
02/07/2017
"great people skill, felt confident in his ability"
12/15/2016
"Dr. Kerr is caring and explained everything about my condition. He is amazing!"
09/21/2016
"Gave excellent advice for PT/options surgery, etc..."
07/15/2016
"I never experienced a dr. who spent time with you about your problem."
06/27/2016
"dr.kerr is wonderful"
06/20/2016
"Dr. Robert Kerr & his personnel are very professional in their job!"
06/07/2016
"This was my first visit with Dr. Kerr. I liked his bedside manner very much. Easy to talk with. I'm very comfortable with his knowledge, abilities & his diagnosis/treatment."
05/18/2016
"So nice; great demeanor; just a lovely person."
05/07/2016
"I feel very lucky to have been referred to Dr Kerr by Dr Repice my RA Doctor. both Drs. are exceptional care givers."
04/27/2016
"I cannot say enough amazing things about Dr. Kerr."
03/12/2016
"I have been under the care of many competent physicians during the last few years, in and out of the Northwell System, and can honestly say that Dr Kerr's spectrum of excellence epitomizes the well rounded and complete physician from patient caring to exceptional competency. To use the clique, Dr Kerr is truly a Doctors Doctor."
03/08/2016
"Excellent, was called into ER for me. Very knowledgeable, very concerned, knew what exactly had to be done. Only doctor I would let take care in future."
02/23/2016
"Dr Kerr went above & beyond to explain every aspect of my illness he was courteous, and friendly and portrayed that he has compassion for his patients."
02/17/2016
"The DOCTOR is exceptionally kind & thorough."
02/12/2016
"Very caring in my welfare of pain that I'm experiencing of my spine."
12/15/2015
"EXCELLENT DR. KERR!"
11/30/2015
"Dr. Kerr is the best doctor I have ever been to."
11/25/2015
"This was first visit, follow-up 6 months."
10/14/2015
"Excellent dr."
08/21/2015
"#1-10. Above and beyond."
07/13/2015
"Good excellent."
04/28/2015
"Would rate "excellent.""
02/27/2015
"Very good experience."
11/26/2014
"Dr. Kerr is a very dedicated professional to the patient's health."
10/21/2014
"#1-10. Outstanding."
10/08/2014
"Dr. Kerr was very professional & very caring. Both in hospital & his office."
07/29/2014
"I am strongly recommended Dr. Kerr. #8-9. Excellent."
07/28/2014
"Doctor was very courteous and explained in plain words my condition in my back causing pain in my leg & buttocks."
07/11/2014
"Dr. Kerr was very knowledgeable about my issue & explained everything to me re: surgery, results & options."
05/20/2014
"Overall the service was good."
05/09/2014
"Very good."

In the news

In the news

In the news
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