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Welcome to the Department of Neurology

Steven P. Ringel, MD

Professor Emeritus


Department of Neurology
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Academic Office 1, Mail Stop B-185
12631 East 17th Avenue
Aurora, CO 80045

Telephone: (303) 724-2188
Fax: (303) 724-2202

Curriculum Vitae​​

Steven P. Ringel, MD, Professor Emeritus of Neurology, directed the Neuromuscular Section of the University of Colorado School of Medicine from 1976-2017. He has authored numerous articles and four books covering a broad range of issues in research, patient care, health policy, and patterns of practice. He is the founding editor of Current Treatment in Neurology and the past Editor-in-Chief of Neurology Today. He is past president of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and of the medical staff of University of Colorado Hospital.

Having founded the Office of Clinical Practice at the University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) in the early 1990s, Dr. Ringel served as Vice President for Clinical Effectiveness and Patient Safety until 2015. His investigative activities emphasized quality and safety initiatives, cost effectiveness analysis and community database development.

An honors graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Ringel completed his neurology residency at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago and a post-doctoral research fellowship at the National Institutes of Health. He completed a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellowship and served as an Institute of Medicine Scholar-in-Residence, working as Senator Jay Rockefeller's health policy aide during the 1992 Congressional session.