Neurosurgery

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Spine Surgery Fellowship Program

The Spine Surgery Fellowship Program in the Department of Neurosurgery at Froedtert & The Medical College is a one-year integrated clinical and research program for individuals who have completed residency and are contemplating careers in academic medicine. A second year emphasizing research is available. 
 


Clinical Opportunities

A large and varied surgical experience includes spine trauma, tumors, and degenerative diseases, including all types of surgical fixation. The Neurosurgery Department is staffed by one of the most experienced surgical teams in the Midwest, offering surgical specialization in spine surgery. During the program, fellows assume increasing responsibility for operative performance, including teaching of residents in neurological surgery. In 2003, the Department of Neurosurgery fellows assisted in over 434 spine surgery cases.

For a description of the clinical facilities, see Clinical Program and Residency sections of this Web site.

 


Research Opportunities

Fellows participate in both basic and clinical research, and have the opportunity to design limited studies or participate in ongoing efforts. The latter currently include investigation regarding the effects of spinal fixation, models of spondylolisthesis, spine material properties, finite element analysis of the spine, pathophysiology of spinal and spinal cord injury and its modification.

Our facility includes one of the largest crash test facilities in the world. Retrospective clinical reviews of various problems can be performed, as well as limited prospective studies. Presenting research at a national forum as well as producing at least two articles for publication are necessary to enhance this educational opportunity. Salary and benefits are competitive.

For additional information, contact Shekar Kurpad, MD, PhD, spine fellowship director, at ns@mcw.edu

 


Neurosurgery Spine Fellows

 

 Participants of the Fellowship Include:


Completion Date:


Spine Surgery Fellows:

07/87 - 06/88

Greg Bennett, MD

07/88 - 06/89

Charlie Stillerman, MD

07/89 - 06/90

Paul McCormick, MD

07/90 - 06/91

Richard Toselli, MD

07/91 - 06/92

James P. Hollowell, MD

07/91 - 12/91

Eric Woodard, MD

01/92 - 06/92

Vincent Morgese, MD

07/92 - 06/93

Paul Arnold, MD

07/92 - 12/92

Mark W. Fox, MD

01/93 - 06/93

Robert Bernardi, MD

07/93 - 06/94

Brian G. Cuddy, MD

01/94 - 06/94

William E. Krauss, MD

07/94 - 06/96

Jamie L. Baisden, MD

07/94 - 06/95

Michael Gallagher, MD

07/94 - 06/95

Leslie Sebring, MD

07/95 - 06/96

Gregory J. Przybylski, MD

07/96 - 06/97

Thomas Chen, MD

09/96 - 07/97

Sivasupiramaniam Sriharan, MD

07/96 - 06/98

Richard J. Fox, MD

07/97 - 06/98

Christopher Wolfla, MD

07/98 - 06/99

Frank Coufal, MD

07/98 - 06/99

Bryan Periera, MD

07/99 - 06/00

Marilyn Gates, MD

07/99 - 06/00

Michael Groff, MD

07/00 - 06/01

Muwaffak M. Abdulak, MD

01/01 - 06/01

Shekar N. Kurpad, MD, PhD

07/00 - 06/01

Avery M. Jackson III, MD

07/01 - 06/02

Joseph Cheng, MD

07/01 - 06/02

Jason Garber, MD

07/01 - 06/02

Paul Yanez, MD

07/02 - 06/03

Victor DaSilva, MD

07/02 - 06/04

Zvi Lidar, MD

07/02 - 06/04

Jason Lifshutz, MD

07/03 - 06/04

Sumon Bhattacharjee, MD

07/04 - 06/05

Brian Snell, MD

07/04 - 06/05

Scott Soleau, MD

07/05 - 06/06

Simon Salerno, MD

07/05 - 06/06

Marjorie Wang, MD

07/07 - 06/08

Jeff Golan, MD

07/07 - 06/08

Olawale Sulaiman, MD, PhD

07/08 - 06/09

Harlan Bruner, MD

07/08 - 06/09

Michael Martin, MD

07/10 - 06/11

Alice Cherqui, MD

07/11 - 06/12

Chad Cole, MD

                         
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