Meet the team

Colin Buchanan, MD, Medical Director

Dr. Colin Buchanan is a board-certified, fellowship-trained neurosurgeon with unique expertise in the management of complex spinal disorders, minimally invasive surgery (MIS), and treatment and management of Chiari conditions. Dr. Buchanan has more than a decade of relevant experience and is recognized as an expert in his own right, serving as the neurosurgery trauma liaison and the medical director of neurosurgery at The Medical Center of Aurora.

Caroline Chatain, MSN, FNP-BC

Caroline Chatain, MSN, FNP-BC, is a board-certified nurse practitioner at The Medical Center of Aurora in the Colorado Chiari Institute. Caroline earned her Bachelor of Science in nursing from the University of Kentucky in 2016. She graduated from the University of Cincinnati in 2021 with a Master of Science in nursing in family nurse practitioner degree. 

As a registered nurse, Caroline spent five years working in the neurological intensive care unit at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital and the operating room at Denver Health. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, hiking, gardening, and learning French.