Michael Kakareka, DO

Michael Kakareka, DO
Michael Kakareka, DO

Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery


Michael Kakareka, DO, is a neurosurgeon with Bronson Neuroscience Center. He is a graduate of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his neurosurgery residency at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Neurosurgery Residency Consortium. He additionally completed an enfolded fellowship in complex spinal deformity at the University of Pennsylvania.

  • Education and Training

    • Fellowship 2022, Complex Spinal Deformity, University of Pennsylvania
    • Residency 2021, Neurosurgery, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
    • DO 2014, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
    • BS 2010, Biology and Biochemistry, University of Scranton
  • Research

    • clinical neurosurgery
  • Publications

    • Lynagh R., Ishak M., Georges J., Lopez D., Osman H., Kakareka M., Boyer B., Warren Goldman H., Eschbacher J., Preul M., Nakaji P., Turtz A., Yocom S., Appelt D. Fluorescence-guided stereotactic biopsy: A proof-of-concept study Journal of Neurosurgery. 2020;132(2):530-536.

    • Finneran M.M., Georges J., Kakareka M., Moncman R., Enriquez M., Siegal T., Kubicek G., Turtz A., Yocom S., Goldman H.W., Barrese J. Epithelioid glioblastoma presenting as aphasia in a young adult with ovarian cancer: A case report Clinical Case Reports. 2019;7(4):821-825.

    • Frisoli F., Kakareka M., Cole K.A., Waanders A.J., Storm P.B., Lang S.S. Endoscopic third ventriculostomy prior to resection of posterior fossa tumors in children Child's Nervous System. 2019

    • Georges J.F., Valeri A., Wang H., Brooking A., Kakareka M., Cho S.S., Al-Atrache Z., Bamimore M., Osman H., Ifrach J., Yu S., Li C., Appelt D., Lee J.Y.K., Nakaji P., Brill K., Yocom S. Delta-Aminolevulinic Acid-Mediated Photodiagnoses in Surgical Oncology: A Historical Review of Clinical Trials Frontiers in Surgery. 2019;6

    • Kakareka M., Moncman R., Georges J., Yocom S., Storm P., Kennedy B. Pediatric spinal cord biopsy: A case series from a high-volume referral center Journal of Clinical Neuroscience. 2019;65:34-40.