Dr. Shekar Kurpad, MD

Dr. Shekar Kurpad, MD

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Age 50
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Dr. Shekar Kurpad, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Milwaukee, WI and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from Bangalore Medical College, Rajiv Gandhi University Of Health Sciences in 1991 and specializes in neurosurgery.

1155 N Mayfair Rd # 200

Milwaukee, WI 53226

Contact Information

(414) 456-7188

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Kurpad performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 91% of peers
Spondylosis
very high
more than 90% of peers
Spine Disorders
very high
more than 88% of peers

Dr. Kurpad's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Kurpad "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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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

57  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Tumor
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Disorders
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Leukodystrophy
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Cancer
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Tumor
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
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14  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Wisconsin.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Bangalore Medical College, Rajiv Gandhi University Of Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • University Hospital Of Cleveland
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1996
  • University Hospital Of Cleveland
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Med College Wi
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • University Hospital Of Cleveland
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2000
  • University Tn
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Kurpad has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Hindi
  • Kannada

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Kurpad's Reviews

4.2
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Kurpad to family and friends
15 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (15)

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Kurpad's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well

    EXCELLENT
  • Answers questions

    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent

    EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Dr Kurpad was wonderful. Not only is he excellent technically, he is outstanding with talking to the patient He really listens to me and explains things extremely well! I am very thankful I have him as my surgeon. His team is also wonderful -everyone I have encountered! Froedtert Community...more
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I like the way Dr Kurpad treets your concerns as well as his attitude toward you. He has a way of making you feel like there are treatments to help you get your health back.
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My experience with Dr. Kurpad was way above my expectations. This is a caring, conscientious, and very thorough man, who has one of the best personalities and bedside manor I have come across. The team he has assembled all seem to have the same outlook on the surgery, healing process. All in all I...more
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