Max O. Krucoff, MD, FAANS, FACS
Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery; Co-Director of Neurosurgical Oncology; Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering
8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Residency, Neurosurgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, 2013-2020
MD, The George Washington School of Medicine & Health Sciences, Washington, DC, 2013
Dr. Krucoff is a board-certified neurosurgeon-scientist and brain tumor specialist on faculty in the Departments of Neurosurgery and Biomedical Engineering at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Marquette University. He received his Bachelor of Science (BS) in biomedical engineering from Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, and his Doctor of Medicine (MD) from George Washington University in Washington, DC. Dr. Krucoff completed his neurosurgical residency at Duke University in Durham, NC, where he trained extensively in brain tumor surgery under some of the biggest names in the field. He also completed a fellowship in functional epilepsy surgery at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), where he focused on brain mapping and implantable neuromodulation devices.
Dr. Krucoff's excellent surgical technique and bedside manner have been recognized by his mentors and peers throughout his career, earning him the prestigious Surgical Excellence Award as a chief resident and election into the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) medical honor society as a medical student. Dr. Krucoff's scientific pursuits have also earned him widespread recognition, including election into the Robert J. Lefkowitz Society for physician-scientists at Duke and the Tau Beta Pi (TBP) engineering honor society at Northwestern. Additionally, he has authored over 20 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters to date.
As a neurosurgeon, Dr. Krucoff integrates the latest technological advancements with microscopic surgical technique to get the best outcomes for his patients. He specializes in brain tumor operations that preserve critical neurological functions when they are at risk, like language and movement. His laboratory at Marquette University studies neuroplasticity using fully implanted neural interfaces with the hope of one day improving neurological recovery from tumors, strokes, traumatic brain injury, and spinal cord injury.
"I can offer patients the most technologically advanced neurosurgical techniques that minimize invasiveness and optimize outcomes. I believe in having an honest and compassionate conversation with patients and families, taking time to address every concern so we can come up with a treatment plan together that meets the individual’s goals. I believe in exploring both surgical and non-surgical options, and I will respect the humanity and individuality of each patient under my care."
- American Board of Neurological Surgery
- Neural interfaces
- Motor system neurophysiology
- Functional changes in brain tumor patients
- Neurorehabilitation in central nervous system injury
(Laurin BJ, Straza M, Noid G, Connelly JM, Mueller WM, Bovi J, Krucoff MO.) J Neurosurg Case Lessons. 2023 Oct 16;6(16) PMID: 37870754 PMCID: PMC10584084 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85174582314 10/23/2023
(Harwick E, Singhal I, Conway B, Mueller W, Treffy R, Krucoff MO.) World Neurosurg. 2023 Jul;175:e159-e166 PMID: 36924891 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85152522605 03/17/2023
(Conway BJ, Taquet L, Boerger TF, Young SC, Krucoff KB, Schmit BD, Krucoff MO.) Sensors (Basel). 2023 Jun 26;23(13) PMID: 37447773 PMCID: PMC10346473 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85164844180 07/14/2023
(Conway BJ, Taquet L, Boerger TF, Young SC, Krucoff KB, Schmit BD, Krucoff MO.) J Neuroeng Rehabil. 2023 Apr 20;20(1):48 PMID: 37081513 PMCID: PMC10120262 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85153450611 04/21/2023
(Popp N, Singhal I, Laing B, Krucoff KB, Krucoff MO.) . Neurosurgery Practice. 4(4):e00052, December 2023.. 12/01/2023
(Boerger TF, Pahapill P, Butts AM, Arocho-Quinones E, Raghavan M, Krucoff MO.) Front Hum Neurosci. 2023;17:1170419 PMID: 37520929 PMCID: PMC10372448 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85165910739 07/31/2023
(Taquet L, Conway BJ, Boerger TF, Young SC, Schwartz S, Schmit BD, Krucoff MO.) PLoS One. 2023;18(3):e0283460 PMID: 36972269 PMCID: PMC10042330 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85150987965 03/28/2023
(Rahimpour S, Zomorodi AR, Codd PJ, Krucoff MO, Friedman AH, Gonzalez LF.) Surgery of the Cerebellopontine Angle, Second Edition. 1 January 2023:61-70 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85160174988 01/01/2023
(Singhal I, Coss D, Mueller W, Straza M, Krucoff MO, Santos-Pinheiro F.) Front Oncol. 2022;12:1018840 PMID: 36568179 PMCID: PMC9771729 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85144424557 12/27/2022
(Amidon RF, Santos-Pinheiro F, Straza M, Prah MA, Mueller WM, Krucoff MO, Connelly JM, Kleefisch CJ, Coss DJ, Cochran EJ, Bovi JA, Schultz CJ, Schmainda KM.) Front Oncol. 2022;12:1066191 PMID: 36561526 PMCID: PMC9763264 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85144231369 12/24/2022
(Armstrong S, Prah M, Connelly J, Krucoff MO, Mueller W, Schmainda K.) Neuro-Oncology. Neuro-Oncology, Volume 24, Issue Supplement_7, November 2022, Page vii173 11/14/2022
(Krucoff MO, Cajigas I, Lavrov I.) Front Rehabil Sci. 2022;3:916174 PMID: 36189079 PMCID: PMC9397734 10/04/2022