Our Physicians

Dan Heffez, MD

Dan Heffez, MD

Dr. Heffez joined Milwaukee Neurological Institute in July 2004. A board certified neurological surgeon, he earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from McGill University in 1979. He received his neurological surgery training at The Johns Hopkins hospital serving as Chief Resident in 1985–86, and holding and Assistant Professor appointment from 1986–90. He was then recruited to the renowned Chicago Institute of Neurosurgery and Neuroresearch where he served as a Director of Cerebrovascular Surgery for 13 years.

Dr. Heffez is an internationally recognized author and presenter. He holds memberships in numerous professional organizations including Fellowship in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Heffez maintains a keen interest in all aspects of neurological surgery including chiari malformations, cervical spine disease, disorders of the lumbar spine, cerebrovascular disease, and primary and secondary brain tumors.

“Dr. Heffez is a real life super hero to me and my family. Without him I wouldn't be here today to raise my children.”
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Max Lee, MD

Max Lee, MD

Dr. Lee joined Milwaukee Neurological Institute in August 2005. He earned his medical degree from the University of Illinois in 1998. Dr. Lee also completed his Neurological Surgery Residency at the University of Chicago serving as Chief Resident in 2004. In 2005 he completed a one year Fellowship in Spinal Surgery at Stanford University, where he also served as a clinical instructor. Dr. Lee is an author and contributor to numerous articles, book chapters and other publications.

An accomplished intracranial and spinal neurosurgeon, Dr. Lee specializes in complex spinal reconstruction and Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery (MISS). The benefits of MISS include smaller incisions, decreased surgical pain, shorter hospitalization stays and faster recovery periods. Dr. Lee is devoted to a full range of neuromedical and neurosurgical technologies to provide the most up-to-date and effective treatments for the entire spectrum of neurological diseases.

“I really appreciated the information presented to me about my condition. Dr. Lee spelled out my options in a calm and straightforward manner.”
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