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Thomas A. Lyons, MD, FACS

Neurosurgeon (Retired)

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Clinical Expertise and Special Interests

Dr. Lyons is a neurosurgeon who focuses on the treatment of illnesses involving the brain, spine and peripheral nerves.  He has extensive surgical and nonsurgical training and experience involving a wide range of neurosurgical problems such as brain and spinal cord tumors, brain aneurysms and vascular malformations, brain and spinal trauma, surgical prevention of and treatment for stroke and degenerative spine conditions.  Dr. Lyons has a special interest in preventing neurological trauma through community based education programs like “Think First”.

“I chose to go into medicine because of the challenge…the excitement of being able to make a difference in people’s lives.”

Educational Foundation

Fellowship: Pediatric Neurosurgery, Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh
Residency: Neurosurgery, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Residency: General Surgery, Mercy Hospital
Internship: Surgery, Mercy Hospital
Doctor of Medicine: Medical College of Wisconsin
Bachelor of Science: University of Dayton


American Board of Neurological Surgery
National Board of Medical Examiners


Fort Riley, Kansas, First Infantry Division, 2/16 Rangers, 1970-1971
Republic of Vietnam, 93rd Evacuation Hospital, First Air Calvary Division, 1969-1970

Recognition of Achievements

Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Chief of Surgery, Theda Care Hospitals, 1996-1998
President, Wisconsin Neurosurgical Society, 1994-1996



Independent Medical Evaluations – Medical Record Review and Peer Review
Wisconsin Medical Society