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Chief Medical Residents



Emily Bowers, M.D. 

Emily Bowers grew up in Kentucky in a small suburb across the river from Cincinnati, Ohio.  She attended the University of Dayton where she studied Biology and was fascinated by her classes in human physiology and anatomy. After working for a year at a clinic for the uninsured in Memphis, Emily decided to pursue medical school at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.  She was excited to match into Internal Medicine residency at the University of Colorado where she found strong clinical training and a supportive environment.  The mountains and many outdoor activities were an added bonus! Emily soon found that she was interested in a career in Rheumatology. She pursued research focusing on the etiology of rheumatoid arthritis, which she has presented both locally and nationally.  She is currently applying for a Rheumatology fellowship.  While in residency, Emily met her fiancé Chris, an orthopedic surgery resident, and they are currently planning their wedding.  She enjoys running, hiking, yoga and playing with her golden retriever, George. 

Francis Hall, M.D.

Frank is native to eastern Colorado (born and raised in Akron). He attended the University of Colorado Boulder where he met wife Monica and earned a bachelor’s degree in Integrative Physiology. During his second year in Boulder, he was selected into the Medical Scholars Program (guaranteeing admission to the University of Colorado School of Medicine after completing his undergraduate education). During his medical training, he was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society. A tour of the United States for residency interviews solidified his love for Colorado, and he was ecstatic to match at the University of Colorado Internal Medicine Residency Program. During residency, Frank participated in research within the oncology division, focusing on desmoid tumors. He plans to pursue a career in Hematology/Oncology and is currently applying for a fellowship position. In his free time, he enjoys gardening, cooking, reading fiction, cheering on all and any Colorado sports teams, and attempting to make his infant son Hugo laugh. 


Trevor Lane, M.D.  

Trevor was born and raised in Seattle, Washington. He attended the University of Washington for both undergraduate studies in neurobiology, as well as medical school. Trevor was drawn to the Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Colorado for the outstanding Pulmonary and Critical Care Division, easy access to outdoor adventure, and the welcoming atmosphere created by the housestaff. He studied mechanisms of sepsis and acute lung injury with an inspiring mentor during residency, and is planning to pursue a career in academic pulmonary and critical care medicine after his year as a chief medical resident. Trevor fell in love during his intern year with an amazing woman named Amy, and they now have an adorable daughter, Charlie. Outside of his medical endeavors Trevor has a passion for climbing, and also enjoys hiking, skiing, bicycling, and playing card games.

Charley Tharp, M.D.

Charley was born and raised in South Denver. He attended college at Colgate University in upstate New York, majoring in molecular biology. During college he was introduced to clinical care by volunteering as an EMT. In addition Charley pursued molecular biology research, and spent a semester studying at the National Institutes of Health. Wanting to continue research after graduation, he worked at the NIH in Bethesda, within the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute through the post baccalaureate IRTA fellowship. Charley returned home for medical school where he attended the University of Colorado School of Medicine. During residency, he continued research, studying genetic causes of cardiomyopathy. After chief year Charley plans to pursue a fellowship in cardiology. Outside of residency, Charley spends as much time as possible outside climbing mountains, cycling, and skiing with his wife Nina.



John Williams, M.D.

John Williams was raised in the back woods of northern Michigan and Minnesota. He attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute where he earned a B.S. in physics and mathematics. He spent the next year shifting course and taking the additional prerequisite courses he needed for medical school while living in Omaha. Following this he lived in Boston for a year where he worked as a hospital tutor. He then attended medical school at the University of Minnesota. During his internal medicine residency at the University of Colorado, he confirmed his future plans of pulmonary and critical care in addition to discovering the world of clinical informatics and machine learning. Following his chief year he will pursue a fellowship in pulmonary and critical care medicine. He enjoys skiing, camping, hiking, and general arduous tasks.

Amy Yu, M.D. Yu_Amy_377.jpg

Amy is a Texas native and earned her undergraduate degree in Religious Studies & Philosophy and Biology from Stanford University. After working two years for the Asian Liver Center, a non-profit organization focused on raising awareness about hepatitis B and liver cancer in the Asian and Pacific Islander population, Amy headed back to Texas for medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Having an interest in healthcare leadership and health systems innovation, Amy was thrilled to match into the Hospitalist Leadership Track within the Internal Medicine Program at UC Denver.  Although she had sworn she would never live in a "snow" state, Amy has come to love the beautiful and varied weather Colorado has to offer.  Outside of work, Amy can be found gardening, camping, eating/cooking, or tending to her 38 turtles/tortoises with her partner Johnny.  After her chief residency year, Amy plans to pursue a career as an academic hospitalist.​


VA Chief Resident for Quality and Safety


Andrew Berry, M.D. Berry_Andrew_329.jpg

Andy is a Colorado native who grew up in Arvada just north of Denver. He studied biology and chemistry at the University of Colorado prior to medical school. Following this Andy worked as an EMT and conducted clinical translational research in the molecular biology lab at National Jewish Health.  He was thrilled to be able to stay in Colorado for medical school and graduated with AOA honors from the University Of Colorado School Of Medicine. The internal medicine residency at the University of Colorado offered him rigorous training in general internal medicine and he joined the Hospitalist track during his sophomore year. Andy plans to stay in Denver and cultivate a career as an academic hospitalist and future CSO.  Andy stays busy outside of the hospital with his two children, wife and nearby family. He enjoys many outdoor activities like hiking, jogging and snowboarding. In addition to collecting antiques he also enjoys drawing, painting and maintaining his growing collection of bonsai trees.