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Shekar N. Kurpad, MD, PhD

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4.7 (46)
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Dr. Shekar Kurpad specializes in the treatment of a wide variety of spinal and cranial disorders. His expertise lies in the surgery for malignant brain tumors, degenerative disease of the spine, tumors of the spine, spine trauma and skull base tumors, and minimally invasive methods for the treatment of spinal disorders. Dr. Shekar Kurpad has extensive research experience in both brain tumor biology and spinal cord injury and has authored several peer reviewed publications and book chapters in these areas. As the recipient of the prestigious Van Wagenen fellowship from the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, he conducted cellular transplantation research for spinal cord injury at the internationally recognized Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden. He runs a laboratory at the Medical College of Wisconsin with international collaborators for the study of spinal cord injury.


Diseases & Conditions

Back Pain
Cervical, Lumbar and Thoracic Spine
Disc Herniations
Neck Pain
Spinal Cord and Spinal Column Tumors
Spinal Degenerative Disease
Spinal Disorders
Spinal Fractures
Spinal Infection
Spinal Stenosis and Instability

Treatment & Services

Minimally Invasive Surgery
Spinal Fusion and Instrumentation
Spine Surgery
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Hospital Affiliations

Froedtert Hospital
Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital


Tosa Health Center
1155 North Mayfair Road
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
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Education & Training

Bangalore University - Bangalore - India - Doctor of Medicine - (1991)

Duke University School of Medicine - Durham - NC - Doctor of Philosophy - (1995)

University Hospitals of Cleveland - OH - Residency in Neurological Surgery - (1995-2001)

University of Tennessee - Memphis - Fellowship in Skull Base Surgery - (1998)

Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee - Fellowship in Spinal Surgery - (2001)

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Patient Reviews

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4.7 out of 5. 46 ratings, 7 reviews
Jan. 6, 2021
Seemed to listen to me well and went over possible solutions to my issue.
Dec. 22, 2020
Dr. Kurpad made me feel confident that I will be ok.
Aug. 3, 2020
competance, understanding, without wasting time with superfialties and yet not impersonal
July 29, 2020
He respected what i was telling him and listened very well. Showed concern.
July 8, 2020
Took the time to explain and help me understand the process.
May 9, 2020
everyone on dr.kurpads care team was very attentive, fast and efficient. The process of what was going to happen next was explained very well and left me with no questions.
March 31, 2020
Dr Kurpad came highly recommended from my pain management doctor and I am so grateful I am seeing him. He ordered a test for me and it was scheduled within a couple of days. I was due to see him to get the results but due to the corona virus my result appointment had to be rescheduled. Now i will be talking to him on the phone to see what the next step will be. I feel he is very easy for me to understand and I have great confidence in him as my doctor. I feel he is an excellent doctor that I trust completely to have my best interest to know what will be best for me.
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