Adam Kanter, MD

Class Year



Posted on: September 22, 2022

Adam Kanter, MD, Res ’08, has joined Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian as chief of the Neurosurgery Division of the Hoag Specialty Clinic. He will also serve as the associate executive medical director of the Pickup Family Neurosciences Institute. Prior to this role, Kanter was chief of spine surgery and a tenured professor of neurosurgery at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

After earning his bachelor’s degree in neuroscience, Kanter performed human motor control research for a NASA-funded laboratory. The more he learned of the nervous system and its vast interconnections and plasticity, the more interested he became in helping people with brain and spine disorders. He went on to earn a Master’s degree in medical sciences from Boston University where his path was sealed and his journey in medicine began. Kanter earned a medical degree from the University of Vermont in Burlington, Vt., and completed his neurosurgical residency at the University of Virginia. He completed two fellowship trainings – one in neurosurgery at Auckland Hospital in Auckland, New Zealand, and the other in minimally invasive spine surgery at University of California, San Francisco, California.