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Chief Medical Residents


 

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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. Yu_Amy_377.jpg

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. Berry_Andrew_329.jpg

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. ​

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