Contact Information

  • Company: Health ONE: The Medical Center of Aurora
  • Phone: 303-695-2663
  • Cell: 720-475-6982
  • Fax: 303-695-2665
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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Neurological Surgery

Specialty Focus: Chiari I malformation, Recurrent Chiari I malformation, Syringomyelia, Tethered spinal cord

Education: MD, University of Texas Medical Branch

Years in Practice: 34

Additional Information

Over 20 years of experience in the evaluation and care of patients with the Chiari I malformation and related disorders. Surgical treatment of over 1,000 cases with Chiari I malformation. Medical Director of the Colorado Chiari Institute in Aurora, Colorado. Member, Medical Advisory Board, American Chiari & Syringomyelia Alliance Project. Member, Scientific Educational & Advisory Board, Bobby Jones Chiari & Syringomyelia Foundation. Multiple publications in the Chiari I malformation including: Prospective Analysis of Presenting Symptoms in 265 Patients with the Chiari I Malformation with or without Syringomyelia. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. 16(3):134-138, 2004. Prospective analysis of self-perceived quality of life before and after posterior fossa decompression among 112 patients with Chiari malformation with or without syringomyelia. Neurosurgical Focus. 2005 Feb 15;18(2): ECP2. Posterior fossa decompression and reconstruction in adolescents and adults with the Chiari I malformation. Neurol Res., Apr;33(3):261-71, 2011. The Chiari symptom profile: development and validation of a Chiari-syringomyelia-specific questionnaire. J Neurosci Nurs. Aug;45(4):205-10, 2013.