Shekar N. Kurpad, MD, PhD

Sanford J. Larson Professor and Chair
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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.


Treatment & Services

Minimally Invasive Surgery
Spinal Fusion and Instrumentation
Spine Surgery
Virtual Visit

Diseases & Conditions

Back Pain
Cervical Myelopathy
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

Ages Seen


Languages Spoken


Hospital Affiliations

Froedtert Hospital
Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital


1155 North Mayfair Road
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
Tosa Health Center

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 - WI - Fellowship in Spinal Surgery - (2001)

Board Certifications


Patient Reviews

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Dr Kerpad very thorough!
Very helpful, kind & considerate !!
All was very good. Thank you very much.
It means so much to have a doctor who truly listens and is willing to discuss options. Quelled my anxiety. Dr. Kurpad - A+
Very impressed with Dr. Kurpad and his entire team. Excellent listening & communication was demonstrated by the entire team. Well done & would highly recommend.
Super easy, Polite and knowledgeable staff. Better than most.
As always, exceptional and quick care
I felt comfortable and felt that Doctor Kurpad explained everything and made me feel better about my health care.
Exceptional healthcare service!
My x ray wasnt explained to me at all.We didnt talk about why the past surgery didnt last. We Didnt talk about why I was feeling the pain I had.
Dr showed much confidence on what to fix on my back and the necessity of having the procedure done quickly to relieve my pain!!
Appointment went very well.
Thank you Dr Kurpad!
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