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Boston Medical Center
Shapiro Center
7th Floor, Suite 7C
725 Albany Street
Boston, MA 02118

Call: 617.638.8992
Fax: 617.638.8979

James W. Holsapple, MD

Chief, Department of Neurosurgery

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Pediatrics

Boston University School of Medicine

Special Interests
brain tumors and meningiomas, cerebrovascular neurosurgery, aneurysms, Cyberknife® radiosurgical procedures, hydrocephalus, pituitary gland surgery, trigeminal neuralgia, hemifacial spasm, and pediatric neurosurgery

CV Highlights

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Medical School
University of Kansas School of Medicine (1985)

Neurosurgery, Upstate Medical University (SUNY), Syracuse, NY (1994)

Internship, General Surgery, Upstate Medical University (SUNY), Syracuse, NY (1987)

Internship, Internal Medicine, St. Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, Missouri (1986)

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

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)

Board Certification
American Board of Neurological Surgery (November 1999)

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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.

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