The MCW Department of Neurosurgery advances the field of neurological surgery through world-class adult and pediatric clinical care, groundbreaking research, and innovative education.
Our renowned team utilizes both surgical and non-surgical methods to treat disorders in the skull, brain, spine, spinal cord, spinal nerves, and peripheral nerves.Learn More
Promoting an environment of education and scholarship for trainees, faculty, and staffLearn More
Advancing the science of neurologic disease that has a positive translational impact on clinical careLearn More
Delivering patient-centered, evidence-informed, and value-based subspecialty adult and pediatric neurosurgical careLearn More
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A New Key to Brain Surgery
February 4, 2022
MCW neurosurgeon Nathan Zwagerman, MD, specializes in novel and less invasive surgical approaches to brain surgery.
June 18, 2020
Nathan Zwagerman, MD, specializes in removing meningiomas and other brain tumors using a rare technique.
Reimagining Care: Joseph Bovi, MD and Jennifer Connelly, MD
May 14, 2020
In the wake of the global pandemic, MCW faculty, staff and students are reimagining how they provide care and services.
Paying Care Forward
February 24, 2020
After overcoming severe health challenges as a child, MCW pharmacy student Holly Maize's life has come full circle.
The Importance of Interprofessionalism: Clinical Care
August 2, 2019
The second installment in a two-part series about the importance of interprofessionalism in clinical care.
Dr. Marjorie Wang named 2019-2020 ELAM recipient
May 15, 2019
Dr. Marjorie Wang has been selected to participate in the 2019-2020 Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine® (ELAM) Program for Women.
Center for Skull Base Surgery: Brain tumor diagnosis
May 5, 2019
Dr. Nathan Zwagerman, an assistant professor and director of pituitary and skull base surgery in MCW’s Department of Neurosurgery, received his neurosurgery residency and fellowship training at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Where "Time is Brain"
February 6, 2018
MCW's specialized and extensively trained neurointerventional team provide comprehensive care to complex stroke patients at Froedtert Hospital.
The Medical College of Wisconsin is located on the western edge of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Care for neurosurgery patients is provided at Froedtert Hospital, Children’s Wisconsin, and the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center.
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