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 fellowship trained Neurosurgeon with Boulder Neurosurgical & Spine Associates.

As one of the only dually credentialed neurosurgeon bioethicists in the world, Dr. Beasley brings a unique, unparalleled expert approach to every patient she sees at BNA. Her areas of special interest include neuromodulation for refractory chronic pain, surgical treatment of epilepsy, tumors, movement disorders, and a variety of spine conditions. She believes in not only using her advanced skill-set to treat patients, but also being as personalized and compassionate with everyone she treats to deliver optimal results.

Doctor Quote

I come to work every day with the goal of positively affecting the quality of life of my patients. Each patient is unique and my approach is to tailor a treatment plan that takes into account the personal goals of the patient as well as the surgically unique details of that particular patient's disease. I am committed to excellence in patient care in both the operating room and the outpatient setting and strongly believe in a multidisciplinary team approach that includes the patient and his or her family in the decision making process.

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Boulder, CO

How Dr. Kara D. Beasley Can Help You


  • Neurosurgeon

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Brain Tumors
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chiari Malformation
  • Chronic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spinal Conditions
  • Essential tremor
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Glioma
  • Herniated Disc / Bulging Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Meningioma
  • Movement Disorders & Epilepsy
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Neuroma
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoporosis
  • Parkinson's disease
  • Reflex sympathetic dystrophy
  • Schwannoma
  • Sciatica / Radiculopathy
  • Scoliosis and Deformity
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumors
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Thoracic spine disorders
  • Trauma
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Tumors
  • Upper Back Pain


  • ALIF (anterior lumbar interbody fusion)
  • Annulus Repair
  • Anterior / Posterior Lumbar Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Corpectomy
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy / Decompression
  • Anterior Cervical Fusion
  • Artificial Disc Replacement - Cervical
  • Artificial Disc Replacement - Lumbar
  • Back Surgery
  • Bone Graft Substitutes
  • Bracing
  • Cervical Spine Fusion Instrumentation
  • Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Cranitomy
  • Cyberknife
  • Deep brain stimulation
  • Disc Arthroplasty
  • Discectomy
  • Endoscopic Microdiscectomy
  • Endovascular procedures
  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Interspinous process spacers
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Laminectomy / Decompression Surgery
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laser Spine Surgery
  • Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion
  • Lower Back Surgery
  • Lumbar Corpectomy
  • Lumbar Spine Fusion Instrumentation
  • Microdiscectomy / Microdecompression
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Myelotomy
  • Neck Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Treatment and Diagnosis
  • Nucleoplasty
  • PLIF (posterior lumbar interbody fusion)
  • Percutaneous Spinal Fusion
  • Percutaneous Treatment
  • Posterior Cervical Decompression
  • Posterior Cervical Discectomy
  • Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy
  • Posterolateral Lumbar Fusion
  • Reconstructive / Revision Spine Surgery
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Decompression
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spine Surgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • TLIF (transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion)
  • Upper Back Surgery
  • Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt
  • X-STOP
  • XLIF (lateral lumbar interbody fusion)

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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Profile last updated: August 31, 2016. This information was supplied by or on behalf of the provider.