Dr. Waziri joined the Department of Neurosurgery after completing his residency training and Chief Residency at the prestigious Neurological Institute of New York at Columbia University. He received dedicated basic scientific research training through the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at the National Institutes of Health. He completed his undergraduate degree at Washington University in St. Louis and received his doctorate in medicine at the University of Iowa College of Medicine.
Dr. Waziri primarily specializes in the surgical management of tumors affecting the nervous system. His expertise includes microsurgical resection of deep and complex brain tumors, resection of arteriovenous and cavernous malformations, approaches to skull base tumors, neurosurgical endoscopy, and resection of tumors involving the spinal cord. In collaboration with our colleagues in the Department of Radiation Oncology, Dr. Waziri performs radiosurgical treatment of brain lesions using our state-of-the-art frameless Novalis BrainLab system. Through his day-to-day practice Dr. Waziri regularly cares for individuals with a broad spectrum of neurosurgical disease.
In addition to his clinical efforts, Dr. Waziri is the Director of the Brain Tumor Immunology laboratory at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. His research is primarily dedicated to gaining insight into tumor-associated suppression of immune responses, focusing on developing early new treatments for patients with malignant brain tumors. In addition to his interests in tumor immunology, Dr. Waziri Co-Directs the Brain Monitoring laboratory with Dr. Robert Neumann. Their efforts are dedicated to developing and testing new methods for invasive brain monitoring and improving treatment options for patients suffering from acute neurological injuries.