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Department of Emergency Medicine Faculty


Below you will find the names of all Emergency Medicine 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
Pain management, end of life and ethics issues, women’s health

Aerne, Rachel​


​Emergency Medicine, Mentoring new Physician Assistant and Nurse Practitioner students

Bakes, Katie MD

​Pediatrics, diabetic ketoacidosis

Barrett, Whitney MD​

​Emergency Medicine

Bebarta, Vikhyat​ MD

​Emergency Medicine, Medical Toxicology

Bellows, Jennifer MD

Global health

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

Wilderness medicine

Operations/Administration, Clinical Informatics, Ethics

Botton, Diana ANP-BC​

​Emergency Medicine

Bradley, Peter


​Wilderness Medicine, Medical Education, Emergency Medicine

Brent, Jeffrey


Breyer, Michael MD FACEP

Medical education

Broderick, Kerry MD

​Injury prevention, alcohol/substance use interventions, medical clearance of the psychiatric patients

High altitude physiology, ultrasound

Buchanan, Jennie MD

Toxicology, social media, levamisole, acetaminophen, curriculum design.

Byyny, Richard MD MS

Research methodology, sepsis/critical care, clinical decision making, trauma

​Calvello-Hynes, Emilie MD MPH

EM health policy, frequent ED utilizer’s and healthcare navigators
Graduate medical education in wilderness medicine, altitude physiology, dive medicine, and travel/expedition medicine

Dart, Richard

High altitude me​dicine, adenosine pathways in acclimatization, wilderness medicine
Novel educational modalities, curriculum development, asthma, and evaluation strategies

Easter, Benjamin MD​

Emergency Medicine

Eberhardt, Aaron MD

Prehospital care

Sports medicine, medical student education, and resident education

Engeln, Anna MD​

​Emergency Medicine

Fiandra, Michelle​


French, Andy MD

​Emergency ultrasound, administration

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

Patient safety, clincial informatics, care-coordination/transitions in care, natural language processing and electronic health records, allergy modeling and information
Medical education research and assesment, undergraduate medical education

Epidemiology of drug related death, spatial analysis, the relationship between public policy and health outcomes, clincial policy/guideline development

Infectious disease epidemiology, HIV/AIDS, hospital epidemiology - emergency department, health services research
Cardiovascular poisoning, geriatric EM, drugs of abuse, acetaminophen poisoning

Hitt-Laustsen, Jessica​


Hoffman, Jean MD​

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

​Emergency Medicine and Toxicology

Janetta Iwanicki​

ED operations
Premedical, medical and resident education

​Emergency ultrasound, blunt abdominal trauma, penetrating neck trauma

Koch,​ Jenni


Lavonas, Eric MD​

​Emergency Medicine, Medical Toxicology, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, Envenomation, Resuscitatiom, Medication Safety.

Lavonas​, Eric MD

​Emergency Medicine, Medical Toxicology, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine, Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, Envenomation, Resuscitatiom, Medication Safety.​

Wilderness medicine, climate change and human health, health and human rights
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
Injury epidemiology and public health, survey research, medical education

Maloney, Patrick MD


​Markovchick, Vincent MD

​Emergency Medicine

Mayer, Katherine​ MD


​McGowan, Becky MBA


McKay, Jerome, PhD


McMullin, Shaun​


Disaster management and preparedness, wilderness and environmental medicine, patient safety and quality

McVaney, Kevin MD

​Prehospital care

​Emergency Medicine


Mickle, Christina​


Millner, Malorie


Miner, Todd Ed.D.​

Emergency Medicine

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

​Emergency Medicine, Cold related injuries, International and remote/expedition medicine

​Wilderness Medicine, Medical Education, Physician Assistant Student mentoring

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

​Emergency Medicine, Medical Education

Emergency Medicine

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

Pham, Dung​


Piatt, Annie​, Ed.M.


Polley, Kirsten​


​Rappaport, Lara MD



Richards, David MD

Global health

Rumack, Barry


​Sankoff, Jeffrey MD

​Sepsis, critical care

Prehospital care/EMS, trauma management, emergency airway

Smith, Claudia​

Thiessen, Molly MD

Emergency Ultrasound

​Toney, Amanda MD

​Emergency Medicine

​Trent, Stacey MD

​Emergency Medicine

​Upshaw, Guy MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medicine


​Vogel, Jody MD

Trauma, cardiac arrest

Disaster medicine

Wen, Audrey

ED operations, EM health policy, quality/patient safety

Wright, Kelly​

High altitude illness, environmental emergencies, technology applications in emergency medicine, emergency department information systems
Disaster preparedness, ED operations, EM health policy

​Toxicology, Drugs of Abuse, Obesity, Medical Education/Social Media​​

Research Assistants

 Results From Faculty : Selected site

Finck, Lani​

Hendry-Hofer, Tara​

Hewitt, Burlleen​

McDaniel, Kyle​

​Mills, Eleanor​

Reitinger, Jeremy​

​Tompkins, Amanda​

Vianzon, Ruby​

Witeof, Alyssa​