Daniel Pastula, assistant professor and associate director of medical student education in the Department of Neurology at the CU School of Medicine, has been appointed by Gov. John Hickenlooper to the Colorado Board of Health for a term that expires March 1, 2021.
Pastula specializes in neuro-hospitalist medicine, neuro-infectious diseases, epidemiology, and public health. He sees patients at the University of Colorado Hospital. Earlier this year, he was one of three physician-researchers working for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who published an article in JAMA Neurology based on their study of the Zika virus triggering cases of epilepsy in infants. He was also one of the authors on the initial reports identifying cases of a polio-like illness, acute flaccid myelitis, associated with Enterovirus D-68 infection in children who were first identified at Children's Hospital Colorado. The illness later became a nationwide epidemic in 2014 and 2016.