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Spinal Cord Injury Center

Members of the Department of Neurosurgery have developed extensive expertise and are nationally recognized in the management of spinal trauma. The Spinal Cord Injury Center is a regional referral center for the management of spinal injury and disorders. The Center provides comprehensive surgical, nonsurgical and rehabilitation care to individuals with spinal trauma, as well as spinal cord injury.


State-of-the-art intensive care, medical and surgical techniques are provided in the early phase of the program. In addition, rehabilitation specialists provide all therapies designed to enhance maximum recovery from spinal cord injury and return to the community.

Shekar Kurpad, MD, PhD, is the medical director of the Spinal Cord Injury Center at Froedtert & The Medical College. The Center opened in 1986 and receives referred patients from Wisconsin, northern Illinois and northern Michigan. Transport and comprehensive trauma services for the Center are provided through the Froedtert Emergency and Trauma Center, eastern Wisconsin’s only Level 1 trauma center. Drs. Jamie Baisden, Shekar Kurpad, Dennis Maiman, and Christopher Wolfla provide neurosurgical services at the Spinal Cord Injury Center.

Neurosurgery Spinal Cord Injury Center Faculty


Shekar N. Kurpad, MD, PhD

Sanford J. Larson Professor and Chair


Dennis Maiman, MD, PhD

Professor, Department of Neurosurgery

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