Serena Thompson, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor


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


  • Epilepsy
  • Neurology

Neuroscience Center - Froedtert Hospital Specialty Clinics

My goal is that each patient has the best plan of care, a complete understanding of what we know about his or her condition, and all questions answered at each visit. Treatment strategies are customized to patients' individual needs, values, and concerns. Treatment modalities include lifestyle modifications, diet, hormonal therapies, medications, brain surgery, and devices. The evaluation and treatment process evolves over time, and I work closely with my nurses, support staff, multi-disciplinary team, and fellow epileptologists to monitor progress and explore all potential options for each patient.


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
  • Epilepsy

Clinic Locations


Education and Training

Doctor of Medicine - University of Minnesota - Minneapolis, MN (2012)
Fellowship in Epilepsy - Cleveland Clinic - Cleveland, OH (2016-2018)
Doctor of Philosophy in Neuroscience - University of Minnesota - Minneapolis, MN (2010)