Post written by Dr. Katie Spangler
Hello, I'm Dr. Katie Spangler, and I am very excited to continue my career here at Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin as a new movement disorder specialist. I am a board-certified neurologist and recently finished my movement disorder fellowship and am honored to work with such an experienced, conscientious and knowledgeable group of faculty and staff in the Parkinsons and Movement Disorders Program.
A little bit about me? Well, I am a cheesehead. Although I have traveled throughout the world, I am proud to call Wisconsin my home. I have lived in Wisconsin my entire life, where I continue to enjoy spending time outdoors gardening, fishing, boating, canoeing and spending time with my family and friends. Of course, as you notice by the pictures below, I also enjoy spending time with my pet pug, Wally. The majority of my family continues to reside in Central Wisconsin.
I chose a movement disorders specialty partially because of the personal experiences I have had. My dad got diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease over fifteen years ago. I have developed, through this personal experience, a unique viewpoint on how a neurodegenerative disease can affect the entire family and not just the patient. In addition, I am fascinated by the neurophysiology of neurodegenerative disease. That fascination fuels a life-long urge to never stop learning and obtaining knowledge.
My goal is to provide evidence-based, conscientious and thoughtful care to both my patients and their families.
On Wisconsin and go Brewers! Here are a few pictures of me with some of the things I love best: