Nathan Zwagerman, MD, FAANS

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Neurosciences – Froedtert Hospital Clinic 414-805-5400
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Neurosciences – Froedtert Hospital Clinic 414-805-5400

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.

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…
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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.


Treatment & Services

CSF Leak Repair
Cushing’s Surgery
Endonasal Endoscopic Skull Base Surgery
Gamma Knife Surgery
Microvascular Decompression
Minimally Invasive Cranial Surgery
Minimally Invasive Surgery
Multi-Corridor Surgery
Skull Base Surgery
Skull Base Tumor Surgery
Virtual Visit

Diseases & Conditions

Acoustic Neuroma
Arachnoid Cyst
Brain Tumors
Colloid Cyst
Cushing's Syndrome
Dermoid Cyst
Epidermoid Cysts
Hemifacial Spasm
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Pineal Cysts
Pituitary Tumors
Trigeminal Neuralgia

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Languages Spoken


Hospital Affiliations

Froedtert Hospital
Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital


Neuroscience Center – Specialty Clinics

Education & Training

Wayne State University School of Medicine - Detroit - MI - Doctor of Medicine - (2010)

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - PA - Fellowship in Endoscopic and Open Cranial Base Surgery - (2014-2016)

University of Pittsburgh Medical Center - PA - Residency in Neurological Surgery - (2011-2017)

Board Certifications


Patient Reviews

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I have only beeb there 3 times good ssssso far
Everyone was wonderful
Excellent care & wonderful care from everyone!!!!
I appreciated Dr. Zwagerman's candid discussion about my condition and I was so encouraged by his confidence that he can help me, finally!
All staff and physicians I saw today were wonderful and helped put my mind at ease on the upcoming surgery. Very thankful for that!
Best service ever
Excellent interpersonal interactions by all health care providers and staff!
For me personally freighter has the best stuff in the whole Wisconsin hospital system
The doctor and his staff were all so kind and helpful.
I am very impressed with the quality of the staff and with Dr.Zwagerman. They have been very helpful in guiding me through this difficult journey.
I think the care is off the chart Terrific!
Wonderful care from every single person we came in contact with!
I can't thank the doctor enough for the care he gave me and my upcoming surgery...
Waiting an hour and not hearing about the delay. The phone call with the doctor was very helpful, but it was all a bit confusing.
Dr zwagermann was empathic and explained my condition well.Very confident in him.Thank you
I really felt assured I understood my medical situation and my treatment plan. I also got In to see the care team in a timely fashion!
Every one involved in my appointment was excellent. I felt they understood my issues and were very supportive and helpful in making my decision
Dr Zwagerman and his staff were very professional
Great visit. Informative. Friendly. Helpful. Kind
I always find Dr. Zwagerman and his staff to be respectful, kind and very good at explaining the findings on my scans and additional care/ treatment that may or may not be needed. Dr. Zwagerman puts me at ease, which is quite wonderful for a neurosurgeon.
Dr. Zwagerman and his team provide excellent care. He talks with you in terms a non-medical person can understand - and tells it like it is. He's the BEST! The entire team is knowledgeable, thoughtful and compassionate. Highest recommendations for the WHOLE team!
Dr. Zwagerman is always professional, fits us in when we have problems or concerns, answers our questions & provides suggestions to reinforce a speedy & solid recovery, is always thorough, warm, compassionate & takes the time to listen to our needs & concerns. His skills as a neurosurgeon, removing my meningioma, granted me the gift of more time with my family & friends. I am eternally grateful!!! His staff also follows his example of being excellent health care providers!
I was so nervous and my doctor was so wonderful, he put me do at ease
Everyone was so nice and helpful!
It was so nice to do this by phone as we live 4 hours from Froedtert.
Everything was Excellent
I have been impressed with my care from my first appointment with the surgeon , with my surgery, the post surgery, and all appointments since. He was the only doctor that I had seen who listened and knew what to do. He has a wonderful demeanor and his staff is really friendly.
I had an emergency surgery in May. Since my surgery, the care and concern that I have received from the Dr. And Nurses were exceptional. I was very nervous about the outcome of my surgery and follow up MRI's. The dr and nurses did a great job of assuring me that I would be ok. They also helped to make sure my insurance would cover the appointments because I was out of network. Thank you!
Excellent visit, overall.
Outstanding experience.
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