Serena Thompson, MD, PhD

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4.7 (38)
Assistant Professor
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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)
Wada Test

Ages Seen


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 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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4.7 out of 5. 38 ratings, 9 reviews
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.
July 8, 2019
The provider really knew how to listen well to the patient's concerns. And was great on explaining things.
June 13, 2019
0 Dr Serena reminded f all he services i couldn't offend being on state insurance .Also stated i was just being lazy after having seizures
May 15, 2019
Dr. Thompson was FANTASTIC. You have something special with her. She is very good at what she does. She was respectful, knowledgeable and very nice. I LOVED HER
May 9, 2019
*Dr. Thompson is professional, compassionate, and knowledgeable. We are thankful to Jesus for her.
Feb. 7, 2019
First time visit with *Serena, was impressed with her.
Jan. 24, 2019
I thought she was so helpful and really nice. She was very knowledgeable about what the appointment was for and my test results were explained so I could understand. She gave me copies of my MRIs and EEG when I asked and was happy to do so. I just thought shs was really great and smart and sweet and caring.
Dec. 17, 2018
*Dr. Thompson ordered a CTA test. No one ever told me the results. That would have been nice. I found out from a different Froedtert dr. in a different field to look when I was at his appt. later. I really liked *Dr. Thompson, though, & was glad I was able to see her.