Ekkehard M. Kasper, MD, PhD
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

MD, Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
PhD, Oxford University
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Dr. Kasper is an internationally renowned neurosurgeon and professor of neurosurgery who has a deep mastery of surgical intervention for diseases, injuries and conditions that impact the brain and spinal cord. He has a particular interest in neuro-oncology, treating tumors on the brain, spine, and pituitary gland, whether they are benign, malignant, or metastatic.

Dr. Kasper was a professor at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario and served as Service head of Neurosurgery and Director of the brain tumor service at Hamilton Health Sciences and its Juravinski Cancer Center in Hamilton, Ontario. Prior to that he spent 13 years at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Mass. where he was Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School and he held several leadership roles including Chief of Neurosurgical Oncology and Stereotactic Neurosurgery and co-director of the Brain Tumor and Keith Field Cyberknife Center.

In addition to his clinical duties, Dr. Kasper also has a strong interest in research, medical education, and academic work. While practicing at Hamilton Health Sciences, Dr. Kasper was Professor of Surgery at McMaster University, and he launched and directed a neurosurgery oncology fellowship. Dr. Kasper holds various editorial roles for 13 scientific journals, and he is a reviewer for 29 journals in the field related to neurology and neurosurgery, both domestic and international.

He earned his medical degree from Albert Ludwig University in Freiburg, Germany, and was awarded a neurobiology doctorate (DPhil) from Oxford University where he attended St. Johns College. He later completed neurosurgical residency at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston, Mass. In addition to his training at MGH, Dr. Kasper pursued a research fellowship in Neuroanatomy and Cell Biology and a clinical fellowship in Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, Radiosurgery and Neurosurgical Oncology at the University of Freiburg in Germany. He is double board certified in neurosurgery and neurocritical care, with additional certifications in neurosurgery in Canada and Europe.

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  1. Bove I, Solari D, Bruneau M, Berhouma M, Jouanneau E, Cornelius JF, Messerer M, Daniel RT, Froelich S, Mazzatenta D, Meling T, Paraskevopoulos D, Roche PH, Schoeder HWS, Zazpe I, Visocchi M, Kasper E, Tatagiba M, Cavallo LM. Endoscopic endonasal pituitary surgery: How we do it. Consensus statement on behalf of the EANS skull base section. Brain Spine. 2023; 3:102687. PMID: 38021006; PMCID: PMC10668107; DOI: 10.1016/j.bas.2023.102687;
  2. Riggs J, Ahn H, Longmoore H, Jardim P, Kim MJ, Kasper EM, Han J, Lam FC. Addressing disparities in delivery of cancer care for patients with melanoma brain metastases-Not just a simple case of rurality. Neurooncol Adv. 2023; 5(1):vdad113.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37860268; PMCID: PMC10584078; DOI: 10.1093/noajnl/vdad113;
  3. Power RG, Lam FC, Whitton AC, Sharma S, Kasper EM. Surgical Management of Meningiomas Involving the Torcula, Transverse Sinus, and Jugular Bulb: A Technical Note and Review of the Literature. J Neurol Surg Rep. 2023 Jul; 84(3):e92-e102.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37635841; PMCID: PMC10457152; DOI: 10.1055/s-0043-1772201;
  4. Kasper BS, Thomas C, Albers A, Kasper EM, Sandhoff K. From amaurotic idiocy to biochemically defined lipid storage diseases: the first identification of GM1-Gangliosidosis. Free Neuropathol. 2023 Jan; 4. PMID: 37577107; PMCID: PMC10413987; DOI: 10.17879/freeneuropathology-2023-4845;
  5. Kasper EM, Mirza FA, Kaya S, Walker R, Starnoni D, Daniel RT, Nair R, Lam FC. Surgical Morbidity in Relation to the Surgical Approach for Olfactory Groove Meningiomas-A Pooled Analysis of 1016 Patients and Proposal of a New Reporting System. Brain Sci. 2023 Jun 01; 13(6).View Related Profiles. PMID: 37371375; PMCID: PMC10296289; DOI: 10.3390/brainsci13060896;
  6. Lohkamp LN, Kasper EM, Pousa AE, Bartels UK. An update on multimodal management of craniopharyngioma in children. Front Oncol. 2023; 13:1149428. PMID: 37213301; PMCID: PMC10196165; DOI: 10.3389/fonc.2023.1149428;
  7. Behling F, Bruneau M, Honegger J, Berhouma M, Jouanneau E, Cavallo L, Cornelius JF, Messerer M, Daniel RT, Froelich S, Mazzatenta D, Meling T, Paraskevopoulos D, Roche PH, Schroeder HWS, Zazpe I, Voormolen E, Visocchi M, Kasper E, Schittenhelm J, Tatagiba M. Differences in intraoperative sampling during meningioma surgery regarding CNS invasion - Results of a survey on behalf of the EANS skull base section. Brain Spine. 2023; 3:101740. PMID: 37383436; PMCID: PMC10293290; DOI: 10.1016/j.bas.2023.101740;
  8. Klein P, Huo X, Chen Y, Abdalkader M, Qiu Z, Nagel S, Raymond J, Liu L, Siegler JE, Strbian D, Field TS, Yaghi S, Qureshi MM, Demeestere J, Puetz V, Berberich A, Michel P, Fischer U, Kaesmacher J, Yamagami H, Alemseged F, Tsivgoulis G, Schonewille WJ, Hu W, Liu X, Li C, Ji X, Drumm B, Banerjee S, Sacco S, Sandset EC, Kristoffersen ES, Slade P, Mikulik R, Romoli M, Diana F, Krishnan K, Dhillon P, Lee JS, Kasper E, Dasenbrock H, Ton MD, Masiliunas R, Arsovska AA, Marto JP, Dmytriw AA, Regenhardt RW, Silva GS, Siepmann T, Sun D, Sang H, Diestro JD, Yang P, Mohammaden MH, Li F, Masoud HE, Ma A, Raynald, Ganesh A, Liu J, Meyer L, Dippel DWJ, Thomalla G, Parsons M, Qureshi AI, Goyal M, Yoo AJ, Lapergue B, Zaidat OO, Chen HS, Campbell BCV, Jovin TG, Nogueira RG, Miao Z, Saposnik G, Nguyen TN. Specialist Perspectives on the Imaging Selection of Large Vessel Occlusion in the Late Window. Clin Neuroradiol. 2023 Sep; 33(3):801-811.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37010551; PMCID: PMC10069362; DOI: 10.1007/s00062-023-01284-0;
  9. Nong Y, Stoppel DC, Johnson MA, Boillot M, Todorovic J, Shen J, Zhou X, Nadler MJS, Rodriguez C, Huo Y, Nagakura I, Kasper EM, Anderson MP. UBE3A and transsynaptic complex NRXN1-CBLN1-GluD1 in a hypothalamic VMHvl-arcuate feedback circuit regulates aggression. bioRxiv. 2023 Mar 01. PMID: 36909588; PMCID: PMC10002692; DOI: 10.1101/2023.02.28.530462;
  10. Agolia JP, Kasper EM. Wrong-Level Spine Surgery: Introduction of a Protocol for Avoidance of This Complication. Acta Neurochir Suppl. 2023; 130:179-184. PMID: 37548737
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2017 AANS/CNS Leadership and Career Development Course: Scholarship
2015 Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA: Excellence in Mentorship Award
2014 German Society for Neurosurgery (DGNC): Extraordinary Member
2012 Harvey Cushing Society, American Association of Neurological Surgeons: Fellow
2000-2005 Harvard University Department of Neurobiology, Boston, MA: Research Fellow
1999 Albert Ludwig University, Freiburg, Germany: Magna Cum Laude
1992 McDonnell-Pew Center for Brian Research, Oxford University, Oxford, England: McDonnel-Pew Scholarship
1992 Federal State of Baden, Freiburg Medical School, Freiburg, Germany: Junior Research Fellowship
1992 Federal State of Baden, Freiburg Medical School, Freiburg, Germany: Junior Research Fellowship
1989 Oxford University, Oxford England: Rockefeller University Scholarship
1989 Marine Biological Laboratory, Neurobiology, Woods Hole, MA: Grass Fellowship
1988-1991 Oxford University, Oxford England: Rhodes Scholarship
1986-1996 German National Scholarship Foundation, Germany: Scholar
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