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Vera Staley, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Vera Staley joined the department of Orthopedics/Rehabilitation Medicine at Denver Health in August 2022. She was born and raised in Colorado and attended Denison University in Ohio, studying biology with minors in Spanish and Music Performance - Cello. She then returned home and attended University of Colorado for medical school. 


She then completed Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residency training at University of Colorado, getting a well-rounded education in neuro-rehabilitation and musculoskeletal rehabilitation at multiple clinical sites. She then completed a 1-year fellowship in Spinal Cord Injury medicine at Rutgers/Kessler Rehabilitation in New Jersey. 


She is dual-boarded in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Spinal Cord Injury medicine. She has clinical interests in spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, neuro-rehabilitation, peripheral nerve injuries, and spasticity management. She is actively involved in the University of Colorado PM&R residency and enjoys medical education and mentoring the next generation of physicians. She volunteers her time at the Rehabilitation Services Volunteer Project (RSVP clinic). Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and pup and enjoying the great outdoors of Colorado!

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