Scientific Education & Advisory Board

John  Oro, MD

John Oro, MD


John Oró MD, AANS Fellow, joined faculty at the University of Missouri Health Sciences Center in Columbia in 1984 where he focused on pediatric neurosurgery, skull base neurosurgery, and cerebrovascular surgery. In 1990, he became director of the Neurosurgical Residency Training Program and in 1991 became Chief of the Division of Neurosurgery.

As Chief, Dr. Oró recruited faculty and developed a multiple neurosurgical subspecialty programs within the Division. He co-founded the Neurosurgery Research Laboratory and performed early research in motor evoked monitoring and magnetic brain stimulation. He also participated in national research trials including NASCET. In 1998, he and Diane Mueller, ND, RN FNP-BC developed The Chiari Clinic. Together, they have published widely on the Chiari I malformation.

Dr. Oró moved to Colorado in 2005 and became the Director of Neurosurgery at the Medical Center of Aurora (TMCA). In addition to performing cranial and spinal neurosurgery, he established the Chiari Care Center. He took a “gap year” in 2016 and dedicated his time to fostering Colorado’s growing health innovation ecosystem. In 2017, Dr. Oró returned to TMCA and established the Colorado Chiari Institute at the Medical Center of Aurora. He now focuses on the care of persons with the Chiari malformation and related disorders.

Dr. Oró has been listed among the Best Doctor’s in America since 2001 and America’s Top Surgeons since 2002.

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