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The Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Colorado, continues the tradition of excellence outlined in our Mission Statement.

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The majority of residency training is done at University Hospital. Residents also rotate between our three partner hospitals; Veterans Affairs Hospital, Denver Health Medical Center, and The Children's Hospital.

University Hospital

University Of Colorado Hospital

University of Colorado Hospital is located on the Anschutz Medical Campus of the University of Colorado Denver in Aurora.   

Top medical professionals, superior medicine and progressive change make the University of Colorado Hospital one of the leading hospitals in the nation. Consistently ranked among the top hospitals in the country by U.S.News & World Report’s annual survey of "America’s Best Hospitals," the University of Colorado Hospital is internationally respected for its exceptional teams of medical specialists.

The campus is also home to the Anschutz Centers for Advanced Medicine and the Rocky Mountain Lions Eye Institute, the Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion and the Anschutz Cancer Pavilion, focus on primary and specialized outpatient care, diagnostics and cancer treatment. The Anschutz Cancer Pavilion houses the clinical services of the University of Colorado Cancer Center; it is the only comprehensive cancer center in the entire Rocky Mountain region, designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), the federal government’s primary agency for cancer research. 

This is the busiest service as compared to the other hospitals and residents acquire much of their knowledge of complex neurosurgical cases at this hospital. Each year the Neurosurgery Service admits an average of 1000 patients, provides approximately 300 inpatient consultations, sees 3000 patients in the Outpatient Clinic, performs approximately 1200 operations a year with the assistance of a resident.

Veteran's Affairs Hospital

Denver Veteran's Affairs Medical Center

The Denver VAMC is a tertiary care referral facility. It provides a full range of state-of-the-art patient care services and serves as an educational and research center. Comprehensive health care is provided through primary care, tertiary care, and long-term care in areas of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry, geriatrics, and extended care.

Denver VAMC is a major teaching medical center affiliated with the medical, pharmacy and nursing schools of the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Residency programs are maintained in Internal Medicine and Surgery and their subspecialties as well as Psychiatry, Neurology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Anesthesia, Pathology, Radiology, and Dentistry. The medical center supports the training of over 120 residents annually. In addition, approximately 450 medical students rotate through the facility for their clinical experiences. The education department also coordinates the rotation of over 370 nursing students from local schools. The medical center provides training opportunities for paraprofessional and allied health students and is affiliated with 20 academic institutions, providing training in several different services.

Denver Health Medical Center

Denver Health Medical Center is the only academic Level 1 Trauma Center in the Rocky Mountain region. Patients are referred from Western Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming, North and South Dakota, Montana and New Mexico. The Neurosurgery service is a mixture of acute brain and spine trauma and acute vascular disease as well as other neurosurgical problems such as brain tumors and spinal disorders. For this reason, over 350 operative neurosurgical cases are performed each year. Facilities include the neurosurgical operating rooms with the most modern operating facilities including Stealth navigational systems and arteriography.

The Children's Hospital
Founded in 1908, The Children’s Hospital is a private, not-for-profit pediatric health-care network located in Aurora, Colorado and 100 percent dedicated to caring for kids. It has been ranked one of the best children’s hospitals in America by U.S. News & World Report for more than a decade. With 1,130 pediatric specialists and more than 2,300 full-time employees, Children’s is home to a number of nationally and internationally recognized medical programs.

Children's is at the forefront of research into childhood disease and receives more than $30 million each year from the National Institutes of Health and other government agencies. Children's and its affiliates are responsible for virtually all of the pediatric research published in the Rocky Mountain region for at least a decade.
From medical breakthroughs to late-night fevers, Children’s provides complete pediatric care at its main campus and through a network that includes five community-based after-hour care sites, eight specialty-care centers, and more than 400 outreach clinics held in three states each year.
• Licensed Beds: 250
• Inpatient Surgical Cases: 3,706
• Outpatient Surgical Cases: 10,134
• Inpatient Admissions: 9,909
• Average Length of Stay (in days): 6.6
• Total Outpatient Visits: 337,327
• Total Days of Patient Care: 65,340
Staff Statistics
• Total Full-Time Equivalent Employees: 2,434
• Total Employees: 3,059
• Medical Staff 1,071
• Residents/Fellows: 206.