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From the Chairman

Welcome to the Department of Neurology


As Chair, it’s a pleasure for me to welcome you to the Neurology Department of the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

The Department is part of the University of Colorado | Anschutz Medical Campus and is one of the largest Academic Medical Centers between Chicago and the West Coast. The School of Medicine is in the top 25 schools nationally in NIH funding and includes numerous nationally recognized affiliated hospitals.

Our Department is composed of over nearly 90 primary faculty members whose clinical and research interests and activities encompass virtually all aspects of neurology. Faculty are integrated into functional units, including Behavioral Neurology, Cerebrovascular Diseases, Epilepsy and Sleep Disorders, Headache and Pain Medicine, Infectious Disease, Movement Disorders, Multiple Sclerosis, Neuromuscular Disorders, Neuro-Oncology, Neuro-Palliative Care and Neuro-Ophthalmology, each of which strives to provide cutting-edge diagnostic and therapeutic services to patients and families dealing with neurological disease.

Our faculty have clinical activities at four affiliated teaching hospitals (Children's Hospital Colorado, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and the University of Colorado Hospital), each of which brings unique clinical, educational, and research strengths to our program. Clinical, research and educational programs are closely linked to the Division of Pediatric Neurology of the Department of Pediatrics.

The educational mission of the Department includes primary responsibility for the training of medical students in required neurology clerkships, an ACGME accredited Neurology Residency Training Program (28 positions), Clinical Fellowships (Behavioral Neurology, Clinical Neuromuscular Pathology, Epilepsy, Headache, Movement Disorders, Neuroimmunology/MS, NeuroInfectious Diseases, Neuromuscular Medicine, Neuro-Oncology, Neuro-Ophthalmology, Vascular Neurology) and both clinical and laboratory based fellowships in neurology research. The clinical enterprise includes busy outpatient, inpatient and consultation services, as exemplified by over 34,000 outpatient visits and over 1,400 annual admissions at University of Colorado Hospital.

The Department has a strong clinical and basic science research component, consistently ranking in the top 30 Departments nationally in NIH research support. We encourage inquiries regarding any aspect of our tripartite mission of Patient Care, Research and Teaching.

Kenneth L. Tyler, M.D.
Louise Baum Endowed Chair in Neurology
Department of Neurology
University of Colorado School of Medicine