Chad Carlson, MD

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My focus is on providing comprehensive care for patients with epilepsy and related disorders. This requires tailoring the visit around the needs of the patient and involves a multi-disciplinary team of experts. My aim is to help patients achieve their short term and long term health goals.


Dr. Chad Carlson is an Associate Professor of Neurology at the Medical College of Wisconsin who specializes in the treatment of patients with epilepsy. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a BA in German Literature and subsequently earned his medical degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in 2000. His internship was completed at the University of Illinois, Urbana/Champaign in 2001. He did his Neurology residency at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics and then pursued two years of fellowship training in Clinical Neurophysiology and Epilepsy at New York University.

Dr. Carlson's research interests include improved clinical classification of epilepsy surgery candidates, enhanced methods of detecting and removing the seizure onset zone in patients with treatment resistant epilepsy including quantitative approaches to electroencephalography and magnetoencephalography, imaging applications in cognition and seizure detection, and multi-model approaches to the functional mapping of language.

His clinical focus is on the diagnosis and treatment of epilepsy and seizures. He has a special interest in the surgical management of treatment resistant focal epilepsy.


Diseases & Conditions

Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Events
Refractory Epilepsy
Status Epilepticus

Treatment & Services

Ambulatory Electroencephalography (EEG)
Anti-Seizure Medications
Cortical Stimulation Mapping
Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)
Electroencephalography (EEG)
Epilepsy Surgery
Epilepsy Surgery Evaluations - including invasive EEG
Functional Brain Imaging
Inpatient Epilepsy Monitoring
Intracranial Electroencephalography (EEG)
Magnetoencephalography (MEG)
Responsive Neurostimulation (RNS)
Vagal Nerve Stimulation (VNS)
Video Electroencephalography (EEG)
Wada Test

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Languages Spoken


Hospital Affiliations

Froedtert Hospital


Neurosciences - Froedtert Hospital Clinic
9200 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 805-5400
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Education & Training

University of Wisconsin Medical School - Madison - Doctor of Medicine - (2000)

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign - Champaign - IL - Internship, Internal Medicine - (2000-2001)

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics - Iowa City - Residency, Neurology - (2001-2004)

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics - Iowa City - Chief Resident, Neurology - (2003-2004)

New York University Medical Center - New York City - NY - Fellowship, Clinical Neurophysiology - (2004-2005)

New York University Medical Center - New York City - NY - Fellowship, Epilepsy and Epilepsy Surgery - (2005-2006)

Board Certifications

Clinical Neurophysiology

Patient Reviews

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4.8 out of 5. 31 ratings, 10 reviews
Dec. 27, 2019
Nov. 14, 2019
He's always completely genuinely honest, and makes sure he informs me of all the information he knows about certain things, and explains it thoroughly. He also always had a great spirit about him.
Oct. 18, 2019
He listened & paid attention & addressed all my concerns Thank you Dr Carlson office team!!!!
Aug. 27, 2019
I drive 4 hours to see Dr Carlson and my ins. is out of net work but I will never switch. I trust him with my life. He knows what he is doing, he is very nice and he actually takes the time to listen to me.
Aug. 20, 2019
Dr. Carlson is a very amiable, knowledgeable, thorough doctor who listens, puts the patient at ease, and provides clear guidance on what to expect and what actions to take. I am extremely pleased that he is part of the multidisciplinary team that I see at Froedtert.
Aug. 16, 2019
Dr. Carlson is one of the best doctors I have dealt with.
June 24, 2019
The lab lady was not so nice when waiting to get levels drawn in the reception area.
June 21, 2019
It took way too long to get the 1st appt.
June 4, 2019
Dr. Carlson is a very kind, very attentive, very knowledgeable man whom our family has the greatest respect for.
June 3, 2019
Listens well. Takes the time to address concerns. Through. Friendly. Respectful.