St. Anthony North Hospital

St. Anthony North - Family Medicine Residency

ACGME Accredited
Osteopathic Accredited

Located in northwest Denver, our program focuses on high-quality, full-spectrum family medicine training and a supportive working environment.

Contact
Jennifer Stradley, Residency Coordinator
14300 Orchard Pkwy.
Westminster, CO, 80023
Phone: 720-627-4073
Fax: 720-627-0173

Join our program

The St. Anthony North Family Medicine Residency is a 3-year ACGME accredited and osteopathic-recognized family medicine residency program. We are a 10-10-10 program with allopathic and osteopathic medical school residents.  

St. Anthony North Hospital is a 100-bed, single-residency community hospital within the Centura Health network. This state-of-the-art facility offers an ICU, GI lab, cardiac cath lab, and level 3 trauma center. We are proud of our high-quality patient care in outpatient medicine, inpatient medicine, and obstetrics.

Additional Program Details

Additional Program Details

This residency has three outpatient clinic sites: St. Anthony North Family Medicine 84th, St. Anthony North Family Medicine Orchard, and CHPG Primary Care Thornton. All clinics fully embrace the patient-centered medical home and operate under the team-based care model. All clinics provide full-spectrum family medicine service and have comprehensive, integrated care team support.

Our program offers specialized curriculum tracks in sports medicine, integrative medicine, acupuncture, high-risk OB and surgical delivery, diversity equity and inclusion, and hospitalist medicine. We offer multiple fourth-year fellowship opportunities, including maternal-child health, emergency medicine, integrative medicine, faculty development, and sports medicine.

Be a part of the excellence you will find in our program’s reputation, medical care, and graduates.

"We are a foundation for excellence in innovative healthcare delivery and inspire future leaders and educators in family medicine. We foster an environment of service, teamwork, and integrity."

Frequently Asked Questions

Submit documents through ERAS. Please note: If you are not currently in medical school, a letter of recommendation must be received from the physician you are currently working with. All applicants must have graduated from medical school within the past three years or participated in a different U.S. residency within the past year. A letter from the program director of that residency will be required. 

We are unable to sponsor Visas. International graduates must be Educational Commission of Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certified at the time of application and have at least one year of U.S. clinical experience. 

Strong preference will be given to applicants eligible to obtain full licensure in the State of Colorado at the end of the PGYI year in training. The Colorado Board of Medical Examiners requires one year of postgraduate U.S. education for U.S. and Canadian graduates and three years of postgraduate U.S. education for international graduates before licensure may be granted. If you have questions regarding Colorado licensure, contact the Board of Medical Examiners at 303-894-7690. 

  • Applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. The application deadline is December 1.

  • All interviews will be held virtually for the 2021-2022 interview season

  • Interviews are scheduled every Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday from October 25 through December 15th.

  • COVID-19 update: Applicant interview dinners for the 2021-2022 interview season will not be held, but the program will have optional remote social engagements with the residents and faculty. Details will be communicated to applicants when interviews are scheduled.

We offer two residency tracks with a different focus for continuity clinic training. Residents at both tracks follow the same curriculum and have identical inpatient and OB experiences at the new Health Campus. Seven residents per year match at the 144th Ave. site, which is located on the first floor of the new St. Anthony North Health Campus. This location has an emphasis on integrative health care. Three residents per year match at the 84th Ave. site and care for that community’s underserved patient population.  

There is no separate interview process for the different tracks. We encourage you to apply to both tracks so that you can rank both after learning more about what we offer on your interview day. 

Faculty

Jennifer Stradley,
Residency Coordinator
Ryan Flint, DO
Program Director
Elizabeth Groff, MD
Associate Program Director — 84th Clinic
Colleen McGee, DO
Associate Program Director — Thornton Clinic
Krystal Tamura, MD
Associate Program Director — 144th Clinic
David Alvarez, PharmD
Pharmacy Faculty
Craig Anthony, MD
Adjunct Clinical Faculty
Sara Diaz, DO
Adjunct Clinical Faculty — Director of Integrative Medicine
Beth Dion, MD
Adjunct Clinical Faculty
Ivy Donaldson, PhD
Behavioral Health Faculty
Corinn Gayer, DO
Maternal-Child Health Faculty
Trevor Harrington, DO
Core Faculty — Director of Maternal-Child Health
Taylor Hart, MD
Adjunct Clinical Faculty
Peter Heng, MD
Adjunct Clinical Faculty
Eric Keahey, MD
Adjunct Clinical Faculty
Lauren Kim, MD
Adjunct Clinical Faculty
Sarah Liegl, MD
Core Faculty
Liz Lovefury, Lac, DAOM,
Acupuncture and Integrative Healing Faculty
Matthew Ludemann, MD
Core Faculty
Kim Myers, MD
Adjunct Clinical Faculty
Genevieve Ochs, MD
Core Faculty
Ashleigh Patrick, MD
Adjunct Clinical Faculty
Michael Rudolph, MD
Adjunct Clinical Faculty — Medical Student Director
Laura Strickland, MD
Core Faculty
Juliana Wilking-Johnson, MD
Adjunct Clinical Faculty — Geriatric Medicine
Christina Zarza, MD
Core Faculty
Tara Swain, LPC
Behavioral Health Faculty

Why choose our location?

All clinic sites are full-spectrum family practices and can offer a similar array of services. Clinical precepting duties are shared by clinical faculty and community physicians, many of whom are alumni of our program. The teaching focus is on family physicians training family physicians. We have specialty preceptors who serve as instructors in our clinics for a few specialty clinics such as OB/GYN fellow clinic, dermatology, orthopedic surgery, and psychiatry. 

In addition to family physician preceptors, residents are supported in their patient care by a multidisciplinary team of health promotion specialists, RN care coordinators, pharmacists, diabetic educators, registered dieticians, patient advocates, licensed mental health specialists, and social workers. All take an active role in patient care, see patients at all clinic sites with residents, and provide individual and group teaching in their respective specialties. On our behavioral health team, we have these providers embedded in the care team and co-located on-site for ongoing individual counseling. All clinic patients have access to an array of integrative healing services and providers, such as OMT, acupuncture, massage, and mindfulness-based therapies. 

Our patient populations are ethnically and culturally diverse. They seek care for various medical problems representing the spectrum of care from newborns to geriatrics, including a substantial obstetric practice. It is common for residents to be caring for three generations of the same family. 

 

St. Anthony North Hospital

The residency is based at a newly built community hospital in the northwestern Denver metro area. St. Anthony North is home to only the family medicine residency, and board-certified family medicine faculty members supervise residents. Residents also consult with specialists and hospitalists directly to care for patients. The health campus is focused on wellness and integrated care. There are three outpatient clinics within the residency. Residents match into the two larger clinics and have an opportunity to interview for and transfer into the Thornton Clinic after their PGY-1 year is completed. 

 

St Anthony North Family Medicine Orchard

St. Anthony North developed a new medical campus for the 21st century that is focused on wellness and integrated care. The medical campus is west of I-25 and 144th Ave in Westminster, CO. The residency is integral to the innovative vision at the medical campus, with a new family medicine center on the first floor of the main medical pavilion attached to the hospital. The clinic is divided into three pods designed to accommodate a modern patient-centered workflow. Approximately two-thirds of the residents and faculty are based at this location. 

 

St. Anthony North Family Medicine 84th

Centura Health and the family medicine residency remain committed to meeting the needs of our community. As such, the 84th Ave site continues to care for a larger proportion of underserved patients. Approximately half of the patients receive Medicaid or a charity discount. The population also includes patients covered by Medicare, HMOs, PPOs, and various other commercial plans. The physical space has been renovated in the same design as the Orchard clinic site. Despite the hospital moving, specialists, ancillary services, and an emergency department are still on site. The clinic is divided into two pods designed to accommodate a modern patient-centered workflow. Approximately 1/3 of the residents and faculty are based at this location. 

 

CHPG Primary Care Thornton

To accommodate a growing population and a growing residency team, the St. Anthony North Residency program has recently added the Thornton Clinic as a resident outpatient clinic site. The Thornton clinic, with 10 exam rooms, allows residents to work in a slightly smaller site. The physical space is constructed with the same design principles as the Orchard clinic site. Located next to a daycare center in a growing community, the Thornton clinic population is slightly younger, with more women and children than the other clinics. The site can accommodate up to four PGY2/3 residents. 

Denver lifestyle

Denver lifestyle

  • Denver averages 300 days of sunshine each year.

  • Enjoy world-class skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, hiking, mountaineering, rock climbing, fly-fishing, and white-water rafting opportunities an hour or less away from home.

  • Live in a thriving metro area with booming restaurants, theater and cultural opportunities, and shopping scenes.

  • Root on Colorado’s teams for all major professional sports.

  • Access to Boulder — America’s “foodiest” town —, world-class hiking, and a major university setting.

Residents

PGY3

About Jonathan Dill

Originally from Minnesota, Jonathan enjoys the outdoors through hiking, camping, waterskiing, alpine skiing, hunting, and fishing. Jonathon likes to unwind by reading, journaling, or gardening.  

Why he chose this program

Jonathon feels that the residents are supportive of each other with a similar understanding of what work-life balance means.  

Special interests

Rural medicine (clinic, ER, hospitalist), sports medicine, osteopathic manipulation medicine, preventative medicine

About Tovar “TJ” Escalante

TJ grew up in Venezuela, where his love for soccer and spending time outside sparked. TJ has 18 years of military service, 13 as a Green Beret Medic, and multiple trips to Afghanistan. TJ has been married for 15 years with three beautiful children that cause wonderful chaos in his life. 

Why he chose this program

TJ believes St. Anthony North Family Medicine Residency has a sense of family and community, which has become a reality with the medical staff and administration around him. TJ and his family want to live an adventure and move away from comfort, having previously lived on the east coast. 

Special interests

Wound care, full-spectrum practice, taking care of the entire family system from birth to death, focusing on mind, body, and spirit, osteopathic manipulative medicine

About Heidi Hallam

Heidi grew up just miles west of St. Anthony North and has yet to move from the beautiful state of Colorado. In her free time, Heidi enjoys all things outdoors in the sunshine with her husband and Corgi/Lab mix, Bodhi. 

Why she chose this program

Throughout the training, Heidi discovered a love for advocacy and community engagement through the lens of tackling health disparities and improving health equity. Heidi is thrilled to be at St. Anthony North Family Medicine Residency as it fosters such values. In addition, Heidi loved the opportunity to serve the northern metro area she grew up in. 

Special interests

Patient-centered care, palliative medicine, behavioral health, addiction medicine, women’s health 

About Elizabeth Ross

Elizabeth is a Colorado native from Steamboat Springs. She enjoys all things outdoors and hopes to move to rural Colorado to enjoy the outdoors and practice full-scope family medicine and obstetrics. 

Why she chose this program 

Elizabeth chose St. Anthony North Family Medicine Residency because of the incredible faculty and inspiring graduates of the program. Elizabeth also loves the unopposed nature of the program and the opportunity to get extra training in obstetrics.

Special interests

Rural medicine, woman's health, prenatal care, surgical obstetrics

About Tiffany Tesmer

Tiffany grew up in northern Colorado with the Rocky Mountains as her playground. Now Tiffany and her husband enjoy being able to raise their boys with the same surroundings and benefits.

Why she chose this program  

Tiffany chose St. Anthony North Family Medicine Residency because everyone treats each other as family. 

Special interests

Women’s health, prenatal/obstetrics, integrative and preventative medicine 

PGY2

About Ashley Bisnow

Ashley is a former teacher from South Florida who has been enjoying Colorado with her husband, daughter, and dog.  

Why she chose this program

Ashley chose St. Anthony North Family Medicine Residency for its full-spectrum family medicine training with a warm, friendly atmosphere.  

Special interests

DEI, women's health, behavioral health 

About Garret Holst 

Garret grew up in Indiana, where he spent his days playing lacrosse and spending time with friends and family. Garret continued his lacrosse career at the University of Denver, where the team won the 2015 National Championship. 

Why he chose this program 

Garret chose St. Anthony North Family Medicine Residency for many reasons including the loving and supportive faculty and residents, location, and the ability to tailor the curriculum to personal and professional interests.

Special interests

Hospital medicine, holistic approach, improving quality of life through food and exercise  

About Christopher Long

Christopher was born and raised in Southern California, where he spent a lot of time on the beach. Growing up in a beach environment eventually granted Christopher the opportunity to pursue a short career in professional beach volleyball before beginning his medical career. When not at the hospital, you can find Christopher exploring all the beauty that Colorado offers, attending a concert, or jetting off to a new travel destination. 

Why he chose this program

Christopher chose St. Anthony North Family Medicine Residency for the opportunity to attend a program that offers strong inpatient, OB, and outpatient training in a community setting. In addition, Christopher believes that SAN has the best co-residents and faculty to work with every day.

Special interests 

Treating underserved populations (particularly Latinx and LGBTQ), emergency medicine, performing all types of outpatient procedures

Why she chose this program  

Elizabeth chose St. Anthony North Family Medicine Residency for the chance to practice full-scope family medicine both in the inpatient and outpatient setting and for the sports medicine opportunities.

Special interests

Sports medicine, osteopathic manipulation treatment, wilderness medicine, integrative health 

Why he chose this program

Moody is proud to be one of the residents at St. Anthony North Family Medicine Residency Program. He chose the program because he wanted to work in a community hospital while getting to know patients in the clinic. The program offers several fellowship programs, including sports medicine, emergency medicine, and OB, which Moody feels make it a great place to learn broad-spectrum care.

Special interests

Disease prevention and health promotion through public health measures, economically sustainable universal healthcare, mental health 

Why she chose this program

Sheila decided to complete her residency at St. Anthony North Family Medicine because of the people in the program. Sheila feels St. Anthony North has an excellent group of people to learn with and from while focusing on broad-spectrum family medicine to prepare for any career in family medicine.

Special interests

Serving underserved populations, family planning, women’s Health, obstetrics 

About Bansry Shah

Bansry grew up in a large extended family in the suburbs of Chicago. For college, Bansry attended the University of Michigan, where she studied comparative literature with a focus on hip-hop and Spanish along with the pre-medicine requirements. After a post-bachelor program in Chicago at Dominican University, Bansry went to Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. In Bansry’s free time, she enjoys listening to music, dancing, volunteering, climbing, and being outdoors.

Why she chose this program

Bansry chose St. Anthony North Family Medicine because she loves the variety of opportunities offered through the program. She feels the faculty supports training residents to work in any environment. Additionally, Bansry enjoys that the residents and faculty have unique interests and backgrounds while being closely bonded. 

Special interests

Underserved medicine, obstetrics, osteopathic manipulation treatment, wilderness medicine, sports medicine 

About Tyler Wieman

Tyler was born and raised in Colorado and is a huge Colorado sports fan. When Tyler is not at the hospital, he enjoys spending time with family and friends at a sporting event or dining out.

Why he chose this program  

Tyler chose St. Anthony North Family Medicine not only for the amazing people but for the many opportunities he gets to experience. Tyler feels that whether it is sports medicine, women's health, geriatrics, behavioral health, or inpatient medicine, this program will train him to be a well-rounded physician that can practice in any environment. 

Special interests

Pediatric care, prenatal care, geriatric medicine, behavioral health 

Why he chose this program

Jordan feels that St. Anthony North Family Medicine is truly a "choose your own adventure” program. There are so many different clinical offerings including high obstetrics exposure, procedural training, suboxone clinic, osteopathic manipulation treatment, integrative medicine, weight loss, and more.

Special interests

Suboxone and addiction medicine, osteopathic manipulation therapy, integrative medicine 

PGY1

About Devin Bourne

Born in Canada, Devin grew up mostly in Utah, first having a career in microbiology before becoming a physician. In his free time Devin likes to travel, build models, and spend time with his family.

Why he chose this program

Devin picked St. Anthony North Family Medicine Residency because of the opportunities to help underserved populations and because of the supportive environment created by excellent faculty and residents. He knew that in this program he would receive the broad and thorough training needed to become a proficient family physician.

Special interests

LGBTQ+ and gender-affirming care, outpatient procedures, HIV and sexual education, osteopathic manipulation.

About Karen Lai

Karen grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and attended the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana for her undergraduate. She then attended Kansas City University for her medical education. Also, she is excited to be outside and participate in the outdoor activities that Colorado is known for.

Why she chose this program

Karen chose St. Anthony North Family Medicine Residency because she did a sub-internship at the program. During her sub-internship, she felt at home due to the camaraderie between the residents and faculty, and the program offers many opportunities to explore her interests. Karen plans to practice outpatient medicine while seeing patients of all ages

Special interests

Women’s health, obstetrics, behavioral health, integrative medicine

About Tao Li-Stein

Tao is originally from China and previously lived on the east coast before venturing to Colorado. Outside of medicine, Tao enjoys spending time with her husband and their two boys, as well as traveling, hiking, biking, and planning their next adventure. 

Why she chose this program

Tao chose St. Anthony North Family Residency for its community-based setting, robust and well-supported outpatient clinics, and a location that allows her easy access to the outdoors.

Special interests

Women’s health, behavioral health, health maintenance, chronic illness management

About Alexa Rodriguez

Alexa was born and raised in Los Angeles where she nurtured a passion to work with often underserved patient populations. She moved to Colorado to attend St. Anthony’s North residency program so that she could continue to interface with a diverse patient community that includes Spanish-speaking patients. Alexa’s outside interests include sewing, painting, reading, and cuddling with her cat.

Special interests

Mental health, immigrant health, integrative medicine

About Kris Simon

Kris is originally from Royal Palm Beach, Florida, and has loved living in Colorado since 2013. Outside of medicine, his two greatest loves are music and food. He plays a variety of instruments including piano, bass, guitar, ukulele, musical saw, melodica, and he has been known to carry a tune. He loves whipping up dishes from many Asian cuisines and has a fantastic cookie recipe. He also enjoys taking in the Colorado landscape, tabletop games, and raising two cats with his partner Adam.

Why he chose this program

Kris chose St. Anthony North Family Medicine Residency because of their commitment to providing healthcare to the underserved, their efforts towards increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion, and the opportunity to learn full-spectrum family medicine in an unopposed setting.

Special interests

LGBTQ+ health, gender-affirming care, HIV management, palliative and hospice care, sexual and reproductive health, addiction medicine, health equity improvement.