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James Holsapple, MD, Named Chief of Neurosurgery at BMC

(Boston) – Nov. 3, 2011 – James Holsapple, MD, has been appointed chief and chair of Neurosurgery at Boston Medical Center (BMC) and Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM).

      Dr. Holsapple

Holsapple has been an associate professor of neurosurgery and pediatrics at BMC/BUSM since 2009. “Since his arrival, he has quickly established himself as a leader, establishing a new and vibrant pediatric neurosurgery program. We believe that neurosurgery will continue to grow and thrive clinically and academically under his guidance,” said BUSM Dean Karen Antman, MD.

“Dr. Holsapple brings a wealth of clinical experience to this role, which will be of great benefit to our patients,” said BMC President & CEO Kate Walsh. “We look forward to the leadership he will provide to the department of Neurosurgery and to the hospital.”

“The appointment of Dr. Holsapple as the new chief and chair of Neurosurgery is great news for Boston Medical Center, as his commitment to the mission of the institution and to the advance of the Neurosciences is clear to all of us,” said Carlos Kase, MD, chief and chair of neurology at BUSM and BMC. “We look forward to a productive partnership with the Department of Neurosurgery under his leadership, in the fields of patient care, education and research.”

Holsapple received his undergraduate degree from Drake University, Magna Cum Laude, and his MD from University of Kansas School of Medicine.  He completed an internal medicine internship at St. Luke’s Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri and a general surgery internship and neurological surgery residency at Upstate Medical University (SUNY), where he was also a NRSA Research Fellow in the Departments of Neurological Surgery and Physiology. He then joined the faculty and was promoted to Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery and Pediatrics.
A resident of South Boston, Holsapple is a member of the New England Neurological Society, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. The author of numerous papers, peer-reviewed articles, chapters and case reports, his research interests include primate visual and motor processing, human brain tumor management and biology. Holsapple’s clinical interests include adult intracranial tumors, vascular surgery and pediatric neurosurgery.

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