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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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Neurocritical Care

Dr. Neumann examining MRI scans in the Neuro-Intensive Care Unit

The Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) is a regional referral center, and the only dedicated Neurocritical Care unit in the Rocky Mountain region. It is staffed by a fellowship trained and board certified Neurocritical Care specialist twenty four hours per day, with highly specialized nursing staff.  The unit is also supported by a dedicated Acute Care Nurse Practitioner.  The 10-bed Neuro Intensive Care Unit is scheduled to expand to 24 beds with completion of the next critical care wing. With over 3,100 admissions to our Neurosurgical ICU last year we cater to those patients who need highly specialized, multi-disciplinary care.

Under the leadership of Robert T. Neumann MD, PhD, the practice has evolved to a leading subspecialty at UCH. The NICU team works seamlessly with Neurosurgical, Neurological, Interventional Radiology, General Surgery, Trauma, and Pulmonary and Internal Medicine specialties on a daily basis. The NICU provides all types of invasive and non-invasive cardiopulmonary, renal, and neurological life-support and monitoring.  The technological advancements in the Neuro-ICU provide the clinician, patient and family with options and answers effecting quality of life. 

The Neuro-Intensive Care Unit now offers a Neurocritical Care Fellowship with the first fellow scheduled to start in 2011.  If you are interested in pursuing this career, find out more on the above link.