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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Niemann is an associate professor of neurological surgery at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He completed his medical degree and residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin and his fellowship at Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford University. His special interests include cerebrovascular and endovascular neurosurgery. Dr. Niemann is one of the nation's most experienced physicians in the use of a liquid embolic system, Onyx®, that treats arteriovenous malformations at risk for rupture.



Arteriovenous Malformation

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Cavernous Angioma

Cavernous Carotid Fistula

Cerebral Aneurysm

Cerebrovascular (Neurosurgery)

General Neurosurgery

Head Trauma

Interventional Neuroradiology

Intracranial Atherosclerosis

Neuroendovascular Surgery

Neurointerventional/Neuroendovascular Radiology (Neurosurgery)

Stereotactic Radiosurgery



Stroke (Neurosurgery)


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(608) 263-7502 | (800) 323-8942 | Map

Hospital Affiliation(s)

University Hospital
UnityPoint Health - Meriter
Veterans Hospital - Wm. S. Middleton Memorial

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Neurological Surgery

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Neurological Surgery
Fellowship Royal Adelaide Hospital, South Australia
Radcliffe Infirmary, Oxford, England
Women's and Children's Hospital, South Australia
Residency Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
Medical School Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

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PubMed Articles
Zuckerman SL Lakomkin N Magarik JA Vargas J Stephens M Akinpelu B Spiotta AM Ahmed A Arthur AS Fiorella D Hanel R Hirsch JA Hui FK James RF Kallmes DF Meyers PM Niemann DB Rasmussen P Turner RD Welch BG Mocco J Evaluation of previously embolized intracranial aneurysms: inter- and intra-rater reliability among neurosurgeons and interventional neuroradiologists. J Neurointerv Surg . 2017 Sep 16;
[PubMed ID: 28918386]
Yang P Schafer S Royalty K Ahmed A Niemann D Strother C Measurement in the angiography suite: evaluation of vessel sizing techniques. J Neurointerv Surg . 2016 Sep;8(9):965-8
[PubMed ID: 26453606]
Sandoval-Garcia C Royalty K Yang P Niemann D Ahmed A Aagaard-Kienitz B BaÅŸkaya MK Schafer S Strother C 4D DSA a new technique for arteriovenous malformation evaluation: a feasibility study. J Neurointerv Surg . 2016 Mar;8(3):300-4
[PubMed ID: 25583531]
Li Y Niu K Yang P Aagaard-Kienitz B Niemann DB Ahmed AS Strother C Chen GH Mask free Intravenous 3D Digital Subtraction Angiography (IV 3D-DSA) from a single C-arm acquisition. Proc SPIE Int Soc Opt Eng . 2016;9783
[PubMed ID: 29200594]
Turkoglu E Seckin H Gurer B Ahmed A Uluc K Pulfer K Arat A Niemann D Baskaya MK The cadaveric perfusion and angiography as a teaching tool: imaging the intracranial vasculature in cadavers. J Neurol Surg B Skull Base . 2014 Dec;75(6):435-44
[PubMed ID: 25452903]
Cıkla U Aagaard-Kienitz B Turski PA Menekse G Niemann DB Başkaya MK Familial perimesencephalic subarachnoid hemorrhage: two case reports. J Med Case Rep . 2014 Nov 22;8:380
[PubMed ID: 25416614]
Miranpuri AS Nickele CM Akture E Royalty K Niemann DB Neuroangiography simulation using a silicone model in the angiography suite improves trainee skills. J Neurointerv Surg . 2014 Sep;6(7):561-4
[PubMed ID: 24062256]
Patel BM Ahmed A Niemann D Endovascular treatment of supraclinoid internal carotid artery aneurysms. Neurosurg Clin N Am . 2014 Jul;25(3):425-35
[PubMed ID: 24994082]
Özgiray E Aktüre E Patel N Baggott C Bozkurt M Niemann D Başkaya MK How reliable and accurate is indocyanine green video angiography in the evaluation of aneurysm obliteration? Clin Neurol Neurosurg . 2013 Jul;115(7):870-8
[PubMed ID: 22959212]
Miranpuri AS Aktüre E Baggott CD Miranpuri A Uluç K Güneş VE Lin Y Niemann DB Başkaya MK Demographic, circadian, and climatic factors in non-aneurysmal versus aneursymal subarachnoid hemorrhage. Clin Neurol Neurosurg . 2013 Mar;115(3):298-303
[PubMed ID: 22770541]
Aktüre E Arat A Niemann DB Salamat MS Başkaya MK Bilateral A1 fenestrations: Report of two cases and literature review. Surg Neurol Int . 2012;3:43
[PubMed ID: 22574252]
Rajpal S Moftakhar R Bauer AM Turk AS Niemann DB Superselective Wada test for ruptured spontaneous fusiform middle cerebral artery aneurysm: a technical case report. J Neurointerv Surg . 2011 Sep;3(3):237-41
[PubMed ID: 21990832]
Kim J Richner TJ Thongpang S Sillay KA Niemann DB Ahmed AS Krugner-Higby LA Williams JC Flexible thin film electrode arrays for minimally-invasive neurological monitoring. Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc . 2009;2009:5506-9
[PubMed ID: 19964122]
Brooks NP Turk AS Niemann DB Aagaard-Kienitz B Pulfer K Cook T Frequency of thromboembolic events associated with endovascular aneurysm treatment: retrospective case series. J Neurosurg . 2008 Jun;108(6):1095-100
[PubMed ID: 18518710]
Seçkin H Avci E Uluç K Niemann D Başkaya MK The work horse of skull base surgery: orbitozygomatic approach. Technique, modifications, and applications. Neurosurg Focus . 2008;25(6):E4
[PubMed ID: 19035702]
BaÅŸkaya MK Kiehn MW Ahmed AS AteÅŸ O Niemann DB Alternative vascular graft for extracranial-intracranial bypass surgery: descending branch of the lateral circumflex femoral artery. Neurosurg Focus . 2008;24(2):E8
[PubMed ID: 18275304]
BaÅŸkaya MK Ahmed AS AteÅŸ O Niemann D Surgical treatment of blood blister-like aneurysms of the supraclinoid internal carotid artery with extracranial-intracranial bypass and trapping. Neurosurg Focus . 2008;24(2):E13
[PubMed ID: 18275289]
Turk AS Ahmed A Niemann DB Aagaard-Kienitz B Brooks N Levine RL Utilization of self-expanding stents in the treatment of intracranial atherosclerotic disease in the distal small cerebral vessels. Neuroradiology . 2007 Aug;49(8):659-63
[PubMed ID: 17387464]
Moftakhar R Rowley HA Turk A Niemann DB Kienitz BA Van Gomple J BaÅŸkaya MK Utility of computed tomography perfusion in detection of cerebral vasospasm in patients with subarachnoid hemorrhage. Neurosurg Focus . 2006 Sep 15;21(3):E6
[PubMed ID: 17029345]
Moftakhar R Niemann DB Turk A Pulfer K Evaluation of cerebral hemodynamics with computed tomography perfusion using gadolinium as an alternative to iodinated contrast: a case report. J Comput Assist Tomogr . 2006 Mar-Apr;30(2):307-9
[PubMed ID: 16628053]