Karin Swartz, MD, FAAN
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery
- Tosa Health Center
- 1155 North Mayfair Road
- Wauwatosa, WI 53226
Spine care often involves consideration of multiple treatment options, and surgery is a very important one. I am passionate about educating and involving patients on their journey.
Diseases and Conditions
- Back Pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Cervical, Lumbar and Thoracic Spine
- Disc Herniations
- Neck Pain
- Spinal Degenerative Disease
- Spinal Stenosis and Instability
- Spinal Tumors, Fractures, and Infections
- Brachial Plexopathy
- Ulnar Nerve
Treatments and Services
- Spinal Fusion and Instrumentation
- Spine Surgery
- Spinal Fusion
Patients Ages Seen
- Froedtert Hospital – Milwaukee
- Zablocki VA Medical Center – Milwaukee
Dr. Swartz is a board-certified neurosurgeon with fellowship specialty training in spinal surgery. She completed her residency at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2003, her fellowship at the Institute for Spinal Disorders at Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles in 2004, and was in practice at the University of Kentucky Medical Center before joining MCW in 2015. She has been involved in spinal cord injury research. She has won multiple teaching awards, and is involved in several national organizations, including the American Association of Neurological Surgery (AANS), the Congress of Neurological Surgery (CNS), and the North American Spine Society (NASS).
Education and Training
Doctor of Medicine - Loyola University - Chicago, IL (1996)
Internship & Residency in Neurosurgery - University of Wisconsin - Madison, WI (1996-2003)
Fellowship in Spinal Surgery & Spinal Disorders - Cedars-Sinai Medical Center - Los Angeles, CA (2003-2004)
(Attenello FJ, Buchanan IA, Wen T, Donoho DA, McCartney S, Cen SY, Khalessi AA, Cohen-Gadol AA, Cheng JS, Mack WJ, Schirmer CM, Swartz KR, Prall JA, Stroink AR, Giannotta SL, Klimo P.) J Neurosurg. 2018 11 01;129(5):1349-1363.
(Swartz KR, Cheng JS.) Neurosurgery. 2017 Apr 01;80(4S):S28-S33.
(Swartz KR.) J Neurosci Rural Pract. 2013 Oct;4(4):443-4.
(Shang Y, Lin Y, Henry BA, Cheng R, Huang C, Chen L, Shelton BJ, Swartz KR, Salles SS, Yu G.) J Biomed Opt. 2013 Oct;18(10):105002.
(Swartz KR, Boland M, Fee DB.) Clin Neurol Neurosurg. 2012 Jul;114(6):768-75.
(Spinner RJ, Hébert-Blouin MN, Tanaka S, Amrami KK, Swartz KR, Fee DB, Sugita M.) J Neurosurg. 2011 Apr 29:.
(Zhang B, Chen L, Swartz KR, Bruemmer D, Eum SY, Huang W, Seelbach M, Choi YJ, Hennig B, Toborek M.) J Neurosci Res. 2010 Oct;88(13):2859-68.
(Fee DB, Swartz KR, Scheff N, Roberts K, Gabbita P, Scheff S.) Brain Res. 2010 Jun 22;1340:81-5.
(Spinner RJ, Hébert-Blouin MN, Tanaka S, Amrami KK, Swartz KR, Fee DB, Sugita M.) J Neurosurg. 2010 Jun;112(6):1353-6.
(Swartz KR, Wilson D, Boland M, Fee DB.) Case Rep Med. 2009;2009:810973.
(Chan AY, Mullin JP, Bennett E, Swartz K, Benzel EC.) Essentials of Spinal Stabilization. 1 January 2017:441-451.
(Swartz KR.) Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice. October 2013;4(4):443-444.