Dr. Stephen Shogan, MD

Dr. Stephen Shogan, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
67 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Stephen Shogan, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Denver, CO. He is 67 years old and has been practicing for 42 years.Read his story

Colorado Neurosurgery Associates

4700 Hale Pkwy Ste 500

Denver, CO 80220
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • American Republic
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Cofinity
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas


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Spine Disorders
more than 78% of peers
Thoracic Spine Fracture
more than 78% of peers
Spinal Stenosis
more than 77% of peers

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Dr. Shogan's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Shogan "A Detroit native and a graduate of the University of Michigan Medical School, Dr. Stephen Shogan completed his neurosurgical residency at the University of Michigan Medical Center in 1982. A member of both the Denver Medical Society and Colorado Neurosurgical Society, he has been listed as one of 5280 Magazine's "Top Doctors" for neurosurgery sixteen years in a row.From 1982 to 1984, Dr. Shogan was an Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center as well as the Medical Co-Director of Neurology-Neurosurgery Intensive Care Unit at Denver General Hospital. Since 1984, he has served as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurology as well as the Chief of Neurosurgery at Rose Medical Center. From 1993 to 1995 he also acted as the Medical Staff President at Rose Medical Center, and holds a diplomat certification from both the American Board of Neurological Surgery (1985) and from the National Board of Medical Examiners (1977).Dr. Shogan is married and has three children."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Shogan "My approach is compassionate, comprehensive and patient-centered. By involving my patients fully in their neurosurgical care, I arm them with the information they need to take full advantage of their treatment and be entirely involved in the process. My treatment approach is sound, reasonable, and appropriate, in order to provide my patients with the best care possible with the least invasive approach."


  • Neurosurgery
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • Acoustic Neuroma
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Sheath Tumors
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury


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  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Surgery
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Colorado.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University of Michigan Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1976
  • University Of Michigan Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Michigan Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • 5280 "Top Doctor", 2011
Media & Publications

Dr. Shogan has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Shogan's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Shogan to family and friends
based on 21 total reviews (6 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (21)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Shogan's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

in Boulder, CO |
A very respectful, informative, caring and professional experience. The office is comfortable, and everyone on the office staff is friendly and kind.
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Parker, CO |
Dr. Shogan and his PA, Becky, are amazing. I am having a reservoir placed in my brain to treat cancer. He made me completely comfortable with him and the procedure.
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in Greenwood Village, CO |
Amazing Surgeon! Amazing Team!
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in Greeley, CO |
Dr Shogan was very thorough & answered my questions.
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in La Junta, CO |
I have one life and one back to live it with. That being said, I would trust my quality of life with no other person than Dr. Shogan. I am an elem. Principal, not a professional athlete yet he and his staff have always treated me as if I were. He is skilled, honest and a person of the highest...more
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Shogan accepts 14 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • American Republic
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Cofinity
    Cofinity PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • HealthSmart
  • Humana
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Shogan has admitting privileges

Rose Medical Center
4567 E 9th Ave
Denver, CO 80220
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Presbyterian/Saint Luke's Medical Center
1719 E 19th Ave
Denver, CO 80218
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