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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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.
Dr. Zwagerman and his team were very caring, very easy to understand in explaining my health issues and in answering any questions I or my family had regarding my treatment and care.
Outstanding experience.
Everyone that waited on me was very polite and respectful.
Being from out of town and not being familiar with the clinic, things were quite easy to access. The Dr. Listened with genuine concern to my issue.
Dr was very good
Always well taken care of at Froedtert. Couldn't be happier with my Neuro team.
Way above my expectations. Made me feel so comfortable. So great at explaining everything that would happen during the surgery. Everyone treats you with so much respect and care.
Dr Z was great! He listened to my concerns. Offered a great treatment plan with all the info I needed to proceed. It was a very positive appointment for me!
Both Dr. Zwagerman and his fellow were outstanding, making us feel very comfortable. They took time to evaluate and discuss my condition in great detail. What we liked to best is that neither of them rushed the conversation and allowed us to ask numerous questions. This was a second opinion appointment and we decided to move forward with Dr. Zwagerman and his surgical plan to resolve my issues.
The doctor's and support staff were the best.
I loved how the physician announced good news as he walked in the door. His explanation was easy to understand
Great doctor
MD Nathan Zwagermen is very Good MD
I felt very comfortable and at ease after a few minutes of talking to him. He was able to answer all of our questions.
Everyone was very friendly and easy to talk with. They made it a pleasant experience.
Best doctor and facility
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