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John J Oro, MD

John J Oro, MD

Neurological Surgery
After earning his medical degree and completing a surgical internship at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, Dr. Oró obtained neurosurgical training at the University of Missouri Health Sciences Center in Columbia, MO. He was in academic practice for 21 years at the University of Missouri Health Sciences Center in Columbia. For 14 of those years, he served as Chief of the Division of Neurosurgery and Director of the Neurological Surgery Training Program. Dr. Oró was recipient of multiple teaching awards at MU. He founded the MU Neurosurgical Research Laboratory and performed pioneering work on motor cortex stimulation. He also contributed to the early studies on magnetic stimulation of the motor cortex in humans. Dr. Oró has published more than 70 research articles and book chapters. To enhance educational opportunities, he created the Division of Neurosurgery Visiting Scholars Program for international neurosurgeons and served as Co-Director of the MU Spine Fellowship Program. Dr. Oró also served on the Board of Directors of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons. Dr. Oró has a long interest in the treatment of the adult Chiari malformation & syringomyelia, At University of Missouri, he and Diane Muller, ND, RN, FNP-BC, established The Chiari Clinic. Moving to Denver, Colorado in 2005, Dr. Oró became Director of Neurosurgery at The Medical Center of Aurora and The Chiari Care Center. Dr. Oró has presented his work internationally and, together with Diane Muller, ND, RN, FNP-BC, has written a number of seminal papers on the disorder. Recently, he has narrowed his practice to the evaluation and treatment of persons with the Chiari I malformation and in 2017, together with Kimberly Sexton, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, established the Colorado Chiari Institute at The Medical Center of Aurora. Outside of work, Dr. Oró enjoys the outdoor lifestyle of Colorado with his wife and four sons.
  • Neurological Surgery - Primary - Board Certified
  • Undergraduate Degree: University of Houston
  • Residency: University of Missouri Health Sciences Center - 1984
  • Graduate Degree: Doctor Of Medicine - University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston - 1978
  • Internship: University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston - 1979
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