Neurosurgery Team Takes Part in New England Brain Tumor Walk
Outreach highlights medical conditions and team’s new home at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center
BRIGHTON –Members of the St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center’s Department of Neurosurgery were among the scores of walkers who took part in the New England Brain Tumor Walk on Oct. 16 at DCR Mother’s Rest at Carson Beach in Boston. It was the first year the team participated in the walk, which made its return to a live event amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Our team was delighted to meet with members of the National Brain Tumor Society and other walk participants to highlight this important health awareness and the care and treatments we provide at St. Elizabeth’s,” said Ekkehard Kasper, MD, DPhil, chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery.
Neurosurgery Nurse Coordinator Madelyn Curry, RN, BSN, organized the St. Elizabeth’s team walk participation which included Dr. Kasper’s associate Fred Chiu-Lai Lam, MD, PhD, FRCSC, St. Elizabeth’s staff members Dr. Serdar Kaya, David Phin, Daria Crawford, Manuela Lopes and Dalis Sostre, as well as family members and friends.
The Department of Neurosurgery at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center recently moved to a new patient clinic area on Cardinal Cushing Pavilion, Sixth Floor, at the hospital located at 736 Cambridge Street in Brighton. The new space offers patients greater privacy and comfort in their care. The Department of Neurosurgery at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center offers a full-service clinical and academic program that provides patients with the newest treatments in this specialized field.
“We treat the whole patient, learning about who you are and what is important to you, as we create your individualized plan of care with you,” said Dr. Kasper.
Using advanced image-guided technology and minimally invasive and open surgical techniques, the Neurosurgery team cares for patients who have complex brain tumors, aneurysms, movement disorders, epilepsy, spine diseases and other conditions.
Neurosurgery Nurse Coordinator Madelyn Curry, RN, BSN, organized the St. Elizabeth’s team, which included Dr. Fred Lam, MD, PhD, FRCSC, St. Elizabeth's staff Dr. Serdar Kaya, David Phin, Daria Crawford, Manuela Lopes, Dalis Sostre, as well as family members and friends.
Dr. Kasper is double board-certified in Neurosurgery and Neurocritical Care. His clinical expertise includes treatment of brain tumors, skull base surgery, radiosurgery, general spine surgery and tumors of the spine, as well as general neurosurgery, including Hydrocephalus, Chiari Malformation, and head trauma.
Dr. Lam is a dual fellowship-trained neurosurgeon-scientist with advanced skillsets in spine, neuro-oncology/stereotactic radiosurgery, brain tumors, trauma, and general neurosurgery. Dr. Lam has performed postdoctoral research in cancer biology and nanomedicine for the treatment of brain tumors at the Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research at MIT and the Center for Discovery in Cancer Research at McMaster University.
The team treats conditions including:
- Brain Tumors
- Neurosurgery during Pregnancy
- Pituitary tumors
- Spine Surgery and Disc replacement
- Complex Cranial and Skull Diagnoses
- Cerebrovascular Injuries and Conditions
- Functional Brain Disorders
- Complex Cranial and Skull Base Diagnoses
- Hydrocephalus (excess fluid in the brain)
For more information call 617-779-6083 or visit the Department of Neurosurgery online.