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Meet Our Faculty

John Hill, DO, FACSM
Director, Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship​

Dr. Hill joined the department in June 1994 and serves as the Director for the ​University of Colorado Sports Medicine Fellowship, in addition to precepting at the Rose Family Medicine Center and providing OB C-Section coverage for the residency. John graduated from the College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific: Pomona, CA in June 1987. He completed his Family Medicine residency at Truman Medical Center-East, University of Missouri-Kansas City. He was formerly on faculty at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. John's interests include residency education, research and medical mission projects. He keeps busy with and enjoys bicycling, backpacking, rock climbing. He is married and has two children.

Sourav Poddar, MD
Director, Primary Care Sports Medicine Program

Dr. Poddar serves as the Director of the Primary Care Sports Medicine program.  He is an Associate Professor at the University of Colorado Denver in the Division of Sports Medicine in the Departments of Orthopedics and Family Medicine.  Serving as the head medical team physician for the University of Colorado Buffaloes and as a regional consultant for the San Francisco Giants, he was recently appointed to the NCAA's Committee on Competitive Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sport for 2010 to 2014. Dr. Poddar graduated from Rice University in Houston, TX, with a B.A in Biochemistry, and received his MD degree with Honors from the University of Texas-Southwestern. He then went on to complete a residency in Family Medicine and Sports Medicine Fellowship at the University of Colorado.  Dr. Poddar subsequently joined the faculty at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and currently oversees the Primary Care Sports Medicine Program.  He is also an active member of the Education Committee of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, and has been asked to serve on the Program Committee for the organization for the 2011 Annual Meeting. He has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in the field of sports medicine and has special clinical and research interests in non-operative management of sports injuries, concussion assessment and management, and injury prevention.

Morteza Khodaee, MD, MPH​

Dr. Khodaee is assistant professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Colorado Health Science Center. He earned his medical degree from Tehran Azad University in Iran. Dr. Khodaee completed his Family Medicine residency and Sports Medicine fellowship at the University of Michigan. He is board-certified in Family Medicine and has earned a CAQ in Sports Medicine. He has special interest in soccer related injuries and prevention. Dr. Khodaee is an active member of the Reseach Committee of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine. He is the co-medical director for Leadville 100 races in Leadville Colorado. He is the Sports Medicine coordinator at A.F. Williams Family Medicine residency clinic.

Stephanie M. Chu, DO​

Dr. Chu is a family medicine physician who has fellowship training in sports medicine.  Her areas of special interest include dance medicine, gymnastics and the female athlete, which stems from growing up involved in ballet and gymnastics. Dr. Chu received her undergraduate degree in Mathematics and Statistics at Miami University in Oxford, OH.   She then went on to receive her medical degree at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine.  Dr. Chu subsequently went on to the University of Connecticut, where she completed her residency in Family Medicine and her fellowship in Sports Medicine.  Currently she serves as Team Physician for the University of Colorado Buffaloes.  She is also an active member of the Education Committee of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine.  She enjoys running and taking in all sporting events.  Outside of sports she enjoys reading, music, and the company of friends and family and traveling.

Jack Spittler​

Dr. Jack Spittler is a board certified Family Medicine physician who recently completed his residency training at the University of Colorado. He is originally from Saline, Michigan (just outside Ann Arbor) where he grew up playing many different sports. During his undergraduate studies at the University of Notre Dame, Jack played on the water polo team and served as a team captain his senior year. He then obtained both an MS in Physiology and an MD at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. Jack’s areas of interest within sports medicine include musculoskeletal ultrasound, endurance race medicine, and ski resort medical coverage. He enjoys running, skiing, triathlons, hiking, golf, and watching football in his spare time.

Iñigo San Millán, PhD
Director, Excercise Physiology Lab

Dr. San Millán is an exercise physiologist from Basque Country, Spain. He has vast experience working with professional athletes and teams. He worked with and advised 6 Pro Tour cycling teams, 1 Tour de France winner and several podium finishers, world class triathletes, runners, rowers, swimmers, professional basketball players and many other athletes and teams. He also advised and trained coaches and physiologists worldwide. At present, Dr. San Millán is directing our Exercise Physiology and Human Performance lab where, with the most advanced equipment, he is applying the latest testing protocols, approaches and methods to a wide variety of athletes of any level. He is also applying new scientific methods in lactate metabolism, substrate utilization, and overtraining and obesity prevention programs. Dr. San Millán obtained his bachelor degree from Colorado State University and his Doctorate from the University of the Basque Country, Spain.


Aaron P​rovance, MD
Assistant Director, Pediatric Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship
Co-Director, Sports Medicine for Young Athletes

Dr. Aaron Provance is the co-director of the Sports Medicine Program and Concussion Program at The Children’s Hospital. He is an assistant professor in the Department of Orthopaedics at the University of Colorado. Dr. Provance is board certified in pediatrics and sports medicine. His specialties include orthopaedic and medical conditions in the young athlete, as well as a special interest in concussions in sports.


Primary​ Care Sports Medicine Fellows 

2014-2015 Fellows


Christine Harris
Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellow

Christine Harris is the University of Colorado family medicine Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellow for the 2014-2015 year. She attended undergraduate at the University of Washington majoring in Neurobiology and minoring in African Studies. She then received a MPH from the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in New Orleans where she had to evacuate for Hurricane Katrina during her studies. She then returned to University of Washington for medical school and for residency in family medicine. She enjoys traveling and has been to eastern Africa four times. She also enjoys hiking and road cycling.  


Danielle Magrini
Pediatrics Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellow

Danielle Magrini, originally from Amityville, NY is a board certified pediatrician who received hew undergraduate training at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. While at GWU she was a varsity member of the Division I Rowing Team. Following college, she optained her degree in Osteopathic Medicine from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed her Pediatric Residency and Chief year at the Rutgers-Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ. Dr. Magrini is currently training as a fellow at the University of Colorado, Pediatric Sports Medicine program. Her area of interest are diverse and include the female athlete, endurance athletes, nutrtion, and medical education. Dr. Magrini enjoys marathon training, cycling, and just about anything outdoors. Dr. Magrini hopes to use her passion for sports, education, and medicine to help care for athletes of all ages.