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A UW Med Flight helicopter flies above the University of Wisconsin-Madison

A UW Med Flight helicopter flies above the University of Wisconsin-Madison

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The Wisconsin State Capitol building and Monona Terrace at night.

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Neurosurgery Group Photo 2022

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Save the Date! June 28, 2023
University of Wisconsin Neurosurgery Grand Rounds
Professor Robert Breeze
Department of Neurosurgery, UC Health
Neurosciences Center
UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital
Anschutz Medical Campus
Aurora, CO 

Applications for 2023-24 Annual Parking Permits Open May 10

Congratulations to Dr. Raheel Ahmed!
Dr. Ahmed was honored at the UW Health Physician Excellence Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, May 3, 2023.
Once again, congratulations on this distinguished award! You are what makes UW Health remarkable, and we are honored to be able to recognize you among your peers.

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Message from the Chairman

Dr. Robert J. Dempsey
Dr. Robert J. Dempsey

Welcome to the website for the University of Wisconsin Department of Neurological Surgery. In this website you will learn about our department, which is dedicated to providing the very best clinical neurosurgical care for the many disorders of the brain, spinal cord and peripheral nervous system, as well as the blood vessels which support them. You will learn about our work on disorders such as:

  • brain tumors
  • stroke
  • brain hemorrhages from aneurysms (congenital or acquired abnormalities)
  • spinal cord injuries or degenerations of the spinal and peripheral nerve disorders
  • pediatric and congenital disorders of the central and peripheral nervous systems
  • degenerative disorders of the brain and spine

Read more…

Mission Statement

A W crest emblem is seen on the Field House from inside of Camp Randall Stadium at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on Oct. 6, 2012. (Photo by Bryce Richter / UW-Madison)


The Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Wisconsin provides outstanding care and treatment for patients with brain, spine, and peripheral nerve diseases, disorders, and injuries; advances neuroscience knowledge through basic and clinical research; and trains students, residents, and fellows.