Ari Kappel

Ari Kappel

Neurosurgery, Year 1

Ari Kappel

Narrative Bio

Originally from Los Angeles, CA, Ari attended University of California, San Diego graduating with a BS degree in neuroscience and physiology. After obtaining medical degree from Stony Brook University School of Medicine in Long Island New York, he began his residency training in neurosurgery at Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center in 2018. His clinical interest includes traumatic brain injury and cerebrovascular disease.

In his spare time, he enjoys playing basketball, hiking, and exploring Detroit.


Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center
Detroit, Michigan


Academic Research Fellow
University of Pittsburgh, Brain Modulation Lab


Stony Brook University School of Medicine


BS, Neuroscience and Physiology
University of California, San Diego


Horn A, Li N, Dembek TA, Kappel A, Boulay C, Ewert S, Tietze A, Husch A, Perera T, Neumann WJ, Reisert M, Si H, Oostenveld R, Rorden C, Yeh FC, Fang Q, Herrington TM, Vorwerk J, Kühn AA. Lead-DBS v2: Towards a comprehensive pipeline for deep brain stimulation imaging. Neuroimage. 2018 Sep 1;184:293-316. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2018.08.068. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 30179717

Sadasivan, C., Swartwout, E., Kappel, A.D., Woo, H.H., Fiorella, D.J., & Lieber B.B. In Vitro Measurement of the Permeability of Endovascular Coils Deployed in Cerebral Aneurysms. Journal of NeuroInterventional Surgery. 2018, Jan -013481; PMID: 29298858.

Dholakia, R.J., Kappel, A.D., Pagano, A., Woo, H.H., Lieber, B.B., & Fiorella, D.J., & Sadasivan, C. In Vitro Angiographic Comparison of the Flow Diversion Performance of Five Neurovascular Stents. Interventional Neuroradiology. 2018, Apr; 24(2):150-161. PMID: 29239685.

Drazin, D., Bhamb, N., Al-Khouja, L.T., Kappel, A.D., Kim, T.T., Johnson, J.P., & Brien, E. Image- guided resection of aggressive sacral tumors. Neurosurgical Focus. 2017, Jan; 42(1). PMID: 28041320.

Drazin, D., Kappel, A., Withrow, S., Perry, T., Chu, R., & Phuphanich, S. Post-irradiation lumbosacral radiculopathy associated with multiple cavernous malformations of the cauda equina: Case report and review of the literature. Surgical Neurology International. 2017, Feb; 8(26): PMID: 28303206.