Denver Health’s Division of Neurosurgery provides a wide range of programs for treatment of your brain, spine and nervous system conditions. Our board certified neurosurgeons are equipped with state-of-the-art technology and trained in the most current treatments. No matter your needs, our staff is focused on providing you the best care possible.

Our Services

  • Trauma and acute care neurosurgery
    • Nobody plans their emergencies, but when they happen, Denver Health’s Division of Neurosurgery is ready around the clock. A team member is present at the hospital 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Spine care
    • Back pain and sciatic symptoms are some of the most common problems we see. Our surgeons are trained in the latest techniques, including minimally invasive surgery, to best treat your condition.
  • Brain care
  • Denver Health is a Level 4 Epilepsy Center serving Colorado and surrounding states.

Conditions and Treatments

Specialty Clinics

Epilepsy Clinic

Pediatric Neurosurgery Clinic

Brain and Spine Clinic

DBS Program Development with Dr. Grassia

Fabio Grassia

Dr. Fabio Grassia attended Catania University in Italy where he obtained his bachelor’s degree in biological sciences, graduated from medical school and completed his pre-residency training in neurosurgery.Dr. Grassia went on to complete his Neurosurgery Residency at Milano University in Italy, a Neurosurgery Research Fellowship at UW Medicine, and became a Board-Certified Neurosurgeon in Italy in December 2019. From there Dr. Grassia came to the University of Colorado, Denver where he completed a Fellowship in Functional and Epilepsy Surgery in June 2021 and was subsequently recruited by the Department of Surgery at Denver Health. Dr. Grassia’s main interests include Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS), brain tumors, white matter dissection, DTI and functional imaging in pre-op planning and during surgery, fluorescein-guided microsurgical brain tumor removal, epilepsy and robotic-assisted surgery.


Dr. Grassia’s recruitment, along his passion for our mission and commitment to provide care for those in underserved communities, will allow Denver Health to provide enhanced care to our patients through the creation of a Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) Program. The indications for DBS have traditionally been Parkinson’s tremor, but is now being used for essential tremor and a myriad of other neurologic and psychiatric indications. DBS is a process that sends electrical impulses to parts of the brain that aren’t working properly, enabling the currents to realign and restore the stability of brain circuits that have been disturbed so the brain activity returns to normal. The electrical stimulation halts abnormal nerve signals that trigger the most debilitating Parkinson’s effects, such as tremor, rigidity, stiffness, slowed movement and walking problems. Dr. Grassia’s enthusiasm and dedication to our patients is evident in the work he has been doing since his recruitment and prior to his start date. Dr. Grassia has been working with Dr. Kathy Beauchamp, Division Chief of Neurosurgery, the Department of Medicine’s Neurology Division, the Director of Outreach and Rural Strategy to stand up the DBS Program, and has secured funding from the Parkinson’s Association of the Rockies to support outreach and education to our clinicians and patients here at Denver Health.