Sean M. Lew, MD
Mardak Vanderburg Chair in Neurosurgery, Professor & Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery; Co-Director, Epilepsy Surgery Program, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin; Director, Residency Program
Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Dr. Lew has subspecialty training in pediatric neurosurgery and is board certified in both neurosurgery and pediatric neurosurgery. He has particular interest and experience in the surgical treatment of pediatric epilepsy, pediatric brain tumors, moyamoya disease and craniocervical anomalies.
He is active in clinical research with an emphasis on pediatric epilepsy, pediatric cervical spine surgery, general pediatric neurosurgery, surgical techniques and outcomes. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications and his research has been presented nationally on numerous occasions.
- Neurological Surgery
- Pediatric Neurological Surgery
- Epilepsy surgery
- Pediatric brain tumors
- Craniocervical abnormalities
- Stereotactic laser ablation for tumor or epilepsy
- Moyamoya disease revascularization surgery
- General pediatric neurosurgery
- Abnormalities of the Craniocervical Junction and Cervical Spine
- Brain Trauma
- Brain Tumors
- Spine and Spinal Cord Tumors
- Spine Trauma
- Vascular Diseases
- Pediatric Epilepsy (surgical treatment)
- Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Campus
- Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin-Neenah/Fox Valley
Honors and Awards
Best Doctors in America, 2007-present
MD, Oregon Health Sciences University School of Medicine – Portland, 1995
Internship in Surgery – University of Vermont – Burlington, 1995-1996
Residency in Neurological Surgery – University of Vermont – Burlington, 1996-2002
Fellowship in Pediatric Neurosurgery – Beth Israel Medical Center-Hyman-Newman Institute for Neurology & Neurosurgery – New York, NY, 2003-2004
- Pediatric epilepsy
- Pediatric cervical spine surgery
- General pediatric neurosurgery
- Surgical techniques and outcomes
(Arocho-Quinones EV, Koop J, Lew SM.) World Neurosurg. 2019 Feb;122:680-683.
(Marashly A, Loman MM, Lew SM.) J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2018 Nov 01;22(5):481-488.
(Arocho-Quinones EV, Self S, Suchi M, Zwagerman NT, Lew SM.) World Neurosurg. 2018 Sep;117:371-376.
(Rocque BG, Agee BS, Thompson EM, Piedra M, Baird LC, Selden NR, Greene S, Deibert CP, Hankinson TC, Lew SM, Iskandar BJ, Bragg TM, Frim D, Grant G, Gupta N, Auguste KI, Nikas DC, Vassilyadi M, Muh CR, Wetjen NM, Lam SK.) J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2018 Sep;22(3):225-232.
(Goldstein HE, Neira JA, Banu M, Aldana PR, Braga BP, Brockmeyer DL, DiLuna ML, Fulkerson DH, Hankinson TC, Jea AH, Lew SM, Limbrick DD, Martin J, Pahys JM, Rodriguez LF, Rozzelle CJ, Tuite GF, Wetjen NM, Anderson RCE.) J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2018 Jul;22(1):81-88.
(Arocho-Quinones EV, Kolimas A, LaViolette PS, Kaufman BA, Foy AB, Zwienenberg M, Lew SM.) J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2018 Jun;21(6):615-625.
(Brockmeyer DL, Sivakumar W, Mazur MD, Sayama CM, Goldstein HE, Lew SM, Hankinson TC, Anderson RCE, Jea A, Aldana PR, Proctor M, Hedequist D, Riva-Cambrin JK, Pediatric Craniocervical Society.) Spine (Phila Pa 1976). 2018 06 01;43(11):754-760.
(Johans SJ, Swong KN, Burkett DJ, Wemhoff MP, Lew SM, Patel CR, Germanwala AV.) J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2018 05;21(5):498-503.
(Awad AJ, Nguyen HS, Arocho-Quinones E, Doan N, Mueller W, Lew SM.) Neurosurg Focus. 2018 Apr;44(VideoSuppl2):V1.
(Alonso Vanegas MA, Lew SM, Morino M, Sarmento SA.) Epilepsia. 2017 04;58 Suppl 1:10-18.
(Marashly A, Lew S, Koop J.) Epilepsy Behav Case Rep. 2017;8:18-26.
(Nguyen HS, Lew S.) Pediatr Neurosurg. 2017;52(3):189-194.