Dr. Chamisa MacIndoe is a neurointensivist who completed her medical degree at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences and her Emergency Medicine residency at the State University of New York, Buffalo. She completed her Neurocritical Care fellowship with the University of Pennsylvania.
She has found the practice of neurocritical care to exemplify why she chose medicine and feels privileged to be a part of a neurologically critically ill patient’s recovery. Her philosophy of patient care is aimed at comprehensive care in the sense that she feels that it is important, when possible, to identify and treat all of the factors that are contributing to the brain injury, both in the critical stage in the intensive care unit and during recovery. In addition to detailed medical treatment, education about the current condition ultimately is very empowering for the patient and family and can facilitate improved outcomes overall.
Her clinical interests include all aspects of neurocritical care, but also program development and community education and outreach. She has developed protocols/clinical guidelines and overall program development as Medical Director of Neurocritical Care and continues to strive to find novel ways of process improvement. Her research interests are aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage and cerebral vasospasm, and neuromonitoring. Her hobbies include: hiking, biking, skiing, and photography.
Why Choose UCHealth?
Dr. MacIndoe grew up in Southern Colorado and moved to Colorado Springs to join the exemplary UCHealth team that is working to advance comprehensive neurologic care in this part of the state. She is honored to be a part of the exceptional multidiscipline team that is able to care for complex brain injury of all types. The ability to offer this level of care in Southern Colorado helps keep patients from this part of the state close to home for the entirety of their care, which can have a large impact on their recovery. UCHealth as a whole is incredibly committed to its entire team and the patient centered care philosophy is appreciated by the patients and staff alike.
Qualifications and experience
- Neurocritical care
- Languages spoken
University of Pennsylvania (2010)
State University of New York-Buffalo (2008)
Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (2005)