UCHealth Brain and Spine Tumor Multidisciplinary Clinic - Anschutz Medical Campus

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Monday: 8am – 4:30pm
Tuesday: 8am – 4:30pm
Wednesday: 8am – 4:30pm
Thursday: 8am – 4:30pm
Friday: 8am – 4:30pm
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Your team
Douglas Ney, MD
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Kevin Lillehei, MD
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D. Ryan Ormond, MD, PhD
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Neurological Surgery

Denise Damek, MD
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A. Samy Youssef, MD, PhD, MSc, FAANS
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Neurological Surgery

US News Best Hospitals 2020-21 Neurology & Neurosurgery badgeBeing diagnosed with a brain or spinal tumor can be emotionally difficult. We provide specialized clinic options while providing comprehensive support to you and your family.

Neuro multidisciplinary clinic

Patients diagnosed with a brain or spine tumor are able to see all of our dedicated neurologic specialists involved in their care during one convenient visit.

The Neuro multidisciplinary clinic is held weekly at our comprehensive cancer center located at the Anschutz Medical Campus. Our target patient for this clinic is the newly diagnosed patient, or a patient with recurrent brain cancer or tumor.

At this clinic you have a unique opportunity to talk with ALL of your providers and physicians in the same setting. We will work with you from the moment of diagnosis through the implementation and completion of a uniquely designed treatment plan. We want you to feel absolutely confident that we are providing you with the best treatment options available, options that are designed specifically for you.

Our clinic’s collaborative team includes:

  • Neurosurgeons
  • Neuro-oncologists (Anschutz Medical Campus only)
  • Radiation oncologists
  • Neuropathologists (Anschutz Medical Campus only)
  • Neuroradiologists
  • Nurse practitioners & physician assistants
  • Registered dietician
  • Social worker
  • Clinical research coordinator
  • Oncology nurse navigator
  • Clinic registered nurse

Conditions we treat

  •  Gliomas
    • Astrocytoma I-IV
      • GBM
    • Ependymoma
    • Oligodendroglioma I-III
  • Meningiomas
    • Benign
    • Atypical
    • Anaplastic
  • Spinal cord tumors
  • Neurofibromatosis
  • Medulloblastoma
  • Vestibular schwannomas
  • Central nervous system lymphomas
  • Metastatic brain cancers
  • Acoustic neuroma
  • Schwannomatosis
  • Paraneoplastic syndrome
  • Neurological complications of cancer treatment
  • Histiocytic disorders (ECD Certified Care Center)
  • Tuberous sclerosis

Modalities offered

We provide highly specialized treatment options, customized for each patient’s individual tumor and needs, while providing comprehensive support to you and your family. These include:

  • Complex brain tumor surgery
  • Neuromonitoring
  • Complex skull base surgery
  • Endoscopic brain tumor and skull base surgery
  • Image guided neuronavigation
  • Awake surgeries for cortical mapping
  • Complex spine surgery
  • Cranial and spinal reconstruction surgery
  • Fluorescence guided tumor surgery
Radiation oncology
  • Stereotactic body radiation therapy for targeting very localized and providing high doses of radiation
  • Intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) with daily image guidance
  • Gamma Knife therapy
  • TomoTherapy® Hi-Art® treatment system
Neurologic oncology (available only at this clinic)
  • NCCN guideline approved chemotherapy treatment plans
  • Tumor treating field device / OPTUNE (certified OPTUNE providers at Anschutz Medical Campus only)
  • Oral and IV chemotherapy options
  • Immunotherapy


  • Monthly Brain Tumor Support Group with a licensed psychologist and Neurologic Oncology Clinic registered nurse.
  • Cancer Center dedicated psychologists & clinical social workers.
  • Oncology-certified nurse navigators.
  • Financial support counseling.
  • Neuropsychometric testing.

Clinical trials

Our clinic also conducts and participates in clinical trials aimed at improving the outcomes for our brain and spine tumor patients.

>> Visit our clinical trials page