Wade M. Mueller, MD

Professor of Neurosurgery

Wade M. Mueller, MD

Professor of Neurosurgery

MCW Neurosurgery


Dr. Mueller is a neurosurgeon with a research and clinical emphasis on functional areas of the brain. His clinical and research interest center around surgery for malignant brain tumors and epilepsy. This includes functional mapping and imaging, awake operations and advanced intraoperative navigation.

A graduate of the University of Wisconsin Medical School, he completed the residency program in neurological surgery at the Medical College. He had additional training at the Spinal Cord Injury Service at the Zablocki Veterans Medical Center. He also completed an Epilepsy Surgery Fellowship directed by George A. Ojemann, M.D. at the University of Washington. His bibliography and his presentations have covered topics of functional mapping, awake surgery, malignant tumor surgery, surgical treatments of epilepsy, spinal fixation and instrumentation. He is certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery.

Education / Training

  • Doctor of Medicine – University of Wisconsin Medical School – Madison (1983)
  • Residency in General Surgery – Medical College of Wisconsin – Milwaukee (1983-1984)
  • Residency in Neurological Surgery – Medical College of Wisconsin – Milwaukee (1984-1990)
  • Fellowship in Epilepsy Surgery – University of Washington Medical Center – Seattle (1991)
  • Fellowship in Spinal Cord Injury Service Department – Zablocki VA Medical Center – Milwaukee, WI (1990-1992)

Research Interests

Research collaborations to advance MRI based imaging for surgery and treatment for malignant brain tumors and epilepsy



  • Professor of Neurosurgery

Board Certification

  • Neurological Surgery

Surgical Services

  • Adult Epilepsy Surgery
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Gamma Knife

Conditions Treated


  • Froedtert Hospital Neurosciences Center