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Sean Lew, MD

Sean M. Lew, MD

Mardak Vanderburg Chair in Neurosurgery, Professor & Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery; Co-Director, Epilepsy Surgery Program, Children’s Wisconsin; Director, Residency Program


  • Neurosciences - Children's Wisconsin
    9000 W. Wisconsin Ave.
    Milwaukee, WI 53226

    Neenah Clinic - Children's Wisconsin
    130 Second St.
    Neenah, WI 54956

Contact Information


Fellowship, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Beth Israel Medical Center-Hyman-Newman Institute for Neurology & Neurosurgery, New York, NY, 2003-2004
Residency, Neurological Surgery, University of Vermont–Burlington, 1996-2002
Internship, Surgery, University of Vermont–Burlington, 1995-1996
MD, Oregon Health Sciences University School of Medicine, Portland, 1995


Dr. Lew has subspecialty training in pediatric neurosurgery and is board certified in both neurosurgery and pediatric neurosurgery. He has particular interest and experience in the surgical treatment of pediatric epilepsy, pediatric brain tumors, moyamoya disease and craniocervical anomalies.

He is active in clinical research with an emphasis on pediatric epilepsy, pediatric cervical spine surgery, general pediatric neurosurgery, surgical techniques and outcomes. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed publications and his research has been presented nationally on numerous occasions.

Board Certification

  • Neurological Surgery
  • Pediatric Neurological Surgery

Surgical Services

  • Epilepsy surgery
  • Pediatric brain tumors
  • Craniocervical abnormalities
  • Stereotactic laser ablation for tumor or epilepsy
  • Moyamoya disease revascularization surgery
  • General pediatric neurosurgery

Conditions Treated

  • Abnormalities of the Craniocervical Junction and Cervical Spine
  • Brain Trauma
  • Brain Tumors
  • Spine and Spinal Cord Tumors
  • Spine Trauma
  • Vascular Diseases
  • Pediatric Epilepsy (surgical treatment)

Clinical Programs


  • Children’s Wisconsin-Milwaukee Campus
  • Children’s Wisconsin-Neenah/Fox Valley

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Honors and Awards

Best Doctors in America, 2007-present

Research Interests

  • Pediatric epilepsy
  • Pediatric cervical spine surgery
  • General pediatric neurosurgery
  • Surgical techniques and outcomes