C. Chris Kao, MD, PhD

Research Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

KaoDr. Kao's clinical interest is microelectrode brain mapping for target localization of deep brain stimulation treatment of movement disorders. His research focus is on electrophysiology in nerve stimulation, epilepsy, pain control and head injury.


  • Ph.D. Neurophysiology, 1994. Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia
  • WHO Fellowship, 1986-1987, Pain research, Medical College of Virginia
  • M.S. Electrophysiology, 1983, Bethune University of Medical Science, Changchun, China
  • M.D. Medicine/neurology, 1980, Bethune Medical College, Changchun, China

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Telephone: (615) 343-9822
FAX: (615) 343-6948
Pager : (615) 539-7945

Department of Neurological Surgery
Vanderbilt Medical Center
T-4224 Medical Center North
Nashville, TN 37232-2380