Neurology Specialist, CU Medicine
Daniel Pastula is a neurologist working at University of Colorado Hospital – Neurosciences Center. His focus lies within neurological conditions affecting both the brain and spinal cord; as well as clinical research that is published in medical journals. Daniel accepts multiple insurance plans while working on an important Zika virus project.
Early Life and Education
Daniel Pastula specializes in neurology (brain & spinal cord disease). He graduated from Duke University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 14 years at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital – Neurosciences Center.
He has published numerous peer-reviewed articles during his career. Additionally, he has conducted clinical research which allows doctors to test new medications or treatment techniques before making them available to their patients.
Pastula assisted the Puerto Rico Department of Health to develop a reporting system for Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), a rare disorder causing weakness and paralysis when caused by certain viruses, including Zika. He and other researchers are now studying whether Zika may also play a part in inducing GBS symptoms in some people.
Pastula has extensive leadership and management experience within the U.S. Marshal Service, including serving as deputy marshal for Fort Myers division and serving on its executive council. Furthermore, Pastula boasts extensive university teaching experience.
Pastula, a board-certified neurologist, medical epidemiologist, and former EIS officer working at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, specializes in neuro-hospitalist medicine, neuroinfectious diseases, and public health.
He has collaborated with CDC in research that explores the link between Zika virus infection and Guillain-Barre syndrome – an illness which causes muscle weakness and paralysis – and Guillain-Barre syndrome, showing that in certain individuals Zika can trigger it.
Dr. Daniel Pastula is widely respected for his expertise in Acute Flaccid Myelitis and has received high ratings by MediFind. UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital employs him and he has 14 years of experience.
Achievement and Honors
Since becoming Director, Daniel has received numerous awards and recognition for his efforts as well as serving on Utah state library committees. Daniel would like to extend a special thank you to Ogden School District and Duchesne County for taking a chance on him; to his colleagues in Duchesne County Library System who have patiently mentored and guided his career; as well as to his family for making sacrifices necessary to achieving his goals.
He is an active member of Simon Road Church of God in Boardman and serves on multiple committees there. Together with his wife, they have three children and reside in Roosevelt, Utah. Mr. Lappin is passionate about using resources to strengthen local communities – with particular interest given to rural and small-town areas.
Daniel Pastula is a board-certified neurologist, CDC-trained medical epidemiologist (EIS), and former U.S. Public Health Service veteran with expertise in neuro-hospitalist medicine, neuro-infectious diseases, epidemiology, public health and Zika Virus Disease treatment. MediFind rates him as an Advanced doctor.
He has also participated in clinical research and co-written several articles related to Acute Flaccid Myelitis. His practice is located in Aurora, Colorado and accepts multiple insurance plans; additionally he is affiliated with UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital and also married with two children who he enjoys spending time with.