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Department of Neurology

​The Department of Neurology is is honored to host a number of distinguished guest speakers for our named lectureships.


 Chair's Distinguished Lectureship

Distinguished lecturers, by invitation from the Chair of Neurology, present Grand Rounds and collaborate with Neurology and University faculty members.

2014 David M. Holtzman, MD
Washington Universityashington University
​2014 Barbara G. Vickrey, MD, MPH
University of California, Los Angeles
​2015 Michael D. Geschwind, MD, PhD
University of California, San Francisco
​2015 Robert G. Holloway, Jr., MD, MPH
University of Rochester Medical Center
​2015 Frances E. Jensen, MD
University of Pennsylvania
​2016 Gregory D. Cascino, MD
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
​2016 Robert A. Gross, MD, PhD
University of Rochester Medical Center
Stefan M. Pulst, MD
University of Utah



 Don Gilden Visting Lectureship

The Gilden Lectureship was established on the 2009 occasion marking Dr. Don Gilden’s years as Chair of Neurology (1985-2009), at which time he stepped down from the Chairship and remained a full-time, active faculty member until his passing in 2016. The lectureship highlights individuals with a strong science background translating to clinical applications. 

​2011 Stephen L. Galetta, MD
The University of Pennsylvania
​2012 ​W. Ian Lipkin, MD
Columbia University
​2013 Howard L. Lipton, MD
University of Illinois at Chicago
​2014 ​Brice R. Ranson, MD, PhD
University of Washington
​2015 Tamir Ben-Hur, MD, PhD
The Hebrew University
​2016 David Pleasure, MD
University of California Davis
​2017 David M. Holtzman, MD
Washington University
​2018 Josep Dalmau, MD, PhD
University of Barcelona
​2019 Anne Cross, MD
Washington University

To provide support for the Don Gilden Visiting Lectureship:




 James W. Stephens Visiting Professorship

James Stephens, MD, served as the Head of Neurology, under the Department of Medicine, from 1953 until his passing in 1966. The Stephens Lectureship, established in his honor, features a visiting guest who teaches Neurology residents and delivers a Grand Rounds presentation.


1973​ Fred Plum, MD
Cornell University
​1997 Nicholas A. Vick, MD
Northwestern University
​1974 Robert A. Fishman, MD
University of California,
San Francisco
​1998 Eric C. Raps, MD
University of Pennsylvania
​1975 Robert J. Joynt, MD, PhD
University of Rochester
​1999 Kathleen M. Foley, MD
Memorial Sloan-Kettering
​1976 C. Miller Fisher, MD
Harvard University
​2000 Timothy A. Pedley, MD
Columbia University
​1977 Norman Geschwind, MD
Harvard University
​2001 M. Flint Beal, MD
Cornell University
​1978 David A. Drachman, MD
Northwestern University
​2002 Kenneth M. Heilman, MD
University of Florida
​1979 Christopher A. Pallis, MD
University of London
​2003 Johan A. Aarli, MD
University of Bergen
​1980 ​Peritz Scheinberg, MD
University of Miami
​2004 ​Roger N. Rosenberg, MD
University of Texas Southwestern
​1981 Arthur K. Asbury, MD
University of Pennsylvania
​2005 Austin J. Sumner, MD
Louisiana State University
​1982 Joseph M. Foley, MD
Case Western Reserve University
​2006 Joseph Jankovic, MD
Baylor College of Medicine
​1983 James W. Lance, MD
University of New South Wales
​2007 ​J. Richard Baringer, MD
University of Utah School of Medicine
​1984 Jerome B. Posner, MD
Memorial Sloan-Kettering
​2008 Klaus V. Toyka, MD
University of Würzburg
​1985 Lewis P. Rowland, MD
Neurologic Institute of New York
​2009 Stephen G. Reich, MD
University of Maryland
​1986 Peter J. Dyck, MD
Mayo Clinic
​2010 Symposium in honor of Don Gilden, MD
University of Colorado
​1987 Louis R. Caplan, MD
Tufts University
​2011 John D. England, MD
Louisiana State University
​1988 Guy M. McKhann II, MD
Johns Hopkins University
​2012 Martin A. Samuels, MD
Harvard University
​1989 Robert P. Lisak, MD
Wayne State University
​2013 Stephen L. Hauser, MD
University of California, San Francisco
​1990 John N. Whitaker, MD
University of Alabama
​2014 Stanley Fahn, MD
Columbia University
​1991 M. Marsel Mesulam, MD
Harvard University
​2015 Allan H. Ropper, MD
Harvard University
​1992 H. Richard Tyler, MD
Harvard University
​2016 Lisa M. DeAngelis, MD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
​1993 Richard J. Thompson, MD
Johns Hopkins University
​2017 Walter J. Koroshetz, MD
National Institute of Neurological Disorders
and Stroke
​1994 Peter G.E. Kennedy, MD
University of Glasgow
​2018 Mark Hallett, MD
National Institute of Neurological Disorders
and Stroke
​1995 Kenneth P. Johnson, MD
University of Maryland
​2019 Lisa M. Shulman, MD
University of Maryland
​1996 William M. Landau, MD
Washington University



 Stephen P. Ringel, MD Visiting Lectureship

The Ringel Lectureship was established to honor Dr. Stephen Ringel, Professor Emeritus, upon his retirement from the University of Colorado in July, 2017. Dr. Ringel directed the Department of Neurology’s Neuromuscular Division from 1976-2017.



John H. Noseworthy, MD
Mayo Clinic

To provide support for the Steven P. Ringel, MD Endowed Education Fund:




 William L. Halseth ALS Visiting Lectureship

The lectureship was named for William L. Halseth, MD (1935-1991). Dr. Halseth graduated from the University of Colorado School of Medicine in 1962, and from Cardiovascular/Thoracic Surgery Residency in 1968. He was an Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery at the University of Colorado.


​1995 Lewis P. Rowland, MD
Columbia University
​2006 Michael Swash, MD
The London Royal Hospital
​1996 Walter G. Bradley, MD
University of Miami
​2007 Kenneth H. Fischbeck, MD
National Institute of Neurological Disorders
​1997 Robert H. Brown, Jr., MD, DPhil
Harvard University
​2008 David W. Cleveland, PhD
University of California, San Diego
​1998 Robert G. Miller, MD
California Pacific Medical Center
​2009 Michael G. Benatar, MD, PhD
Emory University
​1999 Hiorshi Mitsumoto, MD
Columbia University
​2009 John M. Ravits, MD
Virginia Mason Medical Center
​2000 Benjamin R. Brooks, MD
University of Wisconsin
​2010 Bruce L. Miller, MD
University of Carlifornia, San Francisco
​2001 Jeffery D. Rothstein, MD, PhD
Johns Hopkins University
​2011 ​​Eva L. Feldman, MD, PhD
University of Michigan
​2002 Teepu Siddique, MD
Northwestern University
​2012 Merit E. Cudkowitz, MD, MSc
Harvard Medical School
​2003 Michael J. Strong, MD
University of Western Ontario
​2013 Richard J. Barohn, MD
University of Kansas Medical School
​2004 Lewis P. Rowland, MD
Columbia University
​2014 Jeremy M. Shefner, MD, PhD
Barrow Neurological Institute
​2005 Stanley H. Appel, MD
Baylor College of Medicine



 Dr. Stuart A. Schneck Memorial Fund

  Stuart A. Schneck, MD
  4/1/1929 - 2/18/2019

Dr. Stuart Schneck was one of the longest-serving and most distinguished members of the Department of Neurology. He was born in New York City, attended Franklin & Marshall College and earned his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He came to Colorado in 1954 for his residency in Internal Medicine and subsequently completed his Neurology residency, followed by a fellowship in Neuropathology from Columbia University. Stuart joined the CU faculty in 1963, serving as Professor of Neurology and Pathology, where he was well-known for his clinical and teaching skills. He also performed with distinction as an Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs for the School of Medicine, as President of the University of Colorado Hospital Medical Board, as President of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and as the national President of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. Upon his retirement in 1995, he achieved Emeritus status and continued to serve on the medical school admissions committee until 2016. In 2018, the Neurology Department created an endowed fund in his name. The Dr. Stuart A. Schneck Memorial Fund recognizes outstanding performance during the Neurology clerkship by a graduating CU medical student.



Ross Crandall, MD

To provide support for the Dr. Stuart A. Schneck Memorial Fund Fund: