Dr. David Mendez

David Mendez, M.D.

Primary Board Certification:  Family Medicine

Additional Board Certification:  Addiction Medicine 

Residency:  University of Colorado

Medical School:  University of Texas Southwestern

Dr. Richard Vigh

Richard Vigh, MD

Primary Board Certification: Ob/Gyn

Residency: St. Luke's University Health Network - Obstetrics & Gynecology

Medical School: Saba University School of Medicine

Why did you choose to do a fellowship at the University of Colorado?

CU Denver has an excellent addiction medicine department that is augmented with a multidisciplinary research environment. There is a strong obstetrics program at this institution, providing fellows with the opportunity to interact with pregnant patients. It is also a tertiary referral center, providing the opportunity to care for patients who are afflicted by uncommon conditions.


Dr. Jessica Krueger

Jessica Krueger, MD

Bio coming soon!

Dr. Jennifer Lyden

Jen Lyden, MD

Residency: Internal Medicine, Global Health and Underserved Populations Track; University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Medical School: Georgetown University School of Medicine

Why did you choose to do a fellowship at the University of Colorado?  

I am currently a Hospitalist at Denver Health where I routinely care for patients with substance use disorders. These clinical experiences have highlighted the extent to which addiction disorders contribute to comorbid medical illnesses and interfere with delivery of quality medical care. I chose to pursue fellowship at the University of Colorado because I am committed to working to integrate addiction medicine services within hospital medicine and improve the health and healthcare experience for patients within my own community. I was also driven by the opportunity to learn from the experienced and compassionate faculty at UCH dedicated to caring for patients suffering from substance use disorders.

Tidbit About Yourself: 

I am originally from Massachusetts and moved to Denver in 2016 by way of Seattle. While I miss the ocean and will always consider myself a New Englander with an absurd obsession with the Red Sox and a passion for a good Seattle coffee, my husband and I now call Denver home. We have two boys, a two-year-old and 4-month-old, who keep us on our toes!