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Jens-Peter Witt, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery

   Neuro Spine Program, Department of Neurosurgery

   Phone: 720-848-1980

   University of Colorado Hospital

Board Certifications

Dr. Witt is the director of the Neuro Spine program in the Department of Neurosurgery. He completed his training as a neurosurgeon at the University of Colorado and focused on complex spine surgery in Germany as a visiting professor with Prof. Dr. Harms.

Dr. Witt was chief of Neurosurgery and the Trauma Spine co-director at Denver Health Medical Center before joining University of Colorado Hospital.

Dr. Witt's clinical interests include degenerative and traumatic spinal disorders, spinal tumors, syringomyelia, craniocervical junction disorders, peripheral nerve surgery, neurotrauma and neuro critical care.

Dr. Witt's current research activities are in the field of minimally invasive and endoscopic spine surgery, as well as spinal radiosurgery.

Medical Degree: University of Hannover Medical School in Germany
Residency: University of Hannover Medical School and University of Colorado
PhD: University of Hannover

Peer Reviews Articles 

1. Witt JP, Kleinschmidt-Demasters BK, Lillehei KO: Tumors of peripheral nerves, in: Textbook of Neurological Surgery, ed. Batjer H., Loftus C. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Marlton, 2002.

2. Nemati NM, Dietz H, Holl K, Gaab MR, Rzesacz E, Witt JP, Haubitz B, Becker H: Concomitant effect of acetazolamide and Xenon on cerebral blood flow, intracranial pressure, flow velocity, and electroencephalogram: possible risk for the patient? International Conference on Stable Xenon/CT CBF, Orlando, Florida (USA), Feb 8-11 1990, published in: Yonas, H., ed.: Cerebral blood flow measurement with Stable Xenon enhanced computed tomography. Raven Press, New York, 1992.

3. Witt JP, Holl K, Heissler HE, Ehrhardt K, Haubitz B, Becker H, Dietz H: Validierung der Xenon-CT-Durchblutungsmessung mit Transkranieller Dopplersonographie. Hirndurchblutung und zerebrovaskulare Reservekapazitat, Symposium, Medizinsche Hochschule Hannover, (Germany) Jun 9-10 1989. Published in: Hirndurchblutung und zerebrovaskulare Reservekapazitat, Urban & Schwarzenberg Verlag, 1992.

4. Witt JP, Yonas H, Johnson DW: Internal carotid artery balloon test occlusion does require quantitative assessment of CBF International Symposium on Cerebro-vascular malformations, Verona, (Italy), July 1992 Published in: New Trends in Management of Cerebro-Vascular Malformations, Springer 1992.

5. Witt JP, Yonas H: CBF Response Pattern during Balloon Test Occlusion of the Internal Carotid Artery Submitted to ANJR May 1993

6. Yonas H, Linskey M, Johnson DW, Horton JA, Janecka IP, Witt JP, Jungries C, Hirsch WL, Sekhar LN: Internal Carotid Balloon Test Occlusion does require quantitative CBF ANJR 13: 1147-1149, 1992

7. Witt JP, Holl K, Heissler HE, Dietz H: Stable Xenon CT CBF: Effects of blood flow alterations on CBF calculations during inhalation of 33% Stable Xenon. ANJR 12: 973-975, 1991

8. Rabb CH, Lopez J, Beauchamp K, Witt P, Bolles G, Dwyer A: Unilateral Cervical Facet Fractures with Subluxation: Injury Patterns and Treatment. Spinal Disord Tech 2007; 20: 416-422

9.  Witt P, Gault J, Kleinschmidt-DeMasters B: 23-Year Old Hispanic Male with New Onset Seizures. Brain Pathology 2008; 18:594-596

10.  Somerset H, Witt JP, Kleinschmidt-DeMasters BK: Hepatocellular Carcinoma Metastases to the Epidural Space. Arch Pathol Lab Med. 2009;133:1975–1980


Book Chapters

1. Witt P, Lillehei, KO. “Tumors of peripheral nerves”. In: Textbook of Neurological Surgery, Batjer H, Loftus CM, editors. Baltimore, Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2002, 2239-2246