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
Chair Kenneth L. Tyler, MD
Executive Vice Chair John R. Corboy, MD
Vice Chair, Basic Research ​​Huntington Potter, PhD
Vice Chair, Clinical Research ​Timothy L. Vollmer, MD
Vice Chair, Education ​Al Anderson, MD
Director, Residency Training Program ​Douglas E. Ney, MD
Associate Directors, Residency Training Program ​Amanda Piquet, MD
Mathew West, MD
​Director, Medical Student Training Pearce J. Korb, MD
Associate Director, Medical Student Training Vera Fridman, MD
Director, Inpatient Services William J. Jones, MD
Director, Outpatient Services Enrique Alvarez, MD, PhD
Associate Director, Outpatient Service Drew Kern, MD, MS
Director, Quality Improvement Jennifer R. Simpson, MD


Neurology Service Chiefs at Hospital Affiliates

Location Name
Children's Hospital Colorado Amy R. Brooks-Kayal, MD
Denver Health Medical Center Patrick J. Bosque, MD
Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center Matthew S. West, MD
UCHealth Highlands Ranch Hospital ​Brandon S. Pope, MD
University of Colorado Hospital Kenneth L. Tyler, MD


Neurology Administrative Staff

 Position Name Phone

 ​Administration & Finance Director

 Alexander Stein, MS, MBA (303) 724-6346
 ​Business Services Program Director ​Joseph Daniels, MPH (303) 724-2997
 Business Services Program DirectorAlina Rich, MPH
 (303) 724-7928
 Chair's Executive Assistant Diane Strong, MBA (303) 724-4327
 Clinical Financial Analyst Mary O'Connell (303) 724-6253
 Clinical Revenue Finance Program Manager W. Eric Parker, CPC (303) 724-4331
 ​Finance Manager ​Kristie Fields (303) 724-8225
 Human Resources Manager ​Joshua Schwab, MS (303) 724-3871
 ​IT Database Professional Emil DiGuilio, MS ​(303) 724-8656
 ​IT Professional Yuozas "Joe" Kripas, BS ​(303) 724-8656
 ​IT Senior Manager ​David Vu, BS (303) 724-8287
 Quality & Process Improvement Manager ​​Laura Palmer, BS (303) 724-8287
 Research Business Manager ​Caleb Arnold, BA ​(303) 724-2211


Neurology Subspeciality Administrative Staff

Behavioral Neurology [Drs. Anderson, Filley, Holden, McConnell, & Pressman]Deanna RagsdalePhone: (303) 724-2046
Fax:  (303) 724-4082
Headache/Pain Medicine [Drs. Birlea & Burke]Deanna RagsdalePhone: (303) 724-2046
Fax:  (303) 724-4082
Epilesy [Drs. Baca, Brown, DeStefano, Drees, Frey, Korb, McDermott, O'Brien, Shrestha, Spitz & Strom]Travis Beckstead, MS
Linda Friedman
Phone: (720) 848-7812
Phone: (720) 848-8583
Fax: (720) 848-0194
Movement Disorders [Drs. Berman, Fullard, Hawkins, Kern, Leehey & Seeberger]Candace Ellman, MA
Nicole Leith, MS
Phone: (303) 724-2194
Phone: (303) 724-8984
Fax: (303) 724-2212
Movement Disorders Center
Coordinator and Marketing Specialist
Nicole Leith, MSPhone: (303) 724-8984
Fax:  (303) 724-2212
Neuro-Hospitalist & Stroke
[Drs. Barry, Hughes, Jones,
Leppert, Orjuela, Pastula, Poisson, 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, Tsai, Schreiner & Vollmer]
Colleen MoyaPhone: (303) 724-2187
Fax: (303) 724-0985
[Drs. Dixon, Foster, Fridman, Quan & 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. Cohrs, 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

Amanda L. Piquet, MD

Matthew S. West, MD

Associate Directors

Education ManagerHannah Daniels, BS(303) 724-6533
Residency Education CoordinatorAshley Runyan, BA(303) 724-4330

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Neurology Fellowship Program

 Program Name Info
Epilepsy FellowshipPearce J. Korb, MDDirector
Headache Medicine FellowshipMarius Birlea, MDDirector
Movement Disorder FellowshipLauren Seeberger, MDDirector
Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry FellowshipAl Anderson, MDDirector
Neuroimmunology FellowshipJohn R. Corboy, MDDirector
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

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Neurology Medical Student Clerkship and Electives

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


Neurology Grand Rounds

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

Neurology Clinical Research Staff


 Position Name Phone
Research Services Program DirectorDonna Wilber,(303) 724-4589
Clinical Research Operations ManagerHaley Steinert, MS(303) 724-4172
Clinical Research Program ManagerBrooke Valdez(303) 724-2704
Clinical Research Program SpecialistEric Winters(303) 724-2198
Clinical Research Scheduling SpecialistLinda Petrick(303) 724-8279
Investigator Initiated Project ManagerBecca Seal, MS(303) 724-4518
PRO ManagerEric Engebretson(303) 724-8388
Pre-Award Grants ProfessionalAnabel Adler(303) 724-5986
Regulatory Affairs CoordinatorMonica Murray(303) 724-2705
Study Start-Up and Regulatory ManagerNicole Gendelman, MA(303) 724-2200
Clinical Research Program SpecialistCrystal Musser(303) 724-7226
Clinical Research Finance SpecialistKatherine Varley(303) 724 -0978
Clinical Research Recruitment SpecialistAlexa Vareldis(303) 724-4053
Clinical Research Recruitment SpecialistNatalie Lopez-Esquibel(303) 724-7937