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, 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 - Fellowship in Spinal Surgery - (2001)

Board Certifications


Patient Reviews

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It was all pretty easy. All the staff were very nice. I would have liked more time with the doctor but he was personable and competent and I'm sure that will come.
Safe, comfortable environment - excellent preparation for meeting/discussion with surgeon.
Everyone was courteous and respectful. My questions were answered. Looking forward to the results of the surgery.
Dr. Kurpad and his staff were excellent when it came to scheduling me as well as listening to my concerns and explaining the next steps in my care.
Top notch.
My experience from my first visit to hopefully my last visit has been nothing but exceptional. I am thankful and thrilled with my outcome.
Dr. Kerpad was very kind, thorough and supportive. I feel very confident in the care I am receiving!
Great job of explaining what the MRI meant for me & my options .. Thank you
Cancelled my second opinion as I was very satisfied with Dr Kurpod's explanation and assessment.
I am extremely pleased and grateful for all my care under Dr. Kurpad and his entire team both at his office and at the hospital. Excellent treatment and outcome!
Surgeon and staff patiently listen and address my conditions and concerns. Outstanding! My trusted advisors
Dr. Kurpad very good at communicating what is needed to be done.
I believe the infirmation I was given took a lot of knowledge and my Dictor was very precise and to the point. I appteciate how he addressed whatbhas to be done
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