About Colorado Chiari Institute

Colorado Chiari Institute (CCI) at The Medical Center of Aurora diagnoses and treats those who are suffering from rare neurological disorders. This includes conditions such as Chiari 1 malformation (CM-1) (pronounced kee-ar’-ee), syringomyelia, non-Chiari syringomyelia and tethered spinal cord.

Our team offers medical expertise and advanced technology to ensure expert, effective care. Additionally, we concentrate on educating not only patients, but also their families, about these complex disorders.

CCI is in Aurora, Colorado, located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains and just minutes from Denver International Airport. Here, our team of experts handles all aspects of care—from evaluation and diagnosis to treatment. We closely consult with referring physicians throughout the course of your treatment to ensure you receive appropriate follow-up.

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Make an appointment with the CCI

We encourage our patients to be active participants in their care and treatment planning. This is a key part of our goal to provide the highest quality care to help heal body and mind, throughout your journey with Chiari malformation.

To begin the process, make an appointment or learn more, use the links below.

Obtain your medical records as needed for the CCI or other appointments.

Request medical records

To make an appointment, download all referral forms and gather the required information in advance.

Download referral forms

You can download the CCI app to fill out forms, receive appointment reminders and track surgery process.

Download the CCI app

There are many online support groups, publications and resources to support your journey with Chiari.

Find Chiari education and support resources

Read "So I Say," a poem by the CCI's doctor John Oró.

Read the Chiari poem