The Department of Neurosurgery provides a full range of neurosurgical services for children and adults. These services include both surgical and non-surgical methods involving disorders in the skull, brain, spine, spinal cord, spinal nerves and peripheral nerves.

Our renowned surgical team treats traumatic injuries to the brain and spinal cord, removes tumors of the brain and spinal cord, repairs blood vessel abnormalities, manages injuries to the bone structure of the skull and spine, and repairs herniated spinal column discs.

The Medical College of Wisconsin is located on the western edge of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Care for neurosurgery patients is provided at Froedtert Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center.

Department of Neurosurgery Vision, Mission, and Core Values

The MCW Department of Neurosurgery will advance the field of neurological surgery through world-class clinical care,
groundbreaking research, and innovative education.

•Deliver subspecialty adult and pediatric neurosurgical care that is patient-centered, evidence-informed, and value-based
•Conduct research that advances the science of neurologic disease and has a positive translational impact on clinical care
•Promote an environment of education and scholarship for trainees, faculty, and staff

• Service • Professionalism • Inclusiveness • Honesty • Commitment • Collaboration
• Mentorship • Integrity • Trust • Compassion • Respect • Transparency

Recent Articles about Department of Neurosurgery Faculty Members

New Physician Profiles

Hesham Soliman, MD

Introducing Hesham Soliman, MD
Dr. Soliman has special expertise in spine tumor management using navigation-based and minimally invasive surgery. He is currently one of the few spine surgeons in Wisconsin certified in endoscopic spine surgery.

Recent Publications

Lindsay Nelson, PhD
Lindsay Nelson, PhD
Michael McCrea, PhD, ABPP

Age Differences in Recovery After Sport-Related Concussion: A Comparison of High School and Collegiate Athletes. (Nelson LD, Guskiewicz KM, Barr WB, Hammeke TA, Randolph C, Ahn KW, Wang Y, McCrea MA)  J Athl Train 2016 Mar 14: PMID: 26974186 03/15/2016

Sean M. Lew MD
Sean M. Lew, MD
Andrew B. Foy, MD
Andrew B. Foy, MD

En bloc resection of a C-1 lateral mass osteosarcoma: technical note. (Clarke MJ, Price DL, Cloft HJ, Segura LG, Hill CA, Browning MB, Brandt JM, Lew SM, Foy AB)  J Neurosurg Pediatr 2016 Mar 11:1-7 PMID: 26966885 03/12/2016

Matthew D. Budde, PhD
Matthew D. Budde, PhD
Shekar N. Kurpad, MD, PhD
Shekar N. Kurpad, MD, PhD

Alterations in Cortical Sensorimotor Connectivity following Complete Cervical Spinal Cord Injury: A Prospective Resting-State fMRI Study. (Oni-Orisan A, Kaushal M, Li W, Leschke J, Ward BD, Vedantam A, Kalinosky B, Budde MD, Schmit BD, Li SJ, Muqeet V, Kurpad SN)  PLoS One 2016;11(3):e0150351 PMID: 26954693 PMCID: PMC4783046 03/10/2016

Michael McCrea, PhD, ABPP
Lindsay Nelson, PhD
Lindsay Nelson, PhD

Psychometric properties and normative data for the Brief Symptom Inventory-18 (BSI-18) in high school and collegiate athletes. (Lancaster MA, McCrea MA, Nelson LD)  Clin Neuropsychol 2016 Feb 29:1-13 PMID: 26924037 03/01/2016

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