Shekar N. Kurpad, MD, PhD

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Neurosurgery
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About


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.

Overview

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

Adult
Senior

Languages Spoken

English

Hospital Affiliations

Froedtert Hospital
Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital

Locations

Tosa Health Center
1155 North Mayfair Road
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
(414) 955-5990
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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)

Board Certifications

Neurosurgery

Patient Reviews

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4.5 out of 5. 64 ratings, 13 reviews
Ratings
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.
Feb. 11, 2020
I must say that Dr. Kurpad and his staff including check in are so nice, friendly, professional and know what they are doing. it has been a great experience.
Jan. 8, 2020
To the point!
Jan. 8, 2020
very approachable. listened, really cared for my well being
Dec. 23, 2019
I couldn't be any happier than I am now after being seen right away and finding out what was going on.
Nov. 27, 2019
I was dealing with leg pain for a year trying to avoid surgery at all cost. Therapy was working for a awhile but suddenly the pain worsened. Dr Kurpad was able to do the surgery within a week. I have been pain free since. he is a kind and compassionate doctor.
Nov. 9, 2019
The PA spent almost the entire time in the office jumping right into talking about surgery. The doct came in for about 5 minutes, didn't sit down He did ask as he was standing by the door if we had any questions.
Nov. 8, 2019
we keep working together to find out what my issues are and treat them properly. I am very happy with the Dr. and his entire team.
Oct. 7, 2019
My visit could not have gone more smoothly. I really appreciate how well I was taken care of.
Aug. 22, 2019
open, easy to talk to, didn't rush me
Aug. 19, 2019
Dr Kurpad was very thorough, addressed the medical issue, proposed a plan, and discussed outcomes.
Aug. 15, 2019
Dr. Kurpad explained my medical issue and options in a very understandable manner.