J. Paul Elliott, MD

Quick Contact:

Office Phone: (303) 783-8844
Fax: (303) 783-2002
Medical Assistant Direct Line: (303) 783-7651


About the Doctor

Neurological illness can affect all aspects of a patient’s life. One of the reasons I chose to become a Neurosurgeon is because it gives me the ability to offer definitive treatment options that allow patients to regain their quality of life. My brother was born with spina bifida; seeing the effects it has on him and my own family growing up made me want to make a difference for those who may face similar circumstances.

Neurosurgery is an intense lifestyle, but ultimately it is very rewarding. I have a commitment to my patients and derive great joy when I see them and their families benefit from care that our team is able to provide. Having a neurosurgical procedure can be physically and emotionally taxing. I approach every patient with care and compassion, with the hope that it will help them and their families heal. My philosophy is to maximize conservative treatment options, and to only perform surgery when I feel like it will result in a positive outcome. I have the experience and surgical precision to help alleviate pain or impede a disease process. Most patients come to me because of my experience, conservative treatment philosophy, excellent post-surgical outcomes, and the ability to connect to them as a person and not just a disease or disorder. I strive to give my patients an excellent understanding of their condition, and to use my experience and skills to help them make the best treatment choices to optimize their outcome. My patients find me to be down to earth and personable.

During my free time when I’m not working, I enjoy time with my wife, son, and daughter. We love the beautiful Colorado outdoors, tennis, swimming, and traveling.

Neurosurgical Interests:

Cranial: Brain Aneurysms, Brain Tumors, Brain Metastases, Trigeminal Neuralgia, Hemifacial Spasm, Hydrocephalus, Pituitary Tumors, Gamma Knife Radiosurgery.

Spine: Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery, Microdisectomy, Spinal Decompression, Spinal Tumors.

Other: Carpel Tunnel Release, Ulnar Decompression.

Board Certified:

American Board of Neurosurgery

Fellowship Trained:

Cerebrovascular, Neurotrauma, and Critical Care – University of Washington, WA


Neurological Surgery, Chief Resident- University of Washington,Seattle, WA
Registrar of Neurological Surgery for Atkinson Morley’s Hospital,University of London

Medical School:

Columbia University- College of Physicians and Surgeons


Stanford University

Professional Appointments:

Chief of Neurosurgery – Swedish Medical Center – Current
Director of Neurotrauma- Swedish Medical Center – Current
Chief of Neurosurgery Denver Health Medical Center –2002 to 2003


American Academy of Neurosurgeons
Congress of Neurological Surgeons
Colorado Neurologic Institute
Past President of Colorado Neurosurgical Society
Past President of Rocky Mountain Neurosurgical Society


5280 Best Doctors – 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015
5280 Magazine award voted by other MDs.