Ekkehard Matthias Kasper, MD, PhD

Professor, Neurology

Ekkehard Kasper
72 E. Concord Street


Dr. Kasper is an internationally renowned neurosurgeon and professor of neurosurgery who has a deep mastery of surgical intervention for diseases, injuries and conditions that impact the brain and spinal cord. He has a particular interest in neuro-oncology, treating tumors on the brain, spine, and pituitary gland, whether they are benign, malignant, or metastatic.

Dr. Kasper was a professor at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario and served as Service head of Neurosurgery and Director of the brain tumor service at Hamilton Health Sciences and its Juravinski Cancer Center in Hamilton, Ontario. Prior to that he spent 13 years at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, Mass. where he was Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School and he held several leadership roles including Chief of Neurosurgical Oncology and Stereotactic Neurosurgery and co-director of the Brain Tumor and Keith Field Cyberknife Center.

In addition to his clinical duties, Dr. Kasper also has a strong interest in research, medical education, and academic work. While practicing at Hamilton Health Sciences, Dr. Kasper was Professor of Surgery at McMaster University, and he launched and directed a neurosurgery oncology fellowship. Dr. Kasper holds various editorial roles for 13 scientific journals, and he is a reviewer for 29 journals in the field related to neurology and neurosurgery, both domestic and international.

He earned his medical degree from Albert Ludwig University in Freiburg, Germany, and was awarded a neurobiology doctorate (DPhil) from Oxford University where he attended St. Johns College. He later completed neurosurgical residency at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston, Mass. In addition to his training at MGH, Dr. Kasper pursued a research fellowship in Neuroanatomy and Cell Biology and a clinical fellowship in Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery, Radiosurgery and Neurosurgical Oncology at the University of Freiburg in Germany. He is double board certified in neurosurgery and neurocritical care, with additional certifications in neurosurgery in Canada and Europe.


  • Albert-Ludwigs-Universit├Ąt Freiburg, MD
  • Oxford University, PhD


  • Published on 10/8/2023

    Bove I, Solari D, Bruneau M, Berhouma M, Jouanneau E, Cornelius JF, Messerer M, Daniel RT, Froelich S, Mazzatenta D, Meling T, Paraskevopoulos D, Roche PH, Schoeder HWS, Zazpe I, Visocchi M, Kasper E, Tatagiba M, Cavallo LM. Endoscopic endonasal pituitary surgery: How we do it. Consensus statement on behalf of the EANS skull base section. Brain Spine. 2023; 3:102687. PMID: 38021006.

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  • Published on 9/28/2023

    Riggs J, Ahn H, Longmoore H, Jardim P, Kim MJ, Kasper EM, Han J, Lam FC. Addressing disparities in delivery of cancer care for patients with melanoma brain metastases-Not just a simple case of rurality. Neurooncol Adv. 2023; 5(1):vdad113. PMID: 37860268.

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  • Published on 8/25/2023

    Power RG, Lam FC, Whitton AC, Sharma S, Kasper EM. Surgical Management of Meningiomas Involving the Torcula, Transverse Sinus, and Jugular Bulb: A Technical Note and Review of the Literature. J Neurol Surg Rep. 2023 Jul; 84(3):e92-e102. PMID: 37635841.

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  • Published on 8/8/2023

    Kasper BS, Thomas C, Albers A, Kasper EM, Sandhoff K. From amaurotic idiocy to biochemically defined lipid storage diseases: the first identification of GM1-Gangliosidosis. Free Neuropathol. 2023 Jan; 4. PMID: 37577107.

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  • Published on 6/1/2023

    Kasper EM, Mirza FA, Kaya S, Walker R, Starnoni D, Daniel RT, Nair R, Lam FC. Surgical Morbidity in Relation to the Surgical Approach for Olfactory Groove Meningiomas-A Pooled Analysis of 1016 Patients and Proposal of a New Reporting System. Brain Sci. 2023 Jun 01; 13(6). PMID: 37371375.

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  • Published on 5/5/2023

    Lohkamp LN, Kasper EM, Pousa AE, Bartels UK. An update on multimodal management of craniopharyngioma in children. Front Oncol. 2023; 13:1149428. PMID: 37213301.

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  • Published on 4/11/2023

    Behling F, Bruneau M, Honegger J, Berhouma M, Jouanneau E, Cavallo L, Cornelius JF, Messerer M, Daniel RT, Froelich S, Mazzatenta D, Meling T, Paraskevopoulos D, Roche PH, Schroeder HWS, Zazpe I, Voormolen E, Visocchi M, Kasper E, Schittenhelm J, Tatagiba M. Differences in intraoperative sampling during meningioma surgery regarding CNS invasion - Results of a survey on behalf of the EANS skull base section. Brain Spine. 2023; 3:101740. PMID: 37383436.

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  • Published on 4/3/2023

    Klein P, Huo X, Chen Y, Abdalkader M, Qiu Z, Nagel S, Raymond J, Liu L, Siegler JE, Strbian D, Field TS, Yaghi S, Qureshi MM, Demeestere J, Puetz V, Berberich A, Michel P, Fischer U, Kaesmacher J, Yamagami H, Alemseged F, Tsivgoulis G, Schonewille WJ, Hu W, Liu X, Li C, Ji X, Drumm B, Banerjee S, Sacco S, Sandset EC, Kristoffersen ES, Slade P, Mikulik R, Romoli M, Diana F, Krishnan K, Dhillon P, Lee JS, Kasper E, Dasenbrock H, Ton MD, Masiliunas R, Arsovska AA, Marto JP, Dmytriw AA, Regenhardt RW, Silva GS, Siepmann T, Sun D, Sang H, Diestro JD, Yang P, Mohammaden MH, Li F, Masoud HE, Ma A, Raynald, Ganesh A, Liu J, Meyer L, Dippel DWJ, Thomalla G, Parsons M, Qureshi AI, Goyal M, Yoo AJ, Lapergue B, Zaidat OO, Chen HS, Campbell BCV, Jovin TG, Nogueira RG, Miao Z, Saposnik G, Nguyen TN. Specialist Perspectives on the Imaging Selection of Large Vessel Occlusion in the Late Window. Clin Neuroradiol. 2023 Sep; 33(3):801-811. PMID: 37010551.

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  • Published on 3/1/2023

    Nong Y, Stoppel DC, Johnson MA, Boillot M, Todorovic J, Shen J, Zhou X, Nadler MJS, Rodriguez C, Huo Y, Nagakura I, Kasper EM, Anderson MP. UBE3A and transsynaptic complex NRXN1-CBLN1-GluD1 in a hypothalamic VMHvl-arcuate feedback circuit regulates aggression. bioRxiv. 2023 Mar 01. PMID: 36909588.

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  • Published on 1/1/2023

    Agolia JP, Kasper EM. Wrong-Level Spine Surgery: Introduction of a Protocol for Avoidance of This Complication. Acta Neurochir Suppl. 2023; 130:179-184. PMID: 37548737.

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