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General Surgery Residency

Program Director and Administration


Mark Nehler, MD

Mark R. Nehler, MD

Program Director, General Surgery Residency

Professor of Surgery
Vice Chair for Education, Department of Surgery

Clinical Interests: Limb salvage surgery, clinical trial design, resident education and mentoring, upper extremity ischemia, advanced aortic surgery including hybrid cases, advanced dialysis access, and healthcare economics.

Hobbies/Interests: Reefkeeping, history, cooking and wine, college and professional sports, and globalization.

Medical School: Oregon Health Sciences University

Residency: Oregon Health Sciences University

Fellowships Oregon Health Sciences University

Board Certification: Vascular Surgery

Thomas Robinson, MD

Thomas N. Robinson, MD

Associate Program Director, General Surgery Residency

Professor of Surgery, GI, Trauma, and Endocrine Surgery Division

Chief of Surgery, Denver VA Medical Center

Clinical Interests: Videoscopic surgery, laparoscopic surgery, endocrine surgery

Hobbies/Interests: Running, skiing

Medical School: Columbia University

Residency: University of Colorado Denver

Fellowships: University of California, San Francisco

Board Certification: Surgery

Kshama R. Jaiswal, MD

Kshama R. Jaiswal, MD, FACS

Associate Program Director, General Surgery Residency

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Breast Surgical Oncologist

Clinical Interests: Breast Cancer, Oncoplastic Surgery

Research Interests: Health Services Research in underserved breast cancer population; time to diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer in safety-net hospital; USPSTF 2009 mammography recommendations and stage migration; patient-centered outcomes in breast cancer in the underserved population.

Medical School: University of Texas Southwestern

Residency: Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern

Fellowships: Surgical Oncology Research Fellowship, National Cancer Institute;Breast Surgical Oncology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Board Certification: General Surgery

Other Interests: Family (2 kids), yoga, fiction literature, chess

Christopher Raeburn, MD

Christopher Raeburn, MD

Assistant Program Director, General Surgery Residency

Associate Professor of Surgery, GI, Trauma, and Endocrine Surgery Division

Clinical Interests: Endocrine surgery, general and laparoscopic surgery

Research InterestsThyroid cancer and adrenal neoplasms

Hobbies/Interests: My family, the outdoors, “indie” music, and jujitsu

Medical School: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Residency: University of Colorado Denver

Fellowships: Endocrine Surgery, UCD Board Certification General Surgery

Ann Kulungowski, MD

Ann Kulungowski, MD

Assistant Program Director, General Surgery Residency

Assistant Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics, Director of Vascular Anomalies Ctr.

Children's Hospital Colorado

Clinical Interests: Children's health, Pediatric Surgery, Cancer Surgery, Vascular anomalies

Medical School: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Residency: University of Colorado Denver

Fellowships: Pediatric Surgery, Children's Hospital Colorado; Board Certification, General & Pediatric Surgery, specialized training in Vascular anomalies

Abid Khan, MD

Abid Khan, MD

Assistant Program Director at Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs

Assistant Clinical Professor of Surgery, GI, Trauma, and Endocrine Surgery Division

Clinical Interests: Trauma and Acute Care Surgery, Laparascopic Surgery

Hobbies/Interests: Travel, hiking, golf, baseball, football, and cooking.

Medical School: Wayne State University School of Medicine

Residency: Surgery Residency, Cook County Hospital/Rush University Medical Center

Board Certification: Surgery, Surgical Critical Care

Paul Montero, MD

Paul Montero, MD

Director of Simulation, General Surgery Residency

Assistant Professor of Surgery, GI, Trauma, and Endocrine Surgery Division

Clinical Interests: Minimally invasive surgery, general surgery, abdominal wall reconstruction/hernia repair

Hobbies/Interests: Bass Guitar, Live Music, Snowboarding

Medical School: Eastern Virginia Medical School

Residency: University of Colorado Denver

Fellowships: Minimally Invasive Fellowship, Carolinas Medical Center

Board Certification: Surgery

Claire Travis

Claire E.M. Travis, MA MBA, C-TAGME

Education Manager, Department of Surgery

Hobbies/Interests: Choral music, reading, marathon running, volunteering to make a change

Graduate School: Clark University, MBA, Healthcare Administration; Ohio State University, MA, Education

Undergraduate: Bryn Mawr College

Certification: Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ), Certified Training Administrator in Graduate Medical Education (C-TAGME)

Phone: 303-724-2685

Email: Claire.Travis@CUAnschutz.edu

Sarah Smith

Sarah Smith, MBA

General Surgery Residency Program Coordinator

Hobbies/Interests: Swimming, skiing, traveling and going to University of Michigan football games

Graduate School: Liberty University

Undergraduate: Florida International University (Health Service Administration)

Phone: 303-724-2680

Email: Sarah.6.Smith@CUAnschutz.edu

Vo Ngan

Ngan Vo, BA

General Surgery Residency Database Administrator

Hobbies/Interests: Traveling, hiking, team sports, reading and exercise

Undergraduate: University of Colorado Denver

Phone: 303-724-2683

Email: Ngan.Vo@CUAnschutz.edu


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University of Colorado Surgical Residency Program
12631 E. 17th Ave., MS C302, Aurora, CO 80045

303-724-2680