Spine Care Physicians

Diane W. Braza, MD

Medical College of Wisconsin Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physician
Chair, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Jamie L. Baisden, MD
Medical College of Wisconsin Neurosurgeon

David K. deDianous, MD
Medical College of Wisconsin Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physician
Medical Director, SpineCare Program

Andrew C. Hsu, MD, MPH
Medical College of Wisconsin Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physician

Jeffrey A. King, DC, MS
Medical College of Wisconsin Chiropractor

Shekar Kurpad, MD, PhD
Medical College of Wisconsin Neurosurgeon
Clinical Director, SpineCare

Timothy N. Lynch, PhD
Medical College of Wisconsin Psychologist

Dennis J. Maiman, MD, PhD
Medical College of Wisconsin Neurosurgeon
Chair, Neurosurgery

P. Andrew Nelson, MD
Medical College of Wisconsin Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physician

Boyd M. Peterson, DC
Medical College of Wisconsin Chiropractor

Raj D. Rao, MD
Medical College of Wisconsin Orthopaedic Surgeon
Clinical Director, SpineCare - Menomonee Falls

Carley Sauter, MD
Medical College of Wisconsin Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physician

John Skantz, MD
Medical College of Wisconsin Neurologist

Gregory L. Whitcomb, DC
Medical College of Wisconsin Chiropractor

Christopher Wolfla, MD
Medical College of Wisconsin Neurosurgeon

Mary Beth Ponzo, PT, DPT, MS
Medical College of Wisconsin,
Program Manager, Rehabilitation Services

Elizabeth Gantenbein, PA-C
Physician Assistant

Spine Care Team Specialists

  • Physiatrist/Neurologist: The physiatrist/neurologist will work with you to manage your treatment plan which may include medical management, determining if additional testing is necessary to identify and treat your pain and to monitor your progress throughout the program. This is a non-surgical approach to treating your neck and back pain.
  • Chiropractor: The chiropractor will provide spinal manipulation, if appropriate, to restore joint mobility to restricted movement of the spine, thereby alleviating pain and muscle tightness, allowing you to participate more comfortably with your SpineCare program.
  • Physical Therapist: The physical therapist will provide treatment to help you learn how to manage your spine condition through education, instruction in specific exercises and postural retraining. The physical therapist will encourage you to embrace lifestyle changes which will promote the health of your spine long term.
  • Occupational Therapist: The occupational therapist/Certified Ergonomic Evaluation Specialist identifies risk factors associated with the physical requirements of your work and home tasks and will provide ergonomic recommendations to protect your spine when performing these tasks. An on-site ergonomic evaluation may be requested for a work related injury.
  • Pain Psychologist: The psychologist can help you to understand your own emotional and behavioral responses to your ongoing/chronic pain. Additional testing may be useful to help the psychologist to determine treatment options that would focus on coping/management with your chronic symptoms.
  • Surgeon: Our surgeons take a conservative approach to ensure that non-operative treatment, if indicated, has been exhausted prior to considering surgery. If surgery is considered, the use of imaging and/or other testing is used to confirm if a surgical procedure is the best solution for treating your pain.