Committed to Excellence in Patient Care
“Neurosurgery is one of the most complex and technologically advanced fields in medicine. Patients come to neurosurgeons with hope and trust that their individual problems, needs, and concerns will be addressed in a compassionate and caring environment and with the best available treatment options. My colleagues and I are committed to creating that environment and delivering state-of-the art neurosurgical care for the spectrum of neurosurgically treatable diseases, from tumors to painful degeneration of the spine, to debilitating movement disorders and epilepsy.
“I come to work every day with the goal of positively affecting the quality of life of my patients. Each patient is unique and my approach is to tailor a treatment plan that takes into account the personal goals of the patient as well as the surgically unique details of that particular patient’s disease.
“I am committed to excellence in patient care in both the operating room and the outpatient setting. I am able to provide cutting edge surgical treatment including the most advanced techniques in neuromodulation for Parkinson’s Disease, essential tremor, dystonia, epilepsy, and refractory chronic pain, as well as full complement of general neurosurgical and spine diseases.”
Dr. Kara Beasley, DO, MBe completed her undergraduate degree at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, North Carolina, and a dual degree in medicine with a Masters of Arts in Bioemedical Ethics at Midwestern University, Glendale, Arizona. She went on to complete a general neurosurgery residency at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Dr. Beasley has completed fellowships in Stereotactic Radiosurgery at Cooper University Hospital, Camden, New Jersey, and Functional and Restorative Neurosurgery at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio. She has also finished a Clinical Scholarship in Advanced Epilepsy Surgical Techniques. While at the Cleveland Clinic, she was able to participate in a special concentration in Neuroethics.
Dr. Beasley is one of the only dually credentialed neurosurgeon bioethicists in the world. She is fully trained as a general neurosurgeon in cranial and spinal trauma, endoscopic and open tumor surgery, radiosurgery, complex disorders of the spine including tumor and degenerative spinal disease, epilepsy surgery and neuromodulation. Her areas of interest include tumor, deep brain stimulation for movement disorders, neuromodulation for refractory chronic pain, and the surgical treatment of epilepsy.
Awards and Honors
Patient’s Choice Award: 2013