Paul E Barkhaus, MD

Children’s Wisconsin since 2012
  • Professor, Neurology, the Medical College of Wisconsin


  • Froedtert Dept of Neurology
    9200 W Wisconsin Ave
    Milwaukee, WI 53226



During my career in neurology and clinical neurophysiology, I have developed my clinical and technical skills to best serve my patients and their families. This is both direct in my approach in clinical care, but also indirectly through my research to improve the teaching and practice of electromyography.


  • Neurology

Areas of Interest

  • Pediatrics
  • Neuroscience
  • Neuromuscular disorders
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Education and Awards


  • 1975, Wayne State University School of Medicine, MD


  • 1978, Wayne State University (MI) - Neurology


  • 1980, University of Arizona College of Medicine - Clinical Neuromuscular Disease
  • 1979, University of Minnesota Medical Center-Fairview - Electromyography


  • 2000 Distinguished Visitor to USS Harry S. Truman by invitation of Commander, U.S. 2nd Fleet
  • 2001 Special Commendation, Wisconsin Neurological Society
  • 2002 Clinical Neurophysiology Teacher of the Year Award, Department of Neurology, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • 2006 Designated as “America’s Top Physicians”, Consumers’, Research Council of America
  • 2006 Selected for "Best Doctors in America" database
  • 2007 Voted a Southeastern Wisconsin “Best Doc by Coalition for Health Care, Milwaukee, WI
  • 2007 Elected to American Neurological Association (This is the premier and oldest neurological association in the US: approximately 5% of neurologists are members based on their recognized accomplishments by their peers.)
  • 2009 United Health Premium Designation Program: Awarded "Quality and Efficiency of Care" Status
  • 2009 Special Recognition Award from Paralyzed Veterans of America (Wisconsin Chapter)
  • 2009 ALS Association, Wisconsin Chapter donated a number of educational materials to Medical College of Wisconsin’s Todd Wehr Library in Dr. Barkhaus’ honor
  • 2010 Clinical Neurophysiology Teacher of the Year Award, Department of Neurology, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • 2014 America’s Top Doctors (Castle Connolly Medical Ltd)
  • 2014 “Extra-Miler Award”, Froedtert Hospital (for exemplary service to patients)
  • 2015 “Distinguished Researcher Award” for 2015, American Association of Neuromuscular And Electro-diagnostic Medicine

Research and publications