Jeffrey Bennett, MD, PhD
Professor, Neurology

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Medical School:
  • MD, Stanford University School of Medicine (1993)
Graduate School :
  • PhD, Stanford University (1993)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, Case Western Reserve University (OH) (1986)
Internship:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program (1994)
Residency:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Chief Resident, Neurology (1996)
Languages: English
Department: Neurology

Professional Titles

  • Professor, Neurology
  • Professor, Ophthalmology

Recognition & Awards

  • Stephen C. Reingold Research Award, National Multiple Sclerosis Society (2006)
  • Basil O'Connor Starter Scholar Award, March of Dimes (1999)

Research Interests

My research focuses on antigen identification in optic neuritis, multiple sclerosis, neuromyelitis optica, and ocular inflammatory disorders.

Publications

  • Soltys J, Liu Y, Ritchie A, Wemlinger S, Schaller K, Schumann H, Owens GP, Bennett JL. Membrane assembly of aquaporin-4 autoantibodies regulates classical complement activation in neuromyelitis optica. J Clin Invest. 2019 Apr 8;129(5):2000-2013. PubMed PMID: 30958797
  • Cotzomi E, Stathopoulos P, Lee CS, Ritchie AM, Soltys JN, Delmotte FR, Oe T, Sng J, Jiang R, Ma AK, Vander Heiden JA, Kleinstein SH, Levy M, Bennett JL, Meffre E, O'Connor KC. Early B cell tolerance defects in neuromyelitis optica favour anti-AQP4 autoantibody production. Brain. 2019 Jun 1;142(6):1598-1615. PubMed PMID: 31056665
  • Liu Y, Given KS, Dickson EL, Owens GP, Macklin WB, Bennett JL. Concentration-dependent effects of CSF1R inhibitors on oligodendrocyte progenitor cells ex vivo and in vivo. Exp Neurol. 2019 Aug;318:32-41. PubMed PMID: 31029597
  • Cook LJ, Rose JW, Alvey JS, Jolley AM, Kuhn R, Marron B, Pederson M, Enriquez R, Yearley J, McKechnie S, Han MH, Tomczak AJ, Levy M, Mealy MA, Coleman J, Bennett JL, Johnson R, Barnes-Garcia M, Traboulsee AL, Carruthers RL, Lee LE, Schubert JJ, McMullen K, Kister I, Rimler Z, Reid A, Sicotte NL, Planchon SM, Cohen JA, Ivancic D, Sedlak JL, Sand IK, Repovic P, Amezcua L, Pruitt A, Amundson E, Chitnis T, Mullin DS, Klawiter EC, Russo AW, Riley CS, Onomichi KB, Levine L, Nelson KE, Nealon NM, Engel C, Kruse-Hoyer M, Marcille M, Tornes L, Rumpf A, Greer A, Kenneally Behne M, Rodriguez RR, Behne DW, Blackway DW, Coords B, Blaschke TF, Sheard J, Smith TJ, Behne JM, Yeaman MR. Collaborative International Research in Clinical and Longitudinal Experience Study in NMOSD. Neurol Neuroimmunol Neuroinflamm. 2019 Sep;6(5):e583. PubMed PMID: 31355319
  • Piquet AL, Khan M, Warner JEA, Wicklund MP, Bennett JL, Leehey MA, Seeberger L, Schreiner TL, Paz Soldan MM, Clardy SL. Novel clinical features of glycine receptor antibody syndrome: A series of 17 cases. Neurol Neuroimmunol Neuroinflamm. 2019 Sep;6(5):e592. PubMed PMID: 31355325
  • Cree BAC, Bennett JL, Kim HJ, Weinshenker BG, Pittock SJ, Wingerchuk DM, Fujihara K, Paul F, Cutter GR, Marignier R, Green AJ, Aktas O, Hartung HP, Lublin FD, Drappa J, Barron G, Madani S, Ratchford JN, She D, Cimbora D, Katz E. Inebilizumab for the treatment of neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder (N-MOmentum): a double-blind, randomised placebo-controlled phase 2/3 trial. Lancet. 2019 Sep 5. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31495497
  • Bennett JL. Optic Neuritis. Continuum (Minneap Minn). 2019 Oct;25(5):1236-1264. PubMed PMID: 31584536
  • Liu Y, Given KS, Owens GP, Macklin WB, Bennett JL. Distinct patterns of glia repair and remyelination in antibody-mediated demyelination models of multiple sclerosis and neuromyelitis optica. Glia. 2018 Sep 21. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30240044
  • Mader S, Brimberg L, Soltys JN, Bennett JL, Diamond B. Mutations of Recombinant Aquaporin-4 Antibody in the Fc Domain Can Impair Complement-Dependent Cellular Cytotoxicity and Transplacental Transport. Front Immunol. 2018;9:1599. PubMed PMID: 30057582
  • Chen JJ, Flanagan EP, Jitprapaikulsan J, López-Chiriboga ASS, Fryer JP, Leavitt JA, Weinshenker BG, McKeon A, Tillema JM, Lennon VA, Tobin WO, Keegan BM, Lucchinetti CF, Kantarci OH, McClelland CM, Lee MS, Bennett JL, Pelak VS, Chen Y, VanStavern G, Adesina OO, Eggenberger ER, Acierno MD, Wingerchuk DM, Brazis PW, Sagen J, Pittock SJ. Myelin Oligodendrocyte Glycoprotein Antibody (MOG-IgG)-Positive Optic Neuritis: Clinical Characteristics, Radiologic Clues and Outcome. Am J Ophthalmol. 2018 Jul 26. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30055153
  • Horton L, Bennett JL. Acute Management of Optic Neuritis: An Evolving Paradigm. J Neuroophthalmol. 2018 Sep;38(3):358-367. PubMed PMID: 30106803
  • Vogel AL, Knier B, Lammens K, Kalluri SR, Kuhlmann T, Bennett JL, Korn T. Deletional tolerance prevents AQP4-directed autoimmunity in mice. Eur J Immunol. 2017 Mar;47(3):458-469. PubMed PMID: 28058717
  • Soltys JN, Meyer SA, Schumann H, Gibson EA, Restrepo D, Bennett JL. Determining the Spatial Relationship of Membrane-Bound Aquaporin-4 Autoantibodies by STED Nanoscopy. Biophys J. 2017 Apr 25;112(8):1692-1702. PubMed PMID: 28445760
  • Bennett JL, Owens GP. Neuromyelitis Optica: Deciphering a Complex Immune-Mediated Astrocytopathy. J Neuroophthalmol. 2017 Sep;37(3):291-299. PubMed PMID: 28410278
  • Liu Y, Given KS, Harlow DE, Matschulat AM, Macklin WB, Bennett JL, Owens GP. Myelin-specific multiple sclerosis antibodies cause complement-dependent oligodendrocyte loss and demyelination. Acta Neuropathol Commun. 2017 Mar 24;5(1):25. PubMed PMID: 28340598
  • Rodríguez-Colón G, Bratton EM, Serracino H, Bennett JL, Hink EM. Sphenoid Wing Meningioma With Extraocular Muscle Involvement Mimicking Idiopathic Orbital Inflammation. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 May Jun;33(3S Suppl 1):S97-S99. PubMed PMID: 26882057
  • Alberga D, Trisciuzzi D, Lattanzi G, Bennett JL, Verkman AS, Mangiatordi GF, Nicolotti O. Comparative molecular dynamics study of neuromyelitis optica-immunoglobulin G binding to aquaporin-4 extracellular domains. Biochim Biophys Acta. 2017 Aug;1859(8):1326-1334. PubMed PMID: 28477975
  • Kowarik MC, Astling D, Gasperi C, Wemlinger S, Schumann H, Dzieciatkowska M, Ritchie AM, Hemmer B, Owens GP, Bennett JL. CNS Aquaporin-4-specific B cells connect with multiple B-cell compartments in neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorder. Ann Clin Transl Neurol. 2017 Jun;4(6):369-380. PubMed PMID: 28589164
  • Shimizu F, Schaller KL, Owens GP, Cotleur AC, Kellner D, Takeshita Y, Obermeier B, Kryzer TJ, Sano Y, Kanda T, Lennon VA, Ransohoff RM, Bennett JL. Glucose-regulated protein 78 autoantibody associates with blood-brain barrier disruption in neuromyelitis optica. Sci Transl Med. 2017 Jul 5;9(397). PubMed PMID: 28679661
  • Herwerth M, Kalluri SR, Srivastava R, Kleele T, Kenet S, Illes Z, Merkler D, Bennett JL, Misgeld T, Hemmer B. In vivo imaging reveals rapid astrocyte depletion and axon damage in a model of neuromyelitis optica-related pathology. Ann Neurol. 2016 Mar 6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26946517
  • Rodríguez-Colón G, Bratton EM, Serracino H, Bennett JL, Hink EM. Sphenoid Wing Meningioma with Extraocular Muscle Involvement Mimicking Idiopathic Orbital Inflammation. Ophthal Plast Reconstr Surg. 2016 Feb 12. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26882057
  • Yan Y, Li Y, Fu Y, Yang L, Su L, Shi K, Li M, Liu Q, Borazanci A, Liu Y, He Y, Bennett JL, Vollmer TL, Shi FD. Autoantibody to MOG suggests two distinct clinical subtypes of NMOSD. Sci China Life Sci. 2016 Feb 26. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26920678
  • Weil MT, Möbius W, Winkler A, Ruhwedel T, Wrzos C, Romanelli E, Bennett JL, Enz L, Goebels N, Nave KA, Kerschensteiner M, Schaeren-Wiemers N, Stadelmann C, Simons M. Loss of Myelin Basic Protein Function Triggers Myelin Breakdown in Models of Demyelinating Diseases. Cell Rep. 2016 Jul 12;16(2):314-22. PubMed PMID: 27346352
  • Bennett JL. Finding NMO: The Evolving Diagnostic Criteria of Neuromyelitis Optica. J Neuroophthalmol. 2016 Sep;36(3):238-45. PubMed PMID: 27529327
  • Grünewald B, Bennett JL, Toyka KV, Sommer C, Geis C. Efficacy of Polyvalent Human Immunoglobulins in an Animal Model of Neuromyelitis Optica Evoked by Intrathecal Anti-Aquaporin 4 Antibodies. Int J Mol Sci. 2016 Aug 26;17(9). PubMed PMID: 27571069
  • Liu Y, Harlow DE, Given KS, Owens GP, Macklin WB, Bennett JL. Variable sensitivity to complement-dependent cytotoxicity in murine models of neuromyelitis optica. J Neuroinflammation. 2016 Dec 1;13(1):301. PubMed PMID: 27905992
  • Bennett JL, Nickerson M, Costello F, Sergott RC, Calkwood JC, Galetta SL, Balcer LJ, Markowitz CE, Vartanian T, Morrow M, Moster ML, Taylor AW, Pace TW, Frohman T, Frohman EM. Re-evaluating the treatment of acute optic neuritis. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2015 Jul;86(7):799-808. PubMed PMID: 25355373
  • Gilden D, White T, Khmeleva N, Heintzman A, Choe A, Boyer PJ, Grose C, Carpenter JE, Rempel A, Bos N, Kandasamy B, Lear-Kaul K, Holmes DB, Bennett JL, Cohrs RJ, Mahalingam R, Mandava N, Eberhart CG, Bockelman B, Poppiti RJ, Tamhankar MA, Fogt F, Amato M, Wood E, Durairaj V, Rasmussen S, Petursdottir V, Pollak L, Mendlovic S, Chatelain D, Keyvani K, Brueck W, Nagel MA. Prevalence and distribution of VZV in temporal arteries of patients with giant cell arteritis. Neurology. 2015 May 12;84(19):1948-55. PubMed PMID: 25695965
  • Kowarik MC, Dzieciatkowska M, Wemlinger S, Ritchie AM, Hemmer B, Owens GP, Bennett JL. The cerebrospinal fluid immunoglobulin transcriptome and proteome in neuromyelitis optica reveals central nervous system-specific B cell populations. J Neuroinflammation. 2015 Jan 28;12:19. PubMed PMID: 25626447
  • Geis C, Ritter C, Ruschil C, Weishaupt A, Grünewald B, Stoll G, Holmoy T, Misu T, Fujihara K, Hemmer B, Stadelmann C, Bennett JL, Sommer C, Toyka KV. The intrinsic pathogenic role of autoantibodies to aquaporin 4 mediating spinal cord disease in a rat passive-transfer model. Exp Neurol. 2015 Mar;265:8-21. PubMed PMID: 25542977
  • Bennett JL, de Seze J, Lana-Peixoto M, Palace J, Waldman A, Schippling S, Tenembaum S, Banwell B, Greenberg B, Levy M, Fujihara K, Chan KH, Kim HJ, Asgari N, Sato DK, Saiz A, Wuerfel J, Zimmermann H, Green A, Villoslada P, Paul F. Neuromyelitis optica and multiple sclerosis: Seeing differences through optical coherence tomography. Mult Scler. 2015 May;21(6):678-88. PubMed PMID: 25662342
  • Weinshenker BG, Barron G, Behne JM, Bennett JL, Chin PS, Cree BA, de Seze J, Flor A, Fujihara K, Greenberg B, Higashi S, Holt W, Khan O, Knappertz V, Levy M, Melia AT, Palace J, Smith TJ, Sormani MP, Van Herle K, VanMeter S, Villoslada P, Walton MK, Wasiewski W, Wingerchuk DM, Yeaman MR. Challenges and opportunities in designing clinical trials for neuromyelitis optica. Neurology. 2015 Apr 28;84(17):1805-15. PubMed PMID: 25841026
  • Owens GP, Ritchie A, Rossi A, Schaller K, Wemlinger S, Schumann H, Shearer A, Verkman AS, Bennett JL. Mutagenesis of the aquaporin 4 extracellular domains defines restricted binding patterns of pathogenic neuromyelitis optica IgG. J Biol Chem. 2015 May 8;290(19):12123-34. PubMed PMID: 25792738
  • Sergott RC, Bennett JL, Rieckmann P, Montalban X, Mikol D, Freudensprung U, Plitz T, van Beek J. ATON: results from a Phase II randomized trial of the B-cell-targeting agent atacicept in patients with optic neuritis. J Neurol Sci. 2015 Apr 15;351(1-2):174-8. PubMed PMID: 25758472
  • Bennett JL, O'Connor KC, Bar-Or A, Zamvil SS, Hemmer B, Tedder TF, von Büdingen HC, Stuve O, Yeaman MR, Smith TJ, Stadelmann C. B lymphocytes in neuromyelitis optica. Neurol Neuroimmunol Neuroinflamm. 2015 Jun;2(3):e104. PubMed PMID: 25977932
  • Golas L, Bennett JL, White TM, Skarf B, Lesser R, Nagel MA, Gilden D. Varicella Zoster Virus in Ischemic Optic Neuropathy. Ophthalmology. 2015 Oct;122(10):2142-5. PubMed PMID: 26050536
  • Kremer S, Renard F, Achard S, Lana-Peixoto MA, Palace J, Asgari N, Klawiter EC, Tenembaum SN, Banwell B, Greenberg BM, Bennett JL, Levy M, Villoslada P, Saiz A, Fujihara K, Chan KH, Schippling S, Paul F, Kim HJ, de Seze J, Wuerfel JT, Cabre P, Marignier R, Tedder T, van Pelt D, Broadley S, Chitnis T, Wingerchuk D, Pandit L, Leite MI, Apiwattanakul M, Kleiter I, Prayoonwiwat N, Han M, Hellwig K, van Herle K, John G, Hooper DC, Nakashima I, Sato D, Yeaman MR, Waubant E, Zamvil S, Stüve O, Aktas O, Smith TJ, Jacob A, O'Connor K. Use of Advanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging Techniques in Neuromyelitis Optica Spectrum Disorder. JAMA Neurol. 2015 Jul;72(7):815-22. PubMed PMID: 26010909
  • Melamed E, Levy M, Waters PJ, Sato DK, Bennett JL, John GR, Hooper DC, Saiz A, Bar-Or A, Kim HJ, Pandit L, Leite MI, Asgari N, Kissani N, Hintzen R, Marignier R, Jarius S, Marcelletti J, Smith TJ, Yeaman MR, Han MH, Aktas O, Apiwattanakul M, Banwell B, Bichuetti D, Broadley S, Cabre P, Chitnis T, De Seze J, Fujihara K, Greenberg B, Hellwig K, Iorio R, Jarius S, Klawiter E, Kleiter I, Lana-Peixoto M, Nakashima, O'Connor K, Palace J, Paul F, Prayoonwiwat N, Ruprecht K, Stuve O, Tedder T, Tenembaum S, Garrahan JP, Aires B, van Herle K, van Pelt D, Villoslada P, Waubant E, Weinshenker B, Wingerchuk D, Würfel J, Zamvil S. Update on biomarkers in neuromyelitis optica. Neurol Neuroimmunol Neuroinflamm. 2015 Aug;2(4):e134. PubMed PMID: 26236760
  • Wingerchuk DM, Banwell B, Bennett JL, Cabre P, Carroll W, Chitnis T, de Seze J, Fujihara K, Greenberg B, Jacob A, Jarius S, Lana-Peixoto M, Levy M, Simon JH, Tenembaum S, Traboulsee AL, Waters P, Wellik KE, Weinshenker BG. International consensus diagnostic criteria for neuromyelitis optica spectrum disorders. Neurology. 2015 Jul 14;85(2):177-89. PubMed PMID: 26092914
  • Nagel MA, White T, Khmeleva N, Rempel A, Boyer PJ, Bennett JL, Haller A, Lear-Kaul K, Kandasmy B, Amato M, Wood E, Durairaj V, Fogt F, Tamhankar MA, Grossniklaus HE, Poppiti RJ, Bockelman B, Keyvani K, Pollak L, Mendlovic S, Fowkes M, Eberhart CG, Buttmann M, Toyka KV, Meyer-Ter-Vehn T, Petursdottir V, Gilden D. Analysis of Varicella-Zoster Virus in Temporal Arteries Biopsy Positive and Negative for Giant Cell Arteritis. JAMA Neurol. 2015 Nov 1;72(11):1281-7. PubMed PMID: 26349037
  • Cree BA, Bennett JL, Sheehan M, Cohen J, Hartung HP, Aktas O, Kim HJ, Paul F, Pittock S, Weinshenker B, Wingerchuk D, Fujihara K, Cutter G, Patra K, Flor A, Barron G, Madani S, Ratchford JN, Katz E. Placebo-controlled study in neuromyelitis optica-Ethical and design considerations. Mult Scler. 2015 Dec 14. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26666258
  • Blauth K, Owens GP, Bennett JL. The Ins and Outs of B Cells in Multiple Sclerosis. Front Immunol. 2015;6:565. PubMed PMID: 26594215
  • Blauth K, Soltys J, Matschulat A, Reiter CR, Ritchie A, Baird NL, Bennett JL, Owens GP. Antibodies produced by clonally expanded plasma cells in multiple sclerosis cerebrospinal fluid cause demyelination of spinal cord explants. Acta Neuropathol. 2015 Dec;130(6):765-81. PubMed PMID: 26511623
  • Bennett JL, Nickerson M, Costello F, Sergott RC, Calkwood JC, Galetta SL, Balcer LJ, Markowitz CE, Vartanian T, Morrow M, Moster ML, Taylor AW, Pace TW, Frohman T, Frohman EM. Re-evaluating the treatment of acute optic neuritis. J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2014 Oct 29. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25355373
  • Papadopoulos MC, Bennett JL, Verkman AS. Treatment of neuromyelitis optica: state-of-the-art and emerging therapies. Nat Rev Neurol. 2014 Sep;10(9):493-506. PubMed PMID: 25112508
  • Saadoun S, Waters P, Owens GP, Bennett JL, Vincent A, Papadopoulos MC. Neuromyelitis optica MOG-IgG causes reversible lesions in mouse brain. Acta Neuropathol Commun. 2014 Mar 31;2:35. PubMed PMID: 24685353
  • Kowarik MC, Soltys J, Bennett JL. The treatment of neuromyelitis optica. J Neuroophthalmol. 2014 Mar;34(1):70-82. PubMed PMID: 24531318
  • Asavapanumas N, Ratelade J, Papadopoulos MC, Bennett JL, Levin MH, Verkman AS. Experimental mouse model of optic neuritis with inflammatory demyelination produced by passive transfer of neuromyelitis optica-immunoglobulin G. J Neuroinflammation. 2014 Jan 27;11:16. PubMed PMID: 24468108
  • Wrzos C, Winkler A, Metz I, Kayser DM, Thal DR, Wegner C, Brück W, Nessler S, Bennett JL, Stadelmann C. Early loss of oligodendrocytes in human and experimental neuromyelitis optica lesions. Acta Neuropathol. 2014 Apr;127(4):523-38. PubMed PMID: 24292009
  • Levin MH, Bennett JL, Verkman AS. Optic neuritis in neuromyelitis optica. Prog Retin Eye Res. 2013 Sep;36:159-71. PubMed PMID: 23545439
  • Nagel MA, Bennett JL, Khmeleva N, Choe A, Rempel A, Boyer PJ, Gilden D. Multifocal VZV vasculopathy with temporal artery infection mimics giant cell arteritis. Neurology. 2013 May 28;80(22):2017-21. PubMed PMID: 23635966
  • Saadoun S, Waters P, Leite MI, Bennett JL, Vincent A, Papadopoulos MC. Neuromyelitis optica IgG causes placental inflammation and fetal death. J Immunol. 2013 Sep 15;191(6):2999-3005. PubMed PMID: 23935196
  • Ratelade J, Asavapanumas N, Ritchie AM, Wemlinger S, Bennett JL, Verkman AS. Involvement of antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity in inflammatory demyelination in a mouse model of neuromyelitis optica. Acta Neuropathol. 2013 Nov;126(5):699-709. PubMed PMID: 23995423
  • Mathias M, Nagel MA, Khmeleva N, Boyer PJ, Choe A, Durairaj VD, Bennett JL, Mandava N, Gilden D. VZV multifocal vasculopathy with ischemic optic neuropathy, acute retinal necrosis and temporal artery infection in the absence of zoster rash. J Neurol Sci. 2013 Feb 15;325(1-2):180-2. PubMed PMID: 23312850
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Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Neurology, Member
  • North American Neuro-Ophthalmologic Society, Member
  • Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology, Member
  • American Neurological Association, Member

Practice Locations

UCHealth Sue Anschutz-Rodgers Eye Center
1675 Aurora Ct
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-2020

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

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Neurology, Board Certification (1998, 2008)
  • Neuro-Ophthalmology, Specialized Training (0001)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Brain and Nervous System
  • Eyes and Vision
  • Brain and Nervous System - Multiple Sclerosis
  • Brain and Nervous System - Pituitary Disorders
  • Eyes and Vision - Neuro-Ophthalmology
Clinical Interests
I am interested in neuro-ophthalmology, optic nerve disease, pupillary abnormalities, double vision, orbital disease, visual field defects and unexplained vision loss. Dr. Bennett's special interests include optic nerve disorders, double vision, neuromyelitis optica, and multiple sclerosis.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Stanford University School of Medicine (1993)
Graduate Schools:
  • PhD, Stanford University (1993)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, Case Western Reserve University (OH) (1986)
Internships:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program (1994)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Chief Resident, Neurology (1996)
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Languages: English
Department: Neurology
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