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Michael McCrea, PhD, ABPP

Michael McCrea, PhD, ABPP

The Shekar N. Kurpad, MD, PhD, Chair in Neurosurgery; Professor; Vice Chair of Research; Co-director, Neurotrauma Research Center; Director, Brain Injury Research Program


  • Neurosurgery
    8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
    Milwaukee, WI 53226


Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Clinical Neuropsychology, Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL, 1994-1996
Predoctoral Internship, Clinical Psychology/ Neuropsychology, Vanderbilt University Medical School, Nashville, TN, 1993-1994
PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, 1994
MS, Clinical Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI, 1991
BA, Psychology & Sociology, Loras College, Dubuque, IA, 1988


Dr. Michael McCrea is a board-certified clinical neuropsychologist. He is currently The Shekar N. Kurpad, MD, PhD, Chair in Neurosurgery; Professor of Neurosurgery and Neurology; Vice Chair of Research; Co-director of the Center for Neurotrauma Research; and Director of Brain Injury Research at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Dr. McCrea earned his doctoral degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, then completed his internship training in neuropsychology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at Northwestern University Medical School.

He is a past President of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (AACN). Dr. McCrea has been an active researcher in the neurosciences, with numerous scientific publications, book chapters, and national and international lectures on the topic of traumatic brain injury. He authored the text Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Postconcussion Syndrome: The New Evidence Base for Diagnosis and Treatment published by Oxford University Press. He is a member of the United States Department of Defense Health Board External Advisory Committee on Traumatic Brain Injury advising the Office of the Secretary of Defense on management and research of military related traumatic brain injury.

Research Interests

The acute clinical and neurophysiological effects of traumatic brain injury in civilians, athletes and military personnel.