Karin Swartz, MD, FAAN
8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Internship & Residency, Neurosurgery, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, 1996-2003
Fellowship, Spinal Surgery & Spinal Disorders, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, 2003-2004
Dr. Swartz is a board-certified neurosurgeon with fellowship specialty training in spinal surgery. She completed her residency at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2003, her fellowship at the Institute for Spinal Disorders at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles in 2004, and was in practice at the University of Kentucky Medical Center before joining MCW in 2015.
She has been involved in spinal cord injury research. She has won multiple teaching awards, and is involved in several national organizations, including the American Association of Neurological Surgery (AANS), the Congress of Neurological Surgery (CNS), and the North American Spine Society (NASS).
“Spine care often involves consideration of multiple treatment options, and surgery is a very important one. I am passionate about educating and involving patients on their journey.”
(Attenello FJ, Buchanan IA, Wen T, Donoho DA, McCartney S, Cen SY, Khalessi AA, Cohen-Gadol AA, Cheng JS, Mack WJ, Schirmer CM, Swartz KR, Prall JA, Stroink AR, Giannotta SL, Klimo P.) J Neurosurg. 2018 11 01;129(5):1349-1363 PMID: 29424650 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85049338790 02/10/2018
(Swartz KR, Cheng JS.) Neurosurgery. 2017 Apr 01;80(4S):S28-S33 PMID: 28375491 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85034055816 04/05/2017
(Chan AY, Mullin JP, Bennett E, Swartz K, Benzel EC.) Essentials of Spinal Stabilization. 1 January 2017:441-451 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85042691477 01/01/2017
(Swartz KR.) J Neurosci Rural Pract. 2013 Oct;4(4):443-4 PMID: 24347953 PMCID: PMC3858765 12/19/2013
(Shang Y, Lin Y, Henry BA, Cheng R, Huang C, Chen L, Shelton BJ, Swartz KR, Salles SS, Yu G.) J Biomed Opt. 2013 Oct;18(10):105002 PMID: 24096298 PMCID: PMC3790391 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84886802522 10/08/2013
(Swartz KR.) Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice. October 2013;4(4):443-444 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84889585519 10/01/2013
(Swartz KR, Boland M, Fee DB.) Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2012 Jul;114(6):768-75 PMID: 22269646 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84862011019 01/25/2012
(Spinner RJ, Hébert-Blouin MN, Tanaka S, Amrami KK, Swartz KR, Fee DB, Sugita M.) J Neurosurg. 2011 Apr 29: PMID: 21529206 05/03/2011
(Zhang B, Chen L, Swartz KR, Bruemmer D, Eum SY, Huang W, Seelbach M, Choi YJ, Hennig B, Toborek M.) J Neurosci Res. 2010 Oct;88(13):2859-68 PMID: 20564349 PMCID: PMC2919635 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-77957224445 06/22/2010
(Fee DB, Swartz KR, Scheff N, Roberts K, Gabbita P, Scheff S.) Brain Res. 2010 Jun 22;1340:81-5 PMID: 20420812 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-77953121482 04/28/2010
(Spinner RJ, Hébert-Blouin MN, Tanaka S, Amrami KK, Swartz KR, Fee DB, Sugita M.) J Neurosurg. 2010 Jun;112(6):1353-6 PMID: 20415528 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-77953483919 04/27/2010
(Swartz KR, Wilson D, Boland M, Fee DB.) Case Rep Med. 2009;2009:810973 PMID: 20069041 PMCID: PMC2797755 01/14/2010