Chris Filley, MD
Professor, Neurology

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Medical School:
  • MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1979)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, Williams College (MA) (1973)
  • University of Connecticut/Hartford Hospital Program (1980)
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Neurology (1983)
Languages: English
Department: Neurology

Professional Titles

  • Director, Behavioral Neurology Section
  • Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry


  • Elliott G, Filley CM, McCann AV, Diefenbach HA, Lucie A, Heibel ME, Vanderryn J. Art informing interdisciplinary care for a veteran recovering from traumatic brain injury: a case study. J Human Rehab, published online 30 April 2021 at
  • Filley CM. Cognition in cerebral palsy: white matter matters. Eur J Paediatr Neurol 2021; 32: A1.
  • Filley CM. White matter and human behavior. Science 2021; 372; 1265-1266.
  • Filley CM. White matter disease and psychiatric dysfunction: clinical and neurobiological insights. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 2021; 33: 178-179.
  • Rajic AJ, Pressman PS, Woodcock JH, Chial HJ, Filley CM. Use of coffee grounds to test olfaction for predicting cognitive dysfunction and decline. J Neurol Sci 2021; 427: 117516.
  • Filley CM. Cognitive dysfunction in white matter disorders: new perspectives in treatment and recovery. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci, in press.
  • Filley CM. Social cognition and white matter: connectivity and cooperation. Cogn Behav Neurol 2020; 33; 67-75.
  • Filley CM. On the trail of white matter. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 2020; 32: 312-313.
  • Filley CM. Progress in the diagnosis of traumatic brain injury. Neurology 2020; 95: 235- 236.
  • Brenner LA, Otis J, Grassmeyer RP, Adams RS, Laker SR, Filley CM. Assessment and management of psychiatric symptoms among adults with mild traumatic brain injury. In: Eapen BC, Cifu DX, eds. Concussion: Assessment, Management, and Rehabilitation. New York: Elsevier, 2020
  • Filley CM, Kelly JP. White matter and cognition in traumatic brain injury. In: Castellani RJ, ed. Handbook of Traumatic Brain Injury and Neurodegeneration. Amsterdam: IOS Press, 2020.
  • Filley CM, Kletenik I, Churchland PS. Morality and the brain: the right hemisphere and doing right. Cogn Behav Neurol, in press.
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Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Neurology, Fellow
  • Society for Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology, Member
  • International Neuropsychological Society, Member
  • American Neurological Association, Fellow
  • Colorado Neurological Society, Member

Practice Locations

CU Medicine Weight Management and Wellness - Anschutz Health and Wellness Center
12348 E Montview Boulevard
Aurora, CO 80045

UCHealth Neurosciences Center - Anschutz Medical Campus
1635 Aurora Ct
4th Floor
Aurora, CO 80045

CU Memory Disorders Clinic - Central Park
3055 Roslyn Street
Suite 120
Denver, CO 80238

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

  • Neurology, Board Certification (1984)
  • UCNS, Specialized Training (2006)
  • ABPN, Board Certification (1984)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Brain and Nervous System
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Dementia
  • Mental Health and Behavior
  • Brain and Nervous System - Traumatic and Acquired Brain Injuries
  • Brain and Nervous System - Alzheimer's Disease
Clinical Interests
I evaluate adults with any disorder that falls within in the spectrum of behavioral neurology, but the problems I see most commonly are dementia and traumatic brain injury.

Care Philosophy
I study the relationships between the brain and behavior, and use this perspective as the foundation of patient care.

Public Speaking

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1979)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, Williams College (MA) (1973)
  • University of Connecticut/Hartford Hospital Program (1980)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Neurology (1983)
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Languages: English
Department: Neurology
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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