Meet Kelly Mowrey
Kelly Mowrey is a neurosurgery nurse practitioner specializing in the acute, inpatient management of patients with neurosurgical conditions. She also is the Advanced Practice Provider Supervisor for Neurosurgery One’s nurse practitioners and physician assistants.
Before joining Neurosurgery One, Kelly worked in pulmonary medicine at National Jewish Health for 14 years. In this role, Kelly managed acute and chronic pulmonary conditions for patients with traumatic brain and spinal cord injury at the world-renowned Craig Hospital. Additionally, she managed chronic respiratory failure in patients with ALS at the Colorado Neurological Institute and was a spinal cord injury nurse practitioner and registered nurse at Craig Hospital.
Kelly has co-authored a chapter on the nursing management of spinal cord injured patients in a prominent Neurotrauma textbook and published an article regarding evaluating acute abdomen in a spinal cord injured patient in a neuroscience nursing journal.
Kelly graduated with high honors from the University of Colorado School of Nursing in 2005 with a Master’s degree in nursing and an Adult Nurse Practitioner degree. Her nurse practitioner training included a 3 month intensive practicum in Neurosurgery at Denver Health Medical Center. Kelly is passionate about the role of nutrition, specifically the use of a whole food/plant-based diet, in the prevention and treatment of disease.
- Bachelor of Science – Regis University, Denver, CO
- Bachelor of Nursing – Regis University, Denver, CO
- Adult Nurse Practitioner and Master of Science – University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO
- Neurosurgery Nurse Practitioner – Neurosurgery One
- Pulmonary Nurse Practitioner – National Jewish Health
- Inpatient Nurse Practitioner – Craig Hospital
- Spinal Cord Injury staff nurse – Craig Hospital
High vs. Standard Tidal Volumes in Ventilator Weaning for Persons with Subacute Cervical Spinal Cord Injury – Clinical Coordinator
Johnson, K., Mowrey, K., & Bergman, M. (2008) Neurotrauma: Spinal Injury. In: E. Barker (Ed.). Neuroscience Nursing (3rd ed.) (368-402). St. Louis: Mosby.
Mowrey, K. (2007). The challenge of assessing and diagnosing acute abdomen in tetraplegics: A case study. American Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 39 (1), 5-8.
“Tracheostomies in the SCI Patient: When Is It Safe To Decannulate?” Academy of SCI Professionals National Conference, 2010
“Pulmonary Management of the Spinal Cord Injured Patient: pneumonia, atelectasis, PE’s and beyond” AASCIN Bootcamp 2008, 2009
“Advanced Pulmonary Management of the Spinal Cord Injured Patient”, Contemporary Forums National Conference 2008
“Emergent Conditions in SCI: Case studies of acute abdomen, myocardial infarction, malignant hyperthermia and baclofen withdrawl”, AASCIN National Conference 2006, Craig Hospital 2007, Contemporary Forums National Conference 2008
“Management of the Patient with Chest Tubes” Craig Hospital, 20007
“Killer Abdomen-A Case Presentation of Perforated Bowel in a Tetraplegic”, Craig Hospital 2006
“Advanced Lumbar Drain and PCA Management”, Craig Hospital, 2006
“Expert Post-Operative Management of Neurosurgical Patients”, Craig Hospital, 2005
“Pulmonary review lecture for Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse review course”, Craig Hospital, 2003-2007
President – Colorado Society of Advance Practice Nurses/Colorado Nursing Association, 2013-2015
Program Coordinator – Colorado Society of Advance Practice Nurses/Colorado Nursing Association, 2014-2015
Clinical Practice Committee, AASCIN, 2005-2007
Specializing in treatment of primary, skull base, and metastatic brain tumors, and spine conditions.
Specializes in complex tumors, vascular malformations, and spine surgery.
National leader in robotic-guided asleep DBS for Parkinson's and other movement disorders.