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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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.
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 6, 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.
Minimally invasive brain surgery allows for easier recovery
April 24, 2019
Neurosurgeon Nathan Zwagerman, MD, treats brain tumor patients using a less invasive surgery procedure with shorter recovery times.
Frank A. Pintar, PhD, appointed Founding Chair of the Marquette University and Medical College of Wisconsin's Department of Biomedical Engineering
September 12, 2018
Dr. Pintar is a professor in the Marquette University and MCW Department of Biomedical Engineering, and director of the Neuroscience and Biomechanics Research Laboratories at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center. He also holds a secondary appointment in MCW’s Department of Neurosurgery.
Groomed to take over family pig farm, son becomes innovative brain surgeon instead
August 24, 2018
Neurosurgeon Nathan Zwagerman, MD, performs minimally-invasive brain surgery using the body’s natural corridors.
Narayan Yoganandan, PhD, promoted to Director of the Biomechanics Program
June 18, 2018
Dr. Yoganandan is a professor in the department of Neurosurgery.
Marjorie Wang, MD, MPH, selected as a Director of the American Board of Neurological Surgery
May 1, 2018
Dr. Wang is the first neurosurgeon from the Medical College of Wisconsin to be elected to the ABNS.
Engineering safer surgery: Dr. Hoon Choi on the promise of technology to transform spine surgery
April 26, 2018
Neurosurgeon Hoon Choi, MD, discusses collaboration opportunities between neurosurgeons and engineers.
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 of Wisconsin, and the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center.
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