Dr. Zelma Kiss - Biography

Dr. Zelma Kiss is a Stereotactic & Functional Neurosurgeon and Professor at the University of Calgary. She completed her MD at the University of Ottawa and after a surgical internship moved to 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 deep brain stimulation (DBS) for movement disorders.

She has been at the University of Calgary since 2000 and continues with a major research interest in how DBS works. 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 and MR-guided Focused Ultrasound Programs in Calgary.