The Society

The Leksell Gamma Knife® Society was founded by Dr. Dan Leksell in 1989 to provide a forum for Gamma Knife clinicians, physicists and researchers to exchange information, data and clinical techniques in the quest to improve patient outcome. The Society is multinational and multidisciplinary, established to drive education and collaboration and act as a hub for resources. 

The Society plays an important role in increasing the visibility and acceptance of Gamma Knife surgery in the worldwide medical community, among healthcare providers and among patients. The open sharing of results and experiences allows all Gamma Knife teams worldwide to maintain leadership in the field of intracranial radiosurgery, based on the most recent clinical advancements.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Leksell Gamma Knife Society is to further define and expand the role of Gamma Knife Surgery in the treatment of intracranial disorders. The development of best practices in order to improve patient outcomes is an important objective of the Society.


  • Improve results achieved in the field of radiosurgery by promoting support of basic and clinical research, with a focus on expanding the role of Leksell Gamma Knife.
  • Increase the visibility and acceptance of Leksell Gamma Knife technique in the worldwide medical community and among healthcare providers and patients.
  • Maintain leadership in the field of radiosurgery by continued commitment to the highest standards of research and technical achievement.
  • Stimulate multi-center trials and cross-site collaboration