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Department of Emergency Medicine Faculty


Below you will find the names of all Emergency Mecine Faculty and Research Assistants; clicking the name will take you to their individual profile page. Faculty can be based either at Anschutz Medical Campus or at Denver Health.

 Results From Faculty : Selected site
NameAcademic Interests
Abbott, Rick MD

Pain management, end of life and ethics issues, women’s health

Amaral, Christopher PA-C​


Bakes, Katie MD


​Barkin, Roger MD


Barrett, Whitney MD​


Bellows, Jason MD​


Bellows, Jennifer MD


Injury prevention and epidemiology, older drivers, suicide prevention, geriatric emergency medicine, qualitative & quantitative methods



Ethics and professionalism, operations/administration

Botton, Diana ANP-BC​


Braden, Beau MD


Braun, David PA-C


Breyer, Michael MD FACEP


Broderick, Kerry MD

High altitude physiology, ultrasound

Buchanan, Jennie MD


Byyny, Richard MD MS

Cao, James MD

EM health policy, frequent ED utilizer’s and healthcare navigators


High altitude me​dicine, adenosine pathways in acclimatization, wilderness medicine

Devick, Kristen PA-C MPAS​


Eberhardt, Aaron MD




Engeln, Anna MD​


​Eutermoser, Morgan MD


Fahlstrom, Kyra AGACNP-BC​


French, Andy MD


Garcia, Elena MD​


Critical care/sepsis/ARDS, vitamin d/infection, EM health policy, geriatric EM





Haukoos, Jason MD

Infectious disease epidemiology, HIV/AIDS, hospital epidemiology - emergency department, health services research
Cardiovascular poisoning, geriatric EM, drugs of abuse, acetaminophen poisoning
Moderate hypoxia (altitude) on chronic conditions , GIS
Toxicology, opiate diversion, prescription drug monitoring-GI
Obesity, sudden cardiac death, toxicity of performance-enhancing drugs, drug ​interactions/toxicology

​Iwanicki, Janetta MD

ED operations

Kamenski, Jeffrey PA-C​


Kendall, John MD


​Kessler, Ross MD

Global health and tropical medicine

Larabee, Todd MD

Cardiac arrest/resuscitation, medical device development, wilderness medicine​

Lavonas, Eric MD​

Wilderness medicine, climate change and human health, health and human rights

Lennon, Erin PA-C​



Early detection and secondary prevention of child physical abuse, multicenter observational networks
Disaster and pandemic flu preparedness and response, global public health and disasters, cardiac arrest

​Lowe, Robert MD

Injury epidemiology and public health, survey research, medical education

Lyle, Carol PA-C​ MPH


Malony, Patrick MD


​Markovchick, Vincent MD


Marzec, Karl MD




Mcvaney, Kevin MD


Mehler, Abigail PA-C​


Meyer, Madeleine MD​


Meyer, Carolyn MD​


Miner, Todd Ed.D.​


Mitchell, Mary MS PA-C​



Pharmacogenomics/metabolomics, safety and efficacy of medications, personalized medicine, drug interactions
Global health, pre-hospital care/EMS

Musi, Martin MD


Neumann, Holly MS PA-C​

Venous thromboembolism , anti-coagulation, clinical algorithms, quality/patient safety

O'Brien, Kelly PA-C​

Therapeutic hypothermia, cardiac arrest & post-resuscitation, critical care

​Rappaport, Lara MD


Richards, David MD

Prediction and prevention of acute mountain sickness, genetics of acclimatization to hypoxia, the brain in hypoxia, exercise and hypoxia

Saccomanno, Bernadette MD​

Simulation/medical education, human factors, device design, reflection in medicine

​Sankoff, Jeffrey MD


Schmidt, Jessica MD​

Prehospital care/EMS, trauma management, emergency airway



Stowell, Jeffrey MD​

Thiessen, Molly MD

​Toney, Amanda MD


Trauger, ​Gina


​Trent, Stacey MD


​Upshaw, Guy MD


VanderKooy, Timothy MD​


​Vogel, Jody MD


Walker, Sterling MD​

Disaster medicine

Weixelman, Janice DO​

ED operations, EM health policy, quality/patient safety
High altitude illness, environmental emergencies, technology applications in emergency medicine, emergency department information systems

Young, David MD​

Disaster preparedness, ED operations, EM health policy

Zelkin, Jaimie NP​


Zuckerman, Matthew​ MD


Research Assistants

 Results From Faculty : Selected site

Belmashkan, Saddyna​ PRA

Coolman, Tyler PRA​

Evero, Oghenero "Nero" PRA​

Flaten, Hanna PRA​

LeBeau, Scott PRA​

Tawfik, Beshoy PRA​

Vianzon, Ruby​ PRA

Yousif, Alla PRA