Max O. Krucoff, MD
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery; Co-Director of Neurosurgical Oncology; Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Residency, Neurosurgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, 2013-2020
MD, The George Washington School of Medicine & Health Sciences, Washington, DC, 2013
Dr. Krucoff is a neurosurgeon-scientist and brain tumor specialist on faculty in the Departments of Neurosurgery and Biomedical Engineering at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Marquette University. He received his Bachelor of Science (BS) in biomedical engineering from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, and his Doctor of Medicine (MD) from George Washington University in Washington, DC. Dr. Krucoff completed his neurosurgical residency at Duke University in Durham, NC, where he trained extensively in brain tumor surgery under some of the biggest names in the field. He also completed a year of specialization in functional and epilepsy surgery at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), where he focused on brain mapping and implantable neuromodulation devices.
Dr. Krucoff's excellent surgical technique and bedside manner have been recognized by his mentors and peers throughout his career, earning him the prestigious Surgical Excellence Award as a chief resident and election into the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) medical honor society as a medical student. Dr. Krucoff's scientific pursuits have also earned him widespread recognition, including election into the Robert J. Lefkowitz Society for physician-scientists at Duke and the Tau Beta Pi (TBP) engineering honor society at Northwestern. Additionally, he has authored over 20 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters to date.
As a neurosurgeon, Dr. Krucoff integrates the latest technological advancements with microscopic surgical technique to get the best outcomes for his patients. He specializes in brain tumor operations that preserve critical neurological functions when they are at risk, like language and movement. His laboratory at Marquette University studies neuroplasticity using fully implanted neural interfaces with the hope of one day improving neurological recovery from tumors, strokes, traumatic brain injury, and spinal cord injury.
"I can offer patients the most technologically advanced neurosurgical techniques that minimize invasiveness and optimize outcomes. I believe in having an honest and compassionate conversation with patients and families, taking time to address every concern so we can come up with a treatment plan together that meets the individual’s goals. I believe in exploring both surgical and non-surgical options, and I will respect the humanity and individuality of each patient under my care."
- Neural interfaces
- Motor system neurophysiology
- Functional changes in brain tumor patients
- Neurorehabilitation in central nervous system injury
(Yadav AP, Li S, Krucoff MO, Lebedev MA, Abd-El-Barr MM, Nicolelis MAL.) Brain Stimul. 2021 Jul-Aug;14(4):825-836 PMID: 34015518 PMCID: PMC8316418 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85106366436 05/21/2021
(Rahimpour S, Gaztanaga W, Yadav AP, Chang SJ, Krucoff MO, Cajigas I, Turner DA, Wang DD.) Neuromodulation. 2021 Jul;24(5):829-842 PMID: 33368872 PMCID: PMC8233405 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85098079849 12/29/2020
(Krucoff MO, Wozny TA, Lee AT, Rao VR, Chang EF.) Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2021 01 13;20(2):E98-E109 PMID: 33074294 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85099774213 10/20/2020
(Aaronson DM, Martinez Del Campo E, Boerger TF, Conway B, Cornell S, Tate M, Mueller WM, Chang EF, Krucoff MO.) Front Surg. 2021;8:730367 PMID: 34660677 PMCID: PMC8517489 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85117333999 10/19/2021
(Krucoff MO, Gramer R, Lott D, Kale E, Yadav AP, Abd-El-Barr MM, Sinha SR, Lad SP.) Spinal Cord Ser Cases. 2020 10 16;6(1):96 PMID: 33067413 PMCID: PMC7567797 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85092617172 10/18/2020
(Galan D, Monuszko K, Sankey EW, Zakare-Fagbamila R, Yang Z, Niedzwiecki D, Gottfried O, Bagley CA, Krucoff MO.) J Clin Neurosci. 2019 Oct;68:80-85 PMID: 31327584 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85070731404 07/23/2019
(Sergesketter AR, Elsamadicy AA, Lubkin DT, Krucoff KB, Krucoff MO, Muh CR.) J Craniofac Surg. 2019 Mar/Apr;30(2):334-338 PMID: 30358747 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85067315645 10/26/2018
(Wang TY, Harward SC 2nd, Tsvankin V, Bell H, Charalambous L, Adil SM, Englot DJ, Goodwin CR, Karikari IO, Isaacs RE, Krucoff MO.) Clin Spine Surg. 2019 02;32(1):18-29 PMID: 30589647 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85060923711 12/28/2018
(Krucoff MO, Miller JP, Saxena T, Bellamkonda R, Rahimpour S, Harward SC, Lad SP, Turner DA.) Neurosurgery. 2019 01 01;84(1):30-40 PMID: 29800461 PMCID: PMC6292792 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85058880894 05/26/2018
(Sergesketter AR, Elsamadicy AA, Lubkin DT, Kemeny H, Harward SC, Krucoff KB, Krucoff MO, Fuchs H, Thompson EM, Allori AC, Marcus JR, Muh CR.) J Craniofac Surg. 2018 Oct;29(7):1767-1771 PMID: 30059426 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85054451689 07/31/2018
(Swan BD, Gasperson LB, Krucoff MO, Grill WM, Turner DA.) Brain Stimul. 2018 Mar - Apr;11(2):416-422 PMID: 29126946 PMCID: PMC5803348 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85032918154 11/12/2017
(Krucoff MO, Chan AY, Harward SC, Rahimpour S, Rolston JD, Muh C, Englot DJ.) Epilepsia. 2017 12;58(12):2133-2142 PMID: 28994113 PMCID: PMC5716856 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85031121359 10/11/2017