William E. Thorell, M.D.

William Thorell

William (Bill) E. Thorell, MD is an Associate Professor and the Associate Program Director  of Neurosurgery at the University of Nebraska Medical Center and Director of the Cerebrovascular Neurosurgery for Nebraska Medicine.   Dr. Thorell received his BA with distinction in Economics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1992.  He earned his medical degree from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine with highest distinction, where he also completed his internship and residency in Neurosurgery.  He extended his training for two years at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio, finishing a fellowship in Endovascular Neurosurgery.

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

His interests also include disorders such as Chiari malformation, hydrocephalus, pseudotumor cerebri.

Dr. Thorell has been instrumental in the development of the Nebraska Stroke Center, an inter-disciplinary stroke team at Nebraska Medicine.  The Nebraska Stroke Center is the first nationally certified stroke center in the state of Nebraska.

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

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.