Practice Locations

UCHealth Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion - Anschutz Medical Campus
1635 Aurora Ct Aurora, CO 80045


Maria Nagel, MD


Board Certified


Practice Locations

UCHealth Neurosciences Center - Anschutz Medical Campus
1635 Aurora Ct, 4th Floor, Aurora, CO 80045


UCHealth Anschutz Outpatient Pavilion - Anschutz Medical Campus
1635 Aurora Ct Aurora, CO 80045


Provider Expertise

Clinical Interest for Patients

I am interested in clinical neurology, acute and chronic virus infections of the nervous system and virus latency in the nervous system.

Care Philosophy

I work closely with my patients and their family doctors to develop a comprehensive plan of care.


  • Neurology ( 2009 )

Conditions & Treatments

  • Brain and Nervous System

  • Infections


Interests & Activities

Volunteer Activities

Promoting diversity in the health sciences

Education & Training

Medical Schools

MD, University of Illinois College of Medicine (2002)

Undergraduate Schools

BA, University of Chicago (IL) (1991)


University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program (2003)

Residency Program

University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program (2006)


University of Colorado (2009)

Professional Memberships

American Heart Association, Member

American Neurological Association, Fellow

American Society of Microbiology, Member

International Society for NeuroVirology, Member

Rocky Mountain Virology Club, Member

Research & Grants


The molecular pathogenesis of VZV infection (2014)

Purinergic signaling in VZV vasculopathy (2015)

Nucleicacid-based therapies for blood borne viruses (2017)

Research Interests for Patients

Stroke, giant cell arteritis, headache, dermatomal distribution pain and facial pain syndromes due to VZV and HSV infection.

information for referring providers

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Clinical Interests for Referring Providers

I am interested in central nervous system viral infections, particularly those caused by VZV and HSV including postherpetic neuralgia, stroke, giant cell arteritis and facial pain syndromes.

Research Interest for Referring Providers

I study the molecular mechanisms of varicella zoster virus vasculopathy that leads to stroke and giant cell arteritis, as well as the role of alphaherpesviruses in dermatomal-distribution pain without rash, headache and facial pain syndromes.