Diseases and Conditions
- Back Pain
- Cervical, Lumbar and Thoracic Spine
- Disc Herniations
- Neck Pain
- Spinal Degenerative Disease
- Spinal Disorders
- Spinal Stenosis and Instability
- Spinal Tumors, Fractures, and Infections
Treatments and Services
- Minimally Invasive Surgery
- Spinal Fusion and Instrumentation
- Spine Surgery
Patients Ages Seen
- Froedtert Hospital – Milwaukee
- St. Joseph's Hospital - West Bend – West Bend
- Community Memorial Hospital – Menomonee Falls
- Zablocki VA Medical Center – Milwaukee
Dr. Shekar Kurpad specializes in the treatment of a wide variety of spinal and cranial disorders. His expertise lies in the surgery for malignant brain tumors, degenerative disease of the spine, tumors of the spine, spine trauma and skull base tumors, and minimally invasive methods for the treatment of spinal disorders. Dr. Shekar Kurpad has extensive research experience in both brain tumor biology and spinal cord injury and has authored several peer reviewed publications and book chapters in these areas. As the recipient of the prestigious Van Wagenen fellowship from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, he conducted cellular transplantation research for spinal cord injury at the internationally recognized Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. He runs a laboratory at the Medical College of Wisconsin with international collaborators for the study of spinal cord injury.
Education and Training
Doctor of Medicine - Bangalore University - Bangalore (1991)
Doctor of Philosophy - Duke University School of Medicine - Durham, NC (1995)
Fellowship in Spinal Surgery - Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, WI (2001)
Residency in Neurological Surgery - University Hospitals of Cleveland - Cleveland, OH (1995-2001)
Fellowship in Skull Base Surgery - University of Tennessee - Memphis, TN (1998)
(Levi AD, Anderson KD, Okonkwo DO, Park P, Bryce TN, Kurpad SN, Aarabi B, Hsieh J, Gant K.) J Neurotrauma. 2019 Mar 19;36(6):891-902.
(Montoure A, Janich K, Cusick J, Kurpad SN, Wang MC.) World Neurosurg. 2019 Jan 17.
(Motovylyak A, Skinner NP, Schmit BD, Wilkins N, Kurpad SN, Budde MD.) J Neurotrauma. 2018 Nov 19.
(Rao A, Soliman H, Kaushal M, Motovylyak O, Vedantam A, Budde MD, Schmit B, Wang M, Kurpad SN.) Neurosurgery. 2018 10 01;83(4):753-760.
(Skinner NP, Lee SY, Kurpad SN, Schmit BD, Muftuler LT, Budde MD.) Ann Neurol. 2018 Jul;84(1):37-50.
(Levi AD, Okonkwo DO, Park P, Jenkins AL 3rd, Kurpad SN, Parr AM, Ganju A, Aarabi B, Kim D, Casha S, Fehlings MG, Harrop JS, Anderson KD, Gage A, Hsieh J, Huhn S, Curt A, Guzman R.) Neurosurgery. 2018 Apr 01;82(4):562-575.
(Martin AR, Tadokoro N, Tetreault L, Arocho-Quinones EV, Budde MD, Kurpad SN, Fehlings MG.) Neurosurg Clin N Am. 2018 Jan;29(1):33-45.
(Kaushal M, Oni-Orisan A, Chen G, Li W, Leschke J, Ward BD, Kalinosky B, Budde MD, Schmit BD, Li SJ, Muqeet V, Kurpad SN.) J Neurotrauma. 2017 03 15;34(6):1278-1282.
(Rindler RS, Chokshi FH, Malcolm JG, Eshraghi SR, Mossa-Basha M, Chu JK, Kurpad SN, Ahmad FU.) World Neurosurg. 2017 Mar;99:150-158.
(Budde MD, Skinner NP, Muftuler LT, Schmit BD, Kurpad SN.) Front Neurosci. 2017;11:706.
(Miller AP, Shah AS, Aperi BV, Kurpad SN, Stemper BD, Glavaski-Joksimovic A.) PLoS One. 2017;12(3):e0173167.
(Soliman HM, Nguyen H, Pintar FA, Yoganandan N, Kurpad SN, Maiman DJ.) Neurosurgery. 2016 Aug 01;63(CN_suppl_1):170-171.