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Bela Mohapatra
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My name is Bela and I am almost a Colorado native (except the one year I spent in Delaware). I'm a CU Boulder graduate, and worked researching sleep for a year before joining medical school.  As a medical student, I am passionate about underserved care, and am part of the Urban Underserved Track. As a person, I am passionate about my friends and family, dancing, bollywood movies, and people watching on the bus. I look forward to getting to know as many Maroon Bellsers as I can!
​Ryan Tucker
I went to Cornell and received a BA in biology. I’m currently interviewing for an Emergency Medicine residency position. My med school activities have been CU-UNITE track, HANDDS program, getting diaphoretic when answering questions on the wards, and struggling with grade 5 procrastination on my MSA project. After college I worked at a free clinic in Sonoma County for the Americorps program. My interests include looking tired and disinterested in bio photographs.
​Christie Osborne
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I was born and raised in Colorado just outside of Denver.  I left the beauty of Colorado to attend the University of San Diego where I studied biochemistry and English literature as well as music production and concert attendance on the side. Between undergrad and medical school I worked as a research assistant at CU in psychiatry and pediatric infectious diseases with a stint in the music industry mixed in.  I am the archetypal hyper-involved student and am interested in academic medicine in the field of pediatrics. Outside of school I love to run, bike, play soccer, hike, sleep in tents, and go to concerts.

​Ryan Roth
Currently at the beginning of my fourth decade, I worked as a software developer prior to staring medical school. I like to bicycle to school, work, and in the mountains. As past co-president of the Colorado Medical Society chapter at CUSOM you might guess that I'm interested in working with others to help make our healthcare "system" a bit better.
Tai Lockspeiser

I grew up here in Denver -- my parents still live in the same house that I lived in for all of my childhood.  I went out to Stanford for college and managed to stay in California for 13 years.  I finished medical school and my pediatrics residency at the University of California, San Francisco. After a chief year, I decided it was time to come back to Colorado.  I now work at Children's Hospital as a general pediatrician both in the
outpatient clinic and also on the wards at Denver Health.  My primary academic interest is medical education and teaching.  I have finished all of my classes for a masters in medical education but am still trying to finalize my thesis.  Other than work, I love photography, road biking and reading. 
Ben Scott
​Hi I'm Ben! I went to Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons for medical school. I then did my resideny and fellowhip in Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at University of Pennsylvania. My acadmic interests are organ failure and protection, phyisologic monitoring, medical informatics, and outcomes and comparative effectiveness research. Outside of medicine, I enjoy spending time with my family, going hiking, skiing and snowboarding, reading, cooking, cars, gadgets, and building things.
​Shannon Acker Specialty: General Surgery
Year: PGY 4
Medical School: Case Western Reserve University
Meaghann Bernardy Specialty: General Surgery
Year: PGY 4
Medical School: University of South Florida
Karen Christopher
Hi!  I grew up in Denver and headed out to the Midwest for college at Notre Dame where I graduated with a degree in Physics.  After, I returned home for medical school and graduated from the Univ of Colorado in 2013!  I am now completing a Transitional Year at Presbyterian St Luke's Hospital before heading out to the University of Michigan for my ophthalmology residency.  I was a student advisor for the Maroon Bells during its founding year, but now spend the majority of my free time watching Wheel of Fortune, looking into people's eyeballs, and playing Candy Crush.  If you're looking to get info about ophtho, or interested in Notre Dame game watches, I'm your gal!
Sarah Earle
Specialty: Internal Medicine / Genetics
Year: PGY 4
Medical School: Wayne State University
Austin Lammers Specialty: Internal Medicine
Year: PGY 3
Medical School: Ohio State University
David Otten
Specialty: Emergency Medicine
Year: PGY 2
Medical School: University of Colorado
Erin Preloger I grew up in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  I went to college at St. Olaf College, a small college in Minnesota.  I took 2 years off to work as an admissions counselor at St. Olaf before starting medical school at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.  I'm currently a second year pediatric resident and interested in pursuing a career in hospital medicine.  In my free time, I love to ski and hike! 
​Natalie Prohaska
Specialty: Psychiatry
Year: PGY 2
Medical School: Wayne State University
Amy Starr

Hi guys! I went to college at George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon, then medical school in Portland, Oregon at OHSU. I'm a 3rd year pediatric resident at the Children's Hospital Colorado and pursuing a community medicine career next year involving both inpatient and outpatient practice. I'm interested in rural practice and working with Hispanic populations in particular. Non-academic interests are many (when I get the time), but mostly hiking or anything outdoors, travel, literature, family, friends, and cooking.
Amanda Wallace
Specialty: General Surgery
Year: PGY 4
Medical School: Case Western Reserve University
Colleen Wood
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I am happy to be a Fellow Advisor for the Maroon Bells College.  I am very interested in career development and student education!  I am pleased to be able to share a little bit about myself.  To begin with, I find my roots in Bozeman, Montana.  I attended college at Montana State University in Bozeman, and then attended the University of Washington School of Medicine for medical school.  I happily completed my pediatric residency at the University of Colorado in 2008, and my Chief Resident year in 2009.  I then moved back to Billings, Montana, and worked as a general pediatrician at Billings Clinic for 3 years.  In 2012, I returned to Denver for Pediatric Endocrinology fellowship, and am currently in my second year of training.  In my free time, I enjoy hiking and biking with my husband.  We ride a tandem bicycle, and have participated in Ride the Rockies (2012) and the Courage Classic (2013).  I am looking forward to a great year working with the students of the University of Colorado!
Julie Lemoine ​Specialty: OB/GYN