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

    84th Avenue Neighborhood Health Center

    Emily Aquila, DO 

    AquilaI 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 Heng, MD 

    Peter HengHello! 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. 

     
    Jeremy Vollmer, DO

    J VollmerI 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)

     
    Julian Cammarano, DO

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    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.

     
    Bryce Galbraith, DO

    BryceWe 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.

     
    Hailey Holland, MD

    HaileyHello! 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.

     
    David Maurer, DO

    MaurerHey 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! 

     
    Christine Pigott, MD

    PigottAs 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.

     
    Brandon Sterry, MD 

    SterryGrowing 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.

     
    Emily Zerba, DO 

    ZebraI 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! 

  • Second Year Residents

    84th Ave Neighborhood Health Center

    Jessica Dill, MD

    GratI 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 Mathias, MD

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    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 Saad, DO

    AmiraI 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)

    Cory Brown, DO 

    CoryI 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. 

     

    Gray Edwards, MD

    edwardsAs 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. 

     

    Corinn Gayer, DO

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    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!

     

    Gwyn Mahony, DO

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    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!

     

    Kaitlin McClenahan, MD

    KaitlinIt’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.

     

    Lucas Stowers, MD

    StowersI 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!

     

    Rebecca Wendt, MD

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    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!

  • Third Year Residents

    84th Ave Neighborhood Health Center

    Megan Carlberg, MD

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    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!

     

    Jill Inagaki, DO

    inagakiI 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. 

     

    John Kelley, MD

    kelleyGreetings! 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)

    Kylie Beukema, MD

    beukemaI 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!

     

    J.Tyler Byrne, DO

    bryneHaving 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.

     

    Sandra Duwaik, DO

    duwaikI 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!

     

    Julie McKenzie, DO

    mckenieI 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!

     

    Katie Rostad, DO

    RostadI 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. 

     

    Kylie Beukema, MD

    beukemaI 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!

     

     

    Katie Rostad, DO

    RostadI 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.

  • Alumni Class

    84th Ave Neighborhood Health Center

    Anna Johanson, MD

    AnnMy adventure began near the Ohio River where I was born into an amazing family of seven. I grew up in Cincinnati, and earned my BS in Environmental Science from Antioch College.  Through alternating work and study semesters, I explored my love of art, ecology and social justice, working on organic farms in New Zealand, apprenticing with a potter in New Mexico, studying Brazilian ecosystems, and interning in an Indian Health Service clinic in Washington state. After college I worked with communities along the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers that were facing industrial pollution and it's health effects in their lives. When that job ended, my wanderlust drew me west, and I moved to Portland where I studied natural medicine while working in a clinic for homeless youth. There I met the love of my life, and the rainy days drove us back to his home state of Colorado. Like John Denver said in his famous first line, "I was born in the summer of my 27th year, coming home to a place I'd never been before." In Colorado, I was home. I continued clinic work and art, creating my own business as a professional artist making contemporary welded steel and glass mosaics.  Fired up from my work in the homeless clinic in Portland, I went back to school and graduated from the University of Colorado School of Medicine.  I matched into an emergency medicine program that had a strong advocacy focus, but realized quickly after starting that I missed the continuity and individual advocacy that comes in a primary care setting.  My dreams of working with homeless and starting a street medicine program in Denver became more and more clear. So I juggled the craziness of being an EM intern while pursuing a transition to family medicine and here I am. I couldn't be happier to be at St Anthony's, to be back in Colorado and to be continuing this journey with such an amazing group of people.

     

    Matthew Mullane, MD

    mullaneI grew up in Knoxville, TN, home of the Volunteers!  After several years of enjoying the proximity to the Great Smoky Mountains, I headed over to UNC-Chapel Hill and became a Carolina blue Tar Heel.  I graduated with a degree in political science with minors in Spanish and chemistry.  Taking some time to explore after college, I worked briefly as a carpenter's assistant and a waiter, and then left North Carolina to spend a few years in Nashville, TN while working as a research assistant in a Pediatric Gastroenterology laboratory.  Finally, I drove south to Texas to complete an MD/MPH program at UTHSC San Antonio and the UT School of Public Health.  Now I'm very happy to be in the next chapter of my life with Saint Anthony's Family Medicine Residency.

    Over the past few years I've developed an interest in global health and underserved medicine, and I've traveled to the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and India on medical and public health trips.  In my free time, you'll find me trying to get better at skiing, enjoying a local brewery, or tending to veggies in a community garden.  A music lover at heart, I have a growing interest in writing and recording music too.  I'm excited to be sharing these years of my life with the incredible group of people here at Saint Anthony's, and love to explore all that Colorado has to offer!

     

    Kenneth Ott, MD

    OttI am a new Coloradan, landing here with my wife after completing medical school in New Orleans. I grew up in the DC suburbs and took my first trip out west during college. During a 30-minute layover at DIA, I ran the length of Concourse B to catch a glimpse of the Rockies. I was hooked. My path back here took another decade with long detours in Chicago and Louisiana. In the meantime, I felt called to a career in medicine. I was drawn to family medicine in particular because of the broad array of people and diseases we encounter. St Anthony and the Denver area provide a wonderful place to grow as a family physician. I am passionate about working for my patients and learning from them every day.

     

    Somayyeh Farazandeh, MD

    somayyehI was born and raised right here in my beautiful Colorado, living in Denver and Aurora. I have a big family with five other siblings and a great community around me. My wonderful husband and I have been together since high school and married during college. I went to the University of Denver. My baby girl was born directly after I graduated from DU, and I deferred medical school matriculation for a year to be with her. It was a great year that I enjoyed immensely. I then began medical school the following year at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

    My husband is a graduate student in Boulder, and our little girl is now in her school-age years. Some of my favorite aspects of family medicine are pediatrics and OB, although I really love it all! Outside of medicine, I love to spend time with my loves doing plenty of outdoor activities-hiking, biking, skiing, camping, kayaking, etc. I'm a runner and I've recently started playing basketball. I like to cook and bake whenever I get the chance as well. I am so happy to still be here in Colorado for residency with my family and friends near-by and a great group of residents at St. Anthony!

     

    Trevor Harrington, DO

    harringtonI have been on a long and winding path to Colorado. Born and raised in Ithaca NY, I went to undergrad in Montreal but spent the summers working on a guest ranch in Wyoming. After graduation I moved to San Francisco, but spent some time in Europe guiding teenagers on backpacking trips. I worked as an EMT and clinical researcher before finally landing in medical school. Along the way I met my husband and we started spending nearly every weekend making the long commute from SF to the mountains. Too much time in the car! When I began to look at residency programs we narrowed in on Denver as the perfect combination of great education, great city, and a much shorter commute to the rocks and snow. Things I am passionate about within medicine are adolescent health, addiction treatment, women's health, and healthcare reform. Outside of medicine I am a climber, skier, former ballet dancer and amateur beer brewer. I am entirely thrilled to be a family medicine resident at St Anthony's.

     

    Shivaun Hoyl, DO

    holyI was born and raised in Gold Hill, a small mining town west of Boulder, Colorado. I grew up in my family's restaurant, the Gold Hill Inn, and because my father is the fire chief, have been a volunteer firefighter from an early age. After finishing my bachelor's degree at the University of Denver, I took time off of school to pursue my passion for wildland firefighting. I worked for the Boulder County Sheriff's Office for 3 seasons of fighting wildfires across the state and country, and in that process met and fell in love with my husband. I am a graduate of Osteopathic Medicine from Rocky Vista University in Parker. My husband and I are very excited to get to stay in our home state for residency... Go Colorado! We live in Denver with our cat, but we try to spend as much time as possible in the mountains west of Boulder where we were raised playing in and enjoying the outdoors.

     

    Morgan Lobe, DO

    LobeBorn in Texas and raised in Memphis, I spent the first half of my life in the south, before venturing to New York city and then Wake Forest for college. After graduation, I moved to Los Angeles where I helped my father open an energy medicine/ integrative medicine practice. I became interested in natural healing and got certified as a holistic health counselor, learning about the power of nutrition and overall wellness in healing. I further cultivated my passion for integrative medicine and the concept of treating a patient while in medical school in Iowa. I developed my interest in acupuncture, Ayurvedic medicine, mindfulness and meditation, and nutrition as tools for healing.

    After graduating from medical school, I decided to explore healing around the world for a year before beginning my residency. I traveled to China to study acupuncture, Africa to learn about global health and botanical medicine, and New Zealand where I learned how they approached osteopathy.  My love for the outdoors, an active lifestyle, and the sun left me eager to head west for my residency training. During my 4th year rotations, I had the privilege of rotating through St. Anthony’s and still have yet to find a place with a more supportive, creative, welcoming, and genuine group of residents, faculty, and staff! More specific interests in family medicine include lifestyle and preventative medicine as well as integrative medicine. 

    When I’m not pursuing medicine, you will most likely find me traveling, doing almost anything outdoors, photographing sunrises and sunsets, dancing, running, exploring new cities, and checking out farmer’s markets or festivals of any kind (I’ve even been to a horseradish festival and a strawberry festival in the same day). Having felt right at home during my time at St. Anthony’s, I am thrilled to spend 3 years of my training here!

     

    Lisa Mettler, MD

    mettlerBorn and raised in Colorado I have always loved my home state! I went to Metro State college for undergrad where I pursued research in neuroscience, until I realized that working with people clinically was much more interesting. I entered medical school at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. There, through my rotations, I discovered my love for primary care and specifically Family Medicine. In my time off I try to be outdoors ice climbing, rock climbing, mountaineering or snowboarding with my wonderful boyfriend. I am very excited to be at St. Anthony North!

     

    Brad Rice, DO

    riceI am almost a native of Colorado, living all but about three years here. I was born in Dallas, but shortly after that my family moved to Colorado Springs. I grew up there, with the exception of two years that we lived in Germany near Munich. After high school, I attended the University of Denver, where I graduated with a Bachelor's and Master's in Accounting as well as minors in Spanish and Leadership Studies. I switched gears and pursued medicine at Rocky Vista University here in Colorado. Like many from CO, I love being outdoors hiking, golfing, grilling, playing volleyball, and also love playing ice hockey. My favorite thing in the world is to spend time with my wife, who is a florist and manages a shop in Boulder. We love to laugh, and one of our favorite activities to do is try new restaurants, of which the Denver area has many to offer. We also love watching TV and movies or playing card and board games when we aren't active outside or walking our dog, Mesa. We're both thrilled to continue living and working in Colorado near our families. Some of my interests within family medicine include digestive disorders and urgent care, but mostly I enjoy the variety the field offers. I'm thrilled to be at St. Anthony North for residency!