Wayne Gluf, MD
Professor of Clinical Practice, Neurosurgery

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Medical School:
  • MD, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine (1997)
Undergraduate School:
  • BS, United States Naval Academy (MD) (1982)
Internship:
  • Naval Medical Center (San Diego) Program (1998)
Residency:
  • University of Utah Medical Center Program, Chief Resident, Neurosurgery (2003)
Fellowships:
  • University of Utah Medical Center Program, Neurological Surgery (2004)
Department: Neurosurgery

Professional Titles

  • Director of Neurosurgical Trauma

Recognition & Awards

  • Master Clinician Award, Naval Medical Center San Diego (2009)
    Selected by fellow physicians

Research Interests

Spinal Cord Injury

Professional Memberships

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), Member
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), Member
  • AANS/CNS Joint Section on Disorders of the Spine & Peripheral Nerves, Member
  • AANS/CNS Joint Section on Tumors, Member
  • AANS/CNS Joint Section on Neurotrauma and Critical Care, Member
  • AANS Ethics Committee Member, Member (2015-2018)

Practice Locations

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Neurosurgery, Board Certification (2008)
  • Complex Spine Surgery, Specialized Training (2004)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Brain and Nervous System - Traumatic and Acquired Brain Injuries
  • Brain and Nervous System
  • Brain and Nervous System - Trauma / Nerve Injuries
  • Brain and Nervous System - Brain Tumors
  • Spine - Cervical disc herniation
  • Spine
  • Spine - Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Spine - Cervical spinal stenosis
  • Spine - Lumbar disc herniation
  • Spine - Lumbar spinal stenosis
  • Spine - Myelopathy
  • Spine - Radiculopathy
  • Spine - Sciatica
  • Spine - Spondylolisthesis
  • Spine - Spondylolysis
  • Surgery - Neurosurgery
  • Surgery
Care Philosophy
Dr. Gluf spent virtually his entire adult life serving our country in the United States Navy. After graduating from the US Naval Academy in 1982 he served onboard ships and as a Special Operations Officer (Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD)/Navy Diver) before attending medical school at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, MD. He completed Neurosurgery residency and complex spine fellowship at the University of Utah and was Chairman of Neurosurgery at Naval Medical Center San Diego for several years before retiring from active duty service in December 2010. He comes to Denver from UT Southwestern (UTSW) in Dallas where he specialized in complex spine surgery. He has a particular interest in neurotrauma and teaching Neurosurgery residents and medical students and was a teaching faculty at the UTSW medical school.

Personal Interests
As a former US Navy Diver/Explosive Ordnance Disposal Officer I still travel the world SCUBA diving, with a particular interest in large pelagic animal encounters. Reading military history, biographies and traveling in Asia and Europe visiting WW II battle sites

Public Speaking
Yes

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine (1997)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BS, United States Naval Academy (MD) (1982)
Internships:
  • Naval Medical Center (San Diego) Program (1998)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Utah Medical Center Program, Chief Resident, Neurosurgery (2003)
Fellowships:
  • University of Utah Medical Center Program, Neurological Surgery (2004)
Department: Neurosurgery
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