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Welcome to the Department of Neurology

Christopher M. Filley, MD

Christopher M. Filley, MD
Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry; Senior Scientific Advisor, Marcus Institute for Brain Health

Memory Disorders Clinic
UCHealth Stapleton Medical Center
3055 S. Roslyn Street, Suite 120
Denver, CO 80238

Telephone: (720) 848-2080
Fax: (720) 848-2106

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Department of Neurology
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Building 400, Mail Stop F429
12469 E. 17th Place
Aurora, CO 80045

Telephone: (303) 724-2046
Fax: (303) 724-4082

Curriculum Vitae​​

Clinical Practice
Dr. Filley is Director of the Behavioral Neurology Section and the author of the textbook Neurobehavioral Anatomy, now in its third edition. The first behavioral neurologist in the history of the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Dr. Filley evaluates patients referred for behavioral neurology consultation at the Neurosciences Center of the University of Colorado Hospital, providing a regional resource for expert subspecialty opinion regarding complex disorders of cognition.

Dr. Filley is also Senior Scientific Advisor at the Marcus Institute for Brain Health (MIBH). In this role, he helps guide multidisciplinary research on traumatic brain injury (TBI) and related psychological disorders, pursuing such questions as the identification of diagnostic biomarkers, the correlation of clinical features with neuroimaging data, and the development of optimal treatments. In addition, he facilitates the integration of these studies with a variety of other University neurobehavioral programs, including in the important area of dementia, increasingly recognized as a potential long-term sequel of TBI. A key collaboration is maintained with the University of Colorado Alzheimer’s and Cognition Center, where Dr. Filley serves as Co-Leader of the Clinical Core and Research Physicians investigating the etiology, pathogenesis, and treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease. At the MIBH, he also assists with the development of diverse educational initiatives and the organization of comprehensive patient care.

Informing all of this work is Dr. Filley’s career interest in the behavioral neurology of white matter, including neurologic, psychiatric, neuropsychological, neuroimaging, neuropathological, and genetic aspects of all varieties of white matter disorders.

To learn about Dr. Filley’s research, please see “Research.”