Kelly D. Foote, MD, is a graduate of the University of Utah, where he completed a BS degree in Materials Engineering as well as his Doctorate of Medicine. The U of U School of Medicine honored him with the Florence M. Strong Award in recognition of his outstanding qualities as a physician dedicated to patients. He did his general surgery internship at the University of Florida, where he also completed his residency in Neurological Surgery, including one year of dedicated training in Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery under the mentorship of Dr. William Friedman.
In 2002, he completed additional specialized training in Movement Disorder Neurosurgery and Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) at the Universite Joseph Fourier in Grenoble France, and Emory University in Atlanta two of the world’s leading centers for such studies. Dr. Foote is the Co-Director of the University of Florida Movement Disorders Center and has strong clinical and research interests in the application of computers and high technology to neurosurgical problems. His areas of expertise include deep brain stimulation for Parkinson’s disease and other disorders, stereotactic and functional neurosurgery, radiosurgery and brain tumors. His research investigating novel applications of deep brain stimulation is sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and his work in the fields of DBS and radiosurgery has been extensively published.