William E Thorell, MD

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William E Thorell, MD

Neurological Surgery (Board Certified)

Nebraska Medicine Employed Physician

4.9 out of 5 (46 Ratings, 14 Comments)
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Can perform surgeries at: Nebraska Medical Center.


  • Medical School
    UNMC College of Medicine, 1996
  • Internship
    UNMC College of Medicine, 1997
  • Residency
    Neurological Surgery, UNMC College of Medicine, 2002
  • Fellowship
    Neurosurgery, Cleveland Clinic Hospital, 2004


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William (Bill) E. Thorell, MD is Co-director of the Stroke and Neurovascular Center at Nebraska Medicine and Associate 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 in 1992. 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 additional years of fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio in Endovascular Neurosurgery.

In addition to maintaining a general neurosurgery practice encompassing the care and 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 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 Stroke and Neurovascular Center, an inter-disciplinary medicine 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 running and spending time with his wife and two boys.

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Licensed to practice medicine in: Iowa; Nebraska

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