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Meet the Fellows 2018-2019

Department of Neurology



Lisa Deuel, MD      

Lisa Deuel, MD
Movement Disorders Fellowship
Lisa was born and raised in the suburbs of Rochester, NY. She spent four years in Ithaca, NY at Cornell University, where she earned bachelor degrees in Biology and Psychology. After graduating, she returned home to the University of Rochester to work as a clinical research assistant, her first exposure to the field of Movement Disorders. This experience solidified her desire to become a neurologist, and from there, she moved down to Long Island to earn her medical degree at Stony Brook University School of Medicine. Four years later, the Match took her back upstate to Albany, NY, where she completed her residency training in Neurology, serving as chief resident her fourth year. After effectively circling NY state her entire life, she decided it was time to head west to see what all the fuss was about, and is excited to be completing her fellowship in Movement Disorders at the University of Colorado! In her free time, you can find her exploring the Rockies with her new rescue pup, Moose.

       
Jeanne Feuerstein, MD  

Jeanne Feuerstein, MD
Movement Disorders Fellowship
Jeanne was born and raised in San Francisco. She went to Oberlin College, in Ohio, where she received a BA in creative writing. She turned her focus towards medicine and did her pre-medical training at Bennington College and then went to University of Arizona in Tucson for medical school. She moved north to Colorado for residency and has since gotten married and added an incredible dog (Jack!) to her family. Jeanne loves hiking, spinning (still learning to ride a bike), free food and relaxing outside with a good book.

       
 
Christine Gill, MD  

Christine Gill, MD
Neuro-Infectious Diseases/Neuroimmunology Fellowship

Christine grew up in Bettendorf, IA where, in high school, she discovered her love of math and science. This led her to pursue a degree in Biomedical Engineering at the University of Iowa (Go Hawks!). After graduation, she completed a Masters in Medical Science at Loyola University Chicago before returning to the University of Iowa for medical school followed by Neurology residency. She is very excited for the Neuro-infectious Disease/Neuroimmunology fellowship and can’t wait for the adventure ahead. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, trying new restaurants, going to stand-up comedy shows and binge watching Netflix.

       
Justin Goranovich, MD  

Justin Goranovich, MD
Neuro-Oncology Fellowship

Justin was born in Colorado Springs, but grew up in Northwest Indiana. He received his B.S. in Psychology at the University of Indiana-Northwest and then attended Ross University School of Medicine. He moved back to the Midwest to complete his medical internship and neurology residency at the University of Cincinnati. He is excited to return to Colorado for specialization in Neuro-Oncology. Justin’s clinical interests in Neuro-Oncology include cell signaling pathways and drug targets, improvements of psychosocial dynamics for cancer patients and viral vaccines for future treatments. His recreational interests include hiking, snorkeling and traveling.

       
Lindsay Horton, MD  

Lindsay Horton, MD
Neuroimmunology/Multiple Sclerosis Fellowship

Lindsay was born in Louisiana and moved to Dallas, TX at a young age. She attended Tulane University in New Orleans where she received both her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in neuroscience. She went back to Dallas to attend medical school at UT Southwestern. Her interest in the brain persisted throughout medical school, and she decided to complete a yearlong clinical research project with Dr. Benjamin Greenberg. She completed a study evaluating the effect of 4-aminopyridine on visual acuity in MS patients with optic neuritis. It was during this year that she became extremely fascinated by the field of neuroimmunology. She went on to complete a neurology residency also at UT Southwestern and was finally ready to leave Texas for fellowship. Lindsay is very excited to complete a neuroimmunology fellowship at UC Denver. She is looking forward to enjoying the outdoors in Colorado and learning to ski (hopefully without falling too much). In her free time, she also enjoys running, Zumba, and spending time with her dog, Sunny.

       
Murtaza Khan, MD  

Murtaza Khan, MD
Epilepsy Fellowship

Murtaza received his B.S. in Biochemistry as well as his M.D. from the University of Kansas. He completed his medical internship and neurology residency at Indiana University in Indianapolis. His clinical interest include infectious and neuroimmunologic diseases and their relation to seizures, which has led him to his decision to complete dual fellowships in Neuroinfectious Disease/ Immunology and Epilepsy. He and his wife live near the University and enjoy the Colorado lifestyle including biking, hiking, and time outdoors with their two West Highland Terriers.

       
Larry Liriano, MD  

Larry Liriano, MD
Headache Medicine Fellowship

Larry graduated from medical school at Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra in Santiago de los Caballeros, Dominican Republic, his native country. He completed Internal Medicine residency at Universidad Central del Caribe Program in Puerto Rico (Hospital Regional de Bayamón; HURRA). After an elective rotation at the UCH headache clinic with Dr. Birlea, Larry decided to make the Rockies his home and to provide medical care to patients with headache in the region. Larry loves to explore the beauties of Colorado with his wife and son in his free time. A consummate sports fan, his favorites are Formula 1, “Jogo Bonito” from the Brazilian soccer team, the Broncos, the NBA, and “Aguilas Cibaeñas” from Dominican Republic (Baseball).

       
Justin Otis, MD  

Justin Otis, MD
Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry Fellowship

Justin was born in Alberta, Canada and moved to Des Moines, Iowa in grade school. He attended Saint John's University in Minnesota and received a B.A. in Applied Physics and a minor in Mathematics, and moved on to research in Medical Physics at the University of Iowa prior to attending medical school at Creighton University. He completed a psychiatry residency at the University of Arizona, and is interested in delirium, neuroimmunology in cognitive and affective disorders, integrative medicine, and prevention.

       
Brandon Pope, MD  

Brandon Pope, MD
Neurohospitalist Fellowship

Brandon was raised all over the country including stents in Kentucky, Tennessee, Texas, Missouri, Colorado, California and Kansas. As an undergraduate he studied business administration with concentrations in entrepreneurship and chemistry at The University of Kansas. After being involved with some small businesses, he decided to attend medical school in Kansas City at The University of Kansas before coming to Colorado for a residency in neurology. Interested in healthcare administration, Brandon served as the Chief Resident of Administration and as the Co-President of the Housestaff Association before choosing a neuro-hospitalist fellowship. Future plans include completing an MBA in healthcare administration and developing a community neurology group at the University of Colorado.

       
Krystof Romanowski, MD  

Krystof Romanowski, MD
Neuroimmunology/Multiple Sclerosis Fellowship

Krystof grew up in South Carolina where he completed his undergraduate training in marine biology at the College of Charleston. He ventured slightly northward to Washington, D.C. for medical school at Georgetown University. He completed residency training in neurology at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. His hobbies largely revolve around a continued interest in marine biology: keeping saltwater aquariums, fishing, boating, and being at the ocean. Krystof is very excited to complete his fellowship in neuroimmunology at the University of Colorado. He is eager to embrace the Colorado lifestyle and rekindle an interest in hiking and snowboarding.

       
Gary Walker, MD  

Gary Walker, MD
Vascular Neurology Fellowship

Gary grew up in Baton Rouge Louisiana where he received a bachelor’s degree in Biology at LSU. He then moved down to New Orleans and completed medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine. After spending much of his life down south, he was absolutely thrilled to move out to sunny Colorado and join the excellent neurology program here. His primary interests are currently movement disorders, neuromuscular, and behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry; however, he finds everything related to the brain to be extremely fascinating! His favorite things about Colorado include: the people, weather, mountains, and all the outdoor activities. When not at work, he enjoys mountain biking, golf, disc golf, basketball, skiing, and exploring the city.

       
Zach Wilson, DO  

Zach Wilson, DO
Neuromuscular Medicine & Clinical Neuromuscular Pathology Fellowships

Zach has lived most of his life in Colorado. He obtained his BS in Biomedical Science from Colorado State University (go Rams!) and obtained his D.O. degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. He completed his neurology residency at University of Colorado. His interest in the peripheral nervous system and all of the tactile diagnostic modalities of a neuromuscular doctor led him to pursue his fellowship in neuromuscular neurology. Outside of work, he enjoys traveling to great outdoor destinations, hiking and playing with his many animals.