John D. Nerva, MD
8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Endovascular Fellowship, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, 2017-2018
Neurosurgical Residency, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 2010-2017
Cerebrovascular Fellowship, Macquarie Neurosurgery, Sydney, Australia, 2016
MD, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 2006-2010
John D. Nerva, MD, is a fellowship trained, board certified neurosurgeon who joined the faculty of the Medical College of Wisconsin in 2021. He specializes in the treatment of cerebrovascular and spinal vascular disease and is part of a select group of neurosurgeons with fellowship training in both open vascular microsurgery and endovascular techniques for the treatment of brain aneurysms, vascular malformations, and stroke. He also collaborates with radiation oncology to perform stereotactic radiosurgery for select vascular malformations at Froedtert-MCW.
Dr. Nerva grew up in Minnesota and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Minnesota. He also attended the University of Minnesota for medical school, graduating with Alpha Omega Alpha honors. He completed neurosurgery residency at the University of Washington during which time he also completed cerebrovascular fellowship training at Macquarie University in Australia. After residency, he received advanced training in minimally invasive endovascular techniques at the University of Florida. Prior to joining MCW, he was on the faculty at Tulane University in New Orleans.
Dr. Nerva's clinical research relates to patient outcomes and refinements of surgical and endovascular techniques for cerebrovascular disease. He has authored over 100 manuscripts, abstracts, book chapters, and presentations, including several at national and international meetings, and has served as key personnel on NIH/NINDS-funded research studying computer simulations of brain aneurysm treatment. He is also recognized as a reviewer for several marquee peer-reviewed neurosurgical journals and has been invited to teach at regional and national neurosurgical courses.
"Neurosurgeons often see patients after receiving troubling and confusing news or after a life changing event like a stroke, brain hemorrhage, or traumatic injury. It is an absolute honor and privilege to help patients and their families during this time of need. I want patients to understand their condition, the available treatment options, and the potential outcomes of therapy. My priorities are to carefully explain and counsel patients and families about the condition and to offer the safest approach to address the problem. I also enjoy hearing the patient's perspective and learning about what matters most to them. As a vascular neurosurgeon, I offer a comprehensive approach for the evaluation and management of cerebrovascular and spinal vascular disease, which may include medical therapy, open microsurgery, endovascular techniques, and radiosurgery. Neurosurgery is a constantly evolving field, and my goal is to combine the newest treatment advances with compassionate patient care."
- American Board of Neurological Surgery
- Cerebrovascular and spinal vascular disease
- Cerebrovascular disease
- Spinal vascular disease
- Cerebral aneurysm
- Arteriovenous malformation
- Carotid-Cavernous fistula
- Intracerebral hemorrhage
- Subdural hematoma
The petrosal artery and its variations: a comprehensive review and anatomical study with application to skull base surgery and neurointerventional procedures.
(Yu A, Dupont G, Nerva J, Anadkat SN, D'Antoni AV, Wang A, Iwanaga J, Dumont AS, Tubbs RS.) Folia Morphol (Warsz). 2022 Jun 13 PMID: 35692114 06/14/2022
Detethering the superficial temporal artery: Application to tension free superficial temporal artery-middle cerebral artery bypasses.
(Mathkour M, Werner C, Scullen T, Fennell VS, Nerva J, Amenta PS, Iwanaga J, Dumont AS, Bui CJ, Mortazavi MM, Hur MS, Tubbs RS.) Clin Anat. 2022 May;35(4):428-433 PMID: 34561915 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85116069876 09/26/2021
Mutations of the DNA repair gene PNKP in a patient with microcephaly, seizures, and developmental delay (MCSZ) presenting with a high-grade brain tumor.
(Jiang B, Murray C, Cole BL, Glover JNM, Chan GK, Deschenes J, Mani RS, Subedi S, Nerva JD, Wang AC, Lockwood CM, Mefford HC, Leary SES, Ojemann JG, Weinfeld M, Ene CI.) Sci Rep. 2022 Mar 30;12(1):5386 PMID: 35354845 PMCID: PMC8967877 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85127252427 04/01/2022
Detethering the superficial temporal artery: Application to tension free superficial temporal artery-middle cerebral artery bypasses
(Mathkour M, Werner C, Scullen T, Fennell VS, Nerva J, Amenta PS, Iwanaga J, Dumont AS, Bui CJ, Mortazavi MM, Hur MS, Tubbs RS.) Clinical Anatomy. May 2022;35(4):428-433 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85116069876 05/01/2022
A case of infected intracranial aneurysm with Nocardia meningitis treated with endovascular therapy: Case report and literature review
(McCormack E, Cornu O, Hanna J, Nerva JD, Aysenne A.) Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery: Advanced Techniques and Case Management. March 2022;27 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85118350420 03/01/2022
The Longissimus Capitis Insertion as a Superficial Landmark for the Sigmoid Sinus: An Anatomical Study
(Iwanaga J, Watanabe K, Khan PA, Nerva JD, Amenta PS, Dumont AS, Tubbs RS.) Journal of Neurological Surgery, Part B: Skull Base. 1 February 2022;83(1):28-32 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85094190877 02/01/2022
Wrist Extension Does Not Change the Position of the Radial Artery: Cadaveric Study With Application to Arterial Line Placement, and Transradial Neurointerventional Procedures.
(Couldwell M, Elzamly K, Hextrum S, Aysenne A, Olewink Ł, Iwanaga J, Nerva J, Dumont AS, Tubbs RS.) World Neurosurg. 2021 Nov;155:e588-e591 PMID: 34474160 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85114812827 09/03/2021
Anatomy of the Dorsal Meningeal Artery Including Its Variations: Application to Skull Base Surgery and Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging.
(McCormack IG, Xu L, Nerva J, Berry JF, Melgar M, Wysiadecki G, Walocha J, Iwanaga J, Dumont AS, Tubbs RS.) World Neurosurg. 2021 Nov;155:e41-e48 PMID: 34365050 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85113781605 08/09/2021
Aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage during pregnancy: a comprehensive and systematic review of the literature.
(Beighley A, Glynn R, Scullen T, Mathkour M, Werner C, Berry JF, Carr C, Abou-Al-Shaar H, Aysenne A, Nerva JD, Dumont AS.) Neurosurg Rev. 2021 Oct;44(5):2511-2522 PMID: 33409763 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85099038885 01/08/2021
Anatomic Study Quantifying the Relationship Between the Arcuate Eminence and the Root of the Zygoma: Application to Skull Base Surgery.
(Lockwood J, Mathkour M, Nerva JD, Iwanaga J, Bui CJ, Vale FL, Dumont AS, Tubbs RS.) World Neurosurg. 2021 Feb;146:e773-e778 PMID: 33181377 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85097176350 11/13/2020
Commentary: Thrombolysis for Evacuation of Intracerebral and Intraventricular Hemorrhage: A Guide to Surgical Protocols With Practical Lessons Learned From the MISTIE and CLEAR Trials.
(Scullen T, Mathkour M, Werner C, Nerva JD, Dumont AS.) Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2020 Dec 15;20(1):E33-E34 PMID: 33316811 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85098476392 12/15/2020
Editorial: PulseRider for wide-necked intracranial aneurysms
(Nerva JD, Amenta PS, Dumont AS.) Journal of Neurosurgery. December 2020;133(6):1753-1755 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85097279510 12/01/2020