Boston Medical Center
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
Dr Davies graduated in medicine from the University of Wales College of Medicine in Cardiff in the United Kingdom. He then trained in surgery and became a fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of England in 1981. Subsequently, Dr. Davies trained in Neurosurgery in Sheffield and Cardiff in the United Kingdom and at the University of Minnesota, and was accredited in Neurosurgery by the Royal College of Surgeons in the United Kingdom. During this time, he also did a research fellowship at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.
Dr. Davies joined the Semmes-Murphey Clinic in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1994 where he was the Surgical Director of the Epi-Care comprehensive Epilepsy Center. He became Associate Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Tennessee and received the department’s Outstanding Faculty Award for several years. From 2000 to 2006, Dr. Davies was in neurosurgery private practice in St Paul, Minnesota.
In October 2006, Dr. Davies joined the Department of Neurosurgery at Boston University Medical Center. His clinical expertise encompasses the surgical treatment of movement disorders, including deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease, as well as surgical treatment for epilepsy and stimulation for chronic pain and/or spasticity. Dr Davies has conducted and published clinical research into deep brain stimulation. He has also published research into the surgical treatment of intractable epilepsy, particularly with regard to outcomes of memory and language function. Dr. Davies is a member of several professional societies including the American Epilepsy Society, the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the British Medical Association.
Daniluk S, Davies KG, Novak P, Vu T, Nazzaro JM, Ellias SA. Isolation of the brain-related factor of the error between intended and achieved position of deep brain stimulation electrodes implanted into the subthalamic nucleus for the treatment of Parkinson's disease. Neurosurgery 2009; 64:374-82.
Davies KG, Risse GL, Gates JR. Naming ability after tailored left temporal resection with extraoperative language mapping: increased risk of decline with later epilepsy onset age. Epilepsy Behav 2005; 7(2):273-8.
Bell B, Hermann B, Seidenberg M, Davies KG, Cariski D, Rosenbek J, Woodard A, Rutecki P, Bishop M. Ipsilateral Reorganization of Language in Early-Onset Left Temporal Lobe Epilepsy. Epilepsy Behav 2002; 3(2):158-164
Bell BD, Davies KG, Hermann BP, Walters G. Confrontation naming after anterior temporal lobectomy is related to age of acquisition of the object names. Neuropsychologia 2000; 38(1):83-92.
Davies KG, Bell BD, Bush AJ, Hermann BP, Dohan FC Jr, Jaap AS. Naming decline after left anterior temporal lobectomy correlates with pathological status of resected hippocampus. Epilepsia 1998; 39(4):407-19.
Davies KG, Maxwell RE, Beniak TE, Destafney E, Fiol ME. Language function after temporal lobectomy without stimulation mapping of cortical function. Epilepsia 1995; 36(2):130-6.
Davies KG, Weeks RD. Results of cortical resection for intractable epilepsy using intraoperative corticography without chronic intracranial recording. British Journal of Neurosurgery 1995; 9:7-12.
Davies KG, Maxwell RE, Beniak TE, Destafney E, Fiol M. Language function following temporal lobectomy for intractable seizures and without stimulation mapping of cortical function. Epilepsia 1995; 36:130-136.
Davies KG, Hermann BP, Wyler AR. Surgery for intractable epilepsy secondary to viral encephalitis. British Journal of Neurosurgery 1995; 9:759-762.