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Craig G. van Horne, MD, PhD

Director, Deep Brain Stimulator Center

Practice areas

  • Movement Disorders
  • Neuro Spine Surgery
  • Neurosurgery
  • Spine Surgery

Faculty rank

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery

Clinic information

Clinical interests

  • Complex Adaptive Systems
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Microsurgery
  • Movement Disorders
  • Neurotransplantation
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Tumors of the Brain and Spine



University of Colorado, School of Medicine, Aurora


Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston

Certifications or Special training

American Board of Neurological Surgery

Additional information


5 questions with neurosurgeon Dr. Craig van Horne.

My name is Craig van Horne; I received my medical degree and doctorate from the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Board certified in neurosurgery, I am the director of the Deep Brain Stimulator Center. The focus of my research is cellular and surgical therapies for Parkinson’s disease.


  1. van Horne CG, Quintero JE, Gurwell JA, Wagner RP, Slevin JT, Gerhardt GA. Implantation of autologous peripheral nerve grafts into the substantia nigra of subjects with idiopathic Parkinson's disease treated with bilateral STN DBS: a report of safety and feasibility. J Neurosurg. 2016 May 6;1-8.
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  2. Querfurth HW, Lieberman P, Arms S, Mundell S, Bennett M, van Horne C. Ophthalmodynamometry for ICP prediction and pilot test on Mt. Everest. BMC Neurol. 2010; 10:106. PMID: 21040572.
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  3. Santagata S, van Horne C, Sallan SE, McLaughlin ME, Ramakrishna NR. Post-irradiation meningioma with sarcoidosis. J Neurooncol. 2007 May; 82(3):271-2. PMID: 17361337.
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  4. Palmer MR, Granholm AC, van Horne CG, Giardina KE, Freund RK, Moorhead JW, Gerhardt GA. Intranigral transplantation of solid tissue ventral mesencephalon or striatal grafts induces behavioral recovery in 6-OHDA-lesioned rats. Brain Res. 2001 Jan 26; 890(1):86-99. PMID: 11164771.
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  5. Hoffman AF, van Horne CG, Eken S, Hoffer BJ, Gerhardt GA. In vivo microdialysis studies on somatodendritic dopamine release in the rat substantia nigra: effects of unilateral 6-OHDA lesions and GDNF. Exp Neurol. 1997 Sep; 147(1):130-41. PMID: 9294410.
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  6. Hebert MA, Van Horne CG, Hoffer BJ, Gerhardt GA. Functional effects of GDNF in normal rat striatum: presynaptic studies using in vivo electrochemistry and microdialysis. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 1996 Dec; 279(3):1181-90. PMID: 8968339.
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  7. Hudson JL, van Horne CG, Strömberg I, Brock S, Clayton J, Masserano J, Hoffer BJ, Gerhardt GA. Correlation of apomorphine- and amphetamine-induced turning with nigrostriatal dopamine content in unilateral 6-hydroxydopamine lesioned rats. Brain Res. 1993 Oct 29; 626(1-2):167-74. PMID: 8281427.
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  8. Freund RK, van Horne CG, Harlan T, Palmer MR. Electrophysiological interactions of ethanol with GABAergic mechanisms in the rat cerebellum in vivo. Alcohol Clin Exp Res. 1993 Apr; 17(2):321-8. PMID: 8387727.
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  9. van Horne CG, Strömberg I, Young D, Olson L, Hoffer B. Functional enhancement of intrastriatal dopamine-containing grafts by the co-transplantation of sciatic nerve tissue in 6-hydroxydopamine-lesioned rats. Exp Neurol. 1991 Aug; 113(2):143-54. PMID: 1907926.
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  10. van Horne CG, Bement S, Hoffer BJ, Gerhardt GA. Multichannel semiconductor-based electrodes for in vivo electrochemical and electrophysiological studies in rat CNS. Neurosci Lett. 1990 Dec 11; 120(2):249-52. PMID: 2293112.
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  11. van Horne CG, Mahalik T, Hoffer B, Bygdeman M, Almqvist P, Stieg P, Seiger A, Olson L, Strömberg I. Behavioral and electrophysiological correlates of human mesencephalic dopaminergic xenograft function in the rat striatum. Brain Res Bull. 1990 Aug; 25(2):325-34. PMID: 1977499.
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  12. Palmer MR, van Horne CG, Harlan JT, Moore EA. Antagonism of ethanol effects on cerebellar Purkinje neurons by the benzodiazepine inverse agonists Ro 15-4513 and FG 7142: electrophysiological studies. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 1988 Dec; 247(3):1018-24. PMID: 2849654.
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