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Ekkehard M. Kasper

Steward Medical Group - St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center

Steward Medical Group - St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center

736 Cambridge Street
Brighton, MA

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Neurosurgeon Dr. Ekkehard Kasper, FAANS, FACS is a renowned neurosurgeon, board certified in neurosurgery and neurocritical care and a Professor of Neurosurgery. Dr. Kasper has a deep mastery of surgical intervention for tumors on the brain and spine (both benign, malignant and metastatic) and many other diseases that impact the brain and spinal cord, including trauma and intracranial hemorrhage. He is experienced in minimally invasive and endoscopic procedures, as well as using cutting-edge radiosurgery.

List the treatments and procedures you offer:

- Benign and Malignant primary tumors of the brain and spine
- Metastatic Disease of the brain and spine
- Pituitary Tumors
- Radiosurgery
- Hydrocephalus and NPH
- Chiari Malformation
- Trigeminal Neuralgia and Facial pain
- General Neurosurgery for Spinal Disorders (e.g., Spinal Stenosis, Degenerative Disk Disease)
- Traumatic Brain Injury and Neurocritical Care
- Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery (Cavernomas, Intracranial hemorrhage, Subarachnoidal Hemorrhage)
- Neurosurgical Problems during Pregnancy
- Minimally Invasive and Endoscopic Neurosurgery

Awards or Certifications

• Diplomate, American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)
• Member, Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS)
• Member, Executive Committee AANS/CNS Section on Tumors
• Member, North American Skull Base Surgery Society (NASBS)
• World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies (WFNS): Member of Committee on Complications
• Asian Congress of Neurosurgery, Member Executive Committee
• Member, European Association of Neurosurgery: Tumor Section and Radiosurgery Section
• Delegate European Association of Neurological Surgeons- Member Committee
• General Manager and Member: International Academy of Neurosurgical Anatomy
• Member, Neurocritical Care Society
• Fellow, American College of Surgeons
• Member, Radiosurgery Society (formerly known as The CyberKnife Society)
• Member of Massachusetts Medical Society
• Member, American Medical Association (AMA)
• German Society for Neurosurgery (DGNC) Extraordinary Member

• Excellence in Mentorship Award Harvard Medical School (2015)
• Harvard Medical School Stoneman Teaching Award Nominee (2012-17)
• Harvard Medical School Charles McCabe Nominee (2017)
• Royal College of Physicians (Canada); Faculty Prize Nominee for Excellence in Teaching (2020)
• Editorial roles for 13 scientific journals
• Reviewer for 29 scientific journals related to neurology and neurosurgery, both domestic and international

What's your background, education and training?

• Board Certifications: Neurosurgery, Neurocritical Care
• Post-Graduate Education: PhD, Neurobiology, Oxford University, St. Johns College, UK
• Fellowship:
o Research Fellowship: Neuroanatomy; University of Freiburg i.Br., Germany
o Clinical Fellow: Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery and Neurosurgical Oncology; University of Freiburg i.Br., Germany
• Residency: Neurosurgery; Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA
• Medical School: Albert Ludwig University, Freiburg, Germany

Insurances Accepted

• Aetna (inc. Coventry)
• Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Massachusetts
• Boston Medical Center HealthNet Plan
• Cigna
• Commonwealth Care Alliance
• Fallon Health
• Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan
• MassHealth
• Medicare
• Medicare Supplemental Plans - All Health Plans
• MultiPlan
• Neighborhood Health Plan
• Senior Whole Health
• Steward Health Choice
• Tufts Health Plan
• Tufts Health Plan - Network Health
• UniCare - Anthem
• UnitedHealthcare


Primary Hospital: Steward Medical Group - St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center


benign and malignant tumors of the brain and spine; pituitary tumors; metastatic disease of the brain and spine; General neurosurgery, including: Hydrocephalus, NPH and Chiari malformation; traumatic brain injury. Dr. Kasper is highly skilled in radiosurgery; neurocritical care; cerebrovascular neurosurgery; neurosurgery in pregnancy and minimally invasive and endoscopic neurosurgery.