Meet Dr. Kofi Kessey
Dr. Kessey is a board-certified neurosurgeon who specializes in the treatment of benign and malignant brain tumors, metastatic disease, and degenerative spine conditions, particularly in the cervical and lumbar spine. He partners with his patients to find ideal treatment plans, offering choices that embrace the newest technology and medically proven treatments. He performs open and minimally invasive surgery as well as radiosurgery. Dr. Kessey has a special interest in treating elderly patients with normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) who are experiencing gait imbalance, urinary symptoms, and cognitive decline. He has developed an evaluation protocol for NPH patients that allows him to predict whether or not they would benefit significantly from surgery, reducing unnecessary procedures.
Dr. Kessey completed his medical degree at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine before completing a general surgery residency at Emory University and neurosurgical residencies at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and Emory University. Dr. Kessey also earned a PhD in neuroscience and biomedical engineering at Northwestern University, providing him with additional insights into the many brain and spine procedures that utilize sophisticated medical devices. He uses leading-edge technology, including stealth surgical navigation, stereotactic radiosurgery, and advanced neuroendoscopic equipment to provide precise neurological care.
- Bachelor of Arts – Wittenberg University
- PhD in Neuroscience/Biomedical Engineering – Northwestern University
- Doctor of Medicine – University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine
- General Surgery Residency – Emory University
- Neurosurgery Residency – Emory University
- Neurosurgery Residency – Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
- Ventura County Medical Center/UCLA Affiliate Hospital – 2010-2012
- Los Robles Hospital and Medical Center – 2012-2017
- Adventist Hospital of Simi Valley – 2013-2019
- American Board of Neurological Surgery
- Patients’ Choice Award (Awarded to 5% of active physicians nationally)
- On-Time Doctor Award
- Compassionate Doctor Recognition
- Howard Hughes Fellowship in Neuroscience. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- Kessey K and Mogul K (1996): Adenosine A2b receptors modulate hippocampal synaptic transmission via cAMP dependent pathway. Neuroscience Abstracts
- Mogul DJ and Kessey K (1996): Adenosine A2 receptors upregulate the postsynaptic AMPA component in hippocampal LTP. Neuroscience Abstracts
- Kessey K and Mogul DJ (1998): The effects of Adenosine A2 receptors on synaptic transmission is mediated by cAMP, Ca2+ and PKA. Neuroscience Abstracts.
- Sabo S, Lambert MP, Kessey K, Wade W, Kaffit G, Klein WL (1995): Interaction of beta amyloid peptides with integrins in a human nerve cell line. Neuroscience Letters 184(1): 25-28.
- Kessey K, Trommer BL, Overstreet LS, Ji T, Mogul DJ (1995): A role for Adenosine A1 receptors in the induction of long-term potentiation in the CA1 region in the rat hippocampus. Brain Research 756(1-2):184-90.
- Kessey K, Mogul DJ (1997): Adenosine A1 receptors induce an NMDA independent long term potentiation via a postsynaptic mechanism in the CA1 region of the rat hippocampus. J of Neurophysiology 78(4):1965-72.
- Kessey K, Mogul DJ (1998): Adenosine A2 receptors modulate synaptic transmission via a cAMP dependent pathway. Neuroscience 84(1):59-69
- Zhaohui Zeng, Xiangpeng Yuan, Gentao Liu, Xianhao Zeng, Xiaorong Zeng, Hiushan Ng, Haiming Chen, Tingxin Jiang, Yasuharu Akasaki, Kofi Kessey, Keith L. Black, John S. Yu (2007): Manipulation of proliferation and differentiation of human bone marrow-derived neural stem cells in vitro and in vivo. Journal of Neuroscience Research 85 (2)310-320
Sara, MPAS, PA-C, provides care for neurosurgery and spine inpatients at St. Anthony Hospital.
Nermin, PA-C, provides care for our surgical and trauma patients at St. Anthony Hospital.
Anna, MPAS, PA-C, provides pre- and postoperative care in our Lakewood and Arvada clinics.