Residents

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

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. 

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.

 

Hi there! My name is Sara Schuster, I was born and raised in Littleton, Colorado. I lived for the mountains and grew up skiing, hiking, and soaking up the high altitude sun!

I went to the Colorado School of Mines for my undergrad and received my degree in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering. It was here that I met my wonderful husband, a fellow Colorado native, avid outdoorsman, and proud Mines engineer.

I loved engineering, but my passion has always been medicine, and I knew I wanted to head to medical school next! So I then went on to the University of Colorado School of Medicine. On my second day of medical school I knew I was meant to be a family physician. I fell in love with the idea of practicing medicine for everyone; old, young, pregnant, seriously ill, completely well, and everyone in-between! I am so proud to be able to grow my passion for preventative care, full scope family medicine, and patient centered care.

Outside of medicine I love spending time outside, mogul skiing, backpacking, practicing yoga, and cooking!

I am so excited to be able to be a part of the St. Anthony North Family Medicine Residency Program!

Hello, I’m Rob Fineberg and while I was born and raised in New York City, I’ve spent almost half my life in Colorado, so when asked whether I consider myself a Coloradan or New Yorker, I say “yes.” I went to the University of Colorado in Boulder for undergrad and then spent almost eight years on Wall Street as an investment banker. Missing the Colorado lifestyle, my wife and I moved back out here and we have since welcomed our three kids into the world. During that time I continued to work in finance until the day that I “woke up” and realized that medicine is where I belonged. So with the amazing support of my wife, I went back to school at the University of Colorado, this time at Anschutz Medical Center, to get my MD degree.

My philosophy is that my patients’ health is their own. While I am here to guide them to make healthy choices, it is ultimately up to them to walk the path. I’m happy to be that guide and I see myself as an educator just as much as a physician. I meet them where they are but push them to be healthier. I truly enjoy all aspects of Family Medicine: from pediatrics, to obstetrics and adult medicine. I love hearing my patients’ life stories and offering the medical care that is best for them.

In my free time, my wife and I love introducing the Colorado lifestyle to kids which basically means skiing in the winter and mountain biking in the summer with a few sprinkles of hiking, swimming, etc. when we can fit it in.

I grew up in Colorado Springs and attended the University of Colorado at Boulder for my undergraduate degree in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology. I took a gap year between undergrad and medical school to teach MCAT classes before attending the University of Illinois College of Medicine. My first year of medical school was in Urbana-Champaign and the next three were in Peoria, Illinois. All I ever wanted to do was return to Colorado for family medicine residency and I am so excited to be living that dream!

In a addition to my three biological siblings I come from a blended family including a stepmother, stepfather, and step siblings. My dedication to the diverse health needs of those I love most led me to a career in family medicine. I want to be able to help any patient with anything they need to truly serve as a partner in their healthcare.

Outside of medicine I love dogs, hiking, gardening, and gluten free food.

I was born and raised in Minnesota – “Land of 10,000 Lakes!” It was there that I discovered my love for the outdoors, spending time at our family cabin in the north woods. Summers in the Superior National Forest offered opportunities for waterskiing and taking canoe trips across those picturesque glacial lakes.

Staying close to home, I attended the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities where I studied Biology and Public Health. Venturing south, I moved to Iowa where I attended medical school at Des Moines University. After my first clinical rotation with a rural family medicine doc, I knew family medicine was right for me. I love the variety of patients and developing a rapport with the patients I meet. During my fourth year of medical school, I spent a rotation at St. Anthony where I felt right at home and quickly learned this was the perfect fit for me.

My professional interests include broad-spectrum family medicine, where I enjoy my role in patient education and preventative care, procedures, sports medicine, and osteopathic manipulation. In caring for patients, I value incorporating a holistic approach to best meet my patients’ needs.

Outside of medicine, I enjoy hitting the gym, traveling where I can polish up on my Spanish, hiking (and anything else that gets me outdoors), and spending time with family and friends.

Hello! I have called Venezuela, Massachusetts, and North Carolina home. Originally born in Mass. my family moved down to Venezuela where I spent my youth. There is where my love of soccer and outdoor activities grew from. I moved to Massachusetts during my Sophomore year of High School. After graduating from Durfee H.S. I joined the military and became a Medical specialist for a Field Artillery unit in Massachusetts. After 9/11, I chose to continue growing in my military career and I successfully joined the Green Berets as a Medical Sergeant. I deployed multiple times to Afghanistan and then decided to transition to an SF training unit to complete my undergrad degree in order to enter Medical school.

In this little journey around the world, through my deployments, and the start of my own family- I’ve come to appreciate the value in life and the beauty of what makes us unique by what makes us all different. Through the chaos of war to the bond of family came my desire to pursue a higher cause in medicine. I was accepted to Campbell University for both undergrad and medical school in North Carolina, and now that I have completed those tasks, I was selected to my number one location for residency at St. Anthony.

My beautiful wife and my wonderful 3 children are my center point and source of motivation to wake up in the morning and really push myself to be a better man every day, and the memory of those people who I’ve helped in the past illustrate those whom will need my help in the future encouraging me to continue to grow as a doctor.

Shalom! I was born in Colorado five decades ago and spent my youth fishing, hiking, and exploring the rugged beauty of the Rocky Mountains. After graduating high school I joined the United States Army as a combat medic, from which I retired after nearly two decades of service. I then then finished my schooling and was ordained as a Rabbi. I had the pleasure of serving in two synagogues for many, many years. It was after this time that I decided to return to my first love: medicine. I was motivated to do this in the hope that I would be able to bring these two worlds together to promote the full health of a person - both body and soul.

We Gottliebs enjoy going to the movies, trying the latest unusual global cuisine, hiking, and experiencing different cultures. As a family we have moved over 20 times and lived in 11 different states due to the military and school! My wife is definitely ready to settle down somewhere! We look forward to exploring Colorado together and making a positive difference in our new community.

My faith and my family are the most important things in my life. My compassion for people and drive to meet their health needs comes from the love of God found in the person of Yeshua (Jesus) the Messiah. It is this same faith that drives me to be an ever better husband, father, and physician and motivates me to reach the underserved and most needy in the community. My family and I are thrilled to join the team at St. Anthony’s to meet these needs.

I was born and raised in Jamul, California, a small city within San Diego county. After graduating high school, I decided to attend the University of California at Santa Cruz to get my BS in Human Biology. Santa Cruz was a beautiful place to get an education, nestled within a redwood forest next to the Pacific coastline. It was during my time here that I discovered my love for the outdoors and started rock climbing and practicing yoga.

I then moved to Parker, Colorado to go to medical school at Rocky Vista University. While I love California, I wanted a change of scenery and to explore the Rocky Mountains. While in medical school, I joined the Global Medicine Honors Track, where I learned more about underserved medicine and global health. Some of my most educational experiences have been with the Global Medicine Track, such as traveling to Kenya and Guatemala providing medicine to underserved communities.

Apart from global health and underserved medicine, my interests include women’s and LGBTQ+ health. Outside of medicine I enjoy climbing, camping and beating my friends at board games (or at least I like to think I win). I am so excited to be joining the St. Anthony’s North family and can’t wait to see what the future has in store.

Hello! My name is Dillon Le, and I was born and raised in Lakewood, Colorado. After high school, I wanted to experience something new and challenging, so I went out to the east coast to Boston University for college. While I loved my time out there, I realized that there's no place like home! I came back to Colorado and went to the University of Colorado School of Medicine. I married my beautiful wife halfway through medical school, and then we had our beautiful baby daughter just over a year later!

I'm passionate about family medicine because I know I'll have the opportunity to practice so many aspects of medicine. On top of that, I will be lucky enough to train and practice medicine in the diverse community that I grew up in!

Outside of medicine, my shortlist of hobbies are: The NFL, the NBA, the MLB, powerlifting, electronics/tech, trucks, hanging out with my family, and the outdoors!

After growing up in St. Louis, life led me to an array of places to call home and many diverse experiences along the way. I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Miami, and then hopped across the globe to Thailand where I spent a year teaching English, Science, and Health in a rural farming village. My path also led me to HIV prevention in San Francisco, and public health research at Johns Hopkins before finally landing in Denver for medical school. I could not be happier to have made Colorado my new home, and to be joining the St. Anthony’s North Family Medicine team!

Outside of medicine, you will find me exploring the outdoors with my two rescue dogs Gypsy and Mowgli. I enjoy hiking, camping, yoga, and I even dabble in aerial circus arts from time to time. My passions in medicine include all things primary and preventative care, but I have developed specific interests in HIV care, LGBTQ health, and global health. I have journeyed to Guatemala, Ecuador, Kenya, and Thailand to provide care for underserved communities. I look forward to future global endeavors to broaden my knowledge both medically and culturally.

I am beyond excited to begin my training at St. Anthony’s North, where I can nurture my passions and grow as an advocate for my patients’ health and wellness!

Hello! My name is Elizabeth Ross, although most people call me Lizzie. I grew up in the country near the beautiful town of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. No, I am not an Olympic skier but I grew up playing every other sport you could think of. I have a passion for ice hockey and played on the woman’s club team at the University of Colorado in Boulder.

After college, I spent several years studying nutrition at the Nutrition Therapy Institute and I also completed a Natural Food Chef program. I have been fortunate enough to work with many individuals on the most basic and enjoyable part of life, food! My passion for preventative medicine and nutrition led me to medical school at Rocky Vista University in Parker, Colorado. Through an osteopathic lens I discovered a new love for physical medicine and osteopathic manipulation.

I am so excited to continue my education at Saint Anthony’s North. I have dreamt of becoming a Family Physician since I was a child and I cannot wait to help individuals in all walks of life. I hope to emphasize gynecology and obstetrics as I continue my training. After residency, my husband and I plan to move to a rural town in Colorado to raise a family and practice full scope family medicine and obstetrics.

Born and raised in northern Colorado, I spent my life exploring the Rocky Mountains. I grew up with the Devil’s Backbone in my backyard, where rattlesnakes in your garage and moose in your driveway were just a way of life. My family and I spent most of our time hiking, camping, and mountain biking in the great outdoors. It has always been my dream to live and raise my family in Colorado. So, when my schooling brought me to Chicago for medical school, I knew that at some point I would be returning.

During my medical education at Midwestern University, I realized that I had a clear passion family medicine and the opportunity it provides to care for an entire family. I found myself drawn to all aspects of patient care, especially obstetrics, women’s health, and sports medicine. As a mother myself, I found that I could easily empathize with my patients as new mothers.

Outside of medicine, my husband and I enjoy board games with family and friends as well as pretending to be dinosaurs with our young son. The three of us could not be more excited to be returning to the Rocky Mountains. I cannot wait to join the St. Anthony family serving the community and working toward the same goals.

I grew up in Louisville, just miles west of St. Anthony- and have yet to move from this beautiful state! I completed both my undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of Colorado where my interests in health disparities and health equity led me to pursue a dual MD/MPH degree. I am passionate about family medicine because it provides the perfect avenue to advocate, educate, and engage on a personal and population level for patients from all walks of life! I found a love for advocacy and community work through my undergraduate and medical school experiences, and am thrilled to be at a residency program that fosters these values. I am excited to be joining the St. Anthony’s family and for the opportunity to serve the northern metro area that I grew up in!

Outside of medicine, I enjoy all things outdoors including exploring with my Corgi/Lab mix Bodhi, hiking, skiing, and anything that involves sunshine! I also love yoga, cooking, baking, spending time with family and friends, and making it to as many CO sports games as possible!

I grew up in a rural town in Southern Colorado, and remained Colorado bound since, attending undergraduate at CU Boulder, a post baccalaureate year at CU Denver, and medical school at the University of Colorado. My heart has always been rooted in family medicine, with a passion for rural care, obstetrics, women’s health, and pediatrics, although I find all aspects of medicine rewarding. My husband and I recently welcomed our first child to the family, Daemon Alexander, and I love being a mother, and growing into family life. Being that my husband and I met and grew up in small towns near each other, we enjoy visiting our families often, spending time outdoors, staying active, and playing games together. I enjoy playing basketball, taking exercise classes, and skiing/snowboarding, in addition to watching TV, reading, and dabbling into my creative side with painting and playing piano. I believe that my home and work life influences me to develop as a person, and I can share aspects of both to become better in what I do. I am so excited to be joining the St. Anthony’s team and training here will allow me to discover my full potential as a physician, practice a broad scope of medicine, and get to know each of my patients as a whole person.

The first 2 questions I always get asked are “How tall are you” and “Did you play basketball.” Well, I’m 6’7” and yes, I did play basketball. Now that that is out of the way, lets get too it. I’m a sucker for any type of competition and love my road bike almost as much as my wife and 3 kids. Don’t get me started talking about the business side of healthcare unless you have a few hours to spare. If you ask me where I’m from, I say Minnesota but could just as easily say Maryland, Indiana, Tennessee, Washington, or Utah. I was even an exchange student in Costa Rica during high school and lived in Portugal for a couple years during undergrad. I’m basically from all over the place and actually lived in Arizona for medical school longer than any other location my entire life. With all of that moving around, I am ready to stay put for a long while. The Colorado Mountains called to us and after a month at St. Anthony during medical school, there was no doubt in my mind it was the perfect fit and am humbled to join the St Anthony family. I am excited for the endless opportunities St. Anthony offers and can’t wait to see what the future holds.

Hello, I’m Rob Fineberg and while I was born and raised in New York City, I’ve spent almost half my life in Colorado, so when asked whether I consider myself a Coloradan or New Yorker, I say “yes.” I went to the University of Colorado in Boulder for undergrad and then spent almost eight years on Wall Street as an investment banker. Missing the Colorado lifestyle, my wife and I moved back out here and we have since welcomed our three kids into the world. During that time I continued to work in finance until the day that I “woke up” and realized that medicine is where I belonged. So with the amazing support of my wife, I went back to school at the University of Colorado, this time at Anschutz Medical Center, to get my MD degree.

My philosophy is that my patients’ health is their own. While I am here to guide them to make healthy choices, it is ultimately up to them to walk the path. I’m happy to be that guide and I see myself as an educator just as much as a physician. I meet them where they are but push them to be healthier. I truly enjoy all aspects of Family Medicine: from pediatrics, to obstetrics and adult medicine. I love hearing my patients’ life stories and offering the medical care that is best for them.

In my free time, my wife and I love introducing the Colorado lifestyle to kids which basically means skiing in the winter and mountain biking in the summer with a few sprinkles of hiking, swimming, etc. when we can fit it in.

I was born and raised in a small beach town in Florida. I attended the University of Florida to complete my undergraduate in Health Sciences and continued at UF for medical school. I'm an enthusiastic person in many aspects of my life, and I'm looking forward to enjoying the outdoors of CO and getting to know the wonderful people at St. Anthony North.

I was drawn to work in developing international communities and underserved areas of the United States throughout undergraduate and medical school. Advocating for healthcare access in these populations has become near and dear to me, and I saw these values reflected at St. Anthony. Motivated by my personal life experiences, I’m also passionate about addressing the psychosocial and behavioral aspects of health. I look forward to the honor of being my patients' family medicine physician and wellness coach through each stage of their life; and to offering integrative medicine strategies for health.

After my first hiking trip in the mountains, I knew that I would be looking for a residency close enough for weekend trips. Outside of my professional interests, I love to be on the move outdoors doing things like biking, hiking, camping, or acrobatic yoga. Music also holds a special place in my heart and I’m excited to have live music always accessible in Denver!

Hello! My name is Connor Harmann, and I am from a small town in southeastern Wisconsin. I stayed close to home when I went to the University of Wisconsin-Madison for college. I majored in Biology and Spanish and had the good fortune to study abroad for a semester in Madrid, Spain. After I graduated, I couldn’t shake my desire to get another culturally immersive experience and I ended up working as an intern for two months in Peru.

Living in Spain and Peru taught me to value different perspectives and to better appreciate cultural practices. My attempts at assimilating into other cultures have made me realize just how easily a simple conversation can go awry. This is mirrored in medicine, where we speak in a jargon scarcely used outside of a hospital. It has always been a goal of mine to connect with patients and make the health care experience a bit more personal and better understood. At this program, we are encouraged to follow our passions and get the support to do so. I am incredibly grateful to be in this residency as we have a phenomenal faculty and fellow residents that make up a healthy and well-balanced work environment. We aim to maximize learning on the job and have both city life and the great outdoors to help us rejuvenate in the off time that we do get. St. Anthony’s program has been full of learning opportunities and continues to push me to develop into a more mature and experienced doctor.

In my free time, I thoroughly enjoy hiking, cooking, watching movies and spending time with my wife and family. St. Anthony’s has a tremendous balance between strong clinical experiences and advocating for residents’ well-being. We couldn’t be happier to be here!

I was born in Upstate NY (very far away from New York City) and grew up as one of five kids bouncing between the waters of the Finger Lakes and the mountains of the Adirondacks. I attended St. Lawrence University for undergrad where I studied Neuroscience, and when I decided to try my hand at research, I attended Boston University’s School of Medicine, getting a Masters in Medical Science. But I quickly realized that not only was research not for me, but that I was too far from the mountains. I moved out to Colorado, where I lived in Boulder and worked in Denver for a year, and fell in love with this great state. I then joined AmeriCorps and moved to Wyoming to teach for the Teton Science School, and eventually found myself living in Idaho working as a ski instructor, janitor, bus driver, and waiter, before I finally returned back to NY to begin medical school at the Jacobs School of Medicine in Buffalo NY.

I have a particular interest in sports medicine, wilderness medicine, and behavioral health, and St. Anthony’s feels like a natural fit as the best place to combine all my professional and personal interests. In my free time I enjoy hiking, camping, trail running in the summer, snowboarding, splitboarding and cross-country skiing in the winter, and am beyond excited to by starting my career as a physician back in beautiful Colorado.

I was born in Denver and grew up exploring the Rocky Mountains as my backyard. I’ve watched downtown Denver transform into a many-burroughed-neighborhood, I witnessed the Broncos move from the original Mile High Stadium to what I will forever call Mile High Stadium, and I will still never get used to our crazy weather patterns. With a love for the sun and a soft-spot for microbrews, I am so excited to continue to call Colorado home for residency with St. Anthony’s Hospital!

I completed my undergraduate degree at the University of Denver with a BA in International Studies and Biology, which opened the opportunity for me to study abroad in Cape Town, South Africa. After college I lived in Ghana for a year with the non-profit Global Brigades helping to run medical brigades to the country. Osteopathic medicine chose me after I had shadowed a physician who embodied what I believed to be an incredible clinician- he was kind to his patients, took time to listen to their stories, and approached every personal aspect of their lives before discussing their healthcare. I strive to embody this type of physician and love being able to connect with my patients in many numbers of important ways.

Hi there! My name is Sara Schuster, I was born and raised in Littleton, Colorado. I lived for the mountains and grew up skiing, hiking, and soaking up the high altitude sun!

I went to the Colorado School of Mines for my undergrad and received my degree in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering. It was here that I met my wonderful husband, a fellow Colorado native, avid outdoorsman, and proud Mines engineer.

I loved engineering, but my passion has always been medicine, and I knew I wanted to head to medical school next! So I then went on to the University of Colorado School of Medicine. On my second day of medical school I knew I was meant to be a family physician. I fell in love with the idea of practicing medicine for everyone; old, young, pregnant, seriously ill, completely well, and everyone in-between! I am so proud to be able to grow my passion for preventative care, full scope family medicine, and patient centered care.

Outside of medicine I love spending time outside, mogul skiing, backpacking, practicing yoga, and cooking!

I am so excited to be able to be a part of the St. Anthony North Family Medicine Residency Program!

My name is Travis. I grew up in Farmington, NM, which is a wonderful little town in the high desert of northern New Mexico, within sight of the southern Rockies, and on the edge of the Navajo Reservation. I did my undergrad education at Texas A&M University where I majored in biology. I loved A&M for so many reasons, most importantly because that is where I met my wife. We got married about 2 weeks before medical school started!

I went to medical school in San Antonio, TX, at UT Health Science Center. My school was deeply committed to serving San Antonio and reflected my strong desire to be a doctor who is deeply rooted in my community. I knew from the outset of medical school that I wanted to be a primary care doctor, and as I proceeded through my clinical rotations, I saw tremendous value in the holistic, community-focused approach taken by the family medicine doctors I worked with.

I plan to be a primary care, outpatient family doctor with a little bit of inpatient work on the side. I plan to focus on health maintenance and disease prevention and love the additional tools that a future integrative medicine fellowship could provide.

Outside of medicine, my first priority is spending time with my wife and best friend, Sarah. I love any activity that allows me to interact with the natural world, especially gardening. We have a couple of community gardens associated with our hospital and I love being part of these! I also spend a great deal of time in the kitchen, where I love to experiment with fermented foods like sauerkraut, beer, and kimchi.

I love being part of the team at St. Anthony North Family Medicine Residency.

I am an “almost” Colorado native, born in Salt Lake City Utah but lucky to call Colorado home for the last 21 years. I am thrilled to stay among the beautiful Colorado rockies and close to my supportive family. I grew up with the fascination of science and a longing to helping others, so I chased after a career in medicine. I attended Colorado State University focusing on Nutritional Sciences and fell in love with the power of food. I believe that prevention is the cornerstone of health and I am incredibly enthusiastic to apply these principles to my practice in Family Medicine.

I then attended Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Parker Colorado. I loved the holistic view and hands-on osteopathic manipulations. I am excited to further these skills in residency! At RVUCOM I had the chance to teach medical students as a Pre-Doctoral Anatomy Fellow. Through this opportunity I blended my passions in art with anatomy to create various illustrations and models as teaching aids for students.

I fell in love with the creation of relationships built in Family Medicine. I am honored that my path has led me to St. Anthony North where I can cultivate my passion for integrative medicine and empower each patient to reach their full health potential.

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."

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!

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.

I was born in Cincinnati, OH and loved growing up as one of five children with supportive parents. After majoring in Chemistry at Ohio State University, I taught in the Department of Chemistry for 3 more years as a Buckeye then attended medical school at Wright State University in the smaller, neighborin, city of Dayton. I fell in love with the West as a mountain-trail and horseback guide in Wyoming, making Colorado an easy place to call home.

While in residency, I have continued competing in mountain ultra-trail events up to 100 miles in distance. I also have a passion project summiting fourteeners while expanding my love of the outdoors with rock climbing and backcountry skiing. I traveled to Nepal during my 2nd year where I taught a high mountain village how to use a portable oxygen chamber and worked with a local hospital on a project to reduce newborn and maternal deaths at the time of delivery (isn’t the breadth of family medicine amazing!). In addition to enjoying the gambit of outdoor recreation, I spend free time reinforcing my reputation as a bookworm, cooking delicious vegetarian recipes and tending my small backyard garden.

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 special interests in sports and longevity medicine. I feel so fortunate to be working with the innovative and holistic minds here at St. Anthony North!

I hail from the lovely state of Iowa (corn-bred, corn-fed I like to say) and graduated from University of Iowa with a degree in Integrative Physiology. I moved to New York to complete a master’s program at New York Medical College and stayed to complete my MD. Living in New York City was an experience significantly shaped who I’ve become as a person and gave me exposure to the vast number and variety of cultures that New York offers. Not to mention the food, theatre and easy transit options are to die for!

Moving to Colorado for residency has been another excellent move on my part (thank you SAN for taking me!), as it has given me an opportunity to meet a whole new slew of people who truly are family to me (yes I’m talking about the residents, faculty and fellows of our program) and you TRULY cannot beat the mountains and sunshine!

I have a special interest in LGBTQ health, with my main focus on transgender health. A big passion of mine is providing guidance and education to my peers in this wonderful and growing field of medicine. I am also a part of our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion group that is working to address racial disparities in our community, both local and large.

In my free time I love to get a boujie cup of coffee from my favorite coffee spot in Denver, head West and belt and sing as I drive around the winding mountain roads, seeing the endless beautiful sites our state has to offer. I also enjoy camping, hiking, biking, baking for my lovely co-residents and learning new things and new activities from Coloradans much cooler than I am (don’t worry you don’t have to be a triple black diamond skier, doesn’t struggle on a 14er, never misses a workout type of person to be welcome here, thank goodness).

I feel so fortunate to be in a place like SAN, surrounded by the incredible and supportive peers. It has allowed me to find and expand my passions in medicine, get well-trained in primary care and is setting me up for a great career. The best part of this program truly is the people, as cliché as it sounds. I would choose St. Anthony North over and over if given the chance.

I was born in Stockholm, Sweden and came to Colorado when I was young. Since then, I’ve always called Colorado home. I studied Integrative Physiology at the University of Colorado Boulder and loved it, deciding 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 hormones on the serotonergic system. While at CU, I continued to pursue other interests; I was a teaching assistant for university level courses in human physiology and coached martial arts.

As a judo competitor for 20 years, watching my fellow teammates overcome health problems through exercise and healthy lifestyles 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.

My interests in healthcare include outreach for underserved communities, full-scope medicine, sports medicine, women's health, and integrative care.

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

At heart, I’m just a simple boy from Kansas. I’m from a smaller college town, Manhattan, KS, affectionately nicknamed “The Little Apple”, where I attended undergrad at Kansas State University. I met my wife during medical school while at the University of Kansas. We loved the idea of calling Colorado home, so we followed her free spirit to the mountains. God is good, and St. Anthony’s has been the perfect fit!

This program has continued to offer everything I was expecting from a residency perspective. From our friendly and knowledgeable faculty to our wonderful facilities and incredible location, we would make the same decision coming here again in a heartbeat. I see myself practicing primarily ambulatory care in the future and feel very prepared to do so given my training thus far.

In my free time, you’ll find me hanging out with fellow residents, enjoying professional sports (GO CHIEFS, Super Bowl Champs!), attending live concerts, playing pickup basketball, making short films, listening to vinyl, or hiking one of Colorado’s many majestic 14ers.

Hello everyone! I am an east coaster who's come to my senses and moved west. I am from good ol' Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, which (fun fact) is the mushroom capital of the world! 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. Between stints of waitressing and working in the restaurant industry, I adventured as much as I could. I moved to Ecuador for six months and taught English, and I spent multiple months backpacking around South America and South East Asia. Couldn't be more grateful for all these experiences.

Although I was born and raised on the east coast, the Rockies have stolen my heart. Couldn't be happier to call Colorado home. My favorite activities outside of work include: acroyoga, ecstatic dance, skiing, hiking, mountain biking, rock climbing, road tripping, and camping. I love dipping my toes in a bit of everything! My roommate is my amazing co-resident Kelly Baxter and we are co-parents to three chickens and one temperamental old Chihuahua. Life is good and I love my family at SAN. Couldn't be happier to be doing my residency training here!

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!

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. 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. I am thankful to be a part of the St. Anthony North Family Medicine program for so many reasons. It is great to work with such caring, compassionate and dedicated individuals. It truly has become more like a second family. Since coming to SAN I have developed more of an interest in behavioral health and advocating and destigmatizing this for my patients. I love being able to have continuity of care with patients and work collaboratively with them; it’s so encouraging to see how these therapeutic relationships benefit patients and I find this incredibly rewarding.

During my free time I love spending time with my family and friends. I love exploring the mountains and am learning how to ski (still a work in progress). I also I like baking and trying new recipes.