Staff Bios

Ravi Shah, M.D. is a board certified neurologist and was born in New York City, NY, but spent most of his childhood in Tampa, FL. He obtained his medical degree from the University of South Florida School of Medicine, and completed his neurology residency at the University of Colorado Health Science Center; he was chief resident in his final year. Dr. Shah is the founder of Neurology of the Rockies, L.L.C., and is the stroke/neurology director at Parker and Castle Rock Adventist Hospitals. Dr. Shah is a headache specialist and also specializes in the use of botulinum toxins for the treatment of neurological disorders. He is a national Botox injection trainer. He is also a neurological consultant for the National Football League and the neurologist for the Denver Broncos.

Jeff Tam Sing, M.D. is a native of Honolulu, Hawaii.  He obtained his medical degree at the University of Hawaii, John A. Burns School of Medicine.  His neurology residency training was done at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland Oregon. He then moved to Denver where he completed a fellowship in neuromuscular medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.  Dr. Tam Sing treats general neurological conditions, specializing in neuromuscular disorders. Dr. Jeff Tam Sing is a board certified neurologist.

Kathryn Polovitz, M.D. was born and raised in North Dakota.  She received her medical degree at the University of North Dakota School of Health Medicine and Health Services.  She then moved to Colorado to complete her internship in internal medicine, neurology residency and epilepsy fellowship at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Dr. Polovitz specializes in epilepsy/seizure disorders and also provides general neurology care. Dr. Polovitz is the epilepsy medical director at Littleton Adventist Hospital in addition to being the President of the Colorado Society for Clinical Neurologists. Dr. Kathryn Polovitz is a board certified neurologist.

Claude Fortin, M.D. was born in Quebec, Canada, and was raised in the Chicago area.  He received his medical degree from Loyola University Chicago School of Medicine.  Dr. Fortin was in practice in Springfield, IL, prior to his move to Colorado.  He was also Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology at SIU Medical School.  Dr. Fortin provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment in general Neurology with special interest in pain management, electro-diagnostic medicine, botulinum toxin injections, headache, movement disorders, and restorative medicine.  Dr. Fortin is board certified in Neurology, EEG, and anti-aging medicine.

Pamela Kinder, M.D. is nearly a Colorado Native, arriving at age 2.  She graduated from the University of Colorado, then completed her medical degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C., before returning west to the University of Utah for Residency in Neurology.  In 1995, Dr. Kinder began practicing as the only local neurologist in Northwest CO.  There, she served as Medical Director of Sandrock Ridge Care facility, participated on several hospital and community boards, and remains active as an adult mentor.  Dr. Kinder returned to the Denver area in 2014 to be closer to family, including a new grandson.  Dr. Kinder practices general neurology, with emphasis in headache, concussion, multiple sclerosis and movement disorders.  Dr. Kinder teaches clinical neurology courses at Rocky Vista University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Parker, hosts medical students/residents during their clinical rotations and facilitates patient/family discussion nights whenever possible.

Karen Karwa, M.D. was born and raised in Mumbai, India. She attended medical school at Lokmanya Tilak Medical College in Mumbai. She completed her neurology residency at the Medical University of South Carolina where she served as Chief Resident. Dr. Karwa continued on to the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Ohio to complete a fellowship in Neuromuscular Medicine. Dr. Karwa provides comprehensive management for a wide range of neurological conditions and has a special interest in managing patients with neuromuscular conditions. She also served as Honorary Medical Chair for the Mysathenia Gravis walk in Colorado. Dr. Karen Karwa is a board certified neurologist and neuromuscular specialist.


Judy Lane, M.D.  is a board-certified neurologist with sub-specialty headache training. She is a Fellow of the American Headache Society. She graduated with honors from medical school at the University of Colorado after working as a psychiatric nurse clinician. Her internship and residency were completed at the University of North Carolina.  She lectures frequently to peer groups about headache evaluation and management and enjoys traveling to teach.

Sarah Smith, PA-C is from beautiful Woodland Park, CO.  She received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Kinesiology from University of Colorado and received her Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies from Samuel Merritt University.  Sarah is a member of Colorado Academy of Physicians Assistants, the American Academy of Physician Assistants, and is certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physicians Assistants.

Melissa Butler, PA-C is from Centennial, Colorado.  She attended Whitworth University in Spokane, WA for undergrad and received a Bachelor of Arts in Sports Medicine.  She then attended Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science in North Chicago, IL and received her Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies.  She is a member of the American Academy of Neurology (AAN) and American Academy of Physician Assistant (AAPA).  She is certified by the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants.