Christopher E. Wolfla, MD
8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Residency, Neurological Surgery, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, 1991-1997
MD, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, 1991
“As a neurosurgeon, I treat patients with urgent, life threatening, or debilitating conditions. I understand how difficult it is to be faced with illness and how intimidating it can be for you to choose a spinal surgeon. Your story is important to me! We review all of your symptoms, tests, and images together and discuss all of the surgical and non-surgical options in detail. Because every patient comes with different values and experiences, I want you to ask questions. I believe that well-informed patients make the best decisions. If surgery is necessary, you can be assured of a comprehensive and innovative approach to any disorder, simple or complex. I never schedule concurrent or overlapping surgeries because I believe an individualized approach leads to the best outcomes. Nothing is more gratifying than seeing a patient return to his or her family, finally relieved of a debilitating condition.”
Dr. Wolfla is a Board-Certified, fellowship trained, neurosurgical spine specialist with particular interest and expertise in complex spinal disorders. He specializes in the comprehensive management of all spinal disorders, emphasizing an individual approach to patient care.
Dr. Wolfla attended Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, Indiana. After graduation from Medical School with Honors, he completed a residency in Neurological Surgery at the Indiana University Medical Center and a Fellowship in complex Spinal Surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin. From 1998 through 2005, he was on the faculty of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, where he held the Esther and Ted Greenberg Endowed Chair of Neurosurgery. Dr. Wolfla returned to join the MCW faculty in 2005 and is a full professor. He is a member of both Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha honor societies.
Dr. Wolfla has been President of both the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the AANS/CNS Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves. He is a member of the Society of Neurological Surgeons and the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. Dr. Wolfla has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards, including Best Doctors in America (2005-present), America’s Best Physicians, Milwaukee Magazine Top Rated Doctors, and Milwaukee Super Doctors. He is considered an international expert and is a frequent speaker at national and international meetings on spinal disorders.
(Wolfla C.) Clinical Neurosurgery. 1 December 2018;83(6):1285 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85061503447 12/01/2018
Risk Factors for Ineffectiveness of Posterior Decompression and Dekyphotic Corrective Fusion with Instrumentation for Beak-Type Thoracic Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament: A Single Institute Study.
(Imagama S, Ando K, Ito Z, Kobayashi K, Hida T, Ito K, Tsushima M, Ishikawa Y, Matsumoto A, Morozumi M, Tanaka S, Machino M, Ota K, Nakashima H, Wakao N, Nishida Y, Matsuyama Y, Ishiguro N.) Neurosurgery. 2017 May 01;80(5):800-808 PMID: 28379572 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85017123398 04/06/2017
Comment: Cervical spine deformity-part 3: Posterior techniques, clinical outcome, and complications
(Wolfla C.) Clinical Neurosurgery. 1 December 2017;81(6):898 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85042149881 12/01/2017
(Wolfla C.) Neurosurgery. 1 December 2017;81(6):898 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85106850098 12/01/2017
(Wolfla CE.) Neurosurgery. 1 August 2016;79(2):278 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84978722249 08/01/2016
Upright magnetic resonance imaging of the lumbar spine: Back pain and radiculopathy.
(Nguyen HS, Doan N, Shabani S, Baisden J, Wolfla C, Paskoff G, Shender B, Stemper B.) J Craniovertebr Junction Spine. 2016;7(1):31-7 PMID: 27041883 PMCID: PMC4790145 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84960121338 04/05/2016
Fenestration of bone flap during decompressive craniotomy for subdural hematoma.
(Nguyen HS, Doan N, Wolfla C, Pollock G.) Surg Neurol Int. 2016;7:16 PMID: 26958422 PMCID: PMC4766810 03/10/2016
Implant Attributes: Cantilever Beam Fixation
(Wolfla CE, Eckardt GW, Yoganandan N.) Benzel's Spine Surgery: Techniques, Complication Avoidance and Management: Volume 1-2, Fourth Edition. 1 January 2016;1-2:356-361 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85147646979 01/01/2016
Fenestration of bone flap during interval autologous cranioplasty.
(Nguyen HS, Doan N, Wolfla C, Pollock G.) Surg Neurol Int. 2015;6:190 PMID: 26759735 PMCID: PMC4697200 01/14/2016