Diseases and Conditions
- Back Pain
- Cervical, Lumbar and Thoracic Spine
- Disc Herniations
- Neck Pain
- Spinal Infection
- Spinal Degenerative Disease
- Spinal Disorders
- Spinal Stenosis and Instability
- Spinal Fractures
- Spinal Cord and Spinal Column Tumors
Treatments and Services
- Minimally Invasive Surgery
- Spinal Fusion and Instrumentation
- Spine Surgery
Patients Ages Seen
- Froedtert Hospital – Milwaukee
- 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)
Residency in Neurological Surgery - University Hospitals of Cleveland - Cleveland, OH (1995-2001)
Fellowship in Skull Base Surgery - University of Tennessee - Memphis, TN (1998)
Fellowship in Spinal Surgery - Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, WI (2001)
(Kaushal M, Shabani S, Budde M, Kurpad S.) J Neurotrauma. 2019 Aug 01;36(15):2279-2286.
(Shabani S, Kaushal M, Soliman HM, Nguyen HS, Aarabi B, Fehlings MG, Kotter M, Kwon BK, Harrop J, Kurpad SN.) J Neurotrauma. 2019 Jun 21.
Comparison between quantitative measurements of diffusion tensor imaging and T2 signal intensity in a large series of cervical spondylotic myelopathy patients for assessment of disease severity and prognostication of recovery.
(Shabani S, Kaushal M, Budde M, Schmit B, Wang MC, Kurpad S.) J Neurosurg Spine. 2019 Jun 07:1-7.
(Blight AR, Hsieh J, Curt A, Fawcett JW, Guest JD, Kleitman N, Kurpad SN, Kwon BK, Lammertse DP, Weidner N, Steeves JD.) Spinal Cord. 2019 May;57(5):348-359.
(Montoure A, Janich K, Cusick JF, Kurpad SN, Wang MC.) World Neurosurg. 2019 05;125:55-66.
(Motovylyak A, Skinner NP, Schmit BD, Wilkins N, Kurpad SN, Budde MD.) J Neurotrauma. 2019 May 01;36(9):1389-1398.
(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.
(Shabani S, Kaushal M, Budde M, Kurpad SN.) Neurosurg Focus. 2019 Mar 01;46(3):E2.
(Dhall SS, Kurpad SN, Hurlbert RJ, Mummaneni PV.) Neurosurg Focus. 2019 Mar 01;46(3):E1.
(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 07;84(1):37-50.
(Budde MD, Skinner NP, Muftuler LT, Schmit BD, Kurpad SN.) Front Neurosci. 2017;11:706.