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Shekar N. Kurpad, MD, PhD

Department of Neurosurgery

Mailing Address:
9200 W. Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53226

Publications on PubMed Physician Directory

Clinical Practice:

Dr Kurpad specializes in the treatment of a wide variety of spinal and cranial disorders. His expertise lies in the surgery for malignant brain tumors, degenerative disease of the spine, tumors of the spine, spine trauma, skull base tumors, and minimally invasive methods for the treatment of spinal disorders. Dr Kurpad has extensive research experience in both brain tumor biology and spinal cord injury and has authored several peer reviewed publications and book chapters in these areas. As the recipient of the prestigious Van Wagenen fellowship from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, he conducted cellular transplantation research for spinal cord injury at the internationally recognized Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. He runs a laboratory at the Medical College of Wisconsin with international collaborators for the study of spinal cord injury.

Research Area:  Brain tumor biology, spinal cord injury and translational applications of neural and mesenchymal stem cells in neurotrauma and neurooncology


  • Doctor of Medicine, Bangalore, India, 1991
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC, 1995


  • Fellowship, Spinal Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 2001
  • Residency, Neurological Surgery, University Hospitals of Cleveland, OH, 1995-2001
  • Fellowship, Skull Base Surgery, Univeristy of Tennessee, Memphis, TN, 1998
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