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

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

Capitol Building

The Wisconsin State Capitol building and Monona Terrace at night.

UW Health

An aerial photograph of the UWHealth medical campus.

Neurosurgery Group Photo 2022



2024 Nursing Quality Excellence Awards

Excellence in Patient Satisfaction Inpatient (2023): D4/4 - Neurosciences Progressive Care

Pride Month: Celebrate and Share

June is Pride Month, and UW Health embraces the opportunity to celebrate the LGBTQIA2S+ community with our staff, faculty and patients. We invite everyone to show your support for colleagues who are part of, or care for patients within the LGBTQIA2S+ community by posting a message, photo or video on this Kudoboard. Haven’t used a Kudobard before? Just use the QR code below and you’ll be on your way to posting.The Pride Month board will be open for posting throughout June so feel free to come back and look at posts during the month.

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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

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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.