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Faculty, UW School of Medicine and Public Health

James Stadler III, MD, MAS

  • Pediatric Neurosurgery
  • Pediatric Spine Medicine
  • Neurosurgery
James A. Stadler III, MD


Dr. Stadler is an Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He completed his undergraduate and medical school education at Northwestern University through the Honors Program in Medical Education, followed by neurosurgery residency at Northwestern University. He received advanced training in minimally invasive and complex spine surgery while at Northwestern, prior to completing pediatric neurosurgery fellowship at Stanford University. Most recently, he received a master’s degree focused on patient safety and health care quality from the Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University.

Dr. Stadler is a board certified pediatric neurosurgeon who specializes in the care of children and adults with congenital and complex spinal disorders. He treats a broad range of neurosurgical disorders, and he primarily operates at American Family Children’s Hospital. Dr. Stadler employs the newest technologies and techniques in the care of his patients, with particular interest in offering the least invasive options to provide safe and successful surgeries with faster recovery.

Languages spoken
  • English

Practice locations

Education & credentials

Board certifications
  • Neurological Surgery
  • Pediatric Neurological Surgery
Medical School
  • Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL

Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL

Pediatric Neurosurgery, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA

  • Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL


Additional conditions and treatments
  • Achondroplasia
  • Bone dysplasias
  • Chiari malformations
  • Pediatric Robotic Spine Surgery
  • Pediatric deformity (Scoliosis)
  • Spasticity
  • Spinal Tumors
  • Spine Deformity Surgery (Pediatric)
  • Spine Fractures
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylolysis
  • Syringomyelia
  • Tethered cord syndrome