Surgeons and Providers


Mariel Szapiel, MD Neurological Surgeon

Mariel Szapiel, MD, founded Neurosurgery 5280 in 2015. This practice has the privilege of also being the first and sole SurgOne P.C. Neurological Surgery practice.

As the single Fellowship trained Stereotactic and Functional neurosurgeon in the South Denver/Parker/Castle Rock Area, we are very excited to welcome her into our practice. Interested in the sciences since a young age, Dr. Szapiel received her Bachelorís degree in Industrial Microbiology from the University of Puerto Rico in 1999, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. She then moved on to complete her medical degree from the University Of Puerto Rico School Of Medicine, in San Juan, also graduating Magna Cum Laude in 2003.

While in medical school, Dr. Szapiel was also accepted into the prestigious honor medical society Alpha Omega Alpha. When she finished her residency training at The Ohio State University Medical Center in 2010, Dr. Szapiel became one of only two female graduates from her medical school to ever complete a residency in Neurological Surgery in the United States.

After residency, she remained at The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio for an additional year to complete her Fellowship training in Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery. As part of her fellowship, she had the unique opportunity to be involved in cutting edge research into Deep Brain Stimulation (brain pacemakers) for movement disorders as well as other neurological conditions such as severe disability from stroke, traumatic brain injury, psychiatric disorders and obesity. As part of her fellowship, Dr. Szapiel also obtained extensive experience with other neuromodulation techniques (spinal cord stimulation, occipital nerve stimulation) for pain.

Dr. Szapiel also practices general neurosurgery. Her other clinical interests include neuro-oncology, epilepsy, and spine disorders/surgery. She is a member of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), the congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS), the American Society for Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery (ASSFN) and the North American Neuromodulation Society (NANS). Dr. Szapiel is currently Board Eligible. Dr. Szapiel is fluent in English and Spanish.

Dr. Szapiel specializes in:

  • Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) for movement disorders
  • Spinal disorders and Surgery
  • Spinal cord stimulation for pain
  • Occipital nerve stimulation for occipital neuralgia and other chronic headache disorders
  • Epilepsy Surgery including Vagal nerve stimulation
  • Neuro-oncology
  • Fellowship trained in Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery

University of Puerto Rico, 1999
University of Puerto Rico, 2003
Ohio State University Medical Center, 2010

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