Muhammad Riaz, MD
Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery

  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Neurological Surgery (2019)
  • Louisiana State University (Shreveport) Program, Neurological Surgery (2018)
Languages: English, Hindi, Urdu, Pashto
Department: Neurosurgery

Professional Titles

  • Assistant professor of Neurosurgery

Recognition & Awards

  • Top Doctor, 5280 (2022)
    Top Neurological surgeon Denver
  • Top Neurosurgeon, DocSpot (2021)
    Top Neurosurgeon Denver
  • AANS grant, American association of Neurological surgeons (2017)


  • Assistant professor (2019)
    School of Medicine, Neurosurgery
    Pediatric brain and spine


  • Pediatric craniocerebral firearm injuries: literature review, best practices in medical and surgical management, and case report D J Calame 1 2, M Riaz 3 Childs Nerv Syst 2023 Apr 27. doi: 10.1007/s00381-02305968-3. Online ahead of print. Affiliations expand PMID: 37100970 DOI: 10.1007/s00381-023-05968-3
  • Neurosurgical Consequences of e-Scooter Use: Strategies to Prevent Neurological Injury William McKay, 1 , * William Kerscher, 1 , 2 Muhammad Riaz, 1 and Alexander Mason 1 Neurotrauma Rep. 2023; 4(1): 218–224. Published online April 2023. doi: 10.1089/neur.2022.0073.PMCID: PMC10122265.PMID: 37095857
  • Early versus delayed flow diversion for ruptured intracranial aneurysms: A systematic review and meta-analysis: World Neurosurgery 2019, Jun; 126:41-52; Corresponding Author: Rimal Dossani Co-Authors: Devi P Patra, MD; Jennifer Kosty, MD; Fareed Jumah, MD; Okkes Kuybu, MD; Nasser Mohammad, MD; Muhammad Waqas, MBBS; Muhammad Riaz, MD; Hugo Cuellar, MD
  • Sovereign immunity and its implications for neurosurgery Neurosurg Focus 2020 Nov;49(5):E15. Rimal H Dossani, Muhammad Waqas, Michael J Meyer, Felix Chin, Hamid H Rai, Rameez Dossani, Anshara Munir Dossani, Muhammad Riaz.
  • Safety profile of superior petrosal vein (the vein of Dandy) sacrifice in neurosurgical procedures: a systematic review. International Journal of Surgery; Volume 26, February 2016, Pages 69-72. Narayan V1, Savardekar AR1, Patra DP1, Mohammed N1, Thakur JD1, Riaz M, Nanda A1.
  • Decompressive craniectomy for infants: a case series of five patients. Neurosurg Focus. 2018 Jul;45(1):E3. doi: 10.3171/2018.4.NEUROS FOCUS18133. Riaz M, Waqas M2, Ujjan BU3, Akhunzada NZ4, Hadi YB5, Javed G6, Bari ME7
  • Management of Meningioma involving the major venous sinuses: A single institution experience: Childs Nerv Syst. 2015 Nov;31(11):2117-22. doi: 10.1007/s00381- 015-2808-1. Epub 2015 Jul 5. World Neurosurgery Corresponding Author: Anil Nanda; Co-Authors: Nasser Mohammad, MD, MCH; Vinayak Nayayan, MD, MCH; Devi Patra, MD, MCH; Amey Sarvardekar, MD, MCH; Muhammad Riaz, MD, FCPS
  • Multiple cerebral hydatid cysts in 8-year-old boy: A case report and literature review of a rare presentation; Surg Neurol Int. 2016; 7: 62. Muhammad Babar Khan, Muhammad Riaz, and Muhammad Ehsan Bari
  • Endoscopic third ventriculostomy for obstructive hydrocephalus: Outcome analysis of 120 consecutively treated patients from a developing country; Surg Neurol Int 2013, 4:103 Muhammad Babar Khan1, Muhammad Riaz,Syed Ather Enam,
  • Conservative management of significant supratentorial epidural hematomas in pediatric patients. Childs Nerv Syst. 2014 Jul;30(7):1249-53. doi: Khan MB1, Riaz M, Javed G.
  • Cerebral aspergillosis and pulmonary tuberculosis in a child with chronic granulomatous disease; Surg Neurol Int. 2016; 7: 62. Muhammed Waqas, Sidra Zafar, Tooba Rehman, Muhammed Riaz, Muhammed E. Bari, and Romana Idrees.
  • Is surgical spinal decompression for supratentorial GBM symptomatic with drop metastasis warranted? A case report and review of literature Muhammad Babar Khan Muhammad Riaz, and Muhammad Ehsan Bari*.
  • Surgical management of traumatic extradural hematoma in children: Experiences and analysis from 24 consecutively treated patients in a developing country. Surg Neurol Int. 2014; 5: 40. Muhammad Babar Khan, Muhammad Riaz, Gohar Javed, Fauzan Alam Hashmi, Maryam Sanaullah, Syed Ijlal Ahmed.
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Professional Memberships

  • American association of Neurological Surgeons, Member
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Member
  • North American spine society, Member

Practice Locations

Denver Health
777 Bannock St
Denver, CO 80204

Children's Hospital Colorado - Colorado Springs
4090 Briargate Pkwy
Colorado Springs, CO 80920

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
  • Denver Health Medical Center
  • Children's Hospital Colorado

Specialty Information

Conditions & Treatments
  • Brain and Nervous System
  • Brain and Nervous System - Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System - Brain Tumors
  • Brain and Nervous System - Chiari Malformation
  • Brain and Nervous System - Concussion Assessment
  • Brain and Nervous System - General Neurosurgery
  • Brain and Nervous System - Hydrocephalus
  • Brain and Nervous System - Meningitis
  • Brain and Nervous System - Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Brain and Nervous System - Traumatic and Acquired Brain Injuries
  • Brain and Nervous System - Trauma / Nerve Injuries
  • Brain and Nervous System - Stroke
  • Brain and Nervous System - Spine Diseases and Conditions
  • Brain and Nervous System - Pituitary Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System - Peripheral Nerve Repair
  • Spine
  • Spine - Cervical disc herniation
  • Spine - Cervical Myelopathy
  • Spine - Cervical spinal stenosis
  • Spine - Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Spine - Myelopathy
  • Spine - Lumbar spinal stenosis
  • Spine - Lumbar disc herniation
  • Spine - Radiculopathy
  • Spine - Sacroiliac Joint
  • Spine - Sciatica
  • Spine - Slipped Disc
  • Spine - Spinal tumors
  • Spine - Spondylolisthesis
  • Spine - Spondylolysis
Personal Interests
Pediatric brain tumors, congenital spinal anomalies, Selective dorsal root rhizomes, Moya Moya disease

Public Speaking

General Information

  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Neurological Surgery (2019)
  • Louisiana State University (Shreveport) Program, Neurological Surgery (2018)
Languages: English, Hindi, Urdu, Pashto
Department: Neurosurgery
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

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

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