Amy Amara, MD, PhD
Visiting Professor, Neurology

Languages: English
Department: Neurology

Professional Titles

  • Section Head
  • Professor


  • Memon AA, Catiul C, Irwin Z, Pilkington J, Memon RA, Joop A, Wood KH, Cutter G, Bamman M, Miocinovic S, Amara AW. Effects of exercise on sleep spindles in Parkinson's disease. Front Rehabil Sci. 2022;3:952289. PubMed PMID: 36188974
  • Kongsuk J, Perumean-Chaney SE, Knight DC, Brown CJ, Amara AW, Hurt CP. Development of Dynamic Measures to Assess Balance Confidence and State Anxiety While Walking at Increasing Speeds in Young and Older Adults. J Aging Phys Act. 2022 Dec 1;30(6):995-1002. PubMed PMID: 35339111
  • Shaban M, Amara AW. Resting-state electroencephalography based deep-learning for the detection of Parkinson's disease. PLoS One. 2022;17(2):e0263159. PubMed PMID: 35202420
  • Srivastava H, Joop A, Memon RA, Pilkington J, Wood KH, Natelson Love M, Amara AW. Taking the Time to Assess Cognition in Parkinson's Disease: The Clock Drawing Test. J Parkinsons Dis. 2022;12(2):713-722. PubMed PMID: 34864688
  • Picillo M, LaFontant DE, Bressman S, Caspell-Garcia C, Coffey C, Cho HR, Burghardt EL, Dahodwala N, Saunders-Pullman R, Tanner CM, Amara AW. Sex-Related Longitudinal Change of Motor, Non-Motor, and Biological Features in Early Parkinson's Disease. J Parkinsons Dis. 2022;12(1):421-436. PubMed PMID: 34744052
  • 4. Dhanwani, R, J Rodrigues Lima-Junior, A Sethi, J Pham, G Williams, April Frazier, Y Xu, AW Amara, D G Standaert, J Goldman, I Litvan, R Alcalay, B Peters, D Sulzer, CS Lindestam Arlehamn, and A Sette (2022) Transcriptional analysis of peripheral memory T cells reveals Parkinson’s disease-specific gene signatures. npj Parkinson’s Disease. 8:30. PMID: 35314697
  • Memon AA, Bagley ME, Creed RB, Amara AW, Goldberg MS, McMahon LL. Basal Synaptic Transmission and Long-Term Plasticity at CA3-CA1 Synapses Are Unaffected in Young Adult PINK1-Deficient Rats. Front Neurosci. 2021;15:655901. PubMed PMID: 34483814
  • 1. Tan, C, H Nawaz, SK Lagman, LJ Cloud, AW Amara, TJ Druzgal, BD Berman, N Mukhopadhyay, and MJ Barrett (2022) Cholinergic Nucleus 4 Degeneration and Cognitive Impairment in REM Sleep Behavior Disorder. Movement Disorders
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Professional Memberships

  • American Neurological Association, Fellow
  • Movement Disorders Society, Member
  • American Academy of Neurology, Member
  • American Academy of Sleep Medicine, Member

Practice Locations

UCHealth Neurosciences Center - Anschutz Medical Campus
1635 Aurora Ct
4th Floor
Aurora, CO 80045

Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

  • Neurology, Board Certification (2009, 2019)
  • Sleep Medicine, Board Certification (2011, 2021)
  • Movement Disorders, Specialized Training (2012)
Clinical Interests
I have a broad range of clinical interests within Movement Disorders and Sleep Medicine. I treat Parkinson's disease and other forms of Parkinsonism, tremor, REM sleep behavior disorder, sleep apnea, restless legs syndrome, and others.

Care Philosophy
My goals are to provide compassionate care, to listen, and to establish treatment plans tailored to the needs of the individual.

General Information

Languages: English
Department: Neurology
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

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

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