Our Team

Kamal Thapar, MD, PhD


Widely respected by patients, their families, and their doctors, Dr. Thapar has served the region for more than a decade. He maintains one of the largest private neurosurgical practices in Wisconsin and provides a full spectrum of advanced neurosurgical care.

Specializing in minimally invasive and reconstruction spine surgery, brain tumor surgery, pituitary tumor surgery, and skull base surgery, Dr. Thapar and his team strive to provide a level of care that is second to none for one fundamental reason: because you are second to none. 

When searching for a neurosurgeon to whom you will entrust your care, there are several important qualities that you should specifically seek in your surgeon. These include advanced training, knowledge and peer recognition, mastery and experience with the most current and advanced surgical techniques, and authenticity and general patient concern.

Medical School (1982)

  • University of Calgary School of Medicine
    Calgary, AB, Canada

Internship (1986)

  • Los Angeles County + USC Medical Center
    Los Angeles, CA, United States

Research Fellowship (1987)

  • Yale School of Medicine - Neurosurgery
    New Haven, CT, United States

Neurosugical Residency w/ Graduate Studies (PhD) (1998)

  • University of Toronto - Division of Neurosurgery
    Toronto, ON, Canada

Skull Base Neurosurgery Fellowship (1999)

  • Toronto Western Hospital
    University of Toronto - Division of Neurosurgery
    Toronto, ON, Canada

William P. Van Wagenen Fellowship/AANS Fellowship (2000)

  • University of Erlagen-Nurnberg - Department of Neurosurgery
    Erlangen, Germany

Epilepsy and Pituitary Surgery Fellowship (2000)

  • University of Virginia- Department of Neurosurgery
    Charlottesville, VA, United States

Hospital Affiliations

  • HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital, Eau Claire
  • OakLeaf Surgical Hospital, Altoona

Professional Societies

  • Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
  • College of Physician and Surgeons Ontario
  • American Medical Association
  • Wisconsin Medical Society
  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons, North American Spine Society
  • American Association of Spine Physicians
  • Wisconsin Neurological Society

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You'll find me at these locations:

CVOSM - Rice Lake
2200 Cedarcrest Dr, Rice Lake

Cumberland Healthcare
1705 16th Ave, Cumberland

Krohn Clinic
610 W Adams St, Black River Falls

WI Brain & Spine - Altoona
1200 OakLeaf Way, Altoona