Elizabeth Kozora
Department of Medicine
Section of Neuropsychology
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  • America’s Top Doctors 2015 — Castle Connolly, Medical, Ltd.
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  • America’s Top Doctors 2016 — Castle Connolly Medical, Ltd.
  • Research AreasResearch Areas
    • Autoimmunity/Rheumatology
    • Cardiac Research, Other
    • COPD: Overview
    • Inflammation

    Special Interests

    Clinical Interests

    Neuropsychologist: Respiratory (COPD) and autoimmune (SLE) Disorders, coronary artery bypass graft surgery


    University of Cincinnati, PhD, Clinical Psychology
    Ohio State University, Internship for Ph.D.
    University of Colorado Denver, Clinical Neuropsychology

    Board Certification

    American Board of Professional Psychology, Board certified in Clinical Neuropsychology

    Professional Memberships

    American Psychological Society
    International Neuropsychological Society
    American College of Rheumatology
    American Psychosomatic Society
    National Academy of Neuropsychology
    Colorado Neuropsychological Society


    Kozora, E., West, S., Maier S.F., Filley, C. M., Arciniegas, D. B., Brown, M., Miller, D., Grimm, A., & Zhang, L.  (2010).Antibodies against N-methyl-D-Aspartate receptors in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus without major neuropsychiatric syndromes.  Journal of Neurological Sciences, 29, 87-91.  PMID: 20546792, doi: 10.1016/j.jns.2010.04.016

    Kozora, E., Kongs, S., Collins, J. F., Hattler, B., Baltz, J., Hampton, M., & Grover, F. (2010). Cognitive outcomes following on- versus off-pump coronary artery bypass surgery. Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 90(4), 1134-41. PMID: 20868803, doi: 10.1016/j.athoracsur.2010.05.076

    Kozora, E., Brown, M.S., Filley, C.M., Zhang, L., Miller, D.E., West, S.G., Pelzman, J. & Arciniegas, D. (2011). Memory impairment associated with neurometabolic abnormalities of the hippocampus in patients with non-neuropsychiatric systemic lupus erythematosus. Lupus, 20, 598-606. PMID: 21335397, doi:10.1177/0961203310392425

    Kozora, E., Emery, C.F., Zhang, L. Murphy, J, Hoth K.F., and Make, B. (2011). Sequential cognitive skills in emphysema patients following lung volume reduction surgery: A two year longitudinal study. Journal of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation and Prevention, 31(6), 386-91.

    Kozora, E., Filley, C.M., Zhang, L., Brown, M.S., Miller, D.E., Arciniegas, D., Pelzman, J., & West, S.G. (2011). Immune function and brain abnormalities in systemic lupus erythematosus patients without over neuropsychiatric manifestations. Lupus. PMID: 22170761. doi: 10.1177/0961203311429116

    Hospital Affiliations

    • University of Colorado Hospital

    Academic Affiliations

    Professor of Psychiatry and Neurology, University of Colorado Denver

    Teaching & Professional Positions

    Supervisor and Lecturer for Psychology Internship program, University of Colorado Denver


    Conflicts of Interest

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    Contact Information

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    • Fax: 303.270.2143
    • Email: psysocmed@njhealth.org



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