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Victoria S Pelak, MD


Pelak, Victoria
Professor of Neurology and Ophthalmology
Department of Neurology
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Anschutz Medical Campus
Research 2, Mail Stop B-182
12700 East 19th Avenue
Aurora, CO 80045

Appointments:  (720) 848-2020


Curriculum Vitae


Dr. Pelak sub-specializes in neuro-ophthalmology, which focuses on the diagnosis and management of patients with neurologic disorders that affect vision and eye movements. She diagnoses and treats disorders of the optic nerve, problems causing double vision, vision loss, pupillary disturbances, visual field loss, eyelid dysfunction, facial and eyelid spasms, cortical visual dysfunction, visual hallucinations, and many other visual disturbances. She sees patients at the University of Colorado Health Eye Center at Anschutz Medical Campus.



  • Medical: Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI
  • Residency: Neurology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Fellowship: Neuro-ophthalmology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia


1989 Outstanding Performance Award, NIAID, NIH

1990 Exceptional Summer Student Award, NIH Summer Student Fellowship Program at NINDS

1993 Alpha Omega Alpha

1994 Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Achievement Citation

1998 AAN Annual Meeting Resident Scholarship Award

2000 Faculty Teaching Award, Department of Neurology, Univ. of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO

2007 American Neurological Association, Nominated and Elected

2009 Selected by peers to Best Doctors in America

2011 Research Abstract Selected as a “particularly important development in the field” from 10th International Congress on Alzheimer's & Parkinson's Diseases by Faculty of 1000

2012 AWARE – Alzheimer’s Association. Helen J. Ginsburg Visionary Award, October 17, 2012. One of three national recipients

2013-2014 Selected as Castle Connolly Top Doctor in Neurology

2013-2015 Named to Best Doctors in America list