My research mentor is Daniel Bessesen, MD. I'm currently working on a PCORI-funded project aimed at improving the management of obesity in underserved primary care clinics at Denver Health. I'm also involved in the longitudinal analysis of physiologic data looking at differences in metabolism of obesity-prone versus obesity-resistant individuals.
- Saxon D, Rothman MS, Russell DW, Wilson JD. Middlesex in Clinic: A Novel Steroid 5α-Reductase 2 Gene Mutation in a Patient Desiring Gender Reassignment at an Uncharacteristically Late Age. Poster presentation at June 2014 Endocrine Society Meeting, Chicago, IL.
- Saxon D, Michels AW, McDermott MT. Management of Insulin Autoimmune Syndrome in a Non-Asian Male: Use of Immunosuppression, Continuous Glucose Monitoring, and Serial Antibody Titers. Poster presentation at June 2014 Endocrine Society Meeting, Chicago, IL.
- Jensen T, Saxon D, Cornier MA. A Curious Case of a Secreting Adrenocortical Carcinoma. Poster presentation at June 2014 Endocrine Society Meeting, Chicago, IL.
- Thibault J, Menachof K, Saxon D, Lobo I. A Complex Case of Atypical Pheochromocytoma. Poster presented at SGIM 2014 meeting in San Diego and Denver Health 3rd Annual Golden Bowtie Poster Session (winner of third prize clinical vignette award).
From a clinical perspective, I was excited about the breadth of cases that I would see here given the large geographic area from which patients are drawn. Also, this is one of the few places in the country where you can simultaneously train at a University, VA, and County Hospital - I liked the idea of having such a varied clinical experience during my fellowship. Research-wise, I got the sense on my interview day that there would be numerous faculty members who would serve as strong mentors and help guide me towards success in research.
The combination of outdoor opportunities, excellent food, and overall great weather make this a place that is tough to beat.