Chad Carlson, MD



  • Neuroscience Institute – Specialty Clinics
  • 900 N. 92nd St.
  • Milwaukee, WI 53226


  • Epilepsy
  • Neurology

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My focus is on providing comprehensive care for patients with epilepsy and related disorders. This requires tailoring the visit around the needs of the patient and involves a multi-disciplinary team of experts. My aim is to help patients achieve their short term and long term health goals.


Diseases and Conditions

  • Epilepsy
  • Seizures
  • Status Epilepticus
  • Refractory Epilepsy
  • Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Events

Treatments and Services

  • Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)
  • Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Functional Brain Imaging
  • Intracranial Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Cortical Stimulation Mapping
  • Wada
  • Magnetoencephalography (MEG)
  • Anti-Seizure Medications
  • Vagal Nerve Stimulation (VNS)
  • Epilepsy Surgery Evaluations - including invasive EEG
  • Inpatient Epilepsy Monitoring
  • Ambulatory Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Responsive Neurostimulation (RNS)
  • Video Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Virtual Visit

Patients Ages Seen

  • Adult
  • Senior


  • English

Hospital Affiliations

  • Froedtert Hospital – Milwaukee

Board Certifications

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Epilepsy

Clinic Locations


Dr. Chad Carlson is a Professor of Neurology at the Medical College of Wisconsin who specializes in the treatment of patients with epilepsy. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a BA in German Literature and subsequently earned his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in 2000. His internship was completed at the University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign in 2001. He did his Neurology residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and then pursued two years of fellowship training in Clinical Neurophysiology and Epilepsy at New York University.

Dr. Carlson's research interests include improved clinical classification of epilepsy surgery candidates, enhanced methods of detecting and removing the seizure onset zone in patients with treatment resistant epilepsy including quantitative approaches to electroencephalography and magnetoencephalography, and multi-model approaches to the functional mapping of language.  As Program Director for the Neurology Residency and the Clinical Neurophysiology and Epilepsy Fellowships, he also has research interests in improving methods of engaging and educating future Neurologists suing technology and active learning approaches.

Education and Training

Doctor of Medicine - University of Wisconsin Medical School - Madison, WI (2000)
Internship, Internal Medicine - University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign - Champaign, IL (2000-2001)
Residency, Neurology - University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics - Iowa City, IA (2001-2004)
Chief Resident, Neurology - University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics - Iowa City, IA (2003-2004)
Fellowship, Clinical Neurophysiology - New York University Medical Center - New York City, NY (2004-2005)
Fellowship, Epilepsy and Epilepsy Surgery - New York University Medical Center - New York City, NY (2005-2006)