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Current Residents and Resident Bios

Primary Care Residents 2017 - 2018


Meara Melton, MD, MBA is a first-year resident in the primary care track. A Colorado native, she attended the University of Denver to study Biochemistry and pursue an MBA prior to medical school at the University of Colorado. With a passion for communication and patient- and family-centered care, she hopes to ultimately practice Geriatric Medicine. She was attracted to the primary care track for its sense of community, access to excellent primary care physicians, and ability to individualize her training with electives and more clinic exposure to Geriatrics. She also could not imagine leaving Colorado, where she enjoys exploring the restaurant scene and beautiful hikes with her husband and dog!


Jacob Walker, MD is a second year resident in the primary care track. He was born and raised in Greenwood, IN and studied microbiology at Indiana University. He then moved east to attend medical school at Boston University. Interested in geriatrics, he sought out residencies with multiple training sites, a diverse patient population, and robust outpatient training. After four years in Boston, he and his partner (also a PGY-2) were excited to be living in an equally LGBT-friendly city with considerably more sunshine. He loves indulging his sweet tooth at Denver's many ice cream parlors with plenty of running and hiking to compensate.

Katie Ochoa, MD is a third year resident in the primary care track. She was born and raised in Austin, TX and majored in Humanities at the University of Texas at Austin. She spent a gap year working with a non-profit in Managua, Nicaragua, then went back to medical school at Baylor in Houston. She was drawn to the primary care track at UC Denver due to the supportive faculty, continuity clinics with strong Hispanic populations, and the unique HIV training track within the program, allowing for a separate HIV continuity clinic in second and third year. Not to mention, she wanted to experience the joys of living in Denver – a vibrant, young city with mountains less than an hour away and parks at every corner.

Email: Firstname.Lastname@ucdenver.edu

Leah Bettner - Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University

Kevin Depner - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Sergei Ivanov - University of Washington School of Medicine

Benjamin Leon - University of Colorado School of Medicine

David Little - University of Michigan Medical School

Meara Melton - University of Colorado School of Medicine

Andrea Stand - University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita

Austin Rezigh - University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Southwestern Medical School

Benjamin Trefilek - Indiana University School of Medicine

James Welle - Emory University School of Medicine

 

Email: Firstname.Lastname@ucdenver.edu

Joseph Boyle - Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Miranda Farmer - Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Megan Griff - Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans

Angene Johnson - University of Washington School of Medicine

Christopher Schifeling - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

Nicole Soiseth - University of Washington School of Medicine

Sarah Tietz - University of Colorado School of Medicine

Jacob Walker (For email: Jacob.3.Walker) - Boston University School of Medicine

Matthew Welzenbach - Chicago Med School at Rosalind Franklin

Email: Firstname.Lastname@UCDenver.edu

Benjamin Capper - Georgetown University School of Medicine

Casey Carroll - University of New Mexico School of Medicine

John Conely - University of Minnesota Duluth School of Medicine

Michael Frank - University of Colorado School of Medicine

Elijah Grillo - Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University

Emily Jensen (For email: Emily.2.Jensen), Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

Justin Jones - University of Texas Southwestern Medical School

Rebecca Kant - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Laura Kennedy - University of Colorado School of Medicine

Laura Macke - University of Minnesota Medical School

Maxwell Matson, University of Washington School of Medicine

Erin Murphy - University of Louisville School of Medicine

Katherine Ochoa - Baylor College of Medicine

Wesley (Alec) Ridley - Mercer University School of Medicine

Elizabeth Somes - Baylor College of Medicine

Dale Terasaki - University of Washington School of Medicine