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Chiari Care Center

The Chiari program at The Medical Center of Aurora is dedicated to the evaluation, care and treatment of patients that have been recently diagnosed with Chiari I Malformation (CM-I) (pronounced kee-ar'-ee). Our team offers medical expertise and advanced technology for the singular focus of treating these particular neurological disorders. We concentrate on educating not only patients, but also their families about these less common neurologic diseases.

Our Chiari network of neurosurgeons, neurologists and other neurohealth professionals handle all aspects of care from diagnosis, to treatment and follow up. Both non-surgical and surgical treatment options are considered.

Our extensive screening process allows for our integrated team to determine the best plan of care for you. If you have been diagnosed with Chiari, we require the following information before we can consider further screening of your neurological symptoms.

  1. A radiology (X-ray) report within the past 6 months that shows a Chiari malformation
    • This can be an MRI of the brain or cervical (neck) spine that shows a Chiari malformation
  2. A completed referral request from your primary care/family physician or Neurologist
  3. Laboratory tests
    • C Reactive Protein (CRP-Cardiac)
    • Hemaglobin A1C (HbA1c)
    • Vitamin D (vitamin d 25-hydroxy)

Please fax the completed documentation packet to our Chiari Navigator at 303-671-4968 or email to After all of the documents are received, our Chiari Navigator will call you to discuss next steps.

Please note that The Chiari Care Center currently does not treat children younger than 14 years of age or patients who have previously had Chiari surgery.

If you have previously had Chiari surgery please refer to the following sites: