Chad Carlson, MD

Associate Professor


  • Neurosciences - Froedtert Hospital Clinic
  • 9200 West Wisconsin Avenue
  • Milwaukee, WI 53226


  • 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
  • Non-Epileptic Seizures
  • Seizures
  • Treatment Resistant Epilepsy
  • Refractory Epilepsy
  • Psychogenic Seizures

Treatments and Services

  • Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)
  • Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Epilepsy Surgery
  • Intracranial Electroencephalography (iEEG)
  • Cortical Stimulation Mapping
  • Wada Test
  • Magnetoencephalography (MEG)
  • Anti-Seizure Medications
  • Vagal Nerve Stimulation (VNS)
  • Epilepsy Surgery Evaluations
  • Inpatient Epilepsy Monitoring
  • Ambulatory Electroencephalography (EEG)
  • Video Electroencephalography (EEG)

Patients Ages Seen

  • Adult
  • Senior


  • English

Hospital Affiliations

  • Froedtert Hospital – Milwaukee

Board Certifications

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Epilepsy

Clinic Locations

Neurosciences - Froedtert Hospital Clinic

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Dr. Chad Carlson is an Associate 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, imaging applications in cognition and seizure detection, and multi-model approaches to the functional mapping of language.

His clinical focus is on the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy and seizures. He has a special interest in the surgical management of treatment resistant focal epilepsy.

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)