Christopher E. Wolfla, MD

Professor of Neurosurgery

Christopher E. Wolfla, MD


Dr. Wolfla attended Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana. After graduation from Medical School with Honors, he completed a residency in Neurological Surgery at the Indiana University Medical Center and a Fellowship in Spinal Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin. From 1998 through 2005, he was on the faculty of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, where he held the Esther and Ted Greenberg Endowed Chair of Neurosurgery. He is a member of both Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha honor societies.

Dr. Wolfla currently serves on the Executive Committees of both the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the AANS/CNS Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves.

Dr. Wolfla is a Board-Certified, fellowship trained, neurosurgical spine specialist with particular interest and expertise in complex spinal disorders. He specializes in the comprehensive management of all spinal disorders, emphasizing an individual approach to patient care.

Patient Care

Patient Care Focus


  • Cervical, lumbar and thoracic spine
  • Disc herniations
  • Spinal degenerative disease
  • Spinal stenosis and spinal instability

  • Spinal tumors
  • Fractures
  • Trauma and infections
  • Spine disorders

Surgical Services

  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Spinal fusion and instrumentation

Hospital Affiliations

  • Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin – Milwaukee, WI
  • Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center – Milwaukee, WI
  • Froedtert Health Community Memorial Hospital – Menomonee Falls, WI

Education, Training & Board Certification


  • Doctor of Medicine, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, 1991


  • Residency, Neurological Surgery Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, 1991-1997
  • Fellowship, Spinal Neurosurgery, Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, Milwaukee, WI, 1997-1998

Board Certification

  • Neurological Surgery

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Research & Publications

Primary Research Area

Spine biomechanics and spinal cord injury