John H. McVicker, MD, FACS, is director of neurosciences at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs and has been instrumental in helping Memorial develop the full spectrum of neuroscience capability. His clinical research interests include neurotrauma, neurocritical care and surgery for movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor.

McVicker is board-certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery and is board-certified in neurocritical care. He is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, and after his tenure on the college’s Committee on Trauma continues to act as a neurosurgical reviewer for the ACS-COT verification review committee. He is currently serving as Vice President of the Western Neurosurgical Society.

He has served as president of the Colorado Neurologic Institute, president of the Colorado Neurosurgical Society, president of the Rocky Mountain Neurosurgical Society, chair of the Council of State Neurosurgical Societies’ Neurotrauma Committee, and on the executive committee of the Joint Council of Neurotrauma and Critical Care.

Dr. McVicker has extensive experience in functional and stereotactic neurosurgery, neurotrauma and neurocritical care, trigeminal neuralgia, pituitary surgery, and cervical and lumbar spine surgery, principally for the treatment of trauma to the spine.

2015 Top Docs Bio
UCHealth-Memorial Hospital is the only hospital in southern Colorado to offer Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) as a treatment for patients with Parkinson’s Disease, Essential Tremor and other movement disorders. Memorial’s DBS program is led by nationally-recognized neurosurgeon Dr. John McVicker. Dr. McVicker was the first neurosurgeon to perform DBS in Colorado and has developed Memorial’s program to provide comprehensive care and results which dramatically improve patients’ lives, by offering lasting and measurable results. Dr. McVicker has trained many neurosurgeons on the procedure and is a sought-after DBS expert. He continues to bring cutting-edge technology to Colorado Springs, including the intra-operative CT scanner, which gives DBS patients more options.

Dr. McVicker also has extensive experience in functional and stereotactic neurosurgery, neurotrauma and neuro-critical care, trigeminal neuralgia, pituitary surgery, cervical and lumbar spine surgery, and treatment of trauma to the spine.


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Tuesday: 8am - 5pm
Wednesday: 8am - 5pm
Thursday: 8am - 5pm
Friday: 8am - 5pm
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Qualifications and experience

Brain and Nervous System - General Neurosurgery, Brain and Nervous System - Deep Brain Stimulation, Orthopedic Spine Surgery, Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, Neurosurgery
Shands Teaching Hospital, Univ of FL (1987)

University of Florida (1982)

Medical School
University of Colorado School of Medicine (1981)

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