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Dr. Kamal Thapar

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Employment History

  • Director
    Brain & Spine Institute at Sacred Heart Hospital
  • Active Neurosurgeon On the Medical Staff
    Sacred Heart Hospital
  • Medical Director of Tertiary Care Services
    Sacred Heart Hospital
  • Medical Director of Tertiary Care Development
    Sacred Heart Hospital
  • Clinic Neurosurgeon and Medical Director
    Tertiary Care

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board Member
    Brain & Spine Institute at Sacred Heart
  • Founder
    Wisconsin Brain & Spine Center
  • FRCS


  • MD
  • PhD , pituitary tumor biology
    University of Toronto
  • medical degree
    University of Calgary
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Web References
LED Journal – Online Source for Light Emitting Diode Technology, 24 July 2011 [cached]
Kamal Thapar, MD, PhD, FRCS(C), a Marshfield Clinic neurosurgeon and Director of the Brain & Spine Institute at Sacred Heart Hospital, and his team wanted the blue walls evenly lit.
Sacred Heart Hospital named BrainLAB “Demonstration Site” for Neurosurgery, 25 Nov 2009 [cached]
"This is an amazing opportunity for us to demonstrate our hospital's unique clinical capabilities and practices to a wide range of medical professionals throughout the US and the world," said Kamal Thapar, MD, PhD, FRCS(C), a Marshfield Clinic neurosurgeon and Director of the Brain & Spine Institute at Sacred Heart Hospital.
Sacred Heart Hospital employs both BrainSUITE iMRI and iCT technologies from BrainLAB in the hospital's intra-operative MRI Smart OR® surgical suite for brain surgery, as well as in its intra-operative CT Smart OR® for spine and trauma surgeries.
BrainLAB is headquartered in Munich, Germany and develops, manufactures and markets software-driven, image-guided surgical technology.
"Sacred Heart Hospital is a remarkable institution and we commend Dr. Thapar and his team for their dedication to providing state-of-the-art neurosurgical care," said Paolo Jelmoni, Director West, BrainLAB Inc.
walking, proposes Kamal ..., 16 Oct 2008 [cached]
walking, proposes Kamal Thapar, MD, Marshfield Clinic neurosurgeon and director of the Brain & Spine Institute at Sacred Heart.
"Imagine navigating a tightrope blindfolded. If you deviate off the path, even slightly, you fall. In surgery, the Smart OR is the ultimate tool ensuring that we don't 'fall,'" Thapar says.
"The Smart OR is the operating room of the future," Thapar adds.
Wisconsin Brain & Spine Center - OakLeaf Medical Network, 13 Jan 2010 [cached]
Kamal Thapar, MD, PhD, FRCSC, FAANS
Kamal Thapar, MD, PhD, FRCSC, FAANS joined Chippewa Valley Orthopedics & Sports Medicine and created the Wisconsin Brain & Spine Center. Dr. Thapar received his medical degree from the University of Calgary. He completed his residency training at the University of Toronto in Toronto, Canada, where he also completed a PhD in pituitary tumor biology. He completed three fellowships in the areas of skull base, pituitary surgery and epilepsy at the University of Toronto, University of Virginia, and Friedrich Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany. Dr. Thapar is board certified in Neurosurgery by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
Kamal Thapar, M.D., PhD., ..., 24 Oct 2012 [cached]
Kamal Thapar, M.D., PhD., FRCS(C), FAANS Neurosurgery
Dr. Kamal Thapar is a Board Certified Neurosurgeon specializing in complex reconstructive spine surgery, minimal access spine surgery, revision spine surgery, pituitary tumor surgery, brain tumor surgery and skull base surgery.
His contributions to neurosurgery have been recognized internationally, as he was one of five neurosurgeons worldwide to receive the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies' Young Neurosurgeon Award, an award given twice per decade for neurosurgeons under the age of 40 who have made significant contributions to the field. He was named the William P. Van Wagenen Fellow by the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, the most prestigious fellowship awarded any graduating neurosurgical resident in North America. He also served as the lead investigator of the NASA and the Canadian Space Agency endocrine study sections to study the effects of spaceflight on the pituitary gland and endocrine system in Space Shuttle astronauts.
Dr. Thapar joined the neurosurgical team at Mountain View Regional Hospital in January 2012. For the past nine years, he practiced in Eau Claire, WI, where he served as the Chairman of Tertiary Care Services at Sacred Heart Hospital, Medical Director of Neurosurgery and Neurosciences Section Chair at the Marshfield Clinic.
Dr. Thapar, his wife Hazel, and their three daughters, Molly, Olivia & Isabelle enjoy traveling, skiing, tennis and exploring the American frontier in their RV.
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