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.
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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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