The Spine Center at the University of Colorado Hospital
The Spine Center treats all spinal-related disorders. Patients receive a complete evaluation by a physiatrist to plan treatment options. All treatment options are tried before surgery is considered. An experienced team of neurosurgeons and orthopaedic surgeons work together plan the best option if surgery is necessary. Physical therapy and pain psychology treatment are among the many services offered by the Spine Center. The following doctors are some of the specialists at the Spine Center:
Evalina Burger, MD
Dr. Burger is the senior orthopaedic spine surgeon at the Spine Center and an associate professor at the University of Colorado’s School of Medicine. She was trained in South Africa, receiving her medical degree from the University of the Orange Free State (RSA) and doing her residency in orthopedic surgery at the University of Pretoria. She specializes in adult deformity and reconstruction. Dr. Burger has a vast experience in comprehensive spine care including pain management, tumors and infection and is experienced in treating in traumatic conditions of the spine. Dr Burger is internationally known. She has spoken and delivered papers at international meetings throughout Europe, South-Africa and South-America.
Heather Ene, MD
Dr. Ene is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Her clinical interests include musculoskeletal disorders, neurological rehabilitation and chronic pain. She is an assistant professor at the University of Colorado School’s of Medicine. Dr. Ene earned her medical degree at the University of Colorado and did her residency at Emory University.
Peter Witt, MD, PhD
Dr. Witt is the director of the Neuro Spine program in the Department of Neurosurgery and an assistant professor at the University of Colorado’s School of Medicine. He earned his medical degree from the University of Hannover Medical School in Germany. He completed his training as a neurosurgeon at the University of Colorado and focused on complex spine surgery in Germany as a visiting professor with Dr. Harms. His clinical interests include degenerative and traumatic spinal disorders, spinal tumors, syringomyelia, craniocervical junction disorders, peripheral nerve surgery, neurotrauma and neuro critical care. Dr. Witt’s current research activities are in the field of minimally invasive and endoscopic spine surgery, as well as spinal radiosurgery.
For an appointment please contact:
The Spine Center
Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion
1635 Aurora Court, Suite 4200
Phone: (720) 848-1980
Fax: (720) 848-2019