School of Medicine

Wayne State University School of Medicine

Faculty Profile

William J. Kupsky, M.D.
Professor of Pathology, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Chief of Neuropathology

Dr. William Kupsky, M.D. currently is Professor of Pathology, Residency Program Director, Director of Neuropathology rotation, and Director of Autopsy Conference. His specialities are Pathology-Anatomic and Clinical and Neuropathology.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology, B.S., 1974

Harvard Medical School, M.D., 1978

College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, Pathology, 1981-1982 and Neuropathology, 1982-1984
Prior Appointments

Columbia University and Presbyterian Hospital, 1984-1986

The Children’s Hospital, Boston, 1986-1991

Beth Israel Hospital, Boston, 1986-1987


Pathology of Epilepsy, brain tumors, neurodevelopment, and neuromuscular diseases


Baybis M, Lynch D, Lee A, Patel A, McKhann G, Chugani D, Kupsky WJ, et al. Altered expression of neurotransmitter-
receptor subunit and uptake site mRNAs in hemimegaencephaly. Epilepsia 45:1,2004.

Chatterjee S, Kupsky WJ. Severe proximal myopathy and monoeuritis multiplex in rheumatoid arthritis. J Clin

Barger G, Douglas JG, Kupsky WJ, et al. Adult medulloblastomas. In:Textbook of Neuro-Oncology. Berger MS, Brem H,
Eds. Elsevier-Saunders,2004.

Awards & Honors
  • Received the 2010 Successful Recruitment Award for the highest number of total matches in USA medical schools for students matching in Neurology
  • Listed in Best Doctors of America and Best Doctors in Michigan
  • Elected a Fellow of College of American Pathologists