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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

Abbate, Lauren MD​

​Emergency Medicine

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

​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

William Borough​


Botton, Diana ANP-BC​

​Emergency Medicine

​Wilderness Medicine, Medical Education, Emergency Medicine

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


Byyny, Richard MD MS

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

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

Edward Cetaruk​

Graduate medical education in wilderness medicine, altitude physiology, dive medicine, and travel/expedition medicine

​Richard Dart

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

​Emergency Medicine, Adult-gerontology acute care

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

​Eutermoser, Morgan MD

​ Emergency Medicine, Wilderness and Environmental Medicine

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

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

​Emergency Medicine and Toxicology

Janetta Iwanicki​

ED operations
Premedical, medical and resident education

Kendall, John MD

​Emergency ultrasound, blunt abdominal trauma, penetrating neck trauma

Global health and tropical medicine

Ken Kulig​


Larabee, Todd MD

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

Lavonas, Eric MD​

​Emergency Medicine, Meidcal Toxicology, Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine

Eric Lavonas​

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

Point-of-care ultrasound education

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

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

McVaney, Kevin MD

​Prehospital care

​Emergency Medicine

Miner, Todd Ed.D.​

Emergency Medicine

Proper care of children in emergency departments, medical management for sporting events
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

​Rappaport, Lara MD


Richards, David MD

Global health

​Sankoff, Jeffrey MD

​Sepsis, critical care

Prehospital care/EMS, trauma management, emergency airway
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

Wang, Sam M​D​

​Dr. Wang's research interests include pediatric toxicology, pediatric emergency medicine and the public health impacts of marijuana legalization. He is actively involved in the education of pediatric emergency medicine and medical toxicology fellows. Dr. Wang also participates on various Children's Hospital Colorado and Colorado Department of Public Health committees.

Disaster medicine
ED operations, EM health policy, quality/patient safety
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​

​Kandasamy, Deepika​

McDaniel, Kyle​

McWilliams, Glenn​

​Mills, Eleanor​

Reitinger, Jeremy​

​Tompkins, Amanda​

Vianzon, Ruby​

Witeof, Alyssa​