Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center
Boston Medical Center
Chief, Department of Neurosurgery
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Pediatrics
Boston University School of Medicine
Internship, General Surgery, Upstate Medical University (SUNY), Syracuse, NY (1987)
Internship, Internal Medicine, St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri (1986)
Visiting Fellow Functional Neurosurgery, Oregon Health Sciences University (2001)
NRSA Research Fellow, Upstate Medical University and VAH Research Service, Departments of Neurosurgery and Physiology (1987-1990)
Dr. James Holsapple, MD completed his medical education at the University of Kansas (1985). He completed internships in internal medicine (St. Luke's Hospital Kansas City Missouri) and general surgery (State University NY, Syracuse) and an NRSA supported research fellowship in neuroscience before beginning neurosurgical training at Upstate Medical University, Syracuse NY. Dr. Holsapple completed his neurosurgical training in 1994 and joined the neurosurgical faculty at UMU afterwards where he focused on general adult and pediatric neurosurgery. Dr. Holsapple initiated the functional neurosurgery/DBS program at UMU. He has maintained research interests in neuroscience collaborating in studies of primate vision and mechanisms of transmitter release.
In 2009, Dr. Holsapple joined the faculty of the department of neurosurgery at Boston Medical Center where he continued his general practice in adult and pediatric neurosurgery. In October 2011, he was appointed chief and chair of Neurosurgery at Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine.