Main Campus Entrance-MKE

Neurosurgery

Patient Couch

Meet our Spine Specialists

Our providers are uniquely cross-trained to recognize and treat multiple conditions, which means we can get you up and moving again more quickly than other providers.

In addition to some of the area’s leading neurological and orthopaedic surgeons, our staff includes well-regarded physical medicine and rehabilitation specialists, neurologists, chiropractic physicians, pain psychologists, spine-trained nurse practitioners and physician assistants as well as outstanding physical and occupational therapists.

Get to know the transdisciplinary team in the SpineCare Program.

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Our physiatrists work with patients manage treatment plans, which may include medical management, determining if additional testing is necessary to identify and treat pain and to monitor progress throughout the program. This is a non-surgical approach to treating neck and back pain.

headshot

Diane W. Braza, MD

Chair, Professor

headshot

David deDianous, MD

Associate Professor

headshot

Philip A. Nelson, MD

Associate Professor

headshot

Carley Sauter, MD

Assistant Professor

headshot

Christopher L. White, MD

Assistant Professor

Neurology

Our neurologists work with patients manage treatment plans, which may include medical management, determining if additional testing is necessary to identify and treat pain and to monitor progress throughout the program. This is a non-surgical approach to treating neck and back pain.

headshot

John M. Skantz, MD

Assistant Professor

Neurosurgery

Our surgeons take a conservative approach to ensure that non-operative treatment, if indicated, has been exhausted prior to considering surgery. If surgery is considered, the use of imaging and/or other testing is used to confirm if a surgical procedure is the best solution for treating your pain.

headshot

Shekar N. Kurpad, MD, PhD

Sanford J. Larson Professor and Chair

headshot

Dennis Maiman, MD, PhD

Professor, Department of Neurosurgery

headshot

Karin Swartz, MD, FAAN

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery

headshot

Hesham Soliman, MD, MSc

Assistant Professor

headshot

Marjorie Wang, MD, MPH, FAANS

Chief of Community Neurosurgery, Professor, Vice Chair

Orthopaedic Surgery

Our surgeons take a conservative approach to ensure that non-operative treatment, if indicated, has been exhausted prior to considering surgery. If surgery is considered, the use of imaging and/or other testing is used to confirm if a surgical procedure is the best solution for treating your pain.

headshot

Brandon Rebholz, MD

Assistant Professor

Psychology

Our pain psychologist can help patients understand individual emotional and behavioral responses to ongoing/chronic pain. Additional testing may be useful to help the psychologist to determine treatment options that would focus on coping/management with chronic symptoms.

headshot

N Timothy Lynch, PhD, ABPP

Clinical Professor

Chiropractic Medicine

Our chiropractors provide spinal manipulation, if appropriate, to restore joint mobility to restricted movement of the spine. This alleviates pain and muscle tightness, allowing patients to participate more comfortably with the SpineCare program.

headshot

Jordan Gliedt, DC

Assistant Professor

headshot

Jeffrey A. King, DC, MS

Assistant Professor

headshot

Boyd M. Peterson, DC

Assistant Professor

headshot

Gregory L. Whitcomb, DC

Assistant Professor

Professional Staff