Neal F. Kassell, MD is founder and chairman of the Focused Ultrasound Foundation and Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Virginia, where he was co-chair until 2006. He received his undergraduate and medical education at the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Kassell is a member of numerous medical societies, has served on many standing and ad hoc committees of the National Institutes of Health, and in an editorial capacity for a variety of academic journals. He has been a recipient of the McKenzie Memorial Award of the Canadian Neurosurgical Society, the Grass Award of the Society of Neurological Surgeons, and the first Van Wagenen lectureship of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. Dr. Kassell’s research has resulted in more than 500 publications and book chapters.
Dr. Kassell was a founder of numerous private ventures and has served on a number of corporate and not-for-profit boards.