Greek American Steven N. Kalkanis, M.D., Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at Henry Ford Health System and Medical Director of the Henry Ford Cancer Institute, has been elected a director of the American Board of Neurological Surgery (ABNS).
Dr. Kalkanis’ six-year term began in July. Chair of the ABNS Board of Directors, Dr. Richard G. Ellenbogen, said, “We are honored and thrilled to welcome Dr. Kalkanis as one of the newest members of our board of directors. The directors who are nominated, accepted and ultimately elected to the board are elite academicians and educators. The uncompensated service Dr. Kalkanis will perform over the next six years will be focused on maintaining the highest standards of the practice of Neurological Surgery. As an internationally recognized tumor surgeon and leader in American Neurological Surgery, Dr. Kalkanis will no doubt contribute in significant ways.”
ABNS is a non-profit public safety organization dedicated to the protection of patients and the education and elevation of all board certified neurological surgeons. The ABNS is responsible for ongoing professional certification activities including the development and administration of board certification examinations, credentialing, professionalism review and continuous certification for neurosurgeons.
Dr. Kalkanis joined Henry Ford in 2004 after completing his neurosurgical training at the Massachusetts General Hospital. He graduated with highest honors from Harvard University, where he was awarded the John Harvard Scholarship, and then Harvard Medical School, where he served as Class Marshal and received the Linnane Prize for highest academic achievement
Dr. Kalkanis is recognized as a leader in brain and spinal cord tumors, intracranial and stereotactic neurosurgery, and adult cervical and lumbar spine disease. An internationally recognized expert in brain tumor surgery, Dr. Kalkanis authored the definitive set of guidelines for the multidisciplinary treatment of brain metastases.
The Greek American doctor has published extensively on the topic of brain tumors in many prestigious medical journals, and regularly presents his research findings at some of the nation’s top medical meetings.
Dr. Kalkanis and his wife Laurel have three children, Nicholas (12), Connor
(10) and Grace (6).