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Current Residents

University of Colorado Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Class of 2019

Taron Davis, MD (Combined Peds/Rehab)

Hometown: Kansas City, KS
Medical school: Saint Louis University
Internship: University of Colorado - Pediatrics
Interests: I love that there is no shortage of outside activities in which to participate here in Denver. Whether hiking, biking, or having a group hang in one of the many parks around the city. First Fridays and jazz in the park are particular favorites. I also enjoy trying out all the new taste and flavors Denver has to offer; restaurants, tap rooms, and breweries are abundant and a constant joy to discover. My interest in Pediatric Rehab are around neuromuscular and movement disorders.
Class of 2018

Stephanie Cowherd, MD

Hometown: Ozark, MO
Medical School: University of Missouri - Columbia
Internship: Saint Joseph Hospital
Personal Interests: Running, backpacking, climbing 14ers, grabbing beers with friends, coffee, brunch, family time
PM&R Interests: Pediatric Rehabilitation, Sports, Neuromuscular Disorders

Matthew Gnirke, MD

Hometown: Averill Park, NY
Medical School: SUNY Upstate Medical University
Internship: SUNY Upstate Medical University
Interests: Para-alpinism, Pugs, Hiking, Skiing, Concerts, VT Football, Star Wars, Road Trips, Weekends!

Julie Hastings, MD

Hometown: Chico, CA
Medical School: Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Internship: Saint Joseph Hospital
Interests: Gardening, cooking, trying new restaurants (basically anything having to do with food), yoga, hiking, checking out more books from the library than I'll ever read, obsessing over my dog, making faces at my baby

Michael Lersten, MD

Hometown: West Des Moines, IA
Medical School: University of Iowa
Internship: Los Angeles County Harbor – UCLA Medical Center
Interests: Finding the most interesting books, movies, and music I can. Medical innovation. Arsenal soccer. Iowa Hawkeye football and basketball. Entrepreneurship. Nutrition/fitness. Playing guitar/piano. My record collection. Sampling fine (and not-so-fine) beers/wines/spirits. Meditation. Palliative care. Colorado stuff; hiking, camping, fishing, rafting, skiing, rock climbing.

Sruthi Thomas, MD (Combined Peds/Rehab)

Hometown: North Potomac, MD
Medical School: University of Colorado
Internship: University of Colorado Pediatrics
Personal Interests: Total foodie and cocktail/wine aficionado, skiing/snowboarding (changes based on my current injury!), running, apparently cycling if I wanna keep up with my husband, and on a serious note Pediatric Rehab with a research interest in white matter injury resulting in cerebral palsy.
Class of 2017

Aliea Herbert, MD

Hometown- Boulder, CO
Medical School: The George Washington University
Internship: Harbor UCLA
Personal interests: surfing (when there's a beach); mountain biking, rock climbing, backcountry skiing (when there are mountains); live music (when there's a night life); listening to podcasts & the NYT crossword (when it's a rainy day)

Christopher McMullen, MD

Hometown: Houston, TX
Medical School: University of Maryland School of Medicine
Internship: University of Maryland Medical Center: Midtown
Personal Interests: Good food, good people, craft brews, the Houston Rockets, long walks on the beach

Adele Meron, MD

Hometown: Delmar, NY
Medical School: Albany Medical College
Internship: Baystate Medical Center/Tufts University
Personal Interests: Soccer, snowboarding, kayaking, hiking, long leisurely brunches, Netflix marathons

Carmen Wong, MD

Hometown: Portsmouth, Virginia
Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Internship: Virginia Commonwealth University, Internal Medicine
Personal Interests: big foodie, tennis and traveling - love exploring new places and trying new experiences! ...and always up for a cup of coffee no matter the time of day with good company.

Class of 2016

​Kyle Littell, MD

Hometown: Portland, TN
Medical School: Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda, CA
Internship: Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, Colton, CA
Interests: Hanging out with Family and friends, mountain biking, hiking, golf, movies, gaming, racquetball, and teeterboarding.

​Jessica Dyke, MD

Hometown, Marietta, Georgia
Medical School: Emory University
Medical Interests: Pediatrics, Spinal Cord Injury, Sports and Spine Medicine
Personal Interests: UGA Football (GO DAWGS!), playing with my dog Jazzy, running, biking, hiking, skiing, barbecuing.

​Jessica Pruente, MD

Hometown: Marquette, MI
Medical School: Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine
Medical Interests: Pediatric Rehab, Spasticity
Personal Interests: Spending time with family, friends, and my dog, camping, hiking, and being outdoors.

Thomas Xu, MD​​

Hometown: Harbin, China
Medical School: University of Toledo
Personal Interests: Photography, cooking, spending time with friends and family, USC football, traveling and exploring new places and cultures.
Class of 2015

​Unoma Akamagwuna​, MD

Hometown: Atlanta, GA / Lagos, Nigeria
Medical School: Georgetown University
Medical Interests: Pediatric Rehab
Personal Interests: Armature foodie, summer festivals, quest for the perfect sale, book club.

Colin Carpenter, MD

Hometown: Soldotna, AK
Medical School: University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
Personal Interests: Soccer, snowboarding, outdoors, music, craft beer, addicting TV series

William Niehaus, MD

Hometown: Cincinnati, OH
Medical School: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Medical Interests: Neuro Based Rehab (Stroke, TBI, SCI) and Pediatric Rehab
Personal Interests: Spending time with newborn daughter and wife, friends, disc golf, camping, following Cincinnati sports teams (WHODEY), classic movies, music, cooking & cocktails. I have also been to all 50 states.

​Mark Osborne, MD

Hometown: Newburgh, IN
Medical School: Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University
Personal Interest: Hiking in the Rocky Mountains and spending time with my wife, friends and family.

​Danielle Shoreman, MD

Medical School: University of Cincinnati
Personal Interests: Dancing and hiking. I have lived in Ontario, Kansas, Ohio, and now Colorado.