Nathan Zwagerman, MD
Assistant Professor; Director, Pituitary and Skull Base Surgery
- Neurosciences - Froedtert Hospital Clinic
- 9200 West Wisconsin Avenue
- Milwaukee, WI 53226
Neurosciences – Froedtert Hospital Clinic
I believe that treating patients is more than simply treating the problem they present with. Patients often come to my clinic with a new diagnosis and with complex histories that make each patient unique. The best way to treat each patient is to discover what is important in their lives, educate about the presenting problem, and formulate a treatment strategy that takes all of these things together to arrive at a treatment plan. Each patient needs to be evaluated independently to arrive at a unique treatment for each patient.
Diseases and Conditions
- Acoustic Neuroma
- Brain Aneurysm
- Brain Tumors
- Carotid Stenosis
- Pituitary Tumors
- Hemifacial Spasm
- Peripheral Nerve Damage
- Trigeminal Neuralgia
Treatments and Services
- Gamma Knife Surgery
- Minimally Invasive Surgery
- Carotid Endarterectomy
- Aneurysm Clipping
- Microvascular Decompression
- Skull Base Tumor Surgery
- Endonasal Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery
- Skull Base Surgery
- Minimally Invasive Cranial Surgery
- Multi-Corridor Surgery
Patients Ages Seen
- Froedtert Hospital – Milwaukee
- Community Memorial Hospital – Menomonee Falls
Nathan T. Zwagerman, MD, joined the faculty at the Medical College of Wisconsin in 2017 after completing his residency and fellowship training at the university of Pittsburgh. He completed his undergraduate studies at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, MI while majoring in Psychology. He completed his medical training at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, MI. He was born and raised on a family farm in West Michigan.
Dr. Zwagerman completed a two year fellowship in endoscopic endonasal pituitary and endoscopic and open skull base surgery. His research has been focused on evaluating patient outcomes after endoscopic skull base surgery and developing improved techniques to repair injured peripheral nerves.
Dr. Zwagerman received the Student's Golden Heart Award as a 4th year medical student as voted on by his peers for his work in research and his volunteer activity. In 2016, He was awarded the American Association of Neurological Surgeons Synthes Skull base award for his work with Dr. Paul Gardner for a randomized controlled trial of lumbar drain placement after endoscopic skull base surgery. More recently, in 2017 he was awarded the American Association of Neurological Surgeons first place poster for peripheral nerve.
Education and Training
Doctor of Medicine - Wayne State University School of Medicine - Detroit, MI (2010)
Fellowship in Endoscopic and Open Cranial Base Surgery - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - Pittsburgh, PA (2014-2016)
Residency in Neurological Surgery - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - Pittsburgh, PA (2011-2017)
(Retzlaff AA, Arispe K, Cochran EJ, Zwagerman NT.) World Neurosurg. 2019 Sep 13.
(Kaushal M, Shabani S, Cochran EJ, Samra H, Zwagerman NT.) World Neurosurg. 2019 Sep;129:225-231.
(Grandhi R, Brasiliense LBC, Williamson R, Zwagerman NT, Sauvageau E, Hanel RA.) World Neurosurg. 2019 May;125:273-276.
(Zwagerman NT, Geltzeiler MN, Wang EW, Fernandez-Miranda JC, Snyderman CH, Gardner PA.) Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown). 2019 Feb 01;16(2):40-41.
(Zwagerman NT, Wang EW, Shin SS, Chang YF, Fernandez-Miranda JC, Snyderman CH, Gardner PA.) J Neurosurg. 2018 10 01:1-7.
(Kellogg R, Lee P, Deibert CP, Tempel Z, Zwagerman NT, Bonfield CM, Johnson S, Greene S.) J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2018 Oct;22(4):439-443.
(Arocho-Quinones EV, Self S, Suchi M, Zwagerman NT, Lew SM.) World Neurosurg. 2018 Sep;117:371-376.
(Fernandez-Miranda JC, Zwagerman NT, Abhinav K, Lieber S, Wang EW, Snyderman CH, Gardner PA.) J Neurosurg. 2018 08;129(2):430-441.
(McDowell MM, Blatt JE, Deibert CP, Zwagerman NT, Tempel ZJ, Greene S.) J Neurosurg Pediatr. 2018 06;21(6):587-596.
(Zwagerman NT, Tormenti MJ, Tempel ZJ, Wang EW, Snyderman CH, Fernandez-Miranda JC, Gardner PA.) J Neurosurg. 2018 03;128(3):923-931.
(Zwagerman NT, Agarwal N, Jankowitz BT.) World Neurosurg. 2017 Aug;104:1044.e5-1044.e6.
(Rowan NR, Zwagerman NT, Heft-Neal ME, Gardner PA, Snyderman CH.) J Neurol Surg B Skull Base. 2017 Feb;78(1):63-67.