University of Wisconsin–Madison

James Stadler III


Assistant Professor

James A. Stadler, III, MD, MAS is an Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He completed his undergraduate and medical school education at Northwestern University through the Honors Program in Medical Education, followed by neurosurgery residency at Northwestern University. He received advanced training in minimally invasive and complex spine surgery while at Northwestern, prior to completing pediatric neurosurgery fellowship at Stanford University. Most recently, he received a master’s degree focused on patient safety and healthcare quality from the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Stadler is a board-certified pediatric neurosurgeon who specializes in the care of children and adults with congenital and complex spinal disorders. He treats a broad range of neurosurgical disorders, and he primarily operates at American Family Children’s Hospital. Dr. Stadler employs the newest technologies and techniques in the care of his patients, with particular interest in offering the least invasive options to provide safe and successful surgeries with faster recovery.

Academic and Research Interests
Spinal biomechanics of the growing spine
Minimally invasive spine surgery
Neurosurgical education
Syndromic neurosurgery

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification: American Board of Neurological Surgery – Board Certified
American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery – Board Certified
Medical School: Northwestern University
Residency: Northwestern University
Fellowship: Minimally invasive spine surgery: Northwestern University
Pediatric Neurosurgery: Stanford University

James Stadler

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