Marius Birlea, MD
Associate Professor of Clinical Practice, Neurology

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iuliu Hatieganu, Cluj Napoca, Romania (1994)
Internship:
  • New York Medical College (Metropolitan) Program (2008)
Residency:
  • University of Colorado, Neurology (2011)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado, Neurology (2013)
Languages: English, Romanian, Spanish
Department: Neurology

Recognition & Awards

  • Resident, Department of Neurology, University of Colorado School of Medicine (2011)
    Outstanding Resident Research Award
  • Resident, Internal Medicine, Metropolitan Hospital, New York (2008)
    Exceptional Resident Professionalism Award

Research Interests

Headache and inflammation, infectious causes of headache, behavioral implications with headache headache and associated cardio-vascular problems, headache after trauma, low and high cerebrospinal fluid disorders

Teaching

  • Associate professor of clinical practice (2020)
    School of Medicine, Neurology
    All types of head pains, including primary (migraine and others, with no cause known) or secondary (causes can be identified). Infections of the nervous system with alphaherpes viruses (varicella-zoster virus, herpes simplex viruses). Low and high spinal fluid pressure disorders.

Publications

  • Birlea M, Cohrs RJ, Bos N, Mehta SK, Pierson DL, Gilden D. Search for varicella zoster virus DNA in saliva of healthy individuals aged 20-59 years. J Med Virol. 2014 Feb;86(2):360-2. PubMed PMID: 24338812
  • Birlea M, Nagel MA, Khmeleva N, Choe A, Kleinschmidt-Demasters B, Hevner R, Boyer P, Lear-Kaul KC, Bos N, Wellish M, Cohrs RJ, Gilden D. Varicella-zoster virus trigeminal ganglioneuritis without rash. Neurology. 2014 Jan 7;82(1):90-2. PubMed PMID: 24285619
  • Birlea M, Cohrs RJ, Bos N, Mehta SK, Pierson DL, Gilden D. Search for varicella zoster virus DNA in saliva of healthy individuals aged 20-59 years. J Med Virol. 2014 Feb;86(2):360-2. PubMed PMID: 24338812
  • Birlea M, Nagel MA, Khmeleva N, Choe A, Kleinschmidt-Demasters B, Hevner R, Boyer P, Lear-Kaul KC, Bos N, Wellish M, Cohrs RJ, Gilden D. Varicella-zoster virus trigeminal ganglioneuritis without rash. Neurology. 2014 Jan 7;82(1):90-2. PubMed PMID: 24285619
  • Birlea M, Owens GP, Eshleman EM, Ritchie A, Traktinskiy I, Bos N, Seitz S, Azarkh Y, Mahalingam R, Gilden D, Cohrs RJ. Human anti-varicella-zoster virus (VZV) recombinant monoclonal antibody produced after Zostavax immunization recognizes the gH/gL complex and neutralizes VZV infection. J Virol. 2013 Jan;87(1):415-21. PubMed PMID: 23077312

Professional Memberships

  • International Society for Neurovirology (ISN), Member
  • International Headache Society (IHS), Member
  • American Headache Society (AHS), Member
  • American Neurological Association, Member
  • American Academy of Neurology, Member

Practice Locations

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

University Internal Medicine Denver at Lowry
8111 E. Lowry Blvd
Denver, CO 80230
720-848-9500

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

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Neurology, Board Certification (2011)
  • UCNS Headache Medicine Certified, Certificate (2014)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Brain and Nervous System
  • Brain and Nervous System - Neurovascular Conditions
  • Brain and Nervous System - Migraine
  • Brain and Nervous System - Neuromuscular Diseases
  • Brain and Nervous System - Meningitis
  • Brain and Nervous System - Traumatic and Acquired Brain Injuries
  • Brain and Nervous System - Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Infections - Viral Infections
  • Brain and Nervous System - Stroke
  • Brain and Nervous System - Multiple Sclerosis
  • Infections
Clinical Interests
My many clinical interest include any head and face pain conditions, viral infections of the nervous system, low/high spinal fluid pressure conditions as well as stroke or neurological disorders that are post traumatic, inflammatory or involve peripheral nervous system

Care Philosophy
I dedicate all my attention to the patient in front of me and is always my pleasure to be available whenever necessary with questions or concerns.

Personal Interests
Whenever possible, I love spending time with my family (wife and two children) and reading, listening to music, playing soccer.

Volunteer Activities
Raising awareness on migraine

Public Speaking
Yes
Various headache topics

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Medicine and Pharmacy Iuliu Hatieganu, Cluj Napoca, Romania (1994)
Internships:
  • New York Medical College (Metropolitan) Program (2008)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Colorado, Neurology (2011)
Fellowships:
  • University of Colorado, Neurology (2013)
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Languages: English, Romanian, Spanish
Department: Neurology
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