Ricka Messer, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics-Neurology

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Connecticut School of Medicine (2010)
Graduate School :
  • PhD, University of Connecticut Health Center (2010)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, University of Texas System (TX) (2002)
Internship:
  • University of Connecticut Program (2012)
Residency:
  • Johns Hopkins University Program, Chief Resident, Child Neurology (2015)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Neurology

Recognition & Awards

  • Education Chief Resident, Johns Hopkins Neurology Residency, (2014)
  • Excellence in Teaching, Gold Humanism Award, (2012)

Teaching

  • Assistant Professor (2015)
    School of Medicine, Neurology
    Pediatric neurology
  • Assistant Professor (2015)
    School of Medicine, Pediatrics
    Pediatric neurology

Publications

  • Wagnon JL, Barker BS, Hounshell JA, Haaxma CA, Shealy A, Moss T, Parikh S, Messer RD, Patel MK, Meisler MH. Pathogenic mechanism of recurrent mutations of SCN8A in epileptic encephalopathy. Ann Clin Transl Neurol. 2015 Dec 21;3(2):114-23. PubMed PMID: 26900580

Professional Memberships

  • American Medical Association (AMA), Member
  • American Academy of Neurology (AAN), Member
  • Child Neurology Society (CNS), Member
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Member

Practice Locations

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

Children's Hospital Colorado
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-1234

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado
  • University of Colorado Hospital
Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Child Neurology
  • Science of Clinical Investigation, Certificate (2014)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Brain and Nervous System - Traumatic and Acquired Brain Injuries
  • Brain and Nervous System - Stroke
  • Brain and Nervous System - Meningitis
  • Brain and Nervous System - Brain Tumors
  • Brain and Nervous System - Epilepsy
  • Brain and Nervous System - Multiple Sclerosis
  • Brain and Nervous System
Clinical Interest for Patients
Acquired brain injuries and acute neurologic issues, including inpatient neurology consults, post-hospitalization outpatient follow-up, and urgent outpatient evaluation.

Care Philosophy
I strive to provide comprehensive care and up-to-date treatments for my patients, from start to finish. I also seek to be a compassionate resource for my patients and families.

Public Speaking
Yes

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Connecticut School of Medicine (2010)
Graduate Schools:
  • PhD, University of Connecticut Health Center (2010)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, University of Texas System (TX) (2002)
Internships:
  • University of Connecticut Program (2012)
Residency Programs:
  • Johns Hopkins University Program, Chief Resident, Child Neurology (2015)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Neurology
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