CBY Bios

Aaron Adler, MD

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At the summit of Table Mountain
overlooking the Teton Range

Hometown: Cincinnati, OH

Hobbies: Rock climbing/bouldering, soccer, snowboarding, hiking, mountain biking, dog parenting, antique bottle collecting, trying to keep houseplants alive

What is the biggest strength of our program? Diversity/volume of cases, fellowship opportunities, amazing people

What were you doing before you went into medicine? Prior to medical school I worked as a medical assistant for a small house-call practice in the field of geriatrics

What is your dream vacation? A multi-country tour of Southeast Asia by motorcycle with my wife

What skills/talents do most people not know about you? I once taught myself to juggle as a kid and remain fairly decent at it

 

Peter Klauck, MD 

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My wife Kelli and I on our honeymoon in the Canary
Islands, exploring the windswept juniper of Sabinosa 

Hometown: Broomfield, CO

Hobbies: My indoor hobbies include cooking, brewing, and roasting coffee.  Outside, I enjoy skiing, cycling, and SCUBA diving.

What is the biggest strength of our program? I think opportunities available at CU are incredible, you have a unique experience at each of the hospitals we rotate at, ample access to research with great faculty mentors, a quaternary care center with many fellowship opportunities, and living in Denver isn't too bad either.

What is your favorite educational activity as a resident? As a CBY you're able to interact with the Anesthesiology department through rotations with the acute pain service, pre-procedure clinic, and one month in the operating room.

What were you doing before you went into medicine? Before medical school, I worked for several years in medical oncology research.  While I eventually decided to pursue clinical medicine, I still have a passion for basic science research.

What is your dream vacation? I've been dreaming of traveling to the Faroe Islands for some time now and now starting to get travel advice from CA-3 Jake Entin.  With luck, I’ll be able to travel there soon.

What skills/talents do most people not know about you? I'm an avid gardener who has miraculously managed to keep an extensive patio garden thriving during medical school.  I'm hoping to continue gardening during residency, so far so good.

 

Dominic Royster, DO

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My wife Allie and I hiking at Silver Dollar Lake 

Hometown: Bury St. Edmunds, UK

Hobbies: Spending as much time outdoors with my wife Allie and our dogs, Winston and Jo. Whether it's hiking, camping or fly fishing, enjoying Colorado's majestic landscape provides the ideal headspace. Other activities include reading American history, cramming podcasts, cooking, and grabbing a brew with friends.

What is the biggest strength of our program? Though I am currently an intern, one thing that drew me to the program is the wide range of opportunities available to the residents.

What were you doing before you went into medicine? Before medicine I was enlisted in the United States Air Force as a surgical medic. During my 8 years in the AF, I lived in San Antonio, TX and Colorado Springs, CO. It was in the military that my aspiration for becoming a physician started. I utilized the military's education benefits and took night class to start the long road to medical school. After serving 8 months in Iraq, and then Afghanistan, I realized if I wanted to finish my college degree efficiently I needed to break from service. Using the GI Bill and working as a surgical tech, I was able to finish my degree and apply to medical school.

What is your dream vacation? Rounding up family and friends then heading to one of those Tahiti-style bungalows over turquoise water. Enjoying the beauty of the ocean's riches, with delicious food, endless cocktails, banter and laughter.

What skills/talents do most people not know about you? As a British Expat, my British accent impressions are on point ; )

 

 

 

Brian Tashjian, MD

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Abyss Lake Trail 

Hometown: Campbell, CA

Hobbies: Backpacking, cycling, hiking, tennis

What is the biggest strength of our program? The people!

What were you doing before you went into medicine? Living the college life!

What is your dream vacation? #vanlife trip through the US and Canada

What skills/talents do most people not know about you? I have recently developed quite the green thumb, growing plants from the seeds of grocery store fruits + veggies!