William E. Thorell, MD

thorell1.jpgWilliam (Bill) E. Thorell, MD is the Neurosurgery Residency Program Director, Co-director of the Stroke and Neurovascular Center at Nebraska Medicine and Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Dr. Thorell received his BA with distinction in Economics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He earned his MD from the University of Nebraska Medical Center with highest distinction, where he also completed his internship and residency in Neurosurgery. He completed two years of fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio in Endovascular Neurosurgery.

In addition to maintaining a general neurosurgery practice encompassing the management of patients with trauma of the brain, skull and spine, tumors of the brain, skull base and spine and peripheral nerve problems, Dr. Thorell is very interested in vascular disorders of the central nervous system, such as acute stroke, subarachnoid hemorrhage from cerebral aneurysms, vascular malformations (i.e. arteriovenous malformations, cerebral cavernous malformations), and occlusive disease of the carotid and vertebral arteries.

His interests also include disorders such as Chiari malformation, hydrocephalus, pseudotumor cerebri and minimally invasive brain operations.

Dr. Thorell has been instrumental in the development of The Stroke and Neurovascular Center, an inter-disciplinary medical team at the University of Nebraska Medical Center/Nebraska Medicine.

Dr. Thorell is a native of Denver, Colorado, however, he has always been an avid Nebraska Cornhusker fan. When not in scrubs, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two boys and exercising. 

Bachelor of Arts, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska
Medical Degree, UNMC; Residency, University of Nebraska Medical Center; and Chief Resident.
Fellowship, Endovascular Neurosurgery, Cleveland, Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio

American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, American College of Surgeons, Midwest Neurosurgical Society, American Stroke Association, and Metro Omaha Medical Society

For more information about Dr. Thorell and his procedures, visit the Nebraska Medical Center website.