Nathan Zwagerman, MD
Associate Professor; Director, Pituitary and Skull Base Surgery
8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Residency, Neurological Surgery, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, 2011-2017
MD, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI, 2010
Nathan T. Zwagerman, MD, joined the faculty at the Medical College of Wisconsin in 2017 after completing his residency and fellowship training at the university of Pittsburgh. He completed his undergraduate studies at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI while majoring in Psychology. He completed his medical training at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, MI. He was born and raised on a family farm in West Michigan.
Dr. Zwagerman completed a two-year fellowship in endoscopic endonasal pituitary and endoscopic and open skull base surgery. His research has been focused on evaluating patient outcomes after endoscopic skull base surgery and developing improved techniques to repair injured peripheral nerves.
Dr. Zwagerman received the Student's Golden Heart Award as a fourth year medical student as voted on by his peers for his work in research and his volunteer activity. In 2016, he was awarded the American Association of Neurological Surgeons Synthes Skull Base Award for his work with Dr. Paul Gardner for a randomized controlled trial of lumbar drain placement after endoscopic skull base surgery. More recently, in 2017, he was awarded the American Association of Neurological Surgeons' First Place Peripheral Nerve Eposter Award.
“I believe that treating patients is more than simply treating the problem they present with. The best way to treat each patient is to discover what is important in their lives, educate about the presenting problem, and formulate a treatment strategy that takes all of these things together to arrive at a treatment plan.”
- American Board of Neurological Surgery
- ACTH-Secreting Pituitary Adenoma
- Adenoma, Basophil
- Arnold-Chiari Malformation
- Brain Abscess
- Brain Injuries
- Case Reports
- Clinical Medicine
- Dandy-Walker Syndrome
- Diabetes Insipidus, Neurogenic
- Education, Medical, Graduate
Transorbital approach for resection of intracranial skull base lesions: Outcomes and complications
(Feller C, Martinez Del Campo E, Eraky AM, Montoure A, Maloley L, Harrison G, Hun Hong S, Zwagerman NT.) Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery: Advanced Techniques and Case Management. June 2023;32 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85148344777 06/01/2023
Endoscopic endonasal resection of a primary intraosseous clival myxoma: illustrative case.
(Young R, Laing B, Best B, Harrison GL, Zwagerman N.) J Neurosurg Case Lessons. 2022 Oct 31;4(18) PMID: 36317240 PMCID: PMC9624160 11/02/2022
A Rare Case of Neck Sarcomatoid Squamous Cell Carcinoma With Brain Metastases.
(Shah I, Razzak AN, Janardan A, Laing B, Zwagerman NT.) Cureus. 2022 Jun;14(6):e26179 PMID: 35891819 PMCID: PMC9304508 07/28/2022
Adrenocorticotropic Hormone Secreting Pituitary Carcinoma: Rare, Durable Response to Concurrent Chemotherapy and Reirradiation With a Review of the Literature
(Orr M, Findling J, Zwagerman N, Connelly J, Albano K, Bovi J.) Advances in Radiation Oncology. 1 March 2022;7(2) SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85119325950 03/01/2022
Predictors and Complications of Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak after Endoscopic Endonasal Surgery: a single institution retrospective review
(Laing B, Best B, Aaronson D, Harrison G, Zwagerman N.) Journal of Neurological Surgery, Part B: Skull Base. 2022 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85142411506 01/01/2022
Adrenocorticotropic Hormone Secreting Pituitary Carcinoma: Rare, Durable Response to Concurrent Chemotherapy and Reirradiation With a Review of the Literature.
(Orr M, Findling J, Zwagerman N, Connelly J, Albano K, Bovi J.) Adv Radiat Oncol. 2022;7(2):100813 PMID: 34849427 PMCID: PMC8608604 12/02/2021
O-GlcNAcylation Is Essential for Rapid Pomc Expression and Cell Proliferation in Corticotropic Tumor Cells.
(Massman LJ, Pereckas M, Zwagerman NT, Olivier-Van Stichelen S.) Endocrinology. 2021 Dec 01;162(12) PMID: 34418053 PMCID: PMC8482966 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85117209862 08/22/2021
COVID-19 Testing in the Era of Modern Neurosurgery: Mitigating Risk in Our Vulnerable Patient Populations.
(Aaronson DM, Poetker DM, Long CM, Zwagerman NT.) World Neurosurg. 2021 Aug;152:80-83 PMID: 34133996 PMCID: PMC8197680 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85109559612 06/17/2021
Comparison of Follow-Up Length-Matched Single-Center Myelomeningocele Postnatal Closure Cohort to the Management of Myelomeningocele Study (MOMS) Trial Results.
(Weaver KJ, McDowell MM, White MD, Tempel ZJ, Zwagerman NT, Deibert CP, Bonfield CM, Johnson S, Greene S.) Pediatr Neurosurg. 2021;56(3):229-238 PMID: 33849030 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85105606526 04/14/2021
Long-term outcomes in the treatment of pediatric skull base chordomas in the endoscopic endonasal era.
(McDowell MM, Zwagerman NT, Wang EW, Snyderman CH, Tyler-Kabara EC, Gardner PA.) J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2020 Nov 20;27(2):170-179 PMID: 33254137 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85100232376 12/01/2020
Endoscopic Endonasal Approach for Intra- and Extraconal Orbital Pathologies.
(Melder K, Zwagerman N, Gardner PA, Wang EW.) J Neurol Surg B Skull Base. 2020 Aug;81(4):442-449 PMID: 33072484 PMCID: PMC7561460 10/20/2020
Lumbar drains: Practical understanding and application for the otolaryngologist.
(Livingston AJ, Laing B, Zwagerman NT, Harris MS.) Am J Otolaryngol. 2020;41(6):102740 PMID: 32979671 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85091225239 09/27/2020