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James W. Holsapple, MD

Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Pediatrics,  Boston University School of Medicine

Special Interests
Hydrocephalus, pediatric neurosurgery, trigeminal neuralgia, hemifacial spasm, pituitary surgery, stereotactic radiosurgery, brain tumors, cerebral aneurysms

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Medical School
University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City KS (1985)

Residency
Intern, Internal Medicine, St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, MO (1986)
Intern, General Surgery, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY (1987)
Resident, Neurosurgery, SUNY  Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY (1993)
Chief Resident, Neurosurgery, SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse NY (1994)

Fellowship
Visiting Functional Fellow, Department of Neurosurgery, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR  (2001)

Postgraduate
Graduate Student, Department of Physics, Syracuse University, NY (2006)

Board Certification
American Board of Neurological Surgery (1999)

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Biography

Dr. Holsapple completed his medical education at the University of Kansas. After that, he completed two internships, one in internal medicine at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City and one in general surgery at the State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University in Syracuse. Dr. Holsapple remained there and pursued his residency training in neurosurgery. He also did basic neuroscience research in the departments of neurosurgery and physiology.

Dr. Holsapple then joined the neurosurgical faculty at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syacuse in 1994 as Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery. He served as the Director of the Clinical Neurosciences Clerkship and subsequently became the Residency Program Director. Dr. Holsapple gained significant experience in functional neurosurgery both clinically and in research. In 2001, Dr. Holsapple was promoted to Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and in 2003 was recognized as the Attending of the Year at SUNY Upstate Medical University.

In November 2009, Dr. Holsapple joined the Boston Medical Center Department of Neurosurgery and in October of 2011, he was appointed as Chief of the Neurosurgery Service and Chairman of the Neurosurgery Department. His clinical expertise encompasses all aspects of general adult and pediatric neurosurgery, with particular emphasis on hydrocephalus, pediatric neurosurgery, trigeminal neuralgia, and hemifacial spasm. Dr. Holsapple is a member of several professional societies, including the Congress of Neurosurgery and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.

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Publications

Tschoe C, Holsapple JW, Binello E. Resection of primary brachial plexus tumor via a modified supraclavicular approach. J Neurol Surg Rep 2014 doi:10.155/s-0034-1376423

Burns JD, Green DM, Lau H, Winter M, Koyfman F, DeFusco CM, Holsapple JW, Kase CS. The effect of neurocritical care service without a dedicated neuro-ICU on quality of care in intracerebral hemorrhage. Neurocrit Care 2013; 18(3):305-312.

Orehek EK, Burns JD, Koyfman F, Azocar RJ, Holsapple JW, Green DM. Postpartum trifecta: simultaneous eclamptic intracerebral hemorrhage, PRES, and herniation due to intracranial hypotension. Neurocrit Care. 2012; 17(3):434-8.

Doxtader EE, Butts SC, Holsapple JW, Fuller CE. Aggressive pediatric meningioma with soft tissue and lymph node metastases: a case report. Pediatr Dev Pathol 2009; 12(3): 244-248.

Caldicott CV, Holsapple JW. Training for fitness: reconsidering the 80-hour work week. Perspect Biol Med 2008; 51;134-143.

Darbar A, Krishnamurthy S, Holsapple JW, Hodge CJ Jr. Ventral thoracic spinal cord herniation: frequently misdiagnosed entity. Spine (Phila PA 1976) 2006; 31(17):E600-605.

Wasenko JJ, Lieberman KA, Rodziewicz GS, Holsapple JW. Magnetic resonance imaging characteristics of hyperacute hemorrhage in the brain and spine. Clin Imaging 2002; 26(5):330-337.

Motter BC, Holsapple JW. Cortical image density determines the probability of target discovery during active search. Vision Res 2000 40(10-12): 1311-22.

Wasenko JJ, Hochhauser L, Holsapple JW, Poe LB, Albanese SA, Cacayorin ED. MRI of post traumatic spinal cord lesions. Unexpected improvement of hemorrhagic lesions. Clin Imaging 1997 21(4): 246-251.

Holsapple JW. Percutaneous Balloon Compression of the Trigeminal Ganglion: Technique. In: Image Guided Pain Management, S. Thomas Editor, Lippincott-Raven (Philadelphia), 1997.

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725 Albany Street
Boston, MA 02118


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