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.
Phillip Porter, MD, FRCS(C) has been an OakLeaf Neurosurgical provider in Eau Claire since 2002, initially with the Brain and Spine Institute, and now as co-creator of the Wisconsin Brain & Spine Center. Dr. Porter received his medical degree from the University of Toronto 1988-1991. He completed his internship at New York General Hospital, Ontario, Canada in 1992 and his residency at the University of Toronto, Western Division Hospital in 1998. Dr. Porter also completed two fellowships at the University of Toronto, Western Division Hospital, 1999-2000 and the Hospital Bicetre, Paris, France in 2000. He is Board Certified in Neurosurgery.