Amin B. Kassam, MD

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Amin Kassam, MD, is an internationally renowned, board-certified neurosurgeon with many accomplishments that have advanced the field of neurosurgery. The innovations that have marked his career are leading the way in improving the quality of life for patients with brain cancer and other subcortical abnormalities.

Dr. Kassam has been recognized globally for establishing technological advancements in complex skull-base surgery and minimally invasive approaches. He has pioneered a number of revolutionary procedures, including the Six Pillars Approach for parafascicular surgery of the white matter. In addition, Dr. Kassam has performed many of the world's groundbreaking procedures in the field of endoscopic nasal approach (EEA), which allows for skull-base brain tumors and lesions to be removed through the nose. He works closely with scientists, engineers, clinicians and cell biologists to develop the next wave of neurological innovation to define novel therapies for tomorrow. In championing medical and surgical advances, Dr. Kassam strives to provide the best possible care today, while defining the best care for tomorrow.

Dr. Kassam is Vice President of the Neuroscience Clinical Systems program at Aurora Health Care and leads the Aurora Neuroscience Innovation Institute (ANII) at Aurora St. Luke's Medical Center. ANII brings together a multidisciplinary team of renowned physicians, surgeons and scientists under one roof to deliver leading-edge neurological care.

Medical Education

University of Toronto (Degree earned: MD)


The Ottawa Hospital - Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Neurosurgery - Royal College of Physicians & Surgeons-Canada

Hospital Affiliations

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