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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

 

Amelia photo.pngAmelia Challender, MA
Associate Program Director of Education, University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency
Education: Warren Wilson College, BA; University of Colorado Denver, MA
Areas of Interest: As Associate Program Director of Education, Amelia collaborates with other faculty members to oversee and coordinate curriculum development, evaluation, and faculty development. She has experience in these areas from her Masters in Educational Psychology and previous positions in CU Denver’s School of Education and the Colorado Association of Family Medicine Residencies. Amelia is excited to have a part in training the next generation of Family Physicians and leaders in Family Medicine.
 
Awards, Recognitions & Appointments:  Associate Program Director of Education, University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency; Instructor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine
 
Personal Interests: Outside of work, Amelia enjoys hiking, spending time outside, and practicing yoga.
 
E-mail: amelia.challender@ucdenver.edu


 

Corey Lyon, DO
Associate Program Director University Track; Medical Director, AF Williams Family Medicine Center
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. Also enjoys chronic disease management and practicing evidence-based preventive care. Enjoys taking an active role in clinic leadership and practice transformation to build the strongest clinical training site for residents.  Also loves training residents in full-scope family medicine to include procedures and evidence-based medicine.
Awards, Recognitions & Appointments: Associate Professor. 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 by the residents for 2011-2012 and 2012-2013.  Department of Family Medicine Clinician of the Year in 2012-2013 and Special Recognition for Leadership Award in 2014-2015.  Awarded Family Medicine Teacher of the Year by the Colorado Academy of Family Physicians in 2014.
Completed a Faculty Development Fellowship at the University of North Carolina in 2009.
Serves as a Colorado Academy of Family Physicians Board Member and Family Physicians Inquiry Network Board President Elect.
 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, and car pools. When not hanging out with his daughters, he enjoys golf, going to Colorado State University football games and trying not to be in last place in the residency fantasy football league.

 

 

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 Family Health Center

Medical Areas of Interest: Maternal Child Health, intersection of Public Health and Primary Care, Team Based Care, Leadership, Safety  Net 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​


 


Dr. Bleacher's photo.jpgHeather Blea​cher, MD, MPH

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

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, health disparities, social determinants of health, LGBTQI care, community health, community engagement, public health/primary care integration

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

 

Dr. Aimee English pic for website.jpgAimee F. English, MD
Education: University of Massachusetts Amherst, MS, MA; University of Massachusetts School of Medicine, MD; University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency; Fellowship in Practice Transformation – University of Colorado Department of Family Medicine
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: practice and health systems transformation, patient and family engagement, improving the quality of care for patients and populations with complex needs, women’s health, family medicine residency education
Personal Interests: figuring out how to be a doctor-mom (still a work in progress), hiking/biking/skiing, DIY’ing and knitting in meetings



Molly Hoss 3.jpgMolly Hoss, MD

Education: Kansas State University, B.S.; University of Kansas School of Medicine, MD; John Peter Smith Family Medicine Residency, John Peter Smith Maternal Child Health Fellowship
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, wilderness medicine, training residents in full-scope Family Medicine procedures, women's health including procedures, all OB care and contraception, and taking care of newbornsand pediatric patients
Awards, Recognitions & Appointments: Board certified in Family Medicine. Received Faculty of the Year Award 2016-2017
Personal Interests: Running, Hiking, Bicycling, Backpacking, Rock Climbing, Dance, Yoga, Reading, and experimenting with cooking

 

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


 

Dr. Khodaee's pic for the website.jpgMorteza 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


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  

 

Shannon_Langner pic for website.jpgShannon Langner, MD
Education: University of Kansas, BA; University of Kansas School of Medicine, MD; University of Colorado 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: Women's Health, including GYN procedures and obstetrics.; mother/baby, newborn and pediatric care.  She also enjoys patient education and practicing evidence-based preventive care. Teaches residents and supervises residents in practicing full-scope Family Medicine.
Awards, Recognitions & Appointments: Board certified in Family Medicine. Came to AFW in 2005 for residency and joined the faculty in 2008. Awarded the Teacher of the Year Award for 2016-2017. She also completed a Teaching Scholars Program Fellowship at the University of Colorado in 2014. She completed the Advanced Leadership Training Program in 2017.
Personal Interests: When not at work, Dr. Langner enjoys spending time with her husband and three children. She is active in the community as a member of SheEO, an organization that supports women entrepreneurs in their ventures. She volunteers at her childrens' schools, and takes an active role in their education. She also is passionate about traveling, health, fitness and overall wellbeing.


Emily Spencer, MD Pic for website.jpgEmily Spencer, MD
Education: University of Florida College of Medicine, MD; University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency
Attending Site: University of Colorado Hospital
Precepting Site: A.F. Williams Family Medicine Clinic
Clinic Site: A.F. Williams Family Medicine Clinic
Medical Areas of Interest: General primary care including prevention of and management of chronic disease; Women's health including women’s health procedures and contraception; Prenatal care and Obstetrics; Newborn and Pediatric care; Office- and Hospital-based procedures; Medical student and Resident medical education.
Personal Interests: Spending time with family and friends, cooking, dancing, hiking, and watching Gator football.
 
Jack Spittler, MD
Education: Undergraduate:University of Notre Dame; Medical: Georgetown University School of Medicine
Attending Site: University of Colorado Hospital
Precepting Site: A.F. Williams Family Medicine Center
Clinic Site: A.F. Williams Family Medicine Center, AOP Orthopedics Clinic
Medical Areas of Interest:  Primary care sports medicine; also interested in preventative health, fitness, and adolescent medicine.  He serves as the Medical Director for Aurora Public Schools Athletics and is a team physician for Rangeview High School, the University of Denver, Colorado Avalanche, and Denver Nuggets.  He also works throughout the year at the Winter Park Ski Clinic (DH East Grand Community Clinic).
Awards, Recognitions & Appointments: Board certified in Family Medicine with Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Sports Medicine.  Completed residency and primary care sports medicine fellowship training at the University of Colorado and has been part of the faculty since 2014.  During residency he received the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Resident Scholarship Award and the Family Medicine Resident Scholarship Award and served as a chief resident.  As faculty, he received the Rising Clinician of the Year Award in 2016.
Personal Interests: When not at work, he enjoys spending time with his wife (Jen), son (Luke), and dog (Paige).  His personal interests mainly revolve around sports. He enjoys playing golf, volleyball, hiking, and skiing and watching college/pro sports – Go Irish!


Karin Vanbaack picture for the webiste.jpgKarin VanBaak, MD
Education: Calvin College, BS; University of Connecticut School of Medicine, MD; University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency; University of Minnesota Sports Medicine Fellowship
 
Attending Site: University of Colorado Hospital
Precepting Site: A.F. Williams Family Medicine Center
 
Clinic Site: University Family Medicine Boulder, University of Colorado Boulder Athletics
 
Medical Areas of Interest: General primary care for children and adults, sports medicine, women's health and contraception management, injury and illness prevention, multidisciplinary team based patient care, care of female athletes, keeping patients active through their lifetime.
 
Personal Interests: Anything outdoors: hiking, running, camping; gardening; working with my husband on our fixer upper house; findings homes for retired racing Greyhound dogs.
 
 
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 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  

 









Shaun Thompson MD
Education: University of Denver; University of Colorado School of Medicine; University of Wyoming Family Medicine Residency at Cheyenne-Chief Resident
Clinical Site: Valley View Villa Long Term Care center and Skilled Nursing Facility
Senior Clinical Instructor University of CO Department of Family Medicine
Medical Areas of Interest: Geriatrics, Nursing Home care, Palliative Medicine, Hospice and End-of-Life care
Certificates: Certificate of Added Qualification Hospice and Palliative Medicine, STFM Emerging Leaders Fellowship
Personal Interests: cycling, reading, watching sports
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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