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Shekar N. Kurpad, MD, PhD

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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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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 - Fellowship in Spinal Surgery - (2001)

Board Certifications


Patient Reviews

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4.8 out of 5. 73 ratings, 6 reviews
Sept. 24, 2021
Dr Kurpad was amazing. A came to him for a second opinion and he came prepared and answered all my questions and was very helpful. I could see having him perform my surgery.
Sept. 17, 2021
Excellent from beginning to end!
Aug. 5, 2021
My virtual appointment wasFlawless no technical issuesI enjoyed the appointment experience
Aug. 4, 2021
Dr Kurpad, five and half years ago did surgery on back. Came into the Hospital in a wheelchair the next day walked out pain free!
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.
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