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Chief Medical Residents


 

​​Kylie Adamek, M.D.

Kylie grew up in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She attended Louisiana State University, where she earned a B.S. in Biological Sciences and played for LSU’s tennis team. After college she moved to New Orleans, where she attended LSUHSC– New Orleans for medical school. She couples-matched with her husband Matt, who is currently completing his residency in Pediatric Neurology. She intends to pursue a fellowship in Cardiology with an emphasis on medical education. Outside of the hospital, she has fully embraced the Colorado lifestyle and can be found rock-climbing, skiing, hiking, drinking craft beer, and tending to her succulents.

 

Alexander Ghincea, M.D.

Alex grew up in Denver, Colorado and attended college at Regis University, earning his B.S. in Molecular and Cellular Biology. Alex completed both medical school and his Internal Medicine residency at the University of Colorado. He loves the Intensive Care Unit and all things Pulmonary, and is applying for fellowship in Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine. He is also passionate about medical education and curricular development, and plans to continue practicing in academic medicine after fellowship. Outside of the hospital, Alex is an avid skier, and remains active with the Granby Ranch Volunteer Ski Patrol. When not skiing, Alex enjoys hiking, camping, good books, and great movies.

 

Andi Hudler, M.D.

Andi grew up in a small town called Burlington on the Eastern Plains of Colorado. She attended the University of Colorado-Boulder for her undergraduate education and went to the University of Colorado School of Medicine to complete her medical degree. Andi's experiences in the ICU and pulmonary clinic during her clinical training captivated her and she is planning on pursuing a fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine after her time as a Chief Medical Resident. She has a passion for research regarding how resiliency affects quality of life and outcomes for patients with PAH, medical education, and QI projects directed towards improving patient's access to care. In her spare time, Andi enjoys gardening and hiking with her husband and dog.

 

 

Neelam Mistry, M.D.

Neelam grew up in Houston, TX. She attended The University of Texas at Austin where she earned her degree in Finance with a minor in Spanish. She attended Baylor College of Medicine for medical school and moved to Colorado for her Internal Medicine Residency as part of the Hospitalist Training Track. She is pursuing opportunities in academic hospital medicine, with a focus on medical education and quality improvement in our hospital system. Outside of the hospital, Neelam loves hiking, exploring the Denver food scene, crafting personalized gifts, and traveling.​

 

Tony Macedonia, M.D.

Tony Macedonia grew up in Steubenville, Ohio—the hometown and birthplace of Dean Martin. He attended John Carroll University outside of Cleveland, OH for undergrad and went on to receive his medical degree from Georgetown University. After an internship at Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, he spent 4 years in the United States Navy as a flight surgeon. Although it was a tough decision to leave the Navy, he was happy to have landed at the University of Colorado for his internal medicine training. He was quickly drawn to the program because of the administration and faculty, the quality of the training/education, and his love for skiing. He plans to pursue a fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine after his chief year. His research interests include deployment-related lung disease, inhalational lung injuries, and critical care outcomes. Lastly and most importantly, he is happy to be joined in Denver by his fiancé Maggie and their wedding is planned for later this summer.

 

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Deepa Ramadurai, M.D.

Deepa grew up in the southwest suburbs of Chicago, IL. She attended Northwestern University on the north side of Chicago in Evanston, where she earned a B.A. in Biological Sciences and minored in Spanish Language. She was part of the second-ever class of medical students at the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine (now the Zucker SOM) in Hempstead, NY, from where she graduated with AOA and Gold Humanism Honors. She couples matched with her husband Kevin (who completed a residency in pediatrics, now working at Children's Hospital Colorado) to the University of Colorado where she realized her passion for pulmonary and critical care medicine. She intends to pursue fellowship in pulmonary and critical care with a research emphasis on patient-centered outcomes and implementation science. Her love for academics and medical education is balanced by her passion for baking, tennis, traveling, hiking, and craft beer.

 


VA Chief Resident for Quality and Safety


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Sam Porter, M.D.

Sam Porter grew up in upstate New York. He earned a BA in Liberal Arts at the Great Books Program of St. John's College in New Mexico and Maryland. He then volunteered for a network of primary care centers in rural upstate New York, completed a post-baccalaureate premedical program at Bryn Mawr College, and spent a year volunteering with the Clinton Health Access Initiative in Eswatini (also known as Swaziland), where he worked on an access to medicines team that consulted with the country's central medical stores and Ministry of Health. For medical school, he was a member of the Columbia-Bassett Program, a medical school program with a focus on health systems, leadership, and humanism that featured longitudinal integrated clerkships. His academic interests include leading and teaching quality improvement in health systems, connecting residents to disruptive healthcare innovators, and recognizing contributions of cognitive bias to diagnostic error. His hobbies include rock climbing, hiking, playing and recording music, and creative writing.