Dr. Kara D. Beasley

Dr. Kara D. Beasley

Neurosurgeon at Boulder Neurosurgical & Spine Associates

Meet Dr. Kara D. Beasley

Dr. Kara D. Beasley is a board certified, fellowship trained Neurosurgeon with Boulder Neurosurgical & Spine Associates.

Dr. Kara Beasley, DO, MBe completed her undergraduate degree at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro, North Carolina, and a dual degree in medicine with a Masters of Arts in Biomedical Ethics at Midwestern University, Glendale, Arizona. She went on to complete a general neurosurgery residency at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Beasley has completed fellowships in Stereotactic Radiosurgery at Cooper University Hospital, Camden, New Jersey, and Functional and Restorative Neurosurgery at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, Ohio. She has also finished a Clinical Scholarship in Advanced Epilepsy Surgical Techniques. While at the Cleveland Clinic, she was able to participate in a special concentration in Neuroethics.

Dr. Beasley At a Glance:

  • One of very few dually credentialed neurosurgeon bioethicists in the world
  • Specialties include neuromodulation, chronic pain, surgical treatment of epilepsy, tumors, movement disorders and spine conditions
  • Featured in Becker’s Spine Review as the top 34 trailblazing female spine surgeons to know
  • Published several peer-review articles in journals
  • Regularly presents abstracts and educational lectures worldwide

Directions to our primary location in

Boulder, CO

How Dr. Kara D. Beasley Can Help You


  • Neurosurgeon


  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain And Neck Pain
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Conditions
  • Facet Disease
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Herniated Disc / Bulging Disc
  • Low Back Pain
  • Nerve Pain / Neuralgia
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Sciatica / Radiculopathy / Leg Pain
  • Scoliosis and Deformity
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Trauma
  • Spinal Tumors
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Tumors


  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Axial Lumbar Interbody Fusion (AxiaLIF)
  • Conservative / Non-Operative Treatment of Spinal Disease
  • Diagnostic Testing
  • Discography
  • Foraminotomy
  • Injections and Blocks
  • Laminectomy
  • Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Nerve Testing
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Total Disc Replacement
  • Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF)
  • X-STOP®

What Patients are Saying About Dr. Kara D. Beasley

  • Dr. Beasley performed my cervical fusion for removal of a meningioma that was pressing against my spinal cord on 9/14/2015. Prior to the procedure I was unable to walk without dragging my left leg and was gradually becoming weaker in both lower extremities. I am now able to walk with the aid of a cane and becoming stronger every day! I was treated with respect, kindness and professional expertise during every encounter with Dr. Beasley and her staff. She made me feel at ease. I believe I received the best care possible and that they went the "extra mile". I am so grateful and I pray for God to bless the doctor and her staff.
    — Mary S.
  • On March the 10th, 2015 I had emergency surgery on my spine due to a staff infection. Dr. Beasley and her PA Christie were compassionate, caring, very focused on my needs and reacted to my pain management very quickly. Every followup appointment was important to them, never did they seem uninterested in my post surgery. If anything they were more attentive to make sure I was recovering properly and that I was happy with my progress. Today May 27th I was given a clean bill of health from Dr. Beasley's office and I am most grateful.. If you ever need the services of a great Neurosurgeon I highly recommend you contact Dr. Beasleys office. I cannot thank you and your staff enough for the care I have received.
    — Gerry S.

Accolades for Dr. Kara D. Beasley

Professional Distinctions

  • Fellowship training, Functional Neurosurgery & Epilepsy
  • Clinical Scholar, Bioethics and Neuroethics - Cleveland Clinic

Professional Affiliations

  • American College of Osteopathic Surgery
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • Women in Neurosurgery
  • World Federation of Neurosurgeons
  • Boulder County Medical Society
  • Colorado Medical Society

Board Certifications

  • Board Eligible, American Board of Osteopathic Surgery

Office Information for Dr. Kara D. Beasley

Boulder Community Foothills Hospital
4743 Arapahoe Avenue
Suite 202
Boulder, CO 80303
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Primary Location:

Boulder Community Foothills Hospital

4743 Arapahoe Avenue
Suite 202
Boulder, CO 80303


Monday: 8:00 - 5:00
Tuesday: 8:00 - 5:00
Wednesday: 8:00 - 5:00
Thursday: 8:00 - 5:00
Friday: 8:00 - 5:00

Boulder Neurosurgical Associates & Justin Parker Neurological Institute

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Insurance Accepted

  • Most Insurance Plans Accepted
  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Great West Healthcare
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • Medicaid
  • Medicare
  • UnitedHealthcare

Profile last updated: February 27, 2017. This information was supplied by or on behalf of the provider.