Mark Spitz, MD
Professor, Neurology

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Arizona College of Medicine (1979)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, Arizona State University (AZ) (1975)
Internship:
  • Baylor College of Medicine Program (1980)
Residency:
  • Baylor College of Medicine Program, Neurology (1983)
Languages: English
Department: Neurology

Professional Titles

  • Professor, Neurology
  • Chief, Epilepsy

Recognition & Awards

  • Top Doctor in Denver, 5280 Magazine (2017)
  • Top Doctor in Denver, 5280 Magazine (2016)
  • Top Doctor in Denver, 5280 Magazine (2015)
  • Top Doctor in Denver, 5280 Magazine (2014)
  • Top Doctor in Denver, 5280 Magazine (2013)
  • Top Doctor in Denver, 5280 Magazine (2012)
    Voted a 5280 best doctor by my peers in response to the question, "Which physician would you trust to treat you and your family?"

Publications

  • Spitz Mark C., Bainbridge, Jacquelyn L, Wong, Pei-Shieen, Phenobarbital and Primidone. In: Wyllie E. Wyllie's treatment of epilepsy: principles and practice: Wolters Kluwer Health. 2020: 698-692
  • Lewine JD, Plis S, Ulloa A, Williams C, Spitz M, Foley J, et al. Quantitative EEG Biomarkers for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. J Clin Neurophysiol. 2019
  • D. McDermott, S. DeStefano, S. Sillau, R. Pierce, C. Baca, C. Drees, M. Spitz, M. Brown; What is a Fill Time Academic Epileptologist? Results of a National Survey in the United States. American Epilepsy Society Annual Meeting. December 2019
  • Harden C, Tomson T, Gloss D, Buchhalter J, Cross JH, Donner E, French JA, Gil-Nagel A, Hesdorffer DC, Smithson WH, Spitz MC, Walczak TS, Sander JW, Ryvlin P. Practice Guideline Summary: Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy Incidence Rates and Risk Factors: Report of the Guideline Development, Dissemination, and Implementation Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Epilepsy Society. Epilepsy Curr. 2017 May-Jun;17(3):180-187. PubMed PMID: 28684957
  • Harden C, Tomson T, Gloss D, Buchhalter J, Cross JH, Donner E, French JA, Gil-Nagel A, Hesdorffer DC, Smithson WH, Spitz MC, Walczak TS, Sander JW, Ryvlin P. Practice guideline summary: Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy incidence rates and risk factors: Report of the Guideline Development, Dissemination, and Implementation Subcommittee of the American Academy of Neurology and the American Epilepsy Society. Neurology. 2017 Apr 25;88(17):1674-1680. PubMed PMID: 28438841
  • Williams CS, Spitz MC, Foley JF, Weaver LK, Lindblad AS, Wierzbicki MR. Baseline EEG abnormalities in mild traumatic brain injury from the BIMA study. Undersea Hyperb Med. 2016 Aug-Sept;43(5):521-530. PubMed PMID: 28768071
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Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Neurology, Fellow
  • American Clinical Neurophysiology Society, Member
  • American Epilepsy Society, Member
  • Colorado Neurology Society, Member

Practice Locations

Neurosciences Center - Anschutz
1635 Aurora Ct
4th Floor
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-2080

Rocky Mountain Regional Veterans Administration Medical Center
1700 Wheeling St
Aurora, CO 80045
303-399-8020

UCH - Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion
1635 Aurora Ct
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0000

UCH - Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion
12605 E. 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0000

Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion 2
12505 E. 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-0000

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Neurology, Board Certification (1988)
  • Epilepsy (2013)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Brain and Nervous System
  • Brain and Nervous System - Epilepsy
Clinical Interests
Dr. Spitz is the head of the Adult Comprehensive Epilepsy Program, which consists of nine full-time adult epileptologists and a two fellows. The Epilepsy Program has a busy 12-bed epilepsy monitoring unit. The program meets the highest standards for size and sophistication set by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers. Dr. Spitz interprets EEGs, evoked potentials, video-EEG monitoring and corticography. Specialty clinics: Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU), Clinical Trials

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Arizona College of Medicine (1979)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, Arizona State University (AZ) (1975)
Internships:
  • Baylor College of Medicine Program (1980)
Residency Programs:
  • Baylor College of Medicine Program, Neurology (1983)
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Languages: English
Department: Neurology
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