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University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency

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Linda Montgomery, MD

Director, University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency

Education: Harvard U., A.B., Cornell U., M.A., University of Florida, M.D.

Attending Site: University of Colorado Hospital

Precepting Site:​ A.F. Williams Family Medicine Center

Clinic Site: A.F. Williams Family Medicine Center

Medical Are​as of Interest: Dr. Montgomery enjoys caring for patients of all ages and has special interests in women’s health and chronic disease management. She also has strong involvement in residency curricular innovation and evidence-based medicine.

Awards, Recognitions & Appointments: Dr. Montgomery is board certified in Family Medicine. She came to AFW in late 2006 from the University of Florida where she completed her residency, served as chief resident, and stayed on as faculty. She has won multiple program and departmental teaching awards. She was recently selected President of the Family Practice Inquiry Network.

Personal Interests: When not in clinic, she can often be seen running or hiking with her husband, three children, and a mutt.

E-mail: Linda.Montgomery@ucdenver.edu


Daniel J. Bu​rke, MD

Rural Training Track Program Director; Associate Vice Chair for Educational Program Development

Education: University of Massachusetts Medical School, medical school; University of Colorado Department of Family Medicine & State University of New York Department of Family Medicine, residency

Attending Site: University of Colorado Hospital

Precepting Site: A.F. Williams Family Medicine Center

Clinic Site: A.F. Williams Family Medicine Center

Medical Areas of Interest: Graduate Medical Education, Practice Management, Quality Improvement

Awards, Recognitions & Appointments: University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency Teacher of the Year

Personal Interests: Home remodeling



Corey Lyon, DO

Education: Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences

Attending Site: University of Colorado Hospital

Precepting Site: A.F. Williams Family Medicine Center

Clinic Site: A.F. Williams Family Medicine Center

Medical Areas of Interest: Women's Health, to include women's health procedures and OB care. Taking care of newborns and pediatric patients. Also enjoys chronic disease management and practicing evidence-based preventive care. Training residents in full-scope Family Medicine procedures and evidence-based medicine.

Awards, Recognitions & Appointments: Board certified in Family Medicine. Came to AFW in 2011 from Research Family Medicine Residency Program in Kansas City where he served as a faculty for four years. Awarded the Faculty of the Year Award for 2011-2012. Was awarded the Resident Advocacy Award, given by the residents at his previous program. He also completed a Faculty Development Fellowship at the University of North Carolina in 2009. Dr. Lyon completed his residency with the Navy at Naval Hospital Jacksonville then served three years in the Navy at Naval Air Station Sigonella in Italy. While in residency, he served as Chief Resident and was awarded the STFM Residency Teaching Award. 

Personal Interests: When not at work, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters. As a dad of 3 girls, activities include dance, dress up and tea parties. When not playing with his daughters, he enjoys golf, soccer, going to Colorado State University football games and watching football as often as possible.​

E-mail: Corey.Lyon@ucdenver.edu


John Na​gle, MPA
 Associate Director for Education, U of CO Family Medicine Residency

Director of the Fourth-Year Family Medicine Residency Program Pilot

Education: University of Rochester, BA; University of Colorado at Denver, MPA

Precepting Site: A.F. Williams Family and Lowry Family Health Center

Medical Areas of Interest: Patient safety, risk communication, age-appropriate screening, health promotion/disease prevention; community medicine. 

Personal Interests: Mountain biking, crossword puzzles, wood carving.

E-mail: John.Nagle@ucdenver.edu


Thomas J. Staff, MD, MPH

Education: Georgetown University, BA-Theology; Georgetown University School of Medicine; West Suburban Medical Center Family Medicine Residency; PCC Community Wellness Center-Maternal Child Health Fellowship; University of Illinois, Chicago-Masters in Public Health, Health Policy and Administration

Attending Site: Lowry Family Health Center, Denver Health Medical Center

Precepting Site: Lowry Family Health Center

Clinic Site: Lowry Hill Family Health Center

Medical Areas of Interest: Community Health, MCH, workforce issues/education & training of family physicians, Equity in healthcare outcomes

Awards, Recognitions & Appointments: Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine; Associate Director, Denver Health Track, University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency

Personal Interests: My family; outdoors--hiking, camping, skiing; issues of social justice; Chicago Cubs

E-mail: Thomas.Staff@ucdenver.edu​


Heather Blea​cher, MD

Education: Princeton University, A.B.; Tufts University School of Medicine, MD; University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency

Attending Site: University of Colorado Hospital

Precepting Site: A.F. Williams Family Medical Center

Clinic Site: A.F. Williams Family Medical Center

Medical Areas of Interest: General primary care, Women's health and contraception, LGBTQI care, community health

Personal Interests: Running, Spending time with my growing family, Cooking, Hiking and Camping

E-mail: Heather.Bleacher@ucdenver.edu


Jeffrey ​J. Cain, MD

Education: Oregon Health Sciences University; Mercy Family Medicine Residency, residency & chief residency; Michigan State University, Faculty Development Fellowship

Attending Site: A.F. Williams Family Medicine Center

Precepting Site: A.F. Williams Family Medicine Center

Clinic Site: A.F. Williams Family Medicine Center

Medical Areas of Interest: Medical activism, Tobacco Prevention/Cessation, Co-founder of Tar Wars - a national children's tobacco-free education program

Awards, Recognitions & Appointments: Past President of the American Academy of Family Physicans, Chief of Family Medicine at Children's Hospital in Denver, STFM Advocacy Award, Star Award - AAFP Tar Wars, Willamette University Distinguished Alumni Award, AAFP Public Health Award, Smithsonian Institution Paul Garber Award in Aerodynamics, WHO Special Recognition Medal in tobacco control, Gold Medal US Snowboarding Championship Adaptive Slalom

Personal Interests: Skiing, bicycling, barnstorming, bad puns

E-mail: Jeffrey.Cain@ucdenver.edu


Colleen Conry, ​MD, ABFP

Education: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, medical school, residency, chief residency

Attending Site: University Hospital, including OB

Precepting Site: A.F. Williams Family Medicine Center, Lowry Family Health Center

Clinic Site: A.F. Williams Family Medicine Center

Medical Areas of Interest: Resident education, competency-based education, cancer prevention

Awards, Recognitions & Appointments: American Cancer Society Cancer Control Fellow, Medical Director for Colorado Women's Cancer Center Control Initiative

Personal Interests: Spending time with her family, hiking, camping, and canoeing

E-mail: Colleen.Conry@ucdenver.edu


 

Brandy Deffenbacher, MD

Education: University of Colorado Boulder, BS; University of Northern Colorado: University of Colorado School of Medicine MD; University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency, Residency

Attending Site: University of Colorado Hospital

Precepting Site: A.F. Williams Family Medicine Center

Clinic Site: A.F. Williams Family Medicine Center

Medical Areas of Interest: Women's Health, Procedures, Medical Education

Personal Interests: Mountain and road biking, skiing, crocheting/knitting, reading mystery novels, gardening, traveling and walking my dogs


Frank Verloin deGruy, MD, MSFM

Chair, University of Colorado School of Medicine Department of Family Medicine

Education: Princeton University, A.B.; University of South Alabama College of Medicine, medical school; Medical Center in Columbus, GA, residency; Case Western Reserve University, MSFM, Faculty Development Fellowship

Precepting Site: A.F. Williams Family Medicine Center, Rose Medical Center

Medical Areas of Interest: Mental health care in primary care settings, somatization

Personal Interests: Skiing, science fiction

E-mail:Frank.Degruy@ucdenver.edu


Mark Deutchman, MD

Education: Ohio State University, undergraduate, medical school; Family Medicine Spokane, Family Medicine residency

Attending Site: A.F. Williams, University Hospital

Precepting Site: A.F. Williams Family Medicine Center

Clinic Site: A.F. Williams Family Medicine Center

Medical Areas of Interest: Maternity care, diagnostic ultrasonography, surgery, endoscopy

Awards, Recognitions & Appointments: UCHSC Innovation in Education, AAFP Teacher of the Year

Personal Interests: Outdoor activities, woodworking


Larry Green, MD

Education: University of Oklahoma, BA Psychology (1969); Baylor Medical School (1973); University of Rochester and Highland Hospital Residency (1976)

Precepting Site: A.F. Williams Family Medicine

Medical Areas of Interest: Integration of mental health services into primary care

Awards, Recognitions & Appointments: Founding Director, Ambulatory Sentinel Practice Network (1978); Member, Institute of Medicine (1991-present); Modern Medicine Award for Distinguished Achievement (1991), Curtis G. Hames Award for Career Accomplishment in Family Medicine Research (1998) ; Founding Director, The Robert Graham Policy Center (1998); Green-Edelman Chair (1999); Wood Award for Lifetime Contribution to Primary Care Research (2004); The Robert Graham Physician Executive Award (2005); The Larry A. Green Visiting Scholar Program established (2006); Epperson-Zorn Chair for Innovation in Family Medicine (2008)

Personal Interests: Loving up grandchildren, fly fishing, skiing, reading, movie-going


Alexandra Johnson, MD

Education: Mills College, Biology; Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel; University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency (University Track)

Attending Site: University of Colorado Hospital and AF Williams

Email: Alexandra.Johnson@ucdenver.edu 



Morteza Khodaee, MD, MPH

Education: Tehran Islamic Azad University, Medical School; University of Michigan, Master of Public Health, Family Medicine Residency, and Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship.

Attending Site: University of Colorado Hospital

Precepting Site: A.F. Williams Family Medicine

Clinic Site: A.F. Williams Family Medicine

Medical Areas of Interest: Sports Medicine, prenatal care, obstetrics, and medical education

Personal Interests: Soccer, bicycling, mountain hiking, and nature photography

E-mail: Morteza.Khodaee@ucdenver.edu

Website: http://carbon.ucdenver.edu/~khodaeem


 

Kyle Knierim, MD

Education: University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Medical; University of Colorado Denver Family Medicine Residency

Attending Site: University of Colorado Hospital

Precepting Site: A.F. Williams Family Medicine

Clinic Site: A.F. Williams Family Medicine

Appointments: Dr. Knierim is board certified in Family Medicine. He completed his residency at the University of Colorado, serving as Chief Resident during his third year. He stayed to join the faculty and participate in the new PCMH fellowship.

Medical Areas of Interest: Dr. Knierim enjoys caring for patients of all ages and has a particular interest in office procedures, pediatrics, and practice improvement.

Personal Interests: Family, skiing, hiking, biking, camping, discovering new restaurants, good books.

E-mail: Kyle.Knierim@ucdenver.edu  


Caroline LeClair, DO

Education: Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine; Internship: Oakland General Hospital, Madison Heights MI Residency Family Medicine, Presbyterian/St. Luke's Hospital, Denver Colorado

Attending Site: A.F. Williams Family Medicine

Precepting Site: A.F. Williams Family Medicine

Clinic Site: A.F. Williams Family Medicine

Medical Areas of Interest: Urgent care, Women's Health, Preventative Care


Wendy S. Madigosky, MD

Education: George Washington University School of Medicine; Rose Medical Center & University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Family Medicine Residency; University of Missouri-Columbia, MS in Medical Education

Attending Site: A.F. Williams Family Medicine Center

Precepting Site: A.F. Williams Family Medicine Center

Clinic Site: A.F. Williams Family Medicine Center

Medical Areas of Interest: Medical education, patient safety, health care quality, integrative medicine, ethics

Personal Interests: Traveling and being outdoors


Grace​ Alfonsi, MD

Education: University of Pittsburgh Medical School; Cook County Hospital Family Medicine Residency, Chief Resident; University of Colorado Primary Care Research Fellowship

Attending Site: Denver Health Medical Center

Precepting Site: Lowry Family Health Center

Clinic Site: Level One Physicians clinic at Denver Health, Denver Family Planning and Sexual Health Clinic

Medical Areas of Interest: STDs, weight management, women's health issues, motivating behavior change

Awards, Recognitions & Appointments: Associate Professor of Family Medicine

Personal Interests: Family, Personal fitness, Singing, Pop Culture

E-mail address: Grace.Alfonsi@dhha.org


Katheri​ne P. Anderson, MD

Education: Colorado College - BA cum Laude, French and Political Science, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Family Medicine Residency Clinica Campesina in Lafayette, Colorado

Attending Site: Park Hill Family Health Center, Denver Health Medical Center

Precepting Site: Lowry Family Health Center

Clinic Site: Park Hill Family Health Center

Medical Areas of Interest: women's health, preventive health, benign breast disease, genomic medicine

Awards, Recognitions & Appointments: Instructor, University of Colorado School of Medicine; Primary Care Research Fellow

Personal Interests: Travel, Languages, Reading, Family time

E-mail: Katherine.Anderson@dhha.org




Morris A​skenazi, MD

Education: University of Texas Health Sciences Center - San Antonio; University of Colorado Residency - Rose Hospital

Attending Site: Denver Health Medical Center

Precepting Site: Lowry Family Health Center

Clinic Site: La Casa-Quigg Newton Family Health Center

Medical Areas of Interest: informatics, chronic diseases, obstetrics, procedures

Awards, Recognitions & Appointments: Senior Instructor, University of Colorado School of Medicine

E-mail: Morris.Askenazi@dhha.org 



Melissa Bea​gle, MD, MPH

Attending Site: Denver Health Medical Center

Preceptor Site: Lowry Family Health Center

Clinic Site: La Casa Quigg-Newton

Medical Areas of Interest: Maternal-child Health, Obstetrics, Procedures, Public and Community Health

Awards: Currently appointed to the Maternal Wellness Preconception Health Advisory Committee through the Colorado Department of Public Health

Personal Interests: Family and Friends, Cooking, Gardening, Photography, Reading, Travel

E-mail: Melissa.Beagle@dhha.org



Michael J. Benavi​dez, MD

Education: University of Notre Dame; St. Louis University School of Medicine, Medical School

Attending Site: Denver Health Medical Center

Precepting Site: Lowry Family Health Center

Clinic Site: Lowry Family Health Center

Medical Areas of Interest: Family Medicine, Diabetes & Refugee Health

Awards, Recognitions & Appointments: 5280 Magazine Top Doc - Family Medicine, University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency Doctor-Patient Relationship Award

Personal Interests: Spending time with family, College football (especially Notre Dame), Traveling, Theme Parks

E-mail: Michael.Benavidez@dhha.org  


Kurt Cook, MD

Education: Westmont College, Santa Barbara, BA; University of Southern California, MD; International Health and Tropical Medicine, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, MSc; London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, DTM&H; North Colorado Medical Center, Greeley, CO, Residency

Attending Site: Denver Health Medical Center

Precepting Site: Denver Health Lowry Family Health Clinic

Clinic Site: Denver Health Westwood Clinic

Medical Areas of Interest: Health in developing countries; tropical medicine, tuberculosis; public health; cross-cultural health care; health of immigrants; sexually transmitted diseases

Personal Interests: hiking, running, exploring the mountains, travelling, spending time with wife and kids

E-mail: Kurt.Cook@dhha.org


Karen (Inger) Fedde, MD

Education: University of Colorado School of Medicine; University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency Program

Attending Site: Denver Health Medical Center

Precepting Site: Lowry Family Health Center

Clinic Site: Park Hill Family Health Center

Medical Areas of Interest: Refugees, social justice in medicine, patients

Personal Interests: The grand parade of life

E-mail: K.Inger.Fedde@dhha.org 


Stephanie Gold  MD

Stephanie B. Gold, MD

Education: BA in Spanish, Tufts University; MD, University of Virginia; Residency, University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency - Denver Health Track; Fellowship in Health Policy, Eugene S. Farle, Jr. Health Policy Center, University of Colorado School of Medicine 

Attending Site: Lowry Family Health Center, Denver Health, University of Colorado Hospital

Precepting Site: Lowry Family Health Center

Clinic Site: Lowry Family Health Center

About Me: I'm originally from Maryland and moved up and down the east coast before coming to Colorado for residency - where I fell in love with the state, and our program!  I completed one of the program's "4th year fellowships" in health policy through the Eugene S. Farley, Jr. Health Policy Center, and continue to split my time doing full-spectrum clinical practice (clinic, inpatient, OB) and health policy related research.  Feel free to email me with questions

Medical Areas of Interest: health policy - particularly related to integrated behavioral health and primary care, payment reform, practice transformation

Personal Interests: yoga, hiking, skiing, reading science fiction/fantasy

E-mail: Stephanie.Gold@ucdenver.edu


Robert Keeley, MD

Education: Stanford University, Medical School; University of Colorado Department of Family Medicine / St. Anthony's Family Medicine Residency, Denver

Attending Site: Denver Health Medical Center

Precepting Site: Lowry Family Health Center

Clinic Site: Level One Physicians' Clinic, Denver Health

Medical Areas of Interest: Consulting methods (motivational interviewing), chronic pain, depression, cardiovascular disease.

Awards, Recognitions & Appointments: Distinguished Paper, NAPCRG 2003

Personal Interests: Fishing, beekeeping, watching hockey

E-mail: Robert.Keeley@dhha.org 


Amber Koch-Laking, MD

Education: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine; Rose Family Medicine Residency, Colorado

Attending Site: Denver Health Medical Center

Preceping Site: Lowry Family Health Center

Clinic Site: Westwood Family Health Center

Areas of interest: Obstetrics, outpatient surgical procedures, women's health

Awards, recognitions, appointments: Chief Resident, Rose Family Medicine; 2010-2011 University of Colorado Department of Family Medicine Clinical Rising Star Award

Personal Interests: Hiking, camping, ethnic cuisine

E-mail: Amber.Koch-Laking@dhha.org  


Richard Kornfeld, MD

Education: Undergraduate: University of Colorado Boulder; Medical School: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center; Residency: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Swedish Hospital

Attending Site: Denver Health Medical Center

Precepting Site: Lowry Family Health Center

Clinic Site: Lowry Family Health Center


Daniel Kortsch, MD

Education: University of Virginia School of Medicine; Chestnut Hill Family Medicine Residency, Philadelphia

Attending Site: Denver Health Medical Center Hospital; Lowry Family Health Center

Clinic Site: Webb Center for Primary Care

About Me: As a physician I provide medical care for patients of all ages while leading multiple projects at the departmental, enterprise, and state levels.  Trained as a family physician, I directly care for my outpatient and hospitalized patients who are primarily comprised of the medically underserved populations of Denver.  Within this role, I have been recognized many times for my quality and productivity.

As an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine I teach medical knowledge and skills in multiple clinic arenas.  Through my director-level roles I coordinate components of their education and directly oversee the clinical practices of medical residents and medical students.

Within Denver Health I work closely with our medical staff to coordinate multiple enterprise-wide projects.  As the lead physician for clinical informatics in ambulatory care at Denver Health I helped coordinate the implementation of our medical software system, as well as pioneer the innovation that accompanied such a massive project.  As one of the principle faces of technological medical innovation at Denver Health I coordinated much of the required change management while facilitating business strategy in executive-level committees.

I apply this population health management expertise as a state leader in tobacco control where I manage a variety of state and system-level interventions around tobacco education and cessation through my work with Denver Public Health and the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment.  In these roles, I regularly work with elected members of the Colorado Senate and House and have provided expert opinion on state legislation

Research Interests: EHR Deployment, Tobacco, Medical Informatics, and Global Health Curriculum Development

Personal Interests: Being with my family, Camping, Rock Climbing, Alpine Mountaineering, and Photography


Lucy Loomis, MD

Education: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine MD; University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, MSPH, Yale University BS; University of Connecticut Family Medicine Residency

Attending Site: Denver Health Medical Center

Precepting Site: Lowry Family Health Center

Clinic Site: Lowry Family Health Center, La Casa Quigg Newton

Medical Areas of Interest: practice transformation, contraception, PCMH, care coordination for high risk families, and cancer screening

Awards, Recognitions & Appointments: Director of Family Medicine at Denver Health, 2010 Leadership Award, University of Colorado Department of Family Medicine

Personal Interests: hiking, skiing, gardening, and bicycling


Michelle C. Mang, MD

Education: State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences; University of Rochester Family Medicine Residency

Attending Site: Denver Health Medical Center

Precepting Site: Lowry Family Health Center

Clinic Site: La Mariposa Family Health Center

Medical Areas of Interest: Providing health care to underserved communities

Awards, Recognitions & Appointments: SUNY at Buffalo's Academic Excellence in Family Medicine

Personal Interests: Traveling, reading mysteries, providing a safe, happy (and silly) home to our recently adopted children


Lara Penny, MD

Education: Dartmouth/ Brown School of Medicine; Residency: UCSF San Francisco General Hospital

Attending Site: Inpatient Adult Family Medicine Service, Denver Health Medical Center

Precepting Site: Lowry Family Health Center

Clinic Site: Team Lead at Montbello Family Health Center

Medical Areas of Interest: Community Health, Chronic Disease Management, Group Medical Visits

Personal Interests: Slam dancing with my three crazy boys, ice hockey, cycling and running


 

Eric Peterson, MD

Education: University of Arizona College of Medicine; Saint Anthony's Family Medicine Residency

Attending Site: Denver Health Medical Center

Precepting Site: Lowry Family Medicine Clinic

Clinic: Park Hill Family Medicine Clinic

Medical Areas of Interest: Rural Medicine and Family Practice Models (Indian Health Service in particular), Addressing and preventing medical errors.

Personal Interests: Family time with my kids and parents takes up most of extra energy. But I also enjoy talking about African history (I was in the Peace Corps in Congo), sports and current events.


Haley Ringwood, MD, MPH

Education: Duke University, Interdisciplinary: Psychosocial Aspects of Health & Illness; University of North Carolina, Gillings School of Global Public Health, Public Health; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine; University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency (Denver Health Track)

Attending Site: Denver Health

 


Michael Russum, MD

Education: Eastern Virginia School of Medicine

Attending Site: La Casa Quigg Newton

Precepting Site: Lowry Family Health Center

Clinic Site: La Casa Quigg Newton

Medical Areas of Interest: Sports medicine, men's health, diabetes

Personal Interests: Family, athletics, reading, and hiking

E-mail: Michael.Russum@dhha.org  

 









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Kair Mader, MD

Education: University of Florida College of Medicine, University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency - Denver Health Track, University of Colorado Community Medicine and Public Health Fellowship

Attending Site: Denver Health, University of Colorado Hospital

Clinic Site: Lowry Family Health Center

About Me: I love being a full-spectrum family doc who takes care of patients of all ages.  I believe our current society and health care system frequently perpetuates health inequality, but that there is great hope for change through improved education and partnerships between providers, patients, and communities.  We are in a period of great innovation in healthcare as we reach for that change that is necessary.  I am a provider who plans to be an active advocate for this change, throughout my career.

Research Interests: inter-professional education, student-run free clinic models of care, healthcare leadership development, refugee health

Personal Interests: exploring the outdoors, spending time with family and friends (especially over a good beer), hanging out with my lab Oak, and cheering on the Florida Gators

E-mail: Kari.Mader@ucdenver.edu

Shandra Brown Levey, PHD

Shandra Brown Levey, PhD, was born and raised in Buffalo, New York. She graduated as an honors scholar from Mercyhurst College in Erie, Pennsylvania majoring in both psychology and art therapy. During her undergraduate education, she was inducted into Psy Chi, the international honor society in psychology. Dr. Brown Levey then attained an M.S. in art therapy from Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia.

After working clinically for a year she went to Chicago, Illinois, to attain a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the Illinois Institute of Technology. She completed an internship at Park Center in Fort Wayne, Indiana and a post-doctoral fellowship in primary care psychology at the University Of Colorado School Of Medicine in the Department of Family Medicine. She is currently an instructor at the University Of Colorado School Of Medicine in the Department of Family Medicine and works as an integrated primary care psychologist and researcher.

Dr. Brown Levey's research interests include primary care psychology, cognitive vulnerability to depression, health behavior change, and instrument validation.

Dr. Brown Levey lives in Westminster, Colorado with her husband and daughter; and enjoys snowboarding, hiking, scuba diving, volunteering, and traveling.


Samantha Pelican Monson, PsyD

Education: University of Denver, PsyD

Attending Site: Lowry Family Health Center

Precepting Site: Lowry Family Health Center

Clinic Site: Lowry Family Health Center

Medical Areas of Interest: Refugee mental health, empathic communication in the physician-patient relationship, motivational interviewing

Awards, Recognitions & Appointments: Paul Harris Fellowship, Impact Award, Breath of Life Award; Senior Clinical Instructor

Personal Interests: International travel, water-skiing, winter hut trips, and raising my twins


Alex Reed, PsyD, MPH


Education: Illinois School of Professional Psychology- Chicago, PsyD; University of Kansas,  MPH

Precepting Site: A.F. Williams Family Medicine Center, Lowry Family Health Center
Clinic Site: A.F. Williams Family Medicine Center

Medical Areas of Interest: Behavioral health education in primary care, integrated behavioral health, physician resilience, mindfulness, narrative medicine, medical improv

Awards, Recognitions & Appointments: University of Kansas Wesley Family Medicine Non-Family Physician Teacher of the Year (2007), University of Washington Advanced Clinician Psychiatry Track Outstanding Faculty (2011), Director of Behavioral Health Education (2015-)

Personal Interests: Mountain biking, skiing, snowboarding, golf, tennis, fly fishing, camping, cooking and doing all these activities with my family.


Joanna Stratto​n, PhD

Education: University of Chicago, M.A.; University of Denver, Ph.D. Counseling Psychology

Precepting Site: A.F. Williams Family Medicine Center

Awards, Recognitions & Appointments: University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences, post-doctoral fellowship

Professional Areas of Interest: Integrated healthcare, couples counseling, research methods, program evaluation, gender issues, graduate teaching and training

Personal Interests: Running and skiing

Email: Joanna.Stratton@ucdenver.edu






Joseph J.​ Saseen , PharmD, FCCP, BCPS

Education: SUNY at Buffalo, BS in Pharmacy; SUNY at Buffalo, PharmD; University of Illinois / University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Ambulatory Care Fellowship

Precepting Site: A.F. Williams Family Medicine Center and University of Colorado Hospital Family Medicine Service

Clinic Site: A.F. Williams Family Medicine Center and University of Colorado Hospital

Medical Areas of Interest: Cardiovascular pharmacotherapy

Awards, Recognitions & Appointments: University of Colorado Chancellors Excellence in Teaching Award 2011, Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy.

Personal Interests: Mountain biking, snowboarding, NFL football




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