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David L. Kasdon

This and all Lende meetings since 1988 are dedicated to the memory of "Deel", whose untimely passing shocked all of us who were privileged to know and love him. The void, which we feel, cannot be filled, for he was so much a part of the vitality of this unique yearly gathering. His ability to enjoy life, to make work seem like play, is truly the spirit embodied in the Lende meeting.

2023 Kasdon Lecturer

Bob Carter, MD, PhD

Neurosurgical Oncologist | Neurosurgeon

Chief, Neurosurgery Service, Mass General William and Elizabeth Sweet Professor of Neurosurgery Harvard Medical School Chair, Department of Neurosurgery

About Bob Carter, MD, PhD

Bob S. Carter, MD, PhD, is a board-certified neurosurgeon specializing in complex intracranial surgery including brain, pituitary, and skull base tumors, and brain aneurysms.

Dr. Carter is the Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at Mass General and the William and Elizabeth Sweet Professor of Neurosurgery at Harvard Medical School. One of the nation’s leading clinical neurosurgeons, Dr. Carter co-leads Massachusetts General Hospital’s brain tumor program, which brings together over 100 faculty and staff focused on brain tumor clinical care, research and education.

As a prolific researcher, Dr. Carter's scientific work has included the development of the first reported EGFRvIII directed CAR T-cell therapy, and the first characterizations of exosomes in glioblastoma.  He is a principal investigator participating in the NCI's liquid biopsy consortium. Dr. Carter leads a team of clinician scientists who have developed the role of “big data” in characterizing outcomes in oncologic and vascular neurosurgery.

Dr. Carter is extensively published, and he lectures internationally on neurosurgery topics. He served as Chair of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Neurosurgery and editorial advisory board member for Neurosurgery.

Prior to joining Mass General, Dr. Carter served as Professor and Chair of Neurosurgery at the UC San Diego School of Medicine.

Elected to America's Top Doctors®, Dr. Carter is a fellow of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and a member of numerous medical organizations, including the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the American Academy of Neurological Surgery. He serves on the program committee for the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference and has served on the executive boards of the Joint Cerebrovascular Section and the New England Neurosurgical Society.

Past Kasdon Lecturers


1988 Vinko V. Dolenc, MD, PhD 1989 Bennett M. Stein, MD
1990 John M. Jacobs, MD 1992 Madjid Samii, MD
1993 Rudolf Fahlbusch, MD 1994 Robert F. Spetzler, MD
1996 Axel Perneczky, MD 1997 Nicholoas de Tribolet, MD
1998 Bernard George, MD 1999 M. Peter Heilbrun, MD
2000 L. Nelson Hopkins, MD 2001 Peter W. Carmel, MD
2002 James T. Rutka, MD, PhD 2003 Steven L. Gionnatta, MD
2004 David G. Piepgras, MD 2005 Edward H. Oldfield, MD
2006 Volker K.H. Sonntag, MD 2007 Roy A. Patchell, MD
2007 Michael P. Powell, MD 2008 Warren R. Selman, MD
2009 Manfred Westphal, MD 2010 Ronald I. Apfelbaum, MD
2011 Ronald I. Apfelbaum, MD 2012 Fredric Meyer, MD
2013 Christopher Shaffrey, MD 2014 Roberto C. Heros, MD
2015 Takanori Fukushima, MD, DMSc 2016 Kim J. Burchiel, MD
2017 Robert H. Rosenwasser, MD 2018 James Markert, MD, MPH
2019 Michael M. Haglund, MD, PhD 2020 Jaimie Henderson, MD

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