Department of Neurosurgery

In the News

November is Epilepsy Awareness Month!! University of Colorado Neurosurgeon, Allyson Alexander, MD, is a bright light for kids!!

Lillehei 250Welcome from Department Chair, Kevin O. Lillehei, MD 

Welcome to the University of Colorado Department of Neurosurgery.  Neurosurgery at CU is a dynamic, rapidly growing educational enterprise, and we are one of the largest Departments of Neurosurgery in the western United States. Currently the Department encompasses 4 teaching institutions: University Hospital, Colorado Children’s Hospital, the Colorado VA Medical Center and Denver Health and Hospitals, with all but the latter now located on the new 225 acre Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora.  The Anschutz Medical Campus, is a truly state-of-the-art center for education, clinical programs, research and innovation Our current faculty includes 25 Neurosurgeons, 3 Neuro-critical care Intensivists, an ever-growing division of Interventional Neuro-radiology, 5 Neuropsychologists and 4 full-time dedicated research PH.D.’s.  Within the Department are nine programs of excellence, offering unrivaled educational opportunities for our Residents and Fellows. We, at the University of Colorado, are dedicated to providing state-of-the-art care not only to the patients of Colorado, but to our region and to the nation.  Please take a look at the video we’ve prepared, which tells you about our Clinical Programs of Excellence, the research we are doing, and the unsurpassed educational opportunities that we provide.    On behalf of our entire department, we are glad you’re here.

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Please enjoy our Neurosurgery HEADlines – a “Year in Review” Winter Edition.

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A Year in Review

Professional/Medical Education Events:

  • VanderArk Visiting Professor Lectureship - Postponed (TBD) 

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