I strive to return function to patients' lives through surgery. In addition to general neurosurgery, I specialize in the surgical treatment of epilepsy, movement disorders, and pain disorders. These areas have some of the most successful, but underutilized, surgical interventions in all of neurosurgery. I hope to improve the access of Aurora patients to the latest innovations in functional neurosurgery.
I provide surgical treatment for patients experiencing epilepsy, movement disorders, pain disorders such as trigeminal neuralgia, brain tumors, brain and spine trauma, degenerative spine disorders, hydrocephalus, intracranial hemorrhage and peripheral nerve disorders.
My particular focus is on functional neurosurgery including the surgical treatment of movement disorders such as Parkinson's disease, essential tremor and dystonia, with a special emphasis on asleep image-guided deep brain stimulation. Additionally I have training in epilepsy surgery, including open resection, minimally invasive laser ablation and neurostimulation. Finally, I am interested in the surgical treatment of pain disorders including spinal cord stimulation and microvascular decompression for trigeminal neuralgia.
I earned my medical degree at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and completed my residency in Neurological Surgery at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics both in Madison, Wisconsin. I completed my fellowship in Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix, Arizona.
In my free time, I enjoy adventuring with my son, enjoying new restaurants with my wife, reading, tennis and swimming.
University of Wisconsin Medical School (Degree earned: MD)
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics - Neurological Surgery
Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery - Barrow Neurological Inst of St. Josephs Hosp Med Center (ACGME accredited)