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Neurosurgery

Meet Our Team

Faculty

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Michael McCrea, PhD, ABPP

Professor, Neurosurgery and Neurology; Director, Brain Injury Research Program

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Lindsay Nelson, PhD

Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery and Neurology

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Timothy B. Meier, PhD

Assistant Professor

Residents & Fellows

We have many research opportunities for residents and postdoctoral fellows who have interest in studying traumatic brain injury. Our program also collaborates with the Division of Neuropsychology in the Department of Neurology to provide research experience to a matched postdoctoral fellow in conjunction with their clinic experience throughout their two-year fellowship.

Benjamin Brett, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Joint Clinical Neuropsychology Fellowship

Luisa Bohorquez Montoya, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Meier Lab

Sasha Han, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Nelson Lab

Monica Keith, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Meier Lab

Staff

The staff within the Brain Injury Research Program are critical to our success. Program staff provide important support for our diverse research portfolio, including assisting with obtaining project funding, data collection and analysis, grants management, and research study coordination.

Jennifer Hill, MA, CCRC

Program Director, Brain Injury Research Program

Katie Krahn

Research Program Coordinator, Brain Injury Research Program

Megan Schultz

Research Program Coordinator, Brain Injury Research Program

Melissa Koschnitzke, MA, CCRC

Clinical Research Coordinator, Brain Injury Research Program

Robyn Furger, MA, CCRC

Clinical Research Coordinator, Brain Injury Research Program

Amy Nader

Clinical Research Coordinator, Brain Injury Research Program

Alexa Wild

Clinical Research Coordinator, Brain Injury Research Program

Nicholas Guzowski

Research Assistant, Brain Injury Research Program

Georgia Ristow

Research Assistant, Brain Injury Research Program

Anna Klotz

Research Assistant, Brain Injury Research Program

Dan Huber

Research Technologist, Brain Injury Research Program

Brad Swearingen

Programmer Analyst, Brain Injury Research Program

Students

Medical students at Medical College of Wisconsin typically participate via the Medical Student Summer Research Program (MSSRP) or the Physician Scientist Pathway.

  • Lezlie España, MCW & MU Biomedical Engineering Graduate Studen
  • Morgan Nitta, MU Clinical Psychology Graduate Student
  • Ryan Lee, MSSRP Student (2016), Pathways Student (2016-19)
  • Dan Sjoquist, MSSRP Student (2014
  • Jake Murtha, MSSRP Student (2014)

Alumni

Lindsay Nelson, PhD
Neuropsychology Fellow 2012-2014
Dr. Nelson is now an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery in the Brain Injury Research Program at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Adam Pfaller
Clinical Research Assistant 2012-2015
Adam Pfaller is now a medical student University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Ashley Laroche, MA, CCRC
Clinical Research Coordinator 2012-2015
Ashley LaRoche is now a Clinical Research Coordinator in the Neurosciences Institute at Ochsner Health System in southeast Louisiana.

Missy Lancaster, PhD
Neuropsychology Fellow 2014-2016
Dr. Lancaster is now a Clinical Neuropsychologist for Northwestern Medicine in Chicago, IL.

Jana Ranson, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow, Nelson Lab 2016-2018
Dr. Ranson is now a Program Director in the Kern Institute for Transformation of Medical Education at the Medical College of Wisconsin.

Community Clinical Research Assistants

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2018
  • Hannah Bartels
  • Shannon Cherian
  • Maggie Cusick
  • Renee DeMarce
  • Ross Ewert
  • Courtney Fernandes
  • Carrie Getka
  • Jacob Heinen
  • Claire Howard
  • Lauren Howard
  • Alex Kirk
  • Anna Kerschner
  • Andrew Long
  • Kate Mau
  • Morgan Nitta
  • Mary Simons
2017
  • Hannah Bartels
  • Kalia Bergmann
  • Shannon Cherian
  • Colleen Christensen
  • Renee DeMarce
  • Emily Eichhorst
  • Ross Ewert
  • Courtney Fernandes
  • Carrie Getka
  • Jane Gonring
  • John Heffernan
  • Jacob Heinen
  • Rachael Hewson
  • Lauren Howard
  • Andrew Hruz
  • Carla Ikert
  • Trent Judis
  • Anna Kerschner
  • Alex Kirk
  • Megan Kohlmetz
  • Jillian Krueger
  • Andrew Long
  • Brooke Pinar
  • Georgia Ristow
  • Kathryn Ritchie
  • Maddie Telderer
2016
  • Kalia Bergmann
  • Shannon Cherian
  • Micah Clutter
  • Renee DeMarce
  • Emily Eichhorst
  • Courtney Fernandes
  • Carrie Getka
  • Mariah Giesseman
  • Mary Gonring
  • Jane Gonring
  • Luke Hardginski
  • John Heffernan
  • Tyler Held
  • Rachael Hewson
  • Amanda Hoegsted
  • Andrew Hruz
  • Carla Ikert
  • Anna Kinzel
  • Abby Klemp
  • Anna Klotz
  • Megan Kohlmetz
  • Jackie Krueger
  • Anne LoCoco
  • Lauren Loef
  • Amy Nader
  • Becka Owens
  • Brooke Pinar
  • Kathryn Ritchie
  • Georgia Schleef
  • Nichole Sheehan
  • Jessica Stroik
  • Maddie Telderer
  • Janel Wasisco
  • Alexa Wild
2015
  • Kalia Bergmann
  • Christopher Chism
  • Madeline Cipriano
  • Micah Clutter
  • Renee DeMarce
  • Courtney Fernandes
  • Mariah Giesseman
  • Mary Gonring
  • Luke Hardginski
  • Jordyn Hargreaves
  • John Heebink
  • Tyler Held
  • Amanda Hoegsted
  • Anna Kinzel
  • Melissa Klemm
  • Abby Klemp
  • Anna Klotz
  • Kristen Lemberger
  • Lauren Loef
  • Amy Nader
  • Samantha Nelson
  • Becka Owens
  • Kathryn Ritchie
  • Georgia Schleef
  • Nichole Sheehan
  • Samantha Shruck
  • Jessica Stroik
  • Maddie Telderer
  • Janel Wasisco
  • Samuel Wrobel
  • Michael Von Borstel
2014
  • Brooke Berkenpas
  • Maxine Blohowiak
  • Scott Brockma
  • Madeline Cipriano
  • Christopher Chism
  • Micah Clutter
  • Destiny Dallas
  • Amy Fabrizius
  • Annika Ferber
  • Courtney Fernandes
  • Greg Furger
  • Mariah Giesseman
  • Timothy Goblirsch
  • David Gray
  • Ashley Greenwood
  • Jordyn Hargreaves
  • John Heebink
  • Abigail Helbling
  • Tyler Held
  • Amanda Hoegsted
  • Anna Kinzel
  • Melissa Klemm
  • Kristen Lemberger
  • Samantha Nelson
  • Becka Owens
  • Kathryn Ritchie
  • Zachary Sargent
  • Nichole Sheehan
  • Samantha Shruck
  • Mackenzie Siemens
  • Jessica Stroik
  • Maddie Telderer
  • Janel Wasisco
  • Samuel Wrobel
  • Michael Von Borstel
2013
  • Morgan Austgen
  • Maxine Blohowiak
  • Scott Brockman
  • Emily Callan
  • Amy Fabrizius
  • Annika Ferber
  • Greg Furger
  • Mariah Giesseman
  • David Gray
  • Ashley Greenwood
  • Jordyn Hargreaves
  • Jennifer Hillard
  • Dan Kingsbury
  • Anna Kinzel
  • Kristen Lemberger
  • Becka Owens
  • Jeremy Pfaller
  • Mariah Quella
  • Russell Semmler
  • Mackenzie Siemens
  • Kristin Sitte
  • Emily Treichel
  • Amanda Vegso
  • Michael Von Borstel
  • Samuel Wrobel
2012
  • Scott Brockman
  • Bridget Dolan
  • David Gray
  • Ashley Greenwood
  • Jennifer Hillard
  • Kristen Lemberger
  • Kim Lewis
  • Moshe Maiman
  • Brad Marshall
  • Amy Nader