Administration [Academic Offices Only]

Welcome to the Department of Neurology

Contact the administrative office of the Department of Neurology with academic concerns at:

Mailing address:        Mail Stop B182, Research Complex 2, 12700 East 19th Ave., Aurora, CO 80045

Courier address:       Research Complex 2, Room 5018, 12700 East 19th Ave., Aurora, CO 80045


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For all patient matters, please click here.


Neurology Faculty Administration

 Position Name
ChairKenneth L. Tyler, MD
Executive Vice ChairJohn R. Corboy, MD
Vice Chair - Basic Research​​Huntington Potter, PhD
Vice Chair - Clinical Research​Enrique Alvarez, MD, PhD
Directors - Diversity, Equity & InclusionNicole Gonzales, MD
Karen Orjuela, MD
Vice Chair - Education​Al Anderson, MD
Vice Chair - Faculty Affairs & Promotions
Victoria Pelak, MD
Director - Inpatient ServicesWilliam J. Jones, MD
Director - Outpatient Services
Associate Director
Samantha Holden, MD, MS
Anna A. Shah, MD
Director - Quality ImprovementJennifer R. Simpson, MD

Medical Student Training
Director - Neurology Clinical Specialty
Director - Advanced Neurosciences Course
Associate Director

Trevor H. Hawkins, MD
Aaron M. Carlon, MD
Vera Fridman, MD

Residency Training Program
Director - Residency
Associate Directors

Douglas E. Ney, MD
Setareh Omran, MD
Robert W. Pratt, MD
Matthew S. West, MD

Neurology Service Chiefs at Hospital Affiliates

Children's Hospital ColoradoTimothy J. Bernard, MD
Kelly G. Knupp, MD
Denver Health Medical CenterPatrick J. Bosque, MD
Denver Veterans Affairs Medical CenterMatthew S. West, MD
UCHealth Highlands Ranch Hospital​Brandon S. Pope, MD
University of Colorado HospitalKenneth L. Tyler, MD


Neurology Administrative Staff

 Position Name Phone

Administration & Finance Director

Alexander Stein, MS, MBA (303) 724-6346
​Business Services Program DirectorJoseph Daniels, MPH, MBA
 (303) 724-7928
Business Services Program DirectorAlina Rich, MPH
 (303) 724-7928
Chair's Executive AssistantDiane Strong, MBA (303) 724-4327
Clinical Financial AnalystMary O'Connell (303) 724-6253
Clinical Revenue Finance Program ManagerW. Eric Parker, CPC (303) 724-4331
Finance ManagerKristie Fields (303) 724-8225
Human Resources ManagerJoshua Schwab, MS (303) 724-3871
Human Resources Specialist
Nicholas Koeppen, BS, SHRM-CP
​IT ManagerDavid Vu, BS (303) 724-8656
​IT Senior Professional Database DeveloperEmil DiGuilio, MS ​(303) 724-8656
IT ProfessionalYuozas "Joe" Kripas, BS ​(303) 724-8656
Quality & Process Improvement ManagerLaura Palmer, BS (303) 724-8287
Research Business ManagerCaleb Arnold, BA ​(303) 724-7928


Neurology Subspeciality Administrative Staff

Behavioral Neurology [Drs. Anderson, Bakeman, Bettcher, Filley, Holden, McConnell, & Pressman]Deanna RagsdalePhone: (303) 724-2046
Fax:  (303) 724-4082
Headache/Pain Medicine [Drs. Birlea, Burke, Evan, O'Brien & Wilhour]Deanna RagsdalePhone: (303) 724-2046
Fax:  (303) 724-4082
Epilepsy [Drs. Atwood, Chaudhry, DeStefano, Harid, Kaye, McDermott, Pellinen, Shrestha, Spitz & Strom]Travis Beckstead, MS
Linda Friedman
Phone: (720) 848-7812
Phone: (720) 848-8583
Fax: (720) 848-0194
Movement Disorders [Drs. Feuerstein, Forbes, Fullard, Hawkins, Kern, Lee, Leehey & Seeberger]Candace Ellman, MA

Linda Petrick
Phone: (303) 724-2194

Phone: (303) 724-8984
Fax: (303) 724-2212
Movement Disorders Center
Nicole Leith, MSPhone: (303) 724-8984
Fax:  (303) 724-2212
Neuro-Hospitalist & Stroke
[Drs. Barry, Carlson, Hughes, Jones,
Leppert, Omran, Orjuela, Pastula, Poisson, Ragole, Sauer, Simpson & West]

Ashley Runyan, BA
Susan Stocking

Phone: (720) 848-8529
Phone: (720) 848-8534
Fax: (720) 848-0194
Neuro-Immunology (MS)
[Drs. Alvarez, Corboy, Gross, Piquet, Schreiner, Shah & Vollmer]
Colleen MoyaPhone: (303) 724-2187
Fax: (303) 724-0985
[Drs. Dixon, Foster, Fridman, Kennedy,  Quan, Ragole & Wicklund] 
Jacob Bockhorst, BAPhone: (303) 724-2188
Fax: (303) 724-2202
[Drs. Damek & Ney]
Jerri LuskPhone: (303) 724-2184
Fax: (303) 724-2213
[Drs. Bennett & Pelak]
Jerri LuskPhone: (303) 724-2184
Fax: (303) 724-2213
Neuro-Palliative Care
[Dr. Vaughan]
Candace Ellman, MA​Phone: (303) 724-2194
Fax: (303) 724-2212

Research: VZV Research Group

[Drs. Bubak, Mahalingam & Nagel]

Cathy AllenPhone: (303) 724-4311
Fax: (303) 724-4329


Neurology Residency Program

Education DivisionAl Anderson, MDVice Chair
Residency Program

Douglas E. Ney, MD

Residency Program

Setarah Omran, MD
Robert W. Pratt, MD

Matthew S. West, MD

Associate Directors

Education ManagerHannah Daniels, BS(303) 724-6533
Residency Education CoordinatorKatelynn Jennings, BA(303) 724-4330

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Neurology Fellowship Program

 Program Name Info
Epilepsy FellowshipSamuel F. DeStefano, MDDirector
Headache Medicine FellowshipMarius Birlea, MDDirector
Movement Disorder FellowshipTrevor Hawkins, MDDirector
Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry FellowshipAl Anderson, MDDirector
Neuroimmunology FellowshipJohn R. Corboy, MD
Robert H. Gross, MD
Assistant Director
Neuroimmunology & Neurological Infections FellowshipDaniel M. Pastula, MD, MHSDirector
Neuromuscular Medicine / Clinical Pathology Fellowship

Dianna Quan, MD /

Matthew P. Wicklund, MD

Director / Director
Neuro-Oncology FellowshipDenise M. Damek, MDDirector
Neuro-Ophthalmology FellowshipVictoria S. Pelak, MDDirector
Neurovirology Research FellowshipMaria A. Nagel, MDDirector

Vascular Fellowship
Stroke Research Fellowship

Sharon N. Poisson, MDDirector
Fellowship Coordinator
Michele Bialkowski
(303) 724-4127

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Neurology Medical Student Clerkship and Electives

Medical Student TrainingPearce J. Korb, MD, MHPEDirector
Medical Student TrainingVera Fridman, MDAssociate Director
Medical Student Education CoordinatorKirsten Proskey, MM(303) 724-0324


Neurology Grand Rounds

Coordinator, Grand RoundsKirsten Proskey, MM(303) 724-0324

Neurology Clinical Research Staff


 Position Name Phone
Director, Clinical Research Program Haley Steinert, MS
(303) 724-4172
Program Manager, Clinical Research
Brooke Valdez, BA(303) 724-4172
Program Manager, Clinical Research Services
Jennifer Eggum, BS
(303) 724-7774
Clinical Research Finance SpecialistsMarissa Lane, BS
Katherine Varley, BS
(303) 724-4172
Clinical Research Recruitment SpecialistsNatalie Lopez-Esquibel, BS
Haley Simpson, BS
(303) 724-4644
Investigator Initiated Project ManagerBecca Seal, MS(303) 724-4518
Pre-Award Grants ProfessionalAnabel Adler, BA(303) 724-4172
PRO ManagerEric Engebretson, BS
(303) 724-8388
Regulatory Affairs CoordinatorMonica Murray, MPH
(303) 724-4172
Study Start-Up and Regulatory ManagerNicole Gendelman, MA(303) 724-4172