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Rocky Mountain Regional Veterans Administration Medical Center
1700 Wheeling St Aurora, CO 80045


John Beckham, MD


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John Beckham, MD


Board Certified








Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease

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Practice Locations

Rocky Mountain Regional Veterans Administration Medical Center
1700 Wheeling St Aurora, CO 80045


UCH - Infectious Disease Clinic
1635 Aurora Ct 7th Floor, Aurora, CO 80045


Clinical Interest for Patients

My clinical interests include general infectious diseases, HIV care and infections of the nervous system. I also participate in a multidisciplinary program with the Department of Neurology in the field of Neurological Infections and Neuroinflammatory diseases.

Care Philosophy

I strive to provide individualized care for each patient that addresses the needs of the underlying disease or infection and also supports the patient and their unique life.


  • Internal Medicine ( 2004 , 2014 )
  • Infectious Disease ( 2007 , 2016 )

Conditions & Treatments

  • Brain and Nervous System

    Brain Abscess, Meningitis

  • Immune System

    AIDS, AIDS / HIV Disease

  • Infections

    Bacterial, Fungal, Influenza, Pneumonia, Viral

Medical Schools

MD, Baylor College of Medicine (2001)

Undergraduate Schools

BA, Baylor University (TX) (1997)


Baylor College of Medicine Program

Residency Program

Baylor College of Medicine Program (2004)


University of Colorado (2007)

American Association for the Advancement of Science, Member

American College of Physicians (ACP), Fellow

American Society for Microbiology (ASM), Member

American Society for Virology (ASV), Member

Infectious Disease Society of America (IDSA), Fellow


Mechanism of Alpha-synuclein dependent restriction of viral infection (2017)

Development of Vaccine Targets for Zika virus infection during pregnancy (2017)

Research Interests for Patients

Our laboratory investigates how viruses interact with the host immune system in the periphery and in the brain. We work to identify these mechanisms and design novel drug therapies or vaccines to treat or prevent viral infections in the nervous system. Our current work has also led us to investigate how inflammation may trigger events related to the development of Parkinson's disease and related neurodegenerative disorders.

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Clinical Interests for Referring Providers

My clinical interests include general infectious diseases, HIV, and infections of the central nervous system. We have also developed a multidisciplinary clinical program with Neurology to provide specialized care for patients with neurological infections and inflammatory diseases of the nervous system.

Research Interest for Referring Providers

Our laboratory studies the basic interactions between RNA virus infections and host immune responses. Our current research in the laboratory studies viral RNA structures in a group of viruses called flaviviruses in an effort to develop attenuated vaccine candidates. In a second project in the lab, we study the innate immune responses that contribute to neurodegenerative diseases. We are defining the mechanisms by which alpha-synuclein, a protein that causes Parkinson's disease, is involved in innate immune responses in neurons. In a third set of experiments, we are studying the immune responses to SARS-CoV2 in neurons and the peripheral immune responses that may contribute to brain dysfunction seen in cases of COVID19.

Referral Contact Phone: 303-399-8020