Serena Thompson, MD, PhD

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4.8 (30)
Assistant Professor
Accepting New Patients
Offers Virtual Visits

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My goal is that each patient has the best plan of care, a complete understanding of what we know about his or her condition, and all questions answered at each visit. Treatment strategies are customized to patients' individual needs, values, and concerns. Treatment modalities include lifestyle modifications, diet, hormonal therapies, medications, brain surgery, and devices. The evaluation and treatment process evolves over time, and I work closely with my nurses, support staff, multi-disciplinary team, and fellow epileptologists to monitor progress and explore all potential options for each patient.


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)
Virtual Visit
Wada Test

Ages Seen


Languages Spoken


Hospital Affiliations

Froedtert Hospital


Neurosciences - Froedtert Hospital Clinic
900 N. 92nd St.
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 805-5400
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Education & Training

University of Minnesota - Minneapolis - Doctor of Medicine - (2012)

Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee - Residency in Neurology - (2016)

Cleveland Clinic - OH - Fellowship in Epilepsy - (2016-2018)

University of Minnesota - Minneapolis - Doctor of Philosophy in Neuroscience - (2010)

Board Certifications


Patient Reviews

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4.8 out of 5. 30 ratings, 8 reviews
Feb. 22, 2020
Dr.Thompson is sensitive to patient needs and very knowledgeable. She has helped me tremendously.
Feb. 13, 2020
Support and caring thoughts of helping me regarding my seizures.
Dec. 19, 2019
I feel that Dr. Thompson is outstanding. I would clearly recommend her to anyone.
Dec. 18, 2019
dr THOMPSON completely and thoroughly took me through a series of tests to address a concern I had regarding epilepsy treatment i had for 10 years. she was able to definitively say that I do not have a seizure disorder which is life changing for me. I am off my medication and feel so much better than I have for years. thank you dr Thompson
Nov. 21, 2019
there were psych test results she had asked for from my prior provider but it appeared they were never reviewed and they were not discussed with me.
Nov. 17, 2019
The care in neuro department at Froedert is far better than the care I got at Aurora. Dr. Thompson is very easy to talk to. She's knowledgeable and explains things clearly. I also appreciate her wit to lighten what could be a depressing appointment.
Sept. 18, 2019
Dr Thompson understood my concerns and was extremely helpful in prescribing a solid set of diagnostics. I will finally truly understand my condition and I feel confident that my future treatment is right for me. thank you.
Sept. 14, 2019
"a big 10" Dr. Thompson (and staff) are just excellent providers !! They all know how to give the very helpful care/support to the patient.