Mariah Hoffman, M.D.
Mariah was born and raised on a small farm near Chapel Hill, North
Carolina. She earned her undergraduate degree in Biology and Geography at
the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After becoming a
wilderness EMT and working in Lilongwe, Malawi with the UNC-Project in
Infectious Diseases and health systems research, she attended medical school
back in Chapel Hill at the University of North Carolina School of
Medicine. She was thrilled to find the Internal Medicine program at
UC-Denver which attracted her not only with its like-minded people, but also
with its supportive environment and excellent primary care track with the
option of an HIV primary care sub-track. Mariah now can’t imagine living
anywhere else and plans to work in academic primary care for the underserved
and HIV-infected patients of Denver. Mariah spends most of her free time
doing all things outdoors including running, skiing, rock climbing, and
hiking. She also loves cooking, biking around the city, and her urban container
Julie Knoeckel, M.D.
proud Colorado native, Julie was born and raised in Aurora just a few miles
away from the University campus. She attended Colorado State University
where she studied Biomedical Sciences and Spanish. She didn’t stray far when
selecting a medical school and she graduated with AOA honors from the University
of Colorado. During residency she joined the Hospitalist Training Track.
She is excited to pursue a career as an academic hospitalist and has an
interest in quality improvement and understanding how to better care for
underserved populations. Julie
stays busy outside of the hospital trying to keep up with her beloved Doberman
pinscher, Rosco and her husband of three years Chris. She also loves hiking,
running, sampling delicious Colorado microbrews and cheering for the
Scott Matson, M.D.
Scott Matson grew up in Kansas where he stayed for college
and medical school at the University of Kansas. It was there, in an
undergraduate physics lab, where he met his wife Amanda who is a budding
pediatric cardiologist at Children's Hospital in Denver. In college Scott
studied Saxophone Performance before starting medical school. During
residency Scott completed research within the divisions of pulmonary
science and rheumatology focused on the link
between interstitial lung disease and connective tissue disease for which
he received a resident research grant from the American College of
Rheumatology. After his CMR year he plans to pursue a career in academic
pulmonary/critical care. Outside of work Scott enjoys writing, running with his
wife and their dog (Emmett) and enjoying all the beautiful scenery
that Colorado has to offer. When he's not in the mountains Scott can be
found watching either Kansas City Royals or KU basketball games
depending on the season.
Aaron Strobel, M.D.
Aaron is an Arkansas native and earned his undergraduate degree in
Biological Engineering from the University of Arkansas. He attended medical
school at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, where he graduated
with Honors in Research. Aaron was originally attracted to the University
of Colorado because of the mountains and outdoor activities, but knew this is
where he belonged after completing a sub-internship here. He pursued
research in cardiovascular medicine, focusing on outcomes of peripheral artery
disease interventions. Aaron is currently applying for a Cardiology
fellowship and planning a September wedding with his fiancé, Amanda. He enjoys
running, hiking, skiing, and spending time in the mountains. In his free time in
Denver, he enjoys trying new beers at local breweries, going to live music at
Red Rocks, and cheering on the local sports teams.
Jackson Turbyfill, M.D.
Jackson was born and raised in Asheville, North Carolina. He then
attended the University of North Carolina for his undergraduate degree before
heading to Wake Forest University for medical school, where he met his now
wife, Melisa. Excited for an adventure, the pair couples matched here in
Denver. Jackson started in the categorical track, but after his
first year transitioned to the hospitalist track. He enjoyed the
leadership, development, and focus on academics that the track provided. He and
his wife, now a chief in the pediatrics program, enjoy running, hiking,
camping, skiing, live music, and (most of all) hanging with their
puppy, Ollie. After chief year, Jackson hopes to pursue a career as a
Sarah Wirth, M.D.
Sarah was born and raised in Grand Island, Nebraska and attended
Creighton University for her undergraduate degree in Chemistry. She
subsequently moved to Chicago for medical school at Loyola University Chicago
Stritch School of Medicine, where she graduated with the distinction of Alpha
Omega Alpha. Sarah was attracted to the University of Colorado Internal
Medicine Residency for its strong clinical training, personable residents, and
opportunities for growth. She joined the Primary Care Track during her second
year of residency, and plans to do primary care with some inpatient work for
her career. Although not originally a “mountain” person, she has grown to love
hiking, camping, biking, and skiing. She is currently planning her wedding this
September to her fiancée, Joe, who is also a graduate of the program.
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Jordan Harrison, M.D.
My name is Jordan Harrison. I am from Norman,
Oklahoma. I went to the University of Northern Colorado, aka the real UNC for
undergrad. I went to Emory University for medical school. My wife (9 years!) is
an art teacher and I have a terrible golden lab named Doug! I want to travel
and become a geriatrician!