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Meet the Fellows 2017-2018

Department of Neurology



Trey Bateman, MD      

Trey Bateman, MD
Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry Fellowship
Trey was born and raised in North Carolina (Go Tarheels!). He received his B.S. in Biology / B.A. in Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and then attended The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine for a combined M.D./M.P.H. and remained in Chapel Hill, NC for residency. His research interests are in the realms of emotional regulation and executive function after traumatic brain injury as well as the role of traumatic brain injury in the downstream pathogenesis of neurodegenerative diseases. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family, reading fantasy literature, and playing new board games.

       
Justin Persson, MD  

Justin Persson, MD
Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry Fellowship

       
 
Lindsay Horton, MD  

Lindsay Horton, MD
Neuroimmunology Fellowship

Lindsay was born in Louisiana and moved to Dallas, TX at a young age. She attended Tulane University in New Orleans where she received both her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in neuroscience. She went back to Dallas to attend medical school at UT Southwestern. Her interest in the brain persisted throughout medical school, and she decided to complete a yearlong clinical research project with Dr. Benjamin Greenberg. She completed a study evaluating the effect of 4-aminopyridine on visual acuity in MS patients with optic neuritis. It was during this year that she became extremely fascinated by the field of neuroimmunology. She went on to complete a neurology residency also at UT Southwestern and was finally ready to leave Texas for fellowship. Lindsay is very excited to complete a neuroimmunology fellowship at UC Denver. She is looking forward to enjoying the outdoors in Colorado and learning to ski (hopefully without falling too much). In her free time, she also enjoys running, Zumba, and spending time with her dog, Sunny.

       
Murtaza Khan  

Murtaza Khan
Neuro-Infectious Diseases/Neuroimmunology Fellowship

Murtaza received his B.S. in Biochemistry as well as his M.D. from the University of Kansas. He completed his medical internship and neurology residency at Indiana University in Indianapolis. His clinical interest include infectious and neuroimmunologic diseases and their relation to seizures, which has led him to his decision to complete dual fellowships in Neuroinfectious Disease/ Immunology and Epilepsy. He and his wife live near the University and enjoy the Colorado lifestyle including biking, hiking, and time outdoors with their two West Highland Terriers.

       
Christopher Groth, MD  

Christopher Groth, MD
Movement Disorders Fellowship

Chris grew up on a farm in Winterset, IA and then attended Iowa State University for Undergraduate and the University of Iowa for Medical School. He did my Neurology Residency at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA. He and his wife are very excited to move out to Denver and to explore the area. They greatly enjoyed all of the outdoor activities in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia and hope to take advantage of the multiple opportunities with being so close to the Colorado Rockies.

       
Trevor Hawkins, MD  

Trevor Hawkins, MD
Movement Disorders Fellowship

Trevor was born and raised in Cleveland OH, where he perfected the art of cheering for losing teams (i.e., Indians, Browns and Cavs). He then traveled south to Columbus where he attended Ohio State University for undergraduate where he finally learned what it means to cheer for a winning team. Although he started college wanting to be a chemist and then a neuroscientist, years of being buried in a basement with only lab rats for company quickly turned him to a more personable career. He then graduated with a major in biochem and a minor in neuroscience and went on to University of Toledo for medical school. After touring the state of Ohio, he felt it was time to get away to the great state of Colorado for Residency in Neurology. In his spare time, he is taking full advantage of the mountain life skiing, hiking, golfing, volleyball in the park or exploring the many fine microbreweries and restaurants Denver has to offer.

       
Samah Aburahma, MBBS  

Samah Aburahma, MBBS
Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship


       
Megan Barry, DO  

Megan Barry, DO
Vascular Neurology Fellowship

Megan was born and raised in Chicago before getting her BS from Michigan State University. She then graduated from medical school at Des Moines University before starting a Pediatrics residency at University of Missouri-Columbia. In the middle of her intern year, she came to her senses and decided that neurology was her calling in life. She transferred to Vanderbilt University to complete her Pediatric Neurology residency. She soon found that her interests lie in Pediatric and Young Adult strokes. She is excited to be in Colorado to complete her Vascular Fellowship and looks forward to all the future opportunities it will provide. Outside of medicine, she enjoys walks/hikes with her dog, college sports (go green!), live music, traveling and exploring Colorado.

       
Sam DeStefano, MD  

Sam DeStefano, MD
Adult Epilepsy Fellowship

Sam grew up in Northwest Arkansas. He left to New Orleans for college where he studied Biomedical Engineering at Tulane University. After which, he returned to Arkansas to attend medical school at the University of Arkansas. He moved to Denver for Neurology residency and is very excited to be continuing his training with the Epilepsy Department. He hopes to circle back to his engineering roots by focusing on epilepsy surgery and implantable devices. He is also interested in resident and fellow education. In his free time he enjoys being with his wife and two young children. He also loves to get out to the golf course in the summer or to the ski slopes in the winter.

       
Kristin King, MD  

Kristin King, MD
Movement Disorders Fellowship

       
Kirstin Mitrovich, MD  

Kirstin Mitrovich, MD
Movement Disorders Fellowship

Kristin was born and raised in San Diego, CA, where she also completed her B.S degree in Biology/Chemistry at Point Loma Nazarene University. She then attended medical school at Creighton University in Omaha, NE where her interest in Neurology became evident. She completed her Neurology training at the University of Utah where she developed a particular interest in patients with movement disorders. She also discovered her love of the mountains while in Utah, mostly hiking, skiing, and mountain biking, and is excited to explore the Rockies from a different perspective in Colorado while completing her training in movement disorders.

       
Thomas Bullock, MD  

Thomas Bullock, MD
Adult Epilepsy Fellowship

Thomas is excited to start his Epilepsy fellowship and to join the University of Colorado community! He received his B.A in Biological Sciences from the University of Chicago. He received his M.D. from the University of California, San Francisco. He completed his Neurology residency at Baylor, Houston Texas. His professional interests include clinical research, care for underserved populations and epilepsy. His recreational interests include hiking, biking, snowboarding, and family. His favorite things about Colorado are the people, the weather and the access to nature.