James A. Stadler III, MD  
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Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

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. 

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.


Pediatric Neurosurgery

Pediatric Spine Medicine

Brain Tumor Care

Complex Spine Care

Pediatric Deformity (Scoliosis)

Pediatric Robotic Spine Surgery

Spine Deformity Surgery (Pediatric)

Spine Fractures



American Family Children's Hospital
(608) 263-6420 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
American Family Children's Hospital
(608) 263-2376 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
American Family Children's Hospital
(608) 263-6420 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
American Family Children's Hospital
(608) 263-6420 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
American Family Children's Hospital
(608) 263-6420 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
American Family Children's Hospital
(608) 263-6420 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
American Family Children's Hospital
(608) 263-6420 | (800) 323-8942 | Map
Research Park Clinic
(608) 263-6420 | (800) 323-8942 | Map

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Neurological Surgery

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Neurological Surgery
Pediatric Neurological Surgery

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

Pediatric Neurosurgery, Stanford University Medical Center, Stanford, CA

Residency Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
Medical School Northwestern University Medical School, 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
Schmidt BT Strayer AL Stadler JA 3rd Upper Thoracic Spine Synovial Cyst Resulting in Paraplegia Following Transient Hypotension. Cureus . 2020 Aug 19;12(8):e9870
[PubMed ID: 32963911]
Bond E Stadler JA Subdural empyema caused by <i>Morganella morganii</i>. Surg Neurol Int . 2020;11:216
[PubMed ID: 32874719]
Frenkel M Meyer EJ Stadler JA 3rd Intrathecal Baclofen for Hypertonia Secondary to Glutaric Aciduria Type I. Cureus . 2020 Jun 25;12(6):e8818
[PubMed ID: 32742833]
Armstrong SA Nguyen HTN Rebsamen SL Iskandar B Stadler JA 3rd Epidural Fibrin Sealant Injection for the Management of Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak Following Dural Puncture in Children. Cureus . 2020 Feb 10;12(2):e6940
[PubMed ID: 32190492]
Kurudza E Stadler JA 3rd Pediatric Holocord Epidural Abscess Treated with Apical Laminotomies with Catheter-directed Irrigation and Drainage. Cureus . 2019 Sep 23;11(9):e5733
[PubMed ID: 31723494]
Huang Y Singer TG Iv M Lanzman B Nair S Stadler JA Wang J Edwards MSB Grant GA Cheshier SH Yeom KW Ferumoxytol-enhanced MRI for surveillance of pediatric cerebral arteriovenous malformations. J Neurosurg Pediatr . 2019 Jul 19;:1-8
[PubMed ID: 31323627]
Li Y Ahmed R Rivera-Rivera LA Stadler JA 3rd Turski P Aagaard-Kienitz B Serial Quantitative and Qualitative Measurements of Flow in Vein of Galen Malformations Using 4-Dimensional Flow Magnetic Resonance Imaging (Phase Contrast Vastly undersampled Isotropic PRojection). World Neurosurg . 2019 Jun;126:405-412
[PubMed ID: 30849554]
Lee SL Wong A Stadler JA 3rd McClendon J Jr Smith TR Wadhwani NR Tomita T Cranial and spinal oligodendrogliomatosis: a case report and review of the literature. Childs Nerv Syst . 2015 Jan;31(1):147-53
[PubMed ID: 25155447]
Smith TR Mithal DS Stadler JA Asgarian C Muro K Rosenow JM Impact of fiducial arrangement and registration sequence on target accuracy using a phantom frameless stereotactic navigation model. J Clin Neurosci . 2014 Nov;21(11):1976-80
[PubMed ID: 24957630]
Stadler JA 3rd Qadri U Tang JA Scheer JK Melkonian SC Smith ZA Lam SK Malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors of the spine: a SEER database analysis. J Clin Neurosci . 2014 Jul;21(7):1106-11
[PubMed ID: 24698778]
El Tecle NE El Ahmadieh TY Zammar SG Hamade YJ Stadler JA 3rd Bendok BR Migraine and hemorrhagic stroke: association or causation? World Neurosurg . 2014 May-Jun;81(5-6):e28-30
[PubMed ID: 24487093]
Stadler JA 3rd Dahdaleh NS Smith ZA Koski TR Intraoperative navigation in minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion and lateral interbody fusion. Neurosurg Clin N Am . 2014 Apr;25(2):377-82
[PubMed ID: 24703455]
Wong AP Smith ZA Stadler JA 3rd Hu XY Yan JZ Li XF Lee JH Khoo LT Minimally invasive transforaminal lumbar interbody fusion (MI-TLIF): surgical technique, long-term 4-year prospective outcomes, and complications compared with an open TLIF cohort. Neurosurg Clin N Am . 2014 Apr;25(2):279-304
[PubMed ID: 24703447]
Stadler JA 3rd Wong AP Graham RB Liu JC Complications associated with posterior approaches in minimally invasive spine decompression. Neurosurg Clin N Am . 2014 Apr;25(2):233-45
[PubMed ID: 24703443]
El Ahmadieh TY El Tecle NE Stadler JA 3rd Bendok BR Taming the beast: treating associated aneurysms to reduce risk of hemorrhage after radiosurgery for arteriovenous malformations. Neurosurgery . 2013 Apr;72(4):N15-7
[PubMed ID: 23511829]
Stadler JA 3rd Ellens DJ Rosenow JM Deep brain stimulation and motor cortical stimulation for neuropathic pain. Curr Pain Headache Rep . 2011 Feb;15(1):8-13
[PubMed ID: 21108051]
Stadler JA 3rd Cortes W Zhang LL Hanger CC Gosain AK A reinvestigation of murine cranial suture biology: microcomputed tomography versus histologic technique. Plast Reconstr Surg . 2006 Sep;118(3):626-34
[PubMed ID: 16932170]
Schaefer RB Stadler JA 3rd Gosain AK To distract or not to distract: an algorithm for airway management in isolated Pierre Robin sequence. Plast Reconstr Surg . 2004 Apr 1;113(4):1113-25
[PubMed ID: 15083010]
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