The University of Colorado School of Medicine is one of the largest Academic Medical Centers between Chicago and the West Coast. The School of Medicine consistently ranks among the top 25 medical schools nationally in NIH funding and includes numerous nationally recognized affiliated hospitals. The University of Colorado Hospital (UCH) was ranked #23 among adult hospitals nationally in 2018-19, and the Children’s Hospital of Colorado #9 among Children’s hospitals by U.S. News & World Report in their latest 2018-19 listing.
The Neurology Department at the University of Colorado School of Medicine has nearly 90 primary faculty members whose clinical and research interests and activities encompass all aspects of Neurology. Faculty are integrated into sections, including Behavioral Neurology, Cerebrovascular Diseases, Epilepsy & Sleep Disorders, Headache & Pain, Infectious Disease, Movement Disorders, Neuroimmunology & Multiple Sclerosis, Neuromuscular Disorders, Neuro-Oncology, Neuro-Ophthalmology, Neuro-Palliative Care and Consultative Neurology. Special Centers within the School of Medicine administered by Neurology include an Alzheimer’s Disease Clinical and Research Center, a Movement Disorders Center, and the Center for Neuroscience. A generous gift from the Marcus Foundation recently led to the creation of the Marcus Institute for Brain Health, which has a particular focus on Traumatic Brain Injury, especially in military veterans. A Neurohospitalist program has been operating at University of Colorado Hospital for over seven years, and now encompasses inpatient general neurology, stroke services and inpatient neurological consultations. The Vascular Neurology Section also operates an expanding multi-state Telestroke service, and one of the nation’s few “Mobile Stroke Treatment Units,” a specialized ambulance containing a mobile CT scanner designed to facilitate earlier administration of thrombolytic therapy to patients with stroke.
Our faculty have clinical activities at four affiliated teaching hospitals (Children’s Hospital Colorado, Denver Health Medical Center, Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and University of Colorado Hospital), each of which brings unique clinical, educational, and research strengths to our program. All of these hospitals, except Denver Health, are now located on our Anschutz Medical Campus. The educational mission of the Department includes responsibility for the training of medical students in required Neurology clerkships, an ACGME accredited Neurology Residency training program, and numerous clinical fellowships.
Available fellowships now include:
Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry (UCNS accredited)
Epilepsy (ACGME accredited)
Headache Medicine (UCNS accredited)
Neuro-Infectious Diseases/Autoimmune Neurology
Neuromuscular and Clinical Neuromuscular Pathology (ACGME & UCNS accredited)
Neuro-Oncology (UCNS accredited)
Neuro-Ophthalmology (AUPO accredited)
Vascular Neurology (ACGME accredited)
The neurology clinical enterprise includes over 35,000 outpatient visits and over 1,900 annual admissions at UCH, as well as an additional 8,500 outpatient visits at Denver Health and the VA. UCH is the region- leading center in many complex subspecialty areas, including epilepsy monitoring/epilepsy surgery and deep brain stimulation (DBS). UCH and Children’s Hospital both have the highest designations available as Epilepsy Centers with Epilepsy Monitoring Units (NAEC Level 4). UCH is a designated Comprehensive Stroke Center by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (the highest level available). We are also a national MS Society Collaborative Research Center and a Pediatric MS Center, a Huntington Disease Center of Excellence, and a Muscular Dystrophy Association Clinic. Both the Department and the Division of Pediatric Neurology are ranked among the “top 50” departments (#13 Pediatric Neurology, #30 Adult Neurology) nationally by U.S. News & World Report. In 2018-19, the Department also consistently ranks in the top 35 Departments nationally in NIH research support, and is also one of the nation’s biggest recipients of grant funding among neurology departments by the federal Patient-Centered Outcome Research Institute (PCORI). Our clinical trials group is one of the largest in the School of Medicine (only behind Medicine and Pediatrics) and typically has nearly 150 ongoing clinical trials, encompassing research in virtually all aspects of neurological disease.
The Neurology Department at the University of Colorado School of Medicine provides an extraordinary environment for neurological training both at the residency and fellowship level, and we welcome inquiries from those interested in learning more about the many opportunities here.
Kenneth L. Tyler, M.D., FAAS
Louise Baum Endowed Chair in Neurology and Chairman, Department of Neurology
University of Colorado School of Medicine
The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is located in Aurora, Colo., just six miles east of downtown Denver. Colorado’s third-largest city, Aurora has a budding arts scene, more than 400 ethnically diverse restaurants and recreational opportunities ranging from boating to hiking.
CU Anschutz is one of the world's newest education, research and patient care facilities and the largest academic health center from Chicago to the West Coast, north of Texas.
The Anschutz Medical Campus is home to two of the top hospitals in the nation: University of Colorado Hospital, named as the top hospital in Colorado by U.S. News & World Report, and Children’s Hospital Colorado, ranked for more than a decade as one of the best children’s hospitals nationally by U.S. News & World Report.
Denver, the Mile High City, boasts a thriving cultural scene which includes world-class museums, diverse neighborhoods, award-winning dining, upscale shopping, seven professional sports teams and unparalleled views of the Rocky Mountains.
CU Anschutz is a 90-minute drive to world-class destinations in the Rocky Mountains, where visitors spend their days skiing, snowboarding, hiking, sailing, rafting, cycling, golfing and enjoying breathtaking scenery.