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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Medow is an associate professor of neurosurgery at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He is the director of neurocritical care, and is certified in Neurocritical Care (CAST) and Neurocritical Care (UCNS). Dr. Medow joined UW Health after completion of his neurosurgical fellowship in endovascular neurosurgery at the University of Wisconsin. Prior to this, Dr. Medow was a resident at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics. He specializes in the treatment of acute traumatic brain injury and cerebrovascular disease.



Critical Care (Neurosurgery)

General Neurosurgery

Head Trauma

Neurocritical Intensive Care Unit




University Hospital
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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
Clinical Informatics
Fellowship University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
Residency University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
Internship University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
Medical School University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, IL

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.
PubMed Articles
Connor JP Raife T Medow JE Outcomes of red blood cell transfusions prescribed in organ donors by the Digital Intern, an electronic decision support algorithm. Transfusion . 2018 Feb;58(2):366-371
[PubMed ID: 29194652]
Hawryluk GWJ Ball PA Hickman ZL Medow JE Introduction. Critical care. Neurosurg Focus . 2017 Nov;43(5):E1
[PubMed ID: 29088957]
Medow JE Editorial. Waste not, want not. Neurosurg Focus . 2017 Nov;43(5):E16
[PubMed ID: 29088947]
Zhang X Medow JE Iskandar BJ Wang F Shokoueinejad M Koueik J Webster JG Invasive and noninvasive means of measuring intracranial pressure: a review. Physiol Meas . 2017 Jul 24;38(8):R143-R182
[PubMed ID: 28489610]
Connor JP Cunningham AM Raife T Rose WN Medow JE Standardization of transfusion practice in organ donors using the Digital Intern, an electronic decision support algorithm. Transfusion . 2017 Jun;57(6):1369-1375
[PubMed ID: 28266049]
Medow JE Sanghvi SR Hofmann RM Use of High-Flow Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy with Citrate Anticoagulation to Control Intracranial Pressure by Maintaining Hypernatremia in a Patient with Acute Brain Injury and Renal Failure. Clin Med Res . 2015 Jun;13(2):89-93
[PubMed ID: 25487240]
Medow JE Dierks MR Williams E Zacko JC The emergent reversal of coagulopathies encountered in neurosurgery and neurology: a technical note. Clin Med Res . 2015 Mar;13(1):20-31
[PubMed ID: 25380610]
Nickele CM Kamps TK Medow JE Safety of a DVT chemoprophylaxis protocol following traumatic brain injury: a single center quality improvement initiative. Neurocrit Care . 2013 Apr;18(2):184-92
[PubMed ID: 23099845]
Medow JE Luzzio CC Posture-independent piston valve: a novel valve mechanism that actuates based on intracranial pressure alone. J Neurosurg Pediatr . 2012 Jan;9(1):64-8
[PubMed ID: 22208323]
Micic D Williams EC Medow JE Cerebellar hemorrhage as a first presentation of acquired Hemophilia A. Neurocrit Care . 2011 Aug;15(1):170-4
[PubMed ID: 21713596]
Zastrow E Hagness SC Van Veen BD Medow JE Time-multiplexed beamforming for noninvasive microwave hyperthermia treatment. IEEE Trans Biomed Eng . 2011 Jun;58(6):1574-84
[PubMed ID: 21216700]
Burfeindt MJ Zastrow E Hagness SC Van Veen BD Medow JE Microwave beamforming for non-invasive patient-specific hyperthermia treatment of pediatric brain cancer. Phys Med Biol . 2011 May 7;56(9):2743-54
[PubMed ID: 21464536]
Schulz LT Elder EJ Jr Jones KJ Vijayan A Johnson BD Medow JE Vermeulen L Stability of Sodium Nitroprusside and Sodium Thiosulfate 1:10 Intravenous Admixture. Hosp Pharm . 2010 Oct 1;45(10):779-784
[PubMed ID: 21625332]
Izci Y Seçkin H Medow J Turnquist C Başkaya MK Sulcal and gyral anatomy of the orbitofrontal cortex in relation to the recurrent artery of Heubner: an anatomical study. Surg Radiol Anat . 2009 Jul;31(6):439-45
[PubMed ID: 19190845]
Medow JE Agrawal BM Resnick DK Polyostotic fibrous dysplasia of the cervical spine: case report and review of the literature. Spine J . 2007 Nov-Dec;7(6):712-5
[PubMed ID: 17434805]
Medow JE Trost G Sandin J Surgical management of cervical myelopathy: indications and techniques for surgical corpectomy. Spine J . 2006 Nov-Dec;6(6 Suppl):233S-241S
[PubMed ID: 17097543]
Iskandar BJ Sansone JM Medow J Rowley HA The use of quick-brain magnetic resonance imaging in the evaluation of shunt-treated hydrocephalus. J Neurosurg . 2004 Nov;101(2 Suppl):147-51
[PubMed ID: 15835101]
Jellison BJ Field AS Medow J Lazar M Salamat MS Alexander AL Diffusion tensor imaging of cerebral white matter: a pictorial review of physics, fiber tract anatomy, and tumor imaging patterns. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol . 2004 Mar;25(3):356-69
[PubMed ID: 15037456]
Haughton VM Korosec FR Medow JE Dolar MT Iskandar BJ Peak systolic and diastolic CSF velocity in the foramen magnum in adult patients with Chiari I malformations and in normal control participants. AJNR Am J Neuroradiol . 2003 Feb;24(2):169-76
[PubMed ID: 12591629]