Scott Freeman, M.D.
Scott came to
Denver from Richmond, VA after graduating from medical school at Virginia
Commonwealth University. He visited many programs along the interview
trail, but ultimately could not find any that rivaled the unique combination of
clinical rigor and camaraderie he found at CU. Scott's research interests have
centered around cardiopulmonary hemodynamics, particularly in pulmonary
hypertension and advanced heart failure, and he plans to pursue a Cardiology
fellowship after completing a year as Chief Medical Resident. A former
collegiate distance runner, Scott loves the many scenic trails Colorado has to
offer, as well as the wide selection of excellent golf courses open nearly
year-round. Scott and his lovely wife, Kori (7th grade English teacher) welcomed
their first child, Luke, earlier this Spring, and they are grateful that both
sets of grandparents live nearby!
Natalie Held, M.D.
Natalie grew up in Potomac, Maryland near Washington, D.C. She attended Johns Hopkins University where she earned a B.S. in Molecular and Cellular Biology and played on the NCAA soccer team. Natalie pursued the post-baccalaureate IRTA Fellowship after earning her undergraduate degree, and spent a year performing basic cancer research in a lab at the National Institutes of Health. Soon after, Natalie was accepted to the University of Maryland for medical school where she graduated AOA. After matching into the University of Colorado's Internal Medicine Program for residency, she became very interested in pulmonary/critical care medicine and intends on pursuing a pulmonary/critical care fellowship after her term as a Chief Medical Resident. She has a passion for research on family member outcomes and resiliency in the ICU, but in her spare time she also enjoys hiking, reading, playing soccer, and traveling.
Jeremy Hua, M.D.
Jeremy grew up in Seattle, WA. Prior to medical school, he worked at the National Institutes for Health in Bethesda doing medical research. Soon after, Jeremy moved to Colorado to attend medical school at the University of Colorado, where he also matched into the Hospitalist Training Track for medical residency. He has a great interest in developing
quality improvement strategies and was able to carry out a hospital-wide
project with a group of co-residents to decrease inappropriate invasive
catheter utilization. Jeremy remained in the Hospitalist Training Track for all three years of residency and is now applying
for pulmonary / critical care fellowship where he will be able to further
explore his interests while caring for the sickest patients in need. His long-term career goal is to stay in academic medicine, speciializing in pulmonary/critical care. When he is not busy with his Chief Resident duties, he enjoys cooking, biking, hiking, camping, lawn games, basketball, and reading thoughful books.
Laura Macke, M.D.
Laura grew up in
Mahtomedi, Minnesota, a suburb outside of the Twin Cities. She attended
Macalester College in MN for undergrad and majored in Chemistry. After college,
she moved to Washington DC and worked a year at NIH doing
biochemistry research before returning to the University of Minnesota for
medical school. She was drawn to Colorado's mountains, sun, strong clinical
training, and the welcoming atmosphere at CU. She was thrilled
to match into the Primary Care Track here. She enjoys hiking, camping, live
music, learning to cook, and exploring Denver. After chief year, Laura
will pursue a career in primary care in Denver.
William McGuire, M.D.
William "Cam" McGuire grew up in Baltimore, Maryland and attended Tulane University for medical school. After touring the country and visiting multiple residency programs, Cam fell in love with Colorado and was happy to match into the categorical track at University of Colorado. He has a passion for clinical education and pulmonary critical care medicine, which he intends to pursue with a fellowship in pulmonary/critical care after completing his year as a Chief Medical Resident. Cam also has a special interest in ARDS and sedation in the ICU, patient decision making and engagament, and palliative care/end of life in the ICU. Outside of the hospital, he thoroughly enjoys jazz, classic movies, scientific and medical history, hiking with his girlfriend and their dog, Jamie, and hitting the slopes in the winter.
Erin Murphy, M.D.
Erin was born and
raised in Louisville, Kentucky. She attended Centre College where she
majored in Anthropology and Sociology. Following undergraduate studies,
she worked as research coordinator for Kleinert Kutz hand surgery fellowship in
Louisville, adopted two puppies, and spent vacation time road-tripping around
the US. She attended medical school at University of Louisville, where she
was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society and served on
the Humanism in medicine committee. During a visiting sub-internship, she
was inspired by CU's supportive, down-to-earth, yet academically
rigorous environment. She matched into the Primary Care Track. During residency
Erin was part of the Medical Leaders Program and did quality improvement
research in women's contraceptive care. She plans to pursue a career in
academic Primary Care. In her free time, Erin enjoys Denver's creative
restaurant, craft brewery, and concert scenes. She also loves
cooking, gardening and exploring Colorado towns with her
husband, Daniel, and their dogs, Copper and Gus.
VA Chief Resident for Quality and Safety
Geoffroy Fauchet, M.D.
Geoffroy was born and raised outside of Paris, France before moving to the east coast. He attended Brandeis University where he majored in Health: Science, Society, and Policy. He went on to do quality improvement work at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital before moving to Colorado to join AmeriCorps. He then pursued a dual degree in medicine and public health at the University of Colorado where he met his wife Sonja. With a passion for healthcare leadership and health systems improvement, Geoffroy was thrilled to match into the Hospitalist Leaders Track at the University of Colorado Internal Medicine program. He has continued his quality improvement work and most recently completed a hospital wide initiative that reduced central line associated blood stream infections. He is the chief resident for quality improvement and patient safety at the VA and plans to pursue a career as a hospitalist with a focus on leadership and quality. Geoffroy and his wife are also avid scuba divers, backcountry campers, and world travelers/videographers.