C. Chris Kao, MD, PhD

Research Associate Professor of Neurological Surgery
Department of Neurological Surgery
Medical Center North
Vanderbilt Medical Center
Department of Neurological Surgery
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Lab Phone
Lab Phone: (615) 343-9822
Fax: (615) 343-6948
(615) 539-7945 (pgr)

Dr. 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