Dan Heffez, MD, FRCS
8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Chief Resident, Neurosurgery, Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto , Ontario, 1985
Fogarty Research Fellow, Neurochemistry, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Bethesda, MD, 1983-1985
Residency, Neurosurgery, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, 1980-1983
MD, Master of Surgery, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, 1979
A board certified neurological surgeon, Dr. Heffez earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from McGill University in 1979. He received his neurological surgery training at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and held an assistant professor appointment there from 1986–1990. He was then recruited to the renowned Chicago Institute of Neurosurgery and Neuroresearch, where he served as a Director of Cerebrovascular Surgery for 13 years. Dr. Heffez spent the last 15 years in private practice at the Milwaukee Neurological Institute.
An internationally recognized author and presenter, Dr. Heffez holds memberships in numerous professional organizations, including Fellowship in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Heffez maintains a keen interest in all aspects of neurological surgery, including Chiari malformation, cervical spine disease, disorders of the lumbar spine, cerebrovascular disease, and primary and secondary brain tumors.
"My goal is to improve my patient's quality of life and put my patient’s needs above every other consideration. I try to understand the patient experience based on how the nervous system works and arrange for the most appropriate and effective treatment, both surgical and non-surgical."
- American Board of Neurological Surgery
(Heffez DS.) Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2020 07;162(7):1551-1552 PMID: 32222819 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85082794868 03/31/2020
(Heffez DS, Golchini R, Ghorai J, Cohen B.) Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2020 07;162(7):1539-1547 PMID: 31873790 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85077156841 12/25/2019
(Heffez DS, Broderick J, Connor M, Mitchell M, Galezowska J, Golchini R, Ghorai J.) Acta Neurochir (Wien). 2020 07;162(7):1531-1538 PMID: 31873796 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85076896049 12/25/2019
(Holdefer RN, Heffez DS, Cohen BA.) J Spinal Disord Tech. 2013 Jul;26(5):E163-9 PMID: 23429315 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84880062795 02/23/2013
(Heffez DS.) Neurosurgery. 2011 Aug;69(2):E507; author reply E507-8 PMID: 21527863 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-79960361649 04/30/2011
(Freeman MD, Rosa S, Harshfield D, Smith F, Bennett R, Centeno CJ, Kornel E, Nystrom A, Heffez D, Kohles SS.) Brain Inj. 2010;24(7-8):988-94 PMID: 20545453 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-77953641657 06/16/2010
(Heffez DS, Ross RE, Shade-Zeldow Y, Kostas K, Morrissey M, Elias DA, Shepard A.) Eur Spine J. 2007 Sep;16(9):1423-33 PMID: 17426987 PMCID: PMC2200733 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-34548545386 04/12/2007
(Heffez DS, Ross RE, Shade-Zeldow Y, Kostas K, Shah S, Gottschalk R, Elias DA, Shepard A, Leurgans SE, Moore CG.) Eur Spine J. 2004 Oct;13(6):516-23 PMID: 15083352 PMCID: PMC3476600 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-7944233318 04/15/2004
(Jain AK, Carruthers BM, Van De Sande MI, Barron SR, Donaldson CCS, Dunne JV, Gingrich E, Heffez DS, Leung FYK, Malone DG, Romano TJ, Russell IJ, Saul D, Seibel DG.) Journal of Musculoskeletal Pain. 2003;11(4):3-107 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-2542495934 01/01/2003
(Heffez DS.) Cleve Clin J Med. 2002 Jan;69(1):89-91 PMID: 11811725 01/29/2002
(Heffez DS, Osterdock RJ, Alderete L, Grutsch J.) Surg Neurol. 1998 Apr;49(4):373-81; discussion 381-4 PMID: 9537655 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-0032053862 04/16/1998