University of Wisconsin–Madison


The UW neurosurgery program in Madison, Wisconsin provides surgical treatment for patients with brain tumors. Working in concert with the UW Carbone Cancer Center, our multidisciplinary team sees more than 1,200 brain tumor patients annually with common as well as rare brain cancers. Brain Cancer Types

  • Metastatic cancer to the brain and spine
  • Glioblastoma multiforme
  • Anaplastic astrocytoma
  • Astrocytoma
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Oligodendroglioma
  • Ependymoma
  • Brainstem glioma
  • Meningioma
  • Vestibular schwannoma/acoustic neuroma
  • Pituitary tumors
  • CNS lymphoma
Treatments and Procedures
  • Advanced craniotomy techniques for microsurgical resection (frameless stealth computer navigation, awake language and motor mapping)
  • Complex skull base surgery
  • Stereotactic tumor biopsy
  • Minimally invasive endoscopic surgery
  • Trans-sphenoidal craniotomy
  • Stereotactic radiosurgery
  • Image-guided radiation therapy (IMRT, FSRT)
  • Helical Tomotherapy
  • Advanced brain imaging technology (functional MRI, PET imaging, MR spectography, diffusion tensor MR tractography)

Azam Ahmed


Associate Professor of Neurosurgery and Radiology

Robert Dempsey


Manucher J. Javid Professor & Chairman