Daniel Craig, MD
Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine (2012)
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Chief Resident, Neurosurgery (2019)
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Spine (2018)
Department: Neurosurgery

Professional Memberships

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons, Fellow

Practice Locations

UCHealth Spine Center - Anschutz Medical Campus
Anschutz Inpatient Pavilion - 1st Floor
12605 E. 16th Avenue
Aurora, CO 80045

UCHealth Neurosurgery - Anschutz Medical Campus
1635 Aurora Court
Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion, 4th Fl
Aurora, CO 80045

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital

Specialty Information

  • Neurological Surgery, Board Certification (2022)
  • American Board of Neurological Surgery, Board Certification (2022)
  • Complex Spine Fellowship, Specialized Training (2018)
  • Colorado Medical License/DEA, License (0001)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Spine
  • Spine - Cervical disc herniation
  • Spine - Cervical Myelopathy
  • Spine - Cervical spinal stenosis
  • Spine - Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Spine - Lumbar disc herniation
  • Spine - Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Spine - Lumbar spinal stenosis
  • Spine - Myelopathy
  • Spine - Radiculopathy
  • Spine - Sacroiliac Joint
  • Spine - Sciatica
  • Spine - Scoliosis
  • Spine - Slipped Disc
  • Spine - Spinal tumors
  • Spine - Spondylolisthesis
  • Spine - Spondylolysis
  • Brain and Nervous System - Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System
  • Brain and Nervous System - Brain Tumors
  • Brain and Nervous System - Chiari Malformation
  • Brain and Nervous System - Hydrocephalus
  • Brain and Nervous System - Trauma / Nerve Injuries
  • Brain and Nervous System - Traumatic and Acquired Brain Injuries
Clinical Interests
I have a wide-ranging spine practice including degenerative pathology and spinal deformity with a special interest in spinal tumors, trauma, and opportunities to employ minimally invasive techniques. More broadly I an interested in maintaining a general neurosurgery practice including cranial tumors, hydrocephalus, trauma, and chiari malformations while deferring to our subspecialists when appropriate.

Care Philosophy
"Love your neighbor as you love yourself." This command from Jesus guides my approach to medicine, and I strive to treat those who trust me with their care the same way I would want myself and my family treated. Neurosurgery training has afforded me a wide range of approaches to employ in partnership with my patients. Often surgery is the most effective way I can offer to ease pain, make a diagnosis, support quality of life, and facilitate return to activity. Just as frequently, though, my role is to explain, advocate, comfort, and help navigate our daunting healthcare system for those for whom surgery may not be the right next step. I hope to offer my patients an understanding about diagnoses and treatment plans as well as a confidence that they are not alone. I'm thankful to be a part of a truly diverse and capable team at CU, and it is a privilege to care for and partner with our neighbors in Colorado and beyond.

Personal Interests
As a Colorado and Denver native, I have never tired of exploring the mountains and love digging into the growing culture of our city. I enjoy hiking, camping, skiing, music and arts culture, and getting into all of it with my wife and our 2 boys. As a musician, I've been fortunate to maintain a creative life throughout my medical journey. Currently working with my band, Juno Rossa, and collaborating with my talented wife who is an accomplished songwriter and visual artist, the passion for creating and performing keeps me going outside the hospital.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine (2012)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Chief Resident, Neurosurgery (2019)
  • University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program, Spine (2018)
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Department: Neurosurgery
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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