Mim Ari, M.D.
Mim was born in Istanbul, Turkey but grew up in southern Colorado. When she headed off to Georgetown University she had aspirations to study government, but a cognitive science course sparked an interest in the brain and, eventually, the body as a whole. After college, she took a research fellowship at the NIH studying a wide range of clinical sequelae of Turner Syndrome in a cohort of patients. She returned west to the University of Colorado for medical school and stayed for residency. During her second year, she joined the Primary Care track, in which she has found both fulfilling research about health literacy and a passion for addiction and underserved populations. She is interested in a career in academic, general internal medicine. Outside of medicine, she enjoys reading, snowshoeing, going to museums and arts events, and eating and drinking her husband Ben’s culinary experiments.
Joseph Burke, M.D.
Joe was born and grew up in Casper, Wyoming. From a young age, he learned to love the outdoors and spent his summers biking, hiking, and fly fishing. It is rumored that he turned down multiple opportunities to go to Las Vegas in favor of weekends spent alongside the middle fork of the Powder River. After graduating from high school, he attended Creighton University and received a BS in Biology with an emphasis on cellular biology and signaling.
Joe was excited to return to the west for medical school and enrolled at the University Of Colorado School Of Medicine and subsequently stayed to complete his training in Internal Medicine. He plans to pursue a career in cardiology and has a clinical interest in advanced heart failure and transplantation. He has broad research interests, but is particularly interested in management of cardiac critical care as well as CHF health care economics.
While attending medical school in Denver, Joe met his wife Zuzanna. They have two English Labrador retrievers, Jackson and Jane, who are named after their favorite ski resorts. They go out of their way enjoy all that Colorado has to offer. They spend their summers hiking, cycling, fly fishing, and enjoying the numerous Denver restaurants with patios and rooftop decks. When winter arrives, they spend their free time in the mountains skiing.
When specifically asked why he chose University of Colorado Internal Medicine Residency, he had the following to say:
“Colorado is a wonderful place to live, but I choose to stay at CU for my residency because of the caliber of residents I worked with during medical school. While we have world class facilities and premier clinical and research faculty, the program derives its true strength from its residents and broad clinical exposure. We are dedicated to producing tomorrow’s internists, whether you plan to subspecialize, continue in academic medicine, or work in the community. I couldn’t be more proud of my educational roots.”
T. Raymond Foley, M.D.
Ray grew up in Lancaster, PA and completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Vermont. While working as a ski patroller in California, he developed an interest in wilderness medicine and human physiology. He subsequently attended Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA. During medical school, Ray was accepted into NASA’s Aerospace Medicine program where he completed a project examining the risk of nephrolithiasis in astronauts. As a resident at the University of Colorado, Ray has completed research in cardiovascular disease with a focus on cardiac failure and transplant. He intends to pursue a fellowship in cardiology following his year as Chief Resident. In addition to resident and medical student education, Ray’s interests include skiing, biking, fly-fishing and exploring the beautiful state of Colorado.
Ryan Webb, M.D.
Ryan is from Alabama where he first learned a love of the outdoors and Southern cuisine. He attended college at Vanderbilt where he majored in Economics, erroneously thinking that he would like the world of finance and investment banking. After brief internships dispelled him of that notion he turned instead to food and medicine. Ryan completed college while concurrently taking culinary courses. After graduation he moved to the coast for medical school at the University of South Alabama, where he further refined his skill with oysters, shrimp and other gulf seafood, in addition to some clinical ones as well. Ryan lives with his chocolate lab Roz in the Highlands of Denver, primarily for its proximity to excellent dining. Research interests include hospital readmission risks, resident education and clinician burnout. When not working Ryan is eating, climbing or traveling; trips during residency have included Barbados, India, Mexico, Spain, Zimbabwe and South Africa. After chief year Ryan will be working as an academic hospitalist. His door is always open to residents.
David Williams, M.D.
Although Davey was born in Denver, he grew up in Yakima, Washington, a small city in eastern Washington. After spending most of his life on the baseball diamond, he traded the baseball for a disc when he went to college at the University of Washington in Seattle. In college, he majored in ultimate Frisbee and other intramural sports with a little chemistry and biochemistry on the side. He then continued on into medical school at the University of Washington where unfortunately sports were forced to take a back seat to his studies. While in medical school, Davey developed an interest for general internal medicine and education of medical students and residents. The University of Colorado Denver was the ideal place for him to pursue his aspirations of academic general internal medicine as it provided incredibly strong, autonomous clinical training across multiple hospitals. Additionally, Denver’s not a bad place to live either! His current academic interests include general internal medicine, international medicine, and medical education. He plans to travel abroad following his chief resident year with his lovely wife, Mandy, who is a nurse practitioner to provide medical care in remote parts of the world. In his free time, Davey loves to spend time with his wife, go hiking, BBQ with friends, eat the incredible Denver cuisine, and overall just be outside.