Dr. Zelma Kiss


Dr. Zelma Kiss is a Stereotactic & Functional Neurosurgeon, Associate Professor at the University of Calgary, and Clinical Scholar of the Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research. She completed her MD at the University of Ottawa in 1988 and after a surgical internship moved to the University of Toronto for training in neurosurgery in 1989. During the course of her residency she completed a 4-year research program defending her PhD at the University of Toronto in 1998. After further post-doctoral training in France with Professor Alim Benabid, she returned to Canada to investigate the mechanisms of action of DBS for movement disorders. She has been at the University of Calgary since 2000. Her clinical areas of interest include stereotactic radiosurgery and functional neurosurgery to treat movement disorders, pain, psychiatric disorders and epilepsy. She is Medical Director of the Neuromodulation Program in the Calgary zone of Alberta Health Services.

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