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Dr. Nielsen's bio
This content was provided by Dr. Nielsen "Dr. Kirsten Nielsenis board certified in both Neurology and Epilepsy. Dr. Nielsen attended the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver for many of her academic milestones, including completion of an Epilepsy fellowship, a Neurology residency, and an Internal Medicine internship. The CU Health Sciences Center is also where she received her Doctor of Medicine degree. Dr. Nielsen has been named a 5280 Top Doctor in Epilepsy in both 2013 and 2014. She is in her sixth year as a member of Colorado Epilepsy Foundation Physician Advisory Board, and has volunteered at clinics serving the homeless population of Denver in the past. Dr. Nielsen has been a member of the American Epilepsy Society since 2008, and a member of the American Academy of Neurology since 2006. She was awarded the AAN Medical Student Prize for Excellence in Neurology in 2005. In her spare time, Dr. Nielsen enjoys bicycling, horseback riding, skiing, and participating in 10k runs."
Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
Difficulty With Walking
Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Low Back Pain
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Restless Leg Syndrome
Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
Traumatic Brain Injury
Visual Field Defects
24-Hour Ambulatory Electroencephalogram
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Colorado.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
0 Board Actions
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University Of Colorado
Undergraduate School | Graduated 2000
University Of Colorado At Denver
Medical School | Graduated 2005
University Of Colorado Health Science Center
Residency Hospital | Completed 2009
University Of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2010
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
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