January 31, 2018
6:00PM Meet and Greet
Location: The Medical Center of Aurora, 1501 S. Potomac St., Meeting Rooms 1 & 2 (1st floor at the Main Entrance to hospital), Aurora, CO 80012
Topic: Chiari I & Two Hidden Headache Disorders
John Oro, MD and the Colorado Chiari Institute Wellness Team
Colorado Chiari Institute Wellness Team members, including Kimberly Sexton, RN, will also be speaking about "Reclaiming Health.”
About Dr. Oro: John Oró MD, AANS Fellow, joined faculty at the University of Missouri Health Sciences Center in Columbia in 1984 following completion of his neurosurgical training at MU. During his early neurosurgical career, he specialized in pediatric neurosurgery, surgery of the skull base, and cerebrovascular surgery. In 1991, Dr. Oró became Chief of the Division of Neurosurgery and developed various subspecialty programs. In 1998, he and Diane Mueller, ND, RN FNP-BC developed The Chiari Clinic.
Dr. Oró moved to Colorado in 2005 to become the Director of Neurosurgery at The Medical Center of Aurora (TMCA). In addition to performing cranial and spinal neurosurgery, with TMCA he expanded his national center for persons with the Chiari I malformation. Recently, . Oró and colleagues established the Colorado Chiari Institute at the Medical Center of Aurora. The Institute specializes in the evaluation and care of persons with Chiari I malformation, persons referred following previously unsuccessful surgeries, and persons with syringomyelia or tethered spinal cord. Enhancing the quality care mission are our commitments to research, education, and innovation.
Dr. Oró has been listed among the Best Doctor's in America since 2001 and America’s Top Surgeons since 2002.
About Kimberly Sexton, RN: Kimberly Sexton has been a nurse for 38 years with extensive experience in critical care, orthopedics, business, healthcare consulting, nursing education and pain management. She received a Master of Science Degree in Nursing and a post-graduate certificate as a Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs. She is board certified in family practice and nursing pain management by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Additionally, she has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with an emphasis in Technology Management from the University of Phoenix. She has been honored many times for Excellence in Care and is a member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.
Kimberly has been a HealthONE employee for 16 years with the last 9 years spent working with the Chiari I malformation patients and related spinal cord conditions. Currently she serves as Nurse Practitioner following Chiari patients from their initial visits through their hospital stay and post-operative course.
In her spare time, Kimberly enjoys quilting, cooking, traveling and spending quality time with her poodles and family.