Ryan Flint, DO
Associate Program Director of the 144th Ave Site
Dr. Flint is originally from the mountain town of Big Bear Lake in southern California. He completed his undergraduate and medical school education in the Los Angeles area at Azusa Pacific University and Western University's College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. He moved out to Colorado for residency, training at Rose Family Medicine Residency in Denver. After five years in private practice he joined St. Anthony's to fulfill his passion for teaching. Ryan has an outpatient focus and his medical interests include prevention, chronic disease management, and musculoskeletal/sports medicine, including osteopathic manipulative therapy. He remains passionate about bringing medical care to all, and has made three overseas medical missions trips to Ethiopia. Ryan enjoys camping, skiing, relaxing with his wife and four children, and trying to go to as many Denver Broncos' games as possible. RyanFlint@centura.org .
Beth Groff, MD
Associate Program Director of the 84th Ave Site
Dr. Groff grew up in Pennsylvania and attended Williams College in Massachusetts for college, majoring in English and Women's Studies. After a year of travel, she headed to Philadelphia for medical school at the University of Pennsylvania. During a "Year Out" from Penn, she traveled to Costa Rica, Ecuador and Kenya, learning more about medicine and life along the way. She completed her residency in beautiful Asheville, North Carolina. Wanting to speak Spanish and deliver babies, she moved to Colorado to work with Salud Family Health Center in Brighton. At Salud she practiced full-spectrum family medicine for ten years, focusing on the care of underserved patients. She is thrilled to have joined the residency in 2011, where she is the Associate Program Director at the 84th Ave Health Neighborhood site. She is also involved in organizing the Global Health Interest Group, including work with the Centura program in Haiti. Outside of work, she loves to garden, cook and practice yoga. Her husband and two young sons keep her updated on the Colorado Rapids soccer team among other things. ElizabethGroff@centura.org.
Sara Diaz, DO
Dr. Diaz grew up in the Midwest as a Hoosier, graduating from Indiana University for undergrad and moving on to Des Moines University for medical school. She met her husband there and they couples matched at St. Joe’s in Denver for their family medicine residency. After graduating residency, they temporarily relocated back to Indianapolis for her husband to do a sports med fellowship, but missed the mountains and sunshine of Colorado. She since returned with her family to the Congress Park neighborhood, where she and her family enjoy the amazing park system Denver has to offer and close access to the mountains. Sara had an interest in integrative medicine early in her training and supplemented her residency curriculum with acupuncture training. After graduating residency she continued her education in complementary and alternative modalities including nutrition, functional medicine, yoga therapy, safe/evidence based use of supplements, and specifically holistic women’s healthcare. In her free time you will find her hiking, doing yoga, singing with her husband in their family band, loving on her daughter Olivia, and enjoying good food and wine. SaraDiaz@centura.org
Sarah Liegl, MD
Dr. Liegl grew up in Denver and got her BA in History from Grinnell College in Iowa. She spent a hectic year in Johannesburg, South Africa doing HIV counseling before attending medical school at Loyola University in Chicago. Sarah completed her residency and learned Spanish in Greeley, CO where she was on the community health center ("Sunrise") track. Following residency, Sarah went to a very urban clinic in Washington DC where she did her National Health Service Corp Scholar obligation. It was at this site where she fell in love with residents and teaching, and went on to become faculty at the Georgetown Family Medicine Residency. Tired of traffic and wanting to be close to family, Sarah convinced her husband to move back to Denver in 2013 and is thrilled to continue in an academic position at St. Anthony North. Her medical interests include all things women's health, pediatrics, international medicine, and caring for underserved populations. Outside of work she keeps busy with her two kids, and enjoys running, reading, and travel. SarahLiegl@centura.org.
Matt Ludemann, MD
Dr. Ludemann grew up in the 'burbs' of Chicago, brainwashed from the time he could walk into becoming a die-hard Chicago Cubs and Notre Dame fan. He stayed in Chicago for undergraduate and medical school at Northwestern University. He met his wife, Julianna, there and the two wisely left the Midwest for Colorado. Matt completed his Family Medicine residency at St. Anthony in 2009 and his chief residency in 2010. He and Julianna have two small children, Alice and Will. They enjoy spending their spare time hiking and cross-country skiing the quietest trails they can find in the high country and travelling as much as possible. His interests include teaching Evidence-Based Medicine and High Value Cost Conscious Care. MatthewLudemann@centura.org.
Laura Strickland, MD
Dr. Strickland grew up in Milwaukee, WI and attended Northwestern University for undergrad. As the world is small, she met fellow faculty Matt Ludemann and his wife, Julianna, during her freshman year of college. She has been destined to live in Colorado and work at St. Anthony ever since. After college, she spent a year doing a volunteer program with Jesuit Volunteer Corps in San Francisco. She returned to Wisconsin for medical school and residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and University of Wisconsin-Madison respectively. Following residency, she took a faculty job at Boston University School of Medicine, where she worked at an FQHC, and taught full spectrum family medicine to BU medical students. She loved Boston, but has found her home in Colorado. She spends her free time hanging out with her husband, son and their dog... preferably outdoors. LauraStrickland@centura.org .
Krystal Tamura, MD
Director of Inpatient Services
Dr. Tamura was born and raised in Longmont, Colorado and completed medical school at University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. She was fortunate enough to be able to come back to Colorado for residency at St. Anthony North, and after completing residency in 2014, had the privilege to stay on as the faculty development fellow.
Dr. Tamura is now a full time faculty and inpatient medical director. Her areas of interest include OB and women’s health. Even with the busy schedule, she always makes time to be with her husband and daughter. She loves to cook, hike, read, and play poker. She is very happy to stay at St. Anthony and looks forward to the many great experiences to come.KrystalTamura@centura.org
Kim Walter, PhD
Director of Care Integration
Dr. Walter earned her BA in Psychology from Ball State University and her MA and PhD from Purdue University. She also received her graduate teaching certificate while at Purdue. Her doctoral dissertation was on building a collaborative care model for integrating mental health into primary care (before PCMH was ever created!) After grad school, Kim followed her husband's career path first to Tennessee and eventually to Colorado. Kim has experience in both inpatient and outpatient mental health in a variety of medical settings from private medical offices to corporate healthcare systems. Kim joined the behavioral science faculty at St Anthony's in 2011. She has particular interest in resident teaching and integrated mental healthcare. Kim enjoys cooking, gardening and travel. She spends much of her free time outdoors with her husband camping, boating, or animal watching in the mountains. KimberlyWalter@centura.org.
Christina Zarza, MD
Dr. Zarza received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder in both Spanish Literature and Biology. She graduated Summa cum laude and also completed a Neuroscience certificate. Dr. Zarza earned her medical degree from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. She completed her residency at St. Anthony North Family Medicine Residency program and served as co-chief resident her final year.
Fluent in Spanish, some of her medical interests include pediatrics, community medicine, and global health. When she is not delving into the complex world of medicine, she enjoys hiking, reading, baking, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.
Trevor Harrington, DO
Faculty Development Fellow
Born and raised in Ithaca, New York, Trevor Harrington, DO received her bachelor of science degree in physiology from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. After graduation, she moved to San Francisco working as an EMT and clinical researcher before finally landing in medical school. She completed her doctorate at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Vallejo, California. Dr. Harrington is receiving advanced medical training at St. Anthony North Family Medicine.
Dr. Harrington provides full-scope primary and acute care services. Her medical interests include adolescent health, addiction treatment, women's health and healthcare reform.
In her free time, Dr. Harrington is a climber, skier and former ballet dancer.
Matthew Mullane, MD
Integrative Medicine Fellow
Matthew Mullane, MD, MPH graduated from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill with a degree in political science with minors in Spanish and chemistry. Taking some time to explore after college, he worked briefly as a research assistant in a pediatric gastroenterology laboratory. Dr. Mullane is receiving advanced medical training at St. Anthony North Family Medicine.
This stirred his interest in medicine, so he decided to enter medical school. He completed an MD/MPH (Masters of Public Health) program at University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio and the University of Texas School of Public Health.
Dr. Mullane has developed an interest in global health and underserved medicine, and has traveled to the Dominican Republic, Haiti and India on several medical and public health trips.
In his free time, you'll find Dr. Mullane trying to improve his skiing, tending his vegetable garden or writing and recording music.
Mark Wisthoff, DO
A Colorado native, Dr. Wisthoff completed his undergraduate and graduate work at Colorado State University earning a Master of Science in exercise physiology and nutrition. Before attending medical school, he worked at the Rocky Mountain Cancer Center in Rose Hospital designing nutritional intervention and weight loss studies.
Dr. Wisthoff earned his medical degree at the Midwestern University – Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, returning to Colorado to complete his family medicine residency at the Fort Collins Family Medicine Residency program, serving as co-chief resident his final year. He then completed a primary care sports medicine fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania.
Dr. Wisthoff believes in caring for the patient as a whole and returning them to the activities they enjoy as soon as possible.
When he’s not treating patients, Dr. Wisthoff enjoys spending his free time with his family hiking, snow shoeing, working out, cooking and exploring new restaurants in Denver.
Sharry Veres, MD, MHSM
Dr. Veres is a board-certified, full-spectrum Family Physician, who joined the St. Anthony North Residency program in August 2012. She is originally a Western Washington Native, and received her medical degree from the University of Washington School of Medicine. After medical school, she headed for sunnier skies, and completed her residency in Family Medicine at St. Joseph's Hospital, in Phoenix, Arizona. Dr. Veres has also completed a Masters in Health Sector Management from the W.P. Carey Business School at Arizona State University. Dr. Veres has teaching, administrative and curriculum design experience as a residency teaching faculty and faculty member of a medical college. She has received competitive research funding for practice-based research and clinical decision-making in cancer screening. Her clinical areas of interest include healthcare for culturally diverse and underserved populations, behavioral health integration in ambulatory care, and both performing and teaching outpatient procedures. Dr. Veres is happy to be in Colorado, close to the mountains and all the fantastic biking/running trails. She enjoys spending time with her husband and three small children. SharryVeres@centura.org.
Guest Preceptors Shaping Competent Physicians
Many community specialists play a vital role in the teaching and consultation with the residents. We have a sports medicine clinic once weekly. There are also several community preceptors who offer an outside perspective while precepting in our outpatient clinic each month. Come meet our exceptional staff and see first hand how our program attracts some of the best and brightest minds in medicine.
Lupe came from Mexico with her family when she was 11 years old. She graduated from high school and completed two years of secretarial skills at Barnes Business College in Denver. Lupe enjoys family activities with her husband and her three children ages 7, 14 and 16 years. Lupe decided to work in the healthcare industry when her 52 year old mother died in a hospital bed due to a seizure. She also enjoys knowing that her bilingual skills have helped so many people especially her family and clinic patients when she has the opportunity to help them.
Gerri grew up on a farm in Western Kansas and moved to Colorado after attending airline training school in Kansas City. The love of camping and fishing drew her to the beautiful Rocky Mountains. Gerri has spent the last 30 years in the independent clinical laboratory business as well as a couple of years in a large Family Medicine practice in Boulder Colorado. Growing with a clinical laboratory in Denver, she was able to develop several departments as the market drove the need. Billing Manager, Managed Care Administrator, Information Specialist, Sales Support, Sales and Client Services were all positions that she loved. Gerri has a son that also lives in Thornton. In her spare time, Gerri enjoys gardening, canning, sewing, hunting, fishing and 1800’s cowboy action competition. firstname.lastname@example.org
Jennifer Stradley has worked for the St. Anthony North Family Medicine Residency since October of 2000. In that time, Jennifer worked as an Office Specialist for the front office and as the Referral Coordinator for the Family Medicine Center. She was excited to change roles and accept the Residency Coordinator in the fall of 2012. Jennifer enjoys working on her family genealogy, crocheting, spending time with family and friends, but most of all spending quality time with her two children.