William Krauss

Dr. William E. Krauss, MD

Neurosurgeon at Mayo Clinic Spine Center

Meet Dr. William E. Krauss, MD

William E. Krauss, M.D., is a board-certified and fellowship-trained neurosurgeon specializing in complex spine surgery with the Mayo Clinic Spine Center.

Dr. Krauss at a Glance

  • Dr. Krauss is currently the Vice Chair for Clinical Practice in the Department of Neurological Surgery.
  • He has held leadership roles in clinical practice and postgraduate medical education, served as an examiner for the American Board of Neurological Surgery, and has held editorial roles for several major neurosurgical journals and published extensively.
  • He performs surgery many conditions including for vascular malformations of the spine and spinal cord.

Connect with Dr. Krauss to develop an individualized treatment for your spinal disorder based on genomics and outcomes analysis.

Dr. Krauss is a member of Mayo Clinic Spine Center

Doctor Quote

"The needs of the patient come first." In no area, is this more relevant than spine surgery. My primary goal is to do the best thing for every patient I see. This may mean surgery; often, it means avoiding surgery. Mayo allows surgeons to act in the best interest of their patients.

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How Dr. William E. Krauss, MD Can Help You


  • Neurosurgeon

Languages Spoken

  • English

Years in Practice

  • 38 Years


  • Fellow - Spine Fellow, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Fellow - NIH / Charles Dana Fellow, Columbia University
  • Medical Doctor,College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York, NY
  • AB, Biology, Harvard University


  • Arm Pain
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Chiari Malformation
  • Complex Spinal Disorders
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Foot Drop
  • Herniated Disc/Bulging Disc
  • Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Disorders
  • Neck Pain
  • Sciatica/Radiculopathy/Leg Pain
  • Spinal Tumors
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic Spine Disorders
  • Tumors


  • Anterior Cervical Corpectomy
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF)
  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF)
  • Anterior/Posterior Lumbar Fusion
  • Bone Graft Substitutes
  • Bracing
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Disc Arthoplasty
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Lumbar Corpectomy
  • Microdiscectomy/Microdecompression
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neck/Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF)
  • Posterolateral Lumbar Fusion
  • Reconstructive/Revision Spine Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spine Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF)

Accolades for Dr. William E. Krauss, MD

Professional Distinctions

  • Examiner, American Board of Neurological Surgery

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Member, American Academy of Neurological Surgery
  • Member, The Society of Neurological Surgeons

Board Certifications

  • Neurological Surgery, American Board of Neurological Surgery


  • Awardee, Who's Who in Medicine and Health Care
  • Awardee, Marquis Who's Who in America
  • Teacher of the Year Hall of Fame, Mayo Fellows Association

Office Information for Dr. William E. Krauss, MD

Mayo Clinic - Rochester, MN 200 First St SW Mayo Building W15 Rochester, MN 55905 Driving Directions

Primary Location

Mayo Clinic - Rochester, MN
200 First St SW
Mayo Building W15
Rochester, MN 55905


Monday: 8:00 – 5:00 CT
Tuesday: 8:00 – 5:00 CT
Wednesday: 8:00 – 5:00 CT
Thursday: 8:00 – 5:00 CT
Friday: 8:00 – 5:00 CT

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