Principal Investigators 

Allen Bowling, MD, PhD: Dr. Allen Bowling, a nationally renowned neurologist and Multiple Sclerosis specialist in the Denver CO metropolitan area, has a longstanding interest in Multiple Sclerosis and has a passion for providing care to those with Multiple Sclerosis. At the Rocky Mountain Multiple Sclerosis Center, he was the Associate Medical Director from 1997-2002 and the Medical Director from 2003-2007. Dr. Allen Bowling is currently a Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology at the University of Colorado-Denver and Health Sciences Center.

Kirsten Bracht, MD: Dr. Kirsten Bracht is an epileptologist and sleep specialist who earned her undergraduate degree at Stanford University and attended medical school at the University of Southern California School of Medicine. Dr. Bracht served her neurology residency and received her fellowship training in clinical neurophysiology at USC. Dr. Bracht is board certified in both neurology and sleep disorders.

Ira Chang, MD: Dr. Ira Chang received her undergraduate degree from Yale University. She moved to Colorado after finishing her medical training and stayed, practicing in outpatient neurology for several years. In 2005, she founded Blue Sky Neurology with a partner and has transitioned into the newly emerging fields of neurohospitalist and neurocritical care. She is the Medical Director of Acute Neurological Services and Chairman of the Neurology section at Swedish Medical Center. She teaches neurology residents as an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.

Christopher Fanale, MD: Dr. Fanale’s hometown is in Pennsylvania, where he graduated from Penn State with a degree in Biology. After completing his medical training, moving across country to San Diego to specialize in Stroke and Cerebrovascular disorders, he settled here in Colorado to join Blue Sky Neurology’s newly formed practice. He was instrumental in establishing the CNI CO-Doc Telemedicine Program which provides free telestroke services to rural communities in Colorado. He received the American Red Cross Healthcare Lifetime Achievement Award in 2007 for this endeavor. He serves as the Executive Director of Blue Sky Neurology and is an investigator for many acute stroke clinical trails.

Adam Hebb, MD: Dr. Hebb is a functional neurosurgeon at Colorado Brain and Spine Institute and Swedish Medical Center who specializes in Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS), epilepsy, neuro-oncology and peripheral nerve surgeries. He earned his medical degree from Dalhousie University School of Medicine in Halifax, Nova Scotia, completed a neurosurgery residency and a general surgery internship at at University of Minnesota. He underwent fellowship training in neuro-oncology and epilepsy at the University of Washington.

David Kelsall, MD: Dr. Kelsall, Medical Director of his practice, Rocky Mountain Ear Center, is a graduate of Stanford University and earned his medical degree at the University of Colorado. After serving residencies in general surgery at St. Joseph Hospital in Denver and in Otolaryngology at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, he completed his fellowship training in Otology/Neurotology/skull base surgery at the Denver Ear Institute. Dr. Kelsall is board certified in Otolaryngology, a Fellow in the American Academy of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery, a member of the American Neurotology Society and the Colorado Medical Society. 

Rajeev Kumar, MD: Dr. Rajeev Kumar is a board-certified neurologist. He earned his medical degree at the University of Saskatchewan and his residency at the Mayo Clinic. He completed his fellowship in movement disorders at the University of Toronto. Dr. Kumar is the Medical Director of the Rocky Mountain Movement Disorders Center.

Charles Livsey, MD, PhD: Dr. Charles Livsey is a board certified epileptologist who received his BS degree in Neurobiology from the University of Georgia and his MD and PhD (Pharmacology) degrees from Georgetown University. Dr. Livsey received his neurology residency training at Georgetown and Emory Universities and his epilepsy fellowship training at the University of Colorado, Denver. He also performed epilepsy research at Yale University. Dr. Livsey is a board certified neurologist and serves as the medical director of the CNI/Swedish Level 4 Epilepsy Program

Cori Millen, DO: Dr. Millen graduated with a medical degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine.  After completing her internship at Sparrow Health System/Michigan State University in Lansing, Michigan she went on to complete her residency in neurology at the University of North Carolina (UNC) Chapel Hill where she was the chief resident during her final year.  Dr. Millen  then graduated from an accredited neurological fellowship in Headache Medicine at UNC-Chapel Hill. Dr. Millen is the owner and medical director of Summit Headache and Neurologic Institute.  She is fellowship trained and board certified in headache medicine as well as board certified in general neurology.  She provides medical care for patients with all types of neurological conditions and sub-specializes in evaluation and medical management of a full spectrum of headache syndromes.

Monique Giroux, MD: Dr. Monique Giroux is co-founder of the Movement and Neuroperformance Center of Colorado in Englewood, CO. This center offers the continuum of care for people with chronic neurologic conditions treating the person hrough an integration of medical, rehabilitative and wellness based therapy.  Dr. Giroux received her medical degree from Ohio State University, completed her Neurology residency at Yale, Movement Disorders fellowship at Emory University and Integrative Medicine fellowship at the University of AZ.  She is board certified in Neurology. She has specialized training in Botulinum toxin (Botox) for dystonia, pain and spasticity as well as deep brain stimulation for tremor, dystonia and Parkinson’s disease.

Michael Pearlman, MD: Dr. Pearlman was born in Washington D.C., and raised in Colorado where he earned his medical degree. Prior to medical school, he attended University of Colorado Boulder and afterwards obtained a Ph.D. in Cancer Pharmacology from University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He attended University of Texas in Houston for his training in Adult and Adolescent Neurology. Prior to joining Blue Sky Neurology in 2013, he completed fellowships in Adult and Pediatric Neuro-Oncology and Phase I clinical trials in oncology. Dr. Pearlman and his family are happy to be back in his home state and enjoy all Colorado has to offer.

Robert Pratt, MD: Dr. Pratt is originally from West Stockbridge, Massachusetts. He attended Yale University as an undergraduate. After spending over two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in Bolivia, South America, he returned to the States and completed medical school, residency, and fellowship training at Columbia University in New York City. He moved from New York to Colorado with his wife and family to join newly established Blue Sky Neurology, where he is now a senior partner. He is also the Director of the Neurodiagnostic Laboratory at Swedish Medical Center and cares primarily for hospitalized or critically ill neurological patients. He especially enjoys participating in clinical research trials in order to help advance knowledge and improve upon available treatments of neurological disease.

Karen Theriot, MD: Dr. Karen Theriot received her medical degree from Tulane University. After two years of internship at Tulane in Internal Medicine, she completed residencies in Denver at Saint Joseph Hospital (Internal Medicine) and University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation). Dr. Theriot has extensive experience in neurological rehabilitation and has served as Medical Director at Spalding West Rehabilitation, Rocky Mountain MS Center at Swedish Medical Center and Mediplex Rehabilitation Hospital. She is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. Dr. Theriot currently has a private practice and is both Principal and Sub-Investigator on many clinical research trails.

Jeffery C. Wagner, MD: Dr. Jeffery Wagner earned his medical degree at Oregon Health and Science University. He completed training in neurology and then moved to Utah for fellowship training. At the University of Utah, he served as Director of Neurology Clerkship for medical students and received the Neurology Faculty Teaching Award in 2009. After relocating to Colorado, he primarily works in the hospital treating strokes, other acute neurological illnesses and performing EMGs and Botox injections.