Residents

The strength of the St. Anthony Family Medicine Residency program is in each of our residents.

We are proud of each of our residents and the contribution they make to our program and the community through the St. Anthony Family Residency program. You can use the menus to the left learn more about each member of our resident classes.

  • First Year Residents

    Drew Blumberg, DO

    Drew Blumberg, DO
    Hi! My name is Drew and I grew up in the small town of Bishop, California. Bishop is a high-desert town in the middle of nowhere surrounded on both sides by mountain chains with 14,000 foot peaks. I grew up playing just about any sport I could and exploring the outdoors as much as possible. I graduated from Bishop Union High School then headed out to Iowa to attend Grinnell College where I played football and majored in Biochemistry. After college, I worked in Bishop as an EMT where I fell in love with my amazing wife. From there, we headed to Lebanon, Oregon where I attended medical school at Western University of Health Sciences. During my 4th year of medical school, I had the privilege of spending a month at St Anthony. I immediately felt right at home and couldn’t picture myself matching anywhere else. I am so excited to be joining the St. Anthony team and growing in my career as a family medicine physician."


    James “Jim” Bowie, MD

    James “Jim” Bowie, MD
    I’m just a simple guy that grew up in rural Southern Colorado. I went on to Colorado State University where I earned my BS in Health and Exercise Science and then earned my MS in Sport in Exercise Science from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. I worked as a Sports Performance Coach and then decided to change careers and become a doctor. I am interested in everything that is encompassed in being a family medicine doc including patient education, patient advocacy, and longitudinal relationship development. I am particularly attracted to sports medicine and rural medicine. In my free time, you’ll find me singing Frozen or Moana songs with my daughters, watching Game of Thrones or Stranger Things with my wife, playing fetch with my dog, or going to the gym. I am excited to do my residency training at St. Anthony and can’t wait for what the future holds!


    Kelly Baxter, MD

    Kelly Baxter, MD
    I am a Wyoming native, born and raised just over the border in Cheyenne. I come from a family of diehard snow skiers and have always pursued educational and employment opportunities in close proximity to the mountains. During my undergraduate degree, I spent 2 years in Steamboat Springs, where I taught snow and water skiing. I then moved to Laramie to study physiology and neuroscience at the University of Wyoming. With the mountains still on my mind, I completed my medical degree at the University of Washington, where I was able to move throughout Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho as well as parts of Asia and Africa for research, coursework, and clinical training. I have a special interest in integrative medicine and wholeheartedly believe in taking a biopsychosocial-spiritual approach to patient care. I am also interested in pain medicine, global medicine, and sports medicine. Outside of work, I am most passionate about skiing with the 4 generations of my family who hit the slopes, traveling, surfing, biking, and any other outdoor activity. Coming back to Colorado feels like coming home and I couldn’t be happier to join the team at St. Anthony to serve local communities.


    Theodore “Teddy” Bross III, MD

    Theodore “Teddy” Bross III, MD
    While my name is Theodore, I feel more comfortable being called Teddy! I was born in Cincinnati, OH and loved growing up as one of five children with supportive parents. As a native Westsider, I attended Elder High School and learned to love the color purple (but my favorite is actually blue). After receiving my Bachelor of Science from The Ohio State University, I stayed in Columbus, OH and taught in the Department of Chemistry for 3 more years as a Buckeye. I attended Medical School at Wright State University in Dayton, OH and am excited to be starting my career as a physician in Colorado!

    While completing all of my education in Ohio, holidays and summer breaks have been spent running forest trails, climbing high mountains and traveling to far-away lands. I fell in love with the West as a mountain-trail and horseback guide at the 7D Ranch near Cody, WY, and have developed a passion for running distances up to 100 miles on single track trails. I have found adventure in the communities of rural Africa, the peaks of the Alps, as well as the many State Parks in my former Ohio backyard. Today, in addition to enjoying the gambit of outdoor recreation, I spend free time reinforcing my reputation as a bookworm and avid cook.

    An extrovert in small group settings, I indulge in conversation with zeal as a compassionate listener and learner of human stories. In such a way, my journey in medicine is driven by a desire to form relationships and impact patients in primary care. I am passionate about working together to build healthful resilience through nutrition and lifestyle, and I have a special interest in sports medicine. I feel so fortunate to be working with the innovative and holistic minds here at St. Anthony North in Colorado!


    Beth Buehrer, MD

    Beth Buehrer, MD
    I hail from the lovely state of Iowa (corn-bred, corn-fed I like to say) and graduated in 2012 from the University of Iowa with a degree in Integrative Physiology. Throughout undergrad I worked and volunteered as a phlebotomist , which gave me my first glimpse into medicine and patient care. More importantly, it introduced me to what I find most rewarding in medicine—forming connections with patients. After graduating I moved to New York to complete a Master’s program at New York Medical College, and after taking another year off to work in New York City, I began medical school at NYMC.

    Living in New York City was an experience that I am so thankful to have had—all the food, culture, and easy transit options a girl could hope for! I will always love New York, but I am ready for a new place to discover and call home—and I am beyond ecstatic that I can say that place is Colorado!

    My specific interests in medicine include LGBTQ health, integrative health and procedural training. Outside of medicine I love (and I mean really love) expanding my culinary horizons, both in my kitchen and around town. I also love the outdoors—cycling, hiking, camping—naturally Colorado is the dream. I cannot wait to be a part of the St. Anthony’s family!


    Sofia Davies, DO

    Sofia Davies, DO
    I was born in Stockholm, Sweden and came to Colorado at a young age with my Persian parents and sister. Since then, I’ve always called Colorado home. I studied Integrative Physiology at the University of Colorado Boulder. Toward the end of my undergraduate degree, I decided to stay on at the university to pursue my Master’s degree in physiology. My MS research was in behavioral neuroendocrinology and the effects of stress on the serotonergic system. Meanwhile, I continued to pursue other interests such as teaching undergraduate level courses in human physiology and coaching judo. As a martial arts competitor for 15 years, watching my fellow judo colleagues overcome health problems through exercise and healthy living is what sparked my interest in the medical field. This curiosity is what drew me to go to Arizona where I attended medical school at A.T. Still University.

    Coming into St. Anthony North’s family medicine residency, I look forward to developing my patient-provider role within the 84th avenue clinic and the 144th hospital. I am excited to be joining the residency family where I can further develop my interests in healthcare outreach for underserved communities, full-scope medicine, and OMM/integrative health.

    My husband Patrick and I enjoy going on road trips and finding new adventures. My passions include judo, travel, skiing, and family time.


    Taylor Hart, MD

    Taylor Hart, MD
    I'm originally from Manhattan, KS, also known as “The Little Apple”. I’ve never been to New York so it’s the only Apple I know! I stayed home for undergrad at Kansas State University before venturing to Kansas City and Wichita for medical school at the University of Kansas. I met my beautiful wife at K-State shortly before med school started and we got married just prior to residency. We are both excited to call Colorado our new home!

    I chose St. Anthony's because it offered everything I was looking for in a program. We love the area and feel very connected with the residents and faculty here. My interests include sports medicine and preventative medicine, and in my free time you’ll find me enjoying professional sports, pickup basketball, live music, all things film, and serving the Lord. We are excited to experience all the running, biking, hiking, skiing and more that Colorado has to offer, and we feel so blessed to be a part of the St. Anthony’s team.


    Kelsey Sherman, MD

    Kelsey Sherman, MD
    Hello! My name is Kelsey Sherman, and I grew up in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania (a suburb of Philadelphia that’s world famous for its mushrooms!). I headed south to the University of Richmond for college. During that time, I had the good fortune of studying abroad in Copenhagen, Denmark and have had the travel bug ever since. Before starting medical school at Temple University, I spent two years working and traveling. I moved to Ecuador for six months to teach English, and I backpacked around South America and South East Asia. Through living abroad and traveling, Spanish has become a love and passion of mine! I am always learning and hope to use it to help Spanish-speaking communities, both at home and abroad.

    Although I was born and raised on the East Coast, the Rockies have had a piece of my heart for many years. Growing up, we took several family vacations “out west” to explore national parks and to ski. I always knew I’d be back at some point in my life. I couldn’t be more excited to call Colorado my new home and become part of the amazing program at Saint Anthony’s North!


    Jessie Troutman MD

    Jesse Troutman, DO Hello there! While I don’t hold the honorable distinction of being a true native of Colorado, rest assured that I came here as quickly as I could. I was born and raised across the border in Kansas. After wandering the plains for a time, the call of the mountains became too powerful and I headed west to call the Front Range of the Rockies home.

    My path into medicine didn’t follow the typical trajectory. I have actually been employed in a number of varied fields. I found that the constant that drove me in all of my experiences was a desire to connect with and help others. It was in the adventures of my early twenties that I first had forays into the field of medicine, after which I had the realization that becoming a physician was my true calling. In pursuit of that calling, I obtained my Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs. I then moved to the Denver area to attend medical school at Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine. And now, I consider myself blessed to be at St. Anthony to continue my training. This program fosters an atmosphere of compassion, devotion, and service; which are components of medicine (and life itself) which resonate with me.

    Outside of medicine, two of my other great passions also begin with the letter “M”…. mountains and music! When I’m not keeping busy with one, I’m often involved in the other. If you don’t find me running around the halls of St. Anthony honing my skills as a physician, there is a chance you might be able to track me down on the slopes of a majestic fourteener or on the stage of one of the excellent venues of the Denver music scene!


    Kate Weniger, DO

    Kate Weniger, DO
    I was born and raised in a Southern Minnesota farm town. I went on to study biology at the University of Minnesota, Morris, during which time I was able to go on a medical trip to Tanzania. This trip instantly confirmed my love for medicine, specifically global health. After graduating from college, I married my high school sweetheart and moved to Chicago, where I began medical School at Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. It was there where I discovered my passion for primary care because it allowed me to form relationships and work collaboratively with patients to promote long-term health. I enjoy many aspects of family medicine but am particularly drawn to women’s health, preventative medicine, behavioral health and global health. Throughout the interview process at St. Anthony, it was clear that the faculty, residents, and staff shared many of those same interests and were energetic, excited, and dedicated to their patients. I feel honored and excited to join this team!

    During my free time I love spending time with my family and friends and enjoy any time that I get to spend outside, trying out new recipes, and traveling. We could not be more excited to be starting this next chapter in beautiful Colorado.

  • Second Year Residents

    84th Avenue Neighborhood Health Center

    AquilaEmily Aquila, DO
    I was born and raised in the Northeast Ohio Snow Belt.  I lived on a “little mountain”.  With long snowy winters, I took up snowboarding and later became a ski patroller at the local ski resort.  Our little mountain is more of a hill in comparison to the Rockies!

    I stayed in state for college and attended BGSU. During that time, I was able to travel to Southwest Asia and learned that I had a passion for overseas mission work and for women’s health.  While in medical school at VCOM, I had the opportunity to travel to Tanzania and Honduras. With each trip, my love for international people and medicine grew.  When it came to picking out residencies, I looked for programs that offered a great OB/women’s health experience, opportunity to help the underserved community, and the option to continue to do medical work abroad.  St. Anthony without a doubt had everything I wanted and what made it even better was the people that I met at the program shared my interests.

    I am so excited to be coming to St. Anthony for residency!  I think the real mountains have been calling me for a while and being able to pick snowboarding back up is a definite perk.  Besides snowboarding, my other hobbies include:  hiking with my Labrador Paisley, cooking, hot yoga, bouldering, and running.


    Peter HengPeter Heng, MD
    Hello! My name is Peter Heng and I am from Broomfield, Colorado. I graduated from Legacy High School in Broomfield and then received my B.A. in Biology from Colorado College. I then ventured off to Omaha, Nebraska to obtain my medical degree from Creighton University School of Medicine. Now I have returned home to Colorado and I am excited to be a part of the St. Anthony Family Medicine Residency Program.

    I chose St. Anthony for the residents and faculty that are here at this program. The residents are knowledgeable, hardworking, and always supporting one another. The faculty are passionate about their fields of interest and always willing to challenge residence to become the best physicians they can be. Plus, the 144th and 84th campuses are both areas I grew up in and I could not pass on the opportunity to serve the communities that have made me who I am today.

    During my free time, I love to hike and hang out with my family and friends. I am a big Denver Nuggets Basketball and Colorado College Hockey fan. My interest in Family Medicine include sports medicine, global health, and working with urban underserved populations. My two international medicine experiences during medical school have been in Cambodia working with a NGO called Solaid International, a group that I am still working with to this day. Solaid International addresses rural development, education, and healthcare in Kampot, Cambodia. My experiences in Cambodia have shown me the importance of approaching medicine in a holistic manner since there are many socioeconomic and mental factors that affect a patient’s physical health. I look forward to taking this approach with my patients during my training here at the St. Anthony Family Medicine Program. 


    J VollmerJeremy Vollmer, DO
    I grew up in Indiana, spending most of my childhood playing sports every day with my three brothers. I attended Florida Gulf Coast University for my undergraduate degree in Biology, while also playing soccer for the Eagles. When I realized I was too short and slow to be a professional, I returned to Indianapolis to be a part of the inaugural class of Marian University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine.

    I am thrilled to join this group at St. Anthony for my family medicine training and live in beautiful Colorado near the sunshine and mountains. My medical interests include integrative health, global health, and geriatrics. Outside of medicine, I still love to play all kinds of sports, and spend time outdoors with my girlfriend, Megan, and our vizsla puppy, Beauford.


    Orchard Neighborhood Health Center (144th Ave)

    Cammarano

    Julian Cammarano, DO
    I was born in Suffern, New York and grew up in Aurora, Illinois (Party on, Wayne). I spent my 4 years of undergrad in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at Marquette University nurturing a love for basketball, brats and cheese.  After graduating from Marquette with a degree in Biochemistry I left for Des Moines, Iowa for my medical education from which I graduated in May 2017. My girlfriend and I are very excited to call Colorado our new home. She is a veteran skier who grew up in Utah, she enjoys doing laps around me as I slowly learn how to ski/snowboard in anticipation for Colorado winters.  I am very passionate about music, which I love to listen to and play in my free time. I have played piano most of my life and enjoy playing anything I can get my hands on from guitar to accordion. While most of my life I have enjoyed jazz/indie/ and folk music, as of recently my guilty pleasure is rap.

    My interests in medicine lie mostly in preventative and educative care. I feel that the future in medicine requires the necessity of preventing chronic disease before they take a toll on individuals. I also have interests in sports medicine, and hope to see the positive effects of altitude and access of outdoor recreation on public health.


    BryceBryce Galbraith, DO
    We are very happy to be here in Colorado for my residency where I am not the only Broncos or Rockies fan in the neighborhood. I was born right here in Westminster, at the 84th St. Campus. My family moved around a lot growing up and we eventually ended up in Utah. I earned my Bachelor of Science in Zoology from Weber State University in Ogden UT. I then attended Medical School at Touro University of Nevada, in Las Vegas.

    I’ve had a wide variety of life experiences including: serving an LDS mission in Brazil, selling vacuums door-to-door, working with the disabled and even managing a Chick-fil-A. Each of these opportunities has helped me to develop into a more driven, compassionate, understanding and empathetic person.  All of these qualities will help me provide better quality care for my patients.

    In my spare time I enjoy watching or playing any type of sport, and spending time with my family. We are major fantasy/Sci-fi fans, our children are even named after people and places in Lord of the Rings. We have two kids, a boy and a girl, who are the light of our lives, and keep us on our toes.

    I am very excited to once again be calling Colorado home, and to be part of the St. Anthony Family Medicine Program.


    HaileyHailey Holland, MD
    Hello! My name is Hailey and I am new to Colorado.  I was born and raised in Northwest Indiana and have lived my whole life in the state.  I attended Indiana University in Bloomington where I received my B.S. in Biochemistry, and then attended Indiana University for my M.D.  I spent about a month in Denver this past year and was amazed by the beauty of the state as well as the warmth & excitement of the people I’ve met.  One of my greatest interests in family medicine is the physician’s role as an educator.  I am so thankful to begin my journey as a physician at a program with such an empowering patient-centered model.  I cannot wait to start the next chapter of my life in Colorado as a family medicine resident at the St. Anthony North Family Medicine program.


    MaurerDavid Maurer, DO
    Hey y'all! My name is David, and as you might have picked up, I've spent the last few years in the south where I learned that sweet tea is a way of life, not simply a drink. I grew up in Denver, spent my high school years in the Canadian Rockies, and split my college between Wheaton College in Chicago and Greenville College in southern Illinois. After graduating, I worked at a nonprofit in Atlanta and a biotech company in St. Louis for a handful of years before finally migrating to the Carolinas for med school, where I fell in love with a Tar Heel who bleeds Carolina Blue and goes through passports like she owns stock in a paper company. 

    I discovered very early in my med school journey that God wired me to be a family physician. I found myself thriving on the challenge of taking care of patients from their first steps to their final ones, all while needing to be critical with my mind and precise with my hands. And I'm humbled by the chance to serve broken, hurting and sick people on a daily basis. While my wife and I are committed to being available, adventurous, and obedient to wherever God wants us, I have strong interest in caring for the underserved and global medicine. It became very clear to me in the interview process that St. Anthony offers a wonderful blend of training, opportunities, and top-notch people that will equip me to practice true full-spectrum family medicine both domestically and internationally in the future. In my free time you'll find me travelling, hiking, backpacking, and skiing- the steeper the better! I am thrilled to be joining the St. Anthony family, and I think you'll love it here as well. Come check us out! 


    PigottChristine Pigott, MD
    As a native of the Seattle area, sunny Denver is a welcome change! I studied biology at the University of Washington before spending time in Spain teaching English to high school students, then returned to Seattle to attend the University of Washington School of Medicine. Family medicine piqued my interest even before starting my medical education and I am excited to join the St. Anthony team to continue training to be a primary care physician. While I enjoy the enormous breadth that family medicine offers, I am especially interested in womenʼs and reproductive health, adolescent medicine, and community medicine. In my free time, I like to have a healthy balance of activity and leisure including dancing, hiking, listening to NPR and watching Netflix.


    SterryBrandon Sterry, MD
    Growing up in a suburb of Dallas, some of my best experiences were on family road trips to the Rockies. Little did I know back then that I would one day call them home! Throughout my school years, I always gravitated towards biology and health-related subjects. During my junior year of high school, I went on a medical mission trip to Nicaragua, after which I knew I wanted to pursue medicine and continue learning Spanish. I went to Harding University for undergrad, where I majored in Spanish and minored in chemistry. During my time at Harding, I spent a semester studying abroad in Chile, where I met my wife, Gisella. After graduating from Harding, I spent some time working as a personal trainer and traveling in Europe before applying to medical school. I really enjoyed my four years at Texas Tech, El Paso, and I am very grateful to all the kind patients that I had the opportunity to work with. I am thrilled to begin this new chapter at St. Anthony North. I had a great impression of the program from the first moment, and all my further interaction throughout the interview process eventually solidified it as my top choice for training. In my free time, you will find me doing anything involving sports or the outdoors, and creating recipes for tasty and nutritious meals.


    ZebraEmily Zerba, DO
    I am a Colorado native.  I grew up in Littleton and completed my undergraduate degree in Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology at the University of Colorado in Boulder. I completed my honors thesis studying microRNA's role in stem cell regulation.  After almost going to graduate school to pursue my research, I found that working with people was more enjoyable and rewarding.  I spent a few years in Boulder working for a clinical research firm and then moved up to Winter Park to teach adaptive sports (skiing) with the National Sports Center for the Disabled. It was at this time I thought I would spread my wings and try living outside of Colorado.  I moved to Maine for medical school at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. After exploring the east coast, I am thrilled to be back home for good. My interests in medicine include: sports medicine, osteopathic manipulation, integrative medicine and women's health.

    My interests outside of medicine involve being outside and spending time with my husband and family.  More specifically we enjoy skiing, mountain & road biking, rock climbing, and playing with our dog Elle (who also skis with us). We are so excited to be at St. Anthony's North campus! 


    Spencer del Moral, MD Spencer del Moral, MD
    I was born and raised in Miami, Florida and spent most of my time off at the beach, surfing, and kayaking. I love to travel with my family and am grateful that we visited Colorado for skiing when I was in middle school. Compared to Florida, this is a whole other world of incomparable beauty and peacefully untouched nature (which normally you’d have to traipse into the Everglades to find back home). After living in Little Havana my whole life, except for 4 years studying biochemistry at University of Florida (aptly named the swamp), I knew I wanted to live somewhere that shared my ideals of sustainable living, had more opportunities for integrative medicine and had significantly less humidity. I look forward to exploring my interests of preventive medicine, obstetrics, and LGBT health and growing as a physician.


    Stephanie Baker, MD  Stephanie Baker, MD
    I am originally from Santa Cruz, California but moved to Georgia while I was in high school. Having lived half of my life on the west coast and half of my life on the east coast, I am so excited to be continuing my journey in Denver and to call Rose Family medicine my new home! I took a non-traditional path to medical school, working as a registered nurse first before pursuing medicine. Although this path took some extra time, I will be forever grateful for the many lessons I learned while working as a nurse. I knew early on in my medical training that I wanted my focus to be on primary care. I spent the summer after my 1st year of medical school working with a women’s clinic in Peru and traveling to remote areas of the country assisting with cervical cancer research. This summer helped teach me the importance of preventative medicine and helped me to understand that primary care is where I saw myself being the happiest as a physician.

    Within Family Medicine, my particular interests include preventative medicine, nutrition, obesity medicine and integrative medicine. In my free time I enjoy hiking, playing pool, salsa dancing, cooking, trying new food and traveling.

  • Third Year Residents

    84th Ave Neighborhood Health Center

    GratJessica Dill, MD
    I am a Colorado native and have yet to be tempted away from this awesome place! I went to Colorado College for my undergrad and studied abroad in Botswana for 6 months where I developed a special interest in underserved populations and community health. I worked as an EMT, research assistant, medical assistant and anesthesia technician prior to completing my medical school years at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. My interests include OB, preventive medicine, integrative medicine, procedures and community health improvement, and I hope to practice full-spectrum medicine in a rural Colorado town following graduation. My hobbies include hiking, skiing, running, mountain biking, soccer, singing and watching football (GO BRONCOS). I am also very proficient at binge-watching Netflix. I am happily married and though I desperately want a dog of my own, I will happily dog sit for others should they ask. I am so excited to join the St. Anthony's team!


    Tanner

    Tanner Mathias, MD
    I am yet another transplant—born an Illinoisan, had a short stent in New York, raised an Okie, and attended college in the Lone Star State.   I graduated from Baylor University and moved to Denver briefly before returning to Oklahoma City for medical school. It didn’t take long though, to begin planning my return.  

    It is an honor and privilege to be back in Colorado and part of the St. Anthony family. I am excited to be surrounded by individuals who are passionate about integrative medicine and underserved populations and supportive of my interest in global health.

    When I’m not working, you’ll find me outside enjoying each of the "300 days of sunshine a year”. I’m thrilled to have such easy access to skiing, hiking, fishing, mountain biking and inevitably a few more new hobbies. I look forward to making new friends and memories in this great city with a great group of people.


    Amira

    Amira Saad, DO
    I was born and raised in Michigan, but have always known mountain life would suit me. I attended Michigan State University, where I majored in anthropology. I became passionate about understanding how the social context of people's lives impacts their perceptions of health and illness, as well as the barriers to basic health care that they may subsequently face. I had a feeling primary care was for me. It was also at this time that I had my first experience snowboarding in Colorado, and I knew I had to go back. I attended the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and have enjoyed four great years in the Windy City. My interests outside of medicine include snowboarding, crossfit, yoga, spending time outdoors, and good food! I am thrilled to be part of a fantastic medical community at St. Anthony's, and couldn't ask for a better setting!  


    Orchard Neighborhood Health Center (144th Ave)

    CoryCory Brown, DO 
    I spent my entire childhood in Thornton, CO, and am very excited to be able to join the St. Anthony FM Residency in my hometown. While I moved to Ft. Collins to complete a B.S. and M.S. in Biomedical Science at Colorado State, and then went off to Kansas City for medical school, I always wanted to return home.  Outside of Family Medicine, my interests revolve around spending time with my wonderful wife, our amazing son Owen, and our two dogs. 


    edwardsGray Edwards, MD
    As a transplant from Arkansas to Colorado, I am so excited to learn about and experience all that this area has to offer. My wife and I are so grateful to be living near the mountains and we are eager to engage in outdoor actives like mountain biking, hiking and skiing. Growing up, I loved the idea of being an inventor. Perpetually working with my hands and wanting to know how things work. This mindset is ultimately what drew me to medicine; practical problem solving in a way that positively impacts a community. The variety of practice options that comes with family practice will equip me to help people wherever the wind might take my family and I, and for that I am grateful. During my off time I really enjoy reading, woodworking, biking, and spending time with family and friends. 


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    Corinn Gayer, DO
    Life before residency has truly shaped the way I see people and my purpose in life. My passion for medicine has been fueled by a variety of places I’ve lived and traveled to. Growing up in Las Vegas, I decided to stay in my home state of Nevada for college. I pursued Biochemistry at the University of Nevada, Reno while participating in biological research and enjoying all that nearby Lake Tahoe has to offer. Go Wolf Pack!

    My husband Scott and I met during our freshman year of college and we were married right after graduation. During college we both traveled to Southeast Asia including the Philippines, Thailand and India. Before medical school, we also backpacked all over Europe. My journey into medical school began at Kansas City University and has ended in Wichita, Kansas. During this time I also had the privilege of rotating through Guatemala and the Dominican Republic. These trips developed my heart for underserved urban family medicine, international medicine and obstetrics and I am excited to grow in these during residency at St. Anthony’s!

    We absolutely love Colorado and everything its culture has to offer. We are more than excited to begin our life in such a beautiful state and are certain this will be home for many years to come. You can often find us exploring the city’s local breweries, watching the Broncos win another super bowl, and outdoor adventuring on weekends. We also love to spend many evenings with our two mini-schnauzer fur babies that we spoil! In everything we do, our heart is to live for the glory of God by enjoying Him forever. Our church community in Denver is an expression of this central truth in our lives and we look forward to loving this city and its people well!


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    Gwyn Mahony, DO
    I was born and raised in rural Northern California. After high school I moved 700 miles south to attend the University of California, San Diego where I studied Psychology/Neuroscience and continued my ballet and modern dance training. Towards the end of my undergraduate studies I found myself drawn to the field of medicine and decided to continue my education after graduation at Humboldt State University to prepare for applying to medical school. While at Humboldt State I worked for a small public health research firm and realized the interconnectedness of environment and health. This job ultimately inspired me to pursue my Masters in Public Health degree at Touro University-California, which I completed during medical school. After living in the San Francisco Bay Area for a year I moved to Oregon for medical school at Western University of Health Sciences COMP-Northwest in 2012.

    I have always thought I would pursue a career in primary care because of the critical role providers play in rural communities, like the one I grew up in, and because of the continuity with patients. I am specifically interested in women’s health, population and rural medicine. In my spare time I enjoy cooking, dancing, yoga and anything outdoors. I’m beyond excited about my move to Denver and joining the St. Anthony’s team!


    KaitlinKaitlin McClenahan, MD
    It’s been a crazy journey that has brought me to this point. I started medical school with the intention of becoming a pathologist. But after taking a year off between second and third year of medical school to work as a pathology resident, I realized I wanted to work more closely with patients to impact their health. Although I didn’t grow up playing sports or being active whatsoever really, I found a passion in exercise and even got my bachelor’s degree in the study of it. I thought that I was going to inspire all of my patients to change their lives and become healthier just like I did. However, I have come to realize that our ultimate goal is to make the most out of this one life we have and I intend on helping my patients do just that, even if it isn’t the way I would. No other program I interviewed at gave me the feeling that I could learn so much about medicine and life from each person within the program as my interview with St. Anthony’s did. After living in Missouri as long as I can remember, I am excited to move to Denver and experience everything Colorado and St Anthony North has in store! Outside of medicine I love to explore the great outdoors with my two dogs, eat delicious food, attempt to cook, lift weights, play card games, and try my hand at being creative with stained glass.


    StowersLucas Stowers, MD
    I grew up in Tallahassee, Florida, and have spent almost my entire life there.  I went to undergrad at Florida State University where I majored in exercise science and ran the 200 and 400m sprints for the track program.  I had several incredible opportunities to work in the USA and abroad: in Viet Nam as a teacher, in England with homeless youths, in the southeastern USA for hurricane relief and in Chile as a translator, which all really inspired me to enter into medicine where I hoped I could make a positive impact on a huge number of lives.  I attended med school at my alma mater, Florida State, and spent the past two years living in an awesome beach town.  I’m very interested in sports medicine, global health and OB, but I really enjoy everything.  After spending a rotation and visiting for a few ski trips, I fell in love with Denver and with Colorado and realized I had to be there for residency at the very least. In my free time, I love to run, hike, paddleboard, listen to music and more.  I’m so excited to be moving somewhere totally different from Florida and to spend time with all of the residents and the incredible faculty at St Anthony North!


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    Rebecca Wendt, MD
    Hi! My name is Rebecca and I’m a native Arizonan. As such, I’m a die-hard fan of teams that don’t win championships, but am excited to move to Broncos territory for a change of pace! I was a nutrition major at Arizona State and am now a proud graduate of the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix for medical school. Besides sports, my other interests include long walks in the wilderness, cooking and baking, going to local concerts, and seeking out unintended puns in conversation.

    As for medicine, I have a passion for using the biopsychosocial approach in primary care.  I chose family medicine because I believe that understanding the family dynamic is key to treating the patient and forming quality patient-physician relationships. I have more specific interests in women’s health, the role of family medicine in developmental pediatrics, and integrative medicine.

    St. Anthony’s sold me on their program on interview day; I couldn’t be more excited to join their team and start my career in Colorado!


    Justin Neisler, MD

    Justin Neisler, MD
    I grew-up outside Atlanta, Georgia, but I followed my family tradition and attended Auburn University for undergrad… WAR EAGLE!! I initially pursued molecular biology research, but I missed the human connection and immediate satisfaction of clinical medicine. I tried to get out of the South, but ended up attending The Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University as my in-state school. From day 1 at MCG, I sought to be a force of positive change by dedicating myself to becoming an advocate for LGBT faculty, students, staff, patients, and their families. I became passionate for serving vulnerable populations and being the voice for those who have no where else to turn and no platform of their own. Throughout medical school, I was fascinated with every specialty of medicine while also uncomfortable with ignoring the parts of my patients’ health that weren’t the focus of that particular specialty. This naturally lead to me to family medicine as the best place to gain the widest breadth of clinical skills, allowing me to step-up to whatever needs face my community and fearlessly advocate for my patients.

    I fell in love with Colorado as I fell in love with my fiancé, Jorge, during a long-distance relationship in medical school. We lived in Denver together for a year after I graduated medical school before I returned to Augusta for my internship. Words cannot describe our emotions at being back in Colorado, and we plan to make this our family’s home for years to come. When not at work, you can find me out on the trails or slopes, capturing Colorado’s amazing landscapes as a nature photographer, playing with our fur-baby, watching college football, playing board games, or out on the town finding somewhere good to dance.


    Lindsey Pearson, MD

    Lindsey Pearson, MD
    I was born and raised in the California Bay Area, and spent nearly ten years in San Diego (undergrad at UCSD and then research in substance abuse/alcoholism and ophthalmology) before moving up to Portland for medical school. I double-majored in Biology and Psychology, though I like to say my third major was in climbing, and that working in research for 4 years supported my climbing addiction. I spend all of my free time in the outdoors and with our new baby (rock climbing, trail running, stroller running, hikes, backcountry skiing, skate skiing, and ice/mixed climbing). I have strong passions for women’s health and reproductive rights, integrative medicine, public health and healthcare disparities, and American Indian and Alaska Native health. I attended medical school at Oregon Health & Science University, which solidified all of these interests. I couldn’t be happier to join the team at St Anthony's, with such an amazing community of colleagues, mentors, and teammates who will support, inspire, and challenge me. All around, I’m endlessly stoked to become a part of St. Anthony's!

  • Alumni Class

    84th Ave Neighborhood Health Center

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    Megan Carlberg, MD
    I was born and raised in a small lake town in Upstate New York.  I majored in biology at the University of Delaware and minored in Spanish, studying abroad in Central and South America every chance I got.  I fell in love with Latin American cultures and graduated a semester early to study medical Spanish and volunteer in hospitals and a HIV/Tb clinic in Guatemala before returning to Syracuse, NY for med school.  Through wonderful travel experiences- afternoon pickup soccer games, vegetable markets, yoga classes, salsa dancing, and unexpected, unconditional host family love- I developed a deep respect for integrative mind and soul wellbeing and began to realize what truly makes my body healthy and heart content.  Additional medical interests include global health, public health, integrative medicine for the underserved, adolescent medicine and women’s health.  I love any and all activities outdoors, traveling, yoga, animals of all shapes and sizes, bouldering, Spanish, fresh veggies, and salsa dancing until my feet are black and blue!  I could not be more excited to work with all of the wonderful people at St. Anthony North!


    inagakiJill Inagaki, DO
    I am one of those infamous Colorado natives that you can spot in our SUV with our “Native” bumper sticker (OK, I don’t actually have the bumper sticker). I grew up in Littleton, went as far as Boulder for undergrad, and braved Parker for medical school— Colorado will forever be the backdrop to my story. Prior to medical school, I worked in the financial industry. After experiencing some personal health issues, I decided to pursue my dream of becoming a doctor. 

    I am a strong advocate for women’s healthcare and for healthcare reform. I believe that everyone has a right to quality healthcare, and it is my goal to help provide it. I was drawn to family medicine because of its diverse patient population and the long-term relationships that we can build with our patients. I also recognized the vast need for primary care physicians and the integral role we play in today’s healthcare. Outside of medicine, you can find me chasing around my toddler, practicing the art of making gumbo, or relaxing at home with my husband. My family and I are thrilled to continue our story here in Colorado at St. Anthony’s North. 


    kelleyJohn Kelley, MD
    Greetings! I am a native Georgian, growing up in the town of Lookout Mountain (GA not CO) near Chattanooga, TN nestled in the Appalachian Mountains. I went to undergrad at the University of Georgia majoring in Spanish and Portuguese. After graduation I lived and worked in Buenos Aires, Argentina for a while and came back ready to fuse my passion for cultures and languages with medicine. As I finished my pre-med courses I was able to work as a Spanish interpreter at a hospital and free clinic in Athens, GA. I then attended the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta where, after realizing that I loved all aspects of medicine, I decided to go in to the practice that has it all and am thrilled to be practicing Family Medicine at St Anthony. My wife, 2-year-old daughter and I are so excited to have landed in Colorado with the beauty of the Rockies and family nearby. In our spare time you will find us brushing up on our rusty ski skills, running, biking and hiking.


    Orchard Neighborhood Health Center (144th Ave)

    beukemaKylie Beukema, MD
    I was born in Dayton, Ohio but moved to beautiful Westminster, Colorado when I was still a toddler. During high school, my family moved to Knoxville, Tennessee where I stayed throughout college and medical school. I received my bachelor’s degree from Maryville College: a small, liberal arts school in east Tennessee. During that time, I met my wonderful husband and shortly thereafter we adopted two dogs. After graduation, I immediately started my medical education at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center on the western side of the state in Memphis, Tennessee. I discovered my love for primary care during my third year of medical school, mainly because of the continuity and focus on preventative care for the whole family. With my free time, I enjoy running, reading, experimenting with new recipes, playing with my 2 dogs, enjoying the outdoors with my husband, and finding new restaurants to try. I am beyond excited to continue my training at St. Anthony North in the city where I was raised!


    bryneJ.Tyler Byrne, DO
    Having moved about every four years my entire life, I am very excited to set up shop in Colorado with no plans to leave. It's been part of the plan since my first vacation to Estes Park when I was 3. Something about the combination of John Denver on the car stereo and the smell of Pinyon pine through the rolled down windows still gets me. A week after graduating college on the East Coast, I packed my car and drove to Northern California to work at the MIND Institute, a multidisciplinary center devoted to Autism research. I was an early interventional therapist, and spent my days working with toddlers as young as 15 months. After three years of mountain biking and skiing the Sierras, I moved to Chicago for medical school and my first truly urban living experience. During medical school I was awarded a fellowship in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, which gave me an extra year to learn this invaluable therapeutic skill from some incredible mentors as well as teach the younger classes of medical students. Now I have packed up  and headed West once again to continue my education in Family Medicine. I could not ask for a better group of residents and faculty to learn from and I'm so happy to finally call Colorado home.


    duwaikSandra Duwaik, DO
    I was born in Denver but have moved around quite a bit over the years.  No matter where I travel to, I always end up coming back to colorful Colorado!  I went to Colorado State University for undergrad where I majored in Biology and worked lots of odd jobs, from researching tomato plants to being a resident assistant and consulting in the writing center.  After graduating, I spent time traveling, backpacking from Azerbaijan to Turkey, as well as working as a nurse assistant.  I completed medical school in Parker, at Rocky Vista University, with an emphasis in global and underserved medicine.  I have a passion for serving refugee populations and working internationally.  Outside of medicine, I love reading (from J.K. Rowling to Hardy to Austen), watching movies, traveling, and trying out new recipes I’ve seen on the Food Network!  I’m absolutely thrilled to continue my training at St Anthony North with such a wonderful group of people!


    mckenieJulie McKenzie, DO
    I am fortunate to call Summit County, Colorado my home. Growing up in the heart of the Rocky Mountains bred a passion for everything outdoors from a young age. To this day I use my free time to snowboard, hike, fly fish, bike, camp- you name it. In order to maintain those hobbies, I attended the University of Colorado at Boulder and received a degree in Molecular Biology. During my time there I met my husband, Sean, who also happened to grow up in the mountains of CO. After undergrad, we moved back up to the mountains to be ski bums while I applied to Osteopathic medical schools. Luckily I was able to stay here in CO for medical school at Rocky Vista University. While juggling the rotations of 3rd year, Sean and I tied the knot. Since then we have been living in Denver with our crazy Labrador retriever, Layla. When we aren't riding our bikes or snowboards, we like to grill out, garden and attempt to teach Layla better manners. I know I speak for all 3 of us in saying how exited we are to be in the St. Anthony family!


    RostadKatie Rostad, DO
    I grew up playing sports right here in beautiful Colorado and continue to love watching all the teams here. Go Broncos and Avs! As a Colorado native, I was lucky enough to get to complete my undergraduate degree at the University of Denver and continue on at Rocky Vista University for my degree of Osteopathic Medicine. My new husband, Ryan, and I were thrilled to get to be a part of the St. Anthony North team and start our new life with our mini goldendoodle puppy, Minion. I am especially interested in integrative medicine, sports medicine and preventative medicine. With my free time I love spending time with my family, going to movies and concerts, and running half marathons.

  • Chief Residents

    Each year, two third year residents are selected to be co-chief residents for the St Anthony Family Medicine Residency.

    Their role is to help with scheduling, run our monthly operational meetings and act as a liaison between the faculty and residents. Our chief residents serve a very important leadership role and help shape the future of our residency. 

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    Corinn Gayer, DO
    Life before residency has truly shaped the way I see people and my purpose in life. My passion for medicine has been fueled by a variety of places I’ve lived and traveled to. Growing up in Las Vegas, I decided to stay in my home state of Nevada for college. I pursued Biochemistry at the University of Nevada, Reno while participating in biological research and enjoying all that nearby Lake Tahoe has to offer. Go Wolf Pack!

    My husband Scott and I met during our freshman year of college and we were married right after graduation. During college we both traveled to Southeast Asia including the Philippines, Thailand and India. Before medical school, we also backpacked all over Europe. My journey into medical school began at Kansas City University and has ended in Wichita, Kansas. During this time I also had the privilege of rotating through Guatemala and the Dominican Republic. These trips developed my heart for underserved urban family medicine, international medicine and obstetrics and I am excited to grow in these during residency at St. Anthony’s!

    We absolutely love Colorado and everything its culture has to offer. We are more than excited to begin our life in such a beautiful state and are certain this will be home for many years to come. You can often find us exploring the city’s local breweries, watching the Broncos win another super bowl, and outdoor adventuring on weekends. We also love to spend many evenings with our two mini-schnauzer fur babies that we spoil! In everything we do, our heart is to live for the glory of God by enjoying Him forever. Our church community in Denver is an expression of this central truth in our lives and we look forward to loving this city and its people well!


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    Rebecca Wendt, MD
    Hi! My name is Rebecca and I’m a native Arizonan. As such, I’m a die-hard fan of teams that don’t win championships, but am excited to move to Broncos territory for a change of pace! I was a nutrition major at Arizona State and am now a proud graduate of the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix for medical school. Besides sports, my other interests include long walks in the wilderness, cooking and baking, going to local concerts, and seeking out unintended puns in conversation.

    As for medicine, I have a passion for using the biopsychosocial approach in primary care.  I chose family medicine because I believe that understanding the family dynamic is key to treating the patient and forming quality patient-physician relationships. I have more specific interests in women’s health, the role of family medicine in developmental pediatrics, and integrative medicine.

    St. Anthony’s sold me on their program on interview day; I couldn’t be more excited to join their team and start my career in Colorado!