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Sean Lew_Academic Profile

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

Locations

  • Neurosurgery
    Children's Hospital of Wisconsin

Biography

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.

Board Certification

  • Neurological Surgery
  • Pediatric Neurological Surgery

Surgical Services

  • Epilepsy surgery
  • Pediatric brain tumors
  • Craniocervical abnormalities
  • Stereotactic laser ablation for tumor or epilepsy
  • Moyamoya disease revascularization surgery
  • General pediatric neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • 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)

Clinical Programs

Locations

  • Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Campus
  • Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin-Neenah/Fox Valley

Honors and Awards

Best Doctors in America, 2007-present

Education

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

Research Interests

  • Pediatric epilepsy
  • Pediatric cervical spine surgery
  • General pediatric neurosurgery
  • Surgical techniques and outcomes

Publications