Willard S. Kasoff, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Surgery
Director, Neuromodulation Program

Willard S. Kasoff, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Surgery
Director, Neuromodulation Program

Willard S. Kasoff, MD, MPH, is an assistant professor in the Division of Neurosurgery at the University of Arizona Department of Surgery and the director of the Neuromodulation Program at The University of Arizona Medical Center – University Campus. Dr. Kasoff’s expertise includes adult and pediatric deep brain stimulation (DBS), open and minimally invasive surgical treatments for epilepsy and craniofacial pain, spinal cord stimulation, peripheral nerve stimulation, placement of intraspinal medication systems, deep-brain or vagal nerve stimulation for severe psychiatric disease, and adult and pediatric hydrocephalus, including normal-pressure hydrocephalus (NPH).

Dr. Kasoff received his bachelor’s degree from Harvard University and his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. He received his neurosurgical training at Yale University, where he also completed a fellowship in epilepsy surgery and a master’s degree in public health. He received additional fellowship training in functional and stereotactic neurosurgery at the Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, GA.

Dr. Kasoff’s research interests include the analysis of gait and balance in patients with Parkinson’s disease, laser treatment for epilepsy and movement disorders, and the use of advanced technologies in neuromodulation.

Research Interests: 

Analysis of gait and balance in patients with Parkinson’s disease
Laser treatment for epilepsy and movement disorders
The use of advanced technologies in neuromodulation

Degrees
  • MPH: Yale School of Public Health, 2010
  • MD: Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 2005
  • BA: Harvard University, Cambridge, 1999
Residency
  • Yale-New Haven Hospital, 2012
Internship
  • Yale-New Haven Hospital, 2006
Fellowship
  • Emory University School of Medicine, Functional and Stereotactic Neurosurgery, 2013
  • Yale University School of Medicine, Epilepsy Surgery, 2009