Kamal Thapar, MD, PhD

Specialties
Specializing in minimally invasive and reconstructive 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.
Education/Training
Dr. Thapar graduated from the Univ of Calgary, Fac of Med, Calgary, Alb, Canada in 1985. He works in Altoona, WI and specializes in Surgery , Neurological. Dr. Thapar is affiliated with OakLeaf Surgical Hospital and Sacred Heart Hospital. Raised in Canada, Dr. Thapar attended medical school at the University of Calgary. This would be followed by 15 years of post-doctoral neurosurgical training at some of the leading medical institutions in the world. Beginning with an internship at the University of Southern California Los Angeles County Medical Center, he then completed a clinical and research fellowship in epilepsy surgery at Yale University School of Medicine. This was followed by a neurosurgical residency at the University of Toronto, one of the most prestigious neurosurgery programs in the world. While there, he was a graduate of the Surgeon Scientist program where he also earned a PhD in the field of pituitary tumor molecular biology. He completed three subspecialty fellowships, including a skull base surgery fellowship at the University of Toronto, a pituitary tumor and epilepsy surgery fellowship at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany, and a pituitary tumor and neuroendocrinology fellowship at the University of Virginia. He then returned to the University of Toronto as an assistant professor of neurosurgery.
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“To serve my patients is a privilege of the highest order. It’s all about my patients… nothing more, nothing less.”