Christopher E. Wolfla

2012, Chicago

Christopher Edward Wolfla, MD, graduated with High Honors from Indiana University, Bloomington, and received his medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine. He completed his Neurosurgery residency at Indiana University Medical Center under the direction of Drs. Robert L. Campbell and Paul B. Nelson. After residency, he completed a Fellowship in Spinal Neurosurgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin under the direction of Drs. Sanford J. Larson and Dennis J. Maiman. Upon completion, he joined the faculty of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Department of Neurosurgery, where he held the Greenberg Endowed Chair. In 2005, Dr. Wolfla returned to the Department of Neurosurgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin where he is currently Professor of Neurosurgery and Director of the Neurosurgery Residency Program.

A member of Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha, Dr. Wolfla has an active clinical practice centered on spinal neurosurgery. He has authored more than 35 scientific articles and chapters in medical texts. His research interests have focused on spine biomechanics and spinal cord physiology.

Dr. Wolfla has served on the Executive Committee of the Congress of Neurological Surgeons since 2000 and has held the numerous offices. Additionally, he has served on the Executive Committee of the AANS/CNS Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine and Peripheral Nerves, where he has held the offices of Member-at-Large, Treasurer, Chair and is currently the immediate Past Chair.

Dr. Wolfla has a wide variety of hobbies and outside interests. He lives in Brookfield, Wisconsin with his wife Catherine Slocum Wolfla and two children – Andrew (19) and Julie (13).