Faculty

Denver Health Track


Dr. Morris Askenazi

Morris Askenazi, MD

Education: University of Texas Health Sciences Center – San Antonio; University of Colorado Residency - Rose Hospital

Attending Site: Denver Health Medical Center

Precepting Site: Lowry Family Health Center

Clinic Site: La Casa Quigg Newton Family Health Center

Medical Areas of Interest: Informatics, chronic diseases, obstetrics, procedures.

Awards, Recognitions & Appointments: Senior Instructor, University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Email: morris.askenazi@dhha.org

Dr. Melissa Beagle

Melissa Beagle, MD, MPH

Education: University of California, Davis, BS; Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, MD; University of New Mexico, MPH; University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency

Attending Site: Denver Health Medical Center

Preceptor Site: Lowry Family Health Center

Clinic Site: La Casa Quigg Newton Family Health Center

Medical Areas of Interest: Maternal-child health, obstetrics, procedures, public and community health.

Awards, Recognitions, & Appointments: Currently appointed to the Maternal Wellness Preconception Health Advisory Committee through the Colorado Department of Public Health.

Personal Interests: Family and friends, cooking, gardening, photography, reading, travel.

Email: melissa.beagle@dhha.org

Dr. Michael Benavidez

Michael J. Benavidez, MD

Education: University of Notre Dame; St. Louis University School of Medicine, Medical School

Attending Site: Denver Health Medical Center

Precepting Site: Lowry Family Health Center

Clinic Site: Lowry Family Health Center

Medical Areas of Interest: Family medicine, diabetes and refugee health.

Awards, Recognitions & Appointments: 5280 Magazine Top Doc - Family Medicine; University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency Doctor-Patient Relationship Award.

Personal Interests: Spending time with family, college football (especially Notre Dame), traveling, theme parks.

Email: michael.benavidez@dhha.org

Dr. Lauren Bergstrand

Lauren Bergstrand, MD

Education: University of Arizona in Tucson, BA, MD

Attending Site: Denver Health

Precepting Site: Montbello Family Health Clinic

Clinic Site: Montbello Family Health Clinic

Medical Areas of Interest: A passion for guiding patients through lifestyle changes to improve their health. She has a robust population of weight loss patients, and has done specific work on pediatric obesity and investigating group models for obesity. Also very passionate about medical education, and enjoys teaching learners of all stages.

Awards, Recognitions & Appointments: Larry Green Award 2016, Resident of the Year 2016, Member of MyChart committee and Obesity Workgroup.

Personal Interests: Nutrition, reading, snuggling my cats and fiancée, traveling.

Email: lauren.bergstrand@dhha.org

Dr. Jessica Bull

Jessica Bull, MD

Education: University of Cincinnati SOM, MD; University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency-Denver Health Track

Attending Site: Denver Health

Precepting Site: Lowry Family Health Center

Clinic Site: Lowry Family Health Center

Medical Areas of Interest: Substance use treatment, refugee and immigrant health, women’s health and family planning, underserved medicine, LGBT health.

Awards, Recognitions & Appointments: Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine; Denver Health Faculty of the Year Award in 2017.

Personal Interests: Family, urban homesteading, singing with my daughters, hiking, plant-based diets and political activism.

Email: jessica.bull@dhha.org

Henry Colangelo, MD, MPH

Henry Colangelo, MD, MPH

Education: University of North Carolina School of Medicine, MD; University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency

Attending Site: Denver Health Medical Center

Precepting Site: Lowry Family Health Center

Clinic Site: Park Hill Family Health Center

Medical Areas of Interest: Addiction medicine/MAT, LGBTQ health (including gender-affirming care and hormone treatment), STI screening and treatment, practice improvement/QI, medical student education.

Awards, Recognitions & Appointments: Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Department of Family Medicine.

Personal Interests: Spending time with family, snowboarding, hiking, cooking, college basketball.

Email: henry.colangelo@cuanschutz.edu 

Dr. Kurt Cook

Kurt Cook, MD

Education: Westmont College, Santa Barbara, BA; University of Southern California, MD; International Health and Tropical Medicine, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, MSc; London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, DTM&H; North Colorado Medical Center, Greeley, Residency

Attending Site: Denver Health Medical Center

Precepting Site: Denver Health Lowry Family Health Clinic

Clinic Site: Denver Health Westwood Clinic

Medical Areas of Interest: Health in developing countries; tropical medicine, tuberculosis; public health; cross-cultural health care; health of immigrants; sexually transmitted diseases.

Personal Interests: Hiking, running, exploring the mountains, traveling, spending time with wife and kids.

Email: kurt.cook@dhha.org

Dr. Karen Fedde

Karen (Inger) Fedde, MD

Education: University of Colorado School of Medicine; University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency Program

Attending Site: Denver Health Medical Center

Precepting Site: Lowry Family Health Center

Clinic Site: Park Hill Family Health Center

Medical Areas of Interest: Refugees, social justice in medicine, patients.

Personal Interests: The grand parade of life.

Email: k.inger.fedde@dhha.org

Dr. Sara Foster-Fabiano

Sara Foster Fabiano, MD

Education: Furman University, BA; Wake Forest University School of Medicine, MD

Attending Site: Denver Health Medical Center

Precepting Site: Lowry Family Health Center, Denver Health

Clinic Site: Lowry Family Health Center, Montbello Family Health Center, Denver Health

Medical Areas of Interest: Global health and education, refugee and immigrant health, urban underserved populations.

Awards, Recognitions & Appointments: Junior Faculty Fellow, University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency; Denver Health focus on Refugee and Community Medicine.

Personal Interests: International travel, hiking, sketching, premier league and international soccer competitions.

Email: sara.fosterfabiano@cuanschutz.edu

Dr. Stephanie Gold

Stephanie B. Gold, MD

Education: University of Virginia School of Medicine; University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency; Fellowship in Health Policy, Eugene S. Farley, Jr. Health Policy Center

Attending Site: Denver Health Medical Center

Precepting Site: Lowry Family Health Center

Clinic Site: Lowry Family Health Center

Medical Areas of Interest: Health policy, particularly related to integrated behavioral health and primary care, payment reform, practice transformation; health behavior change, underserved medicine.

Awards, Recognitions & Appointments: Board member, Colorado Academy of Family Physicians; Associate Professor, University of Colorado; Scholar, Eugene S. Farley, Jr. Health Policy Center.

Personal Interests: Yoga, hiking, skiing, reading science fiction/fantasy.

Email: stephanie.gold@cuanschutz.edu

Dr. Harriet Huang

Harriet Huang, MD

Education: Stanford University, BS; University of Michigan Medical School, MD; University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency – Denver Health Track

Attending Site: Denver Health Medical Center

Precepting Site: Lowry Family Health Center

Clinic Site: Westwood Family Health Center, Federico F. Pena Southwest Family Health Center

Medical Areas of Interest: Refugee and immigrant health, LGBTQ health, family planning, addiction medicine.

Personal Interests: Camping, travel, cooking, trying new restaurants, dinosaurs.

Email:  harriet.huang2@dhha.org

Dr. Robert Keeley

Robert Keeley, MD

Education: Stanford University, Medical School; University of Colorado Department of Family Medicine / St. Anthony’s Family Medicine Residency, Denver

Attending Site: Denver Health Medical Center

Precepting Site: Lowry Family Health Center

Clinic Site: Level One Physicians Clinic, Denver Health

Medical Areas of Interest: Consulting methods (motivational interviewing), chronic pain, depression, cardiovascular disease.

Awards, Recognitions & Appointments: Distinguished Paper, NAPCRG 2003.

Personal Interests: Fishing, beekeeping, watching hockey.

Email: robert.keeley@dhha.org

Dr. Amber Koch-Laking

Amber Koch-Laking, MD

Education: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine; Rose Family Medicine Residency, Colorado

Attending Site: Denver Health Medical Center

Precepting Site: Lowry Family Health Center

Clinic Site: Westwood Family Health Center

Medical Areas of Interest: Obstetrics, outpatient surgical procedures, women’s health.

Awards, Recognitions, & Appointments: Chief Resident, Rose Family Medicine; 2010-2011 University of Colorado Department of Family Medicine Clinical Rising Star Award.

Personal Interests: Hiking, camping, ethnic cuisine.

Email: amber.koch-laking@dhha.org

Dr. Daniel Kortsch

Daniel Kortsch, MD

Education: Eastern University, PA, BS in Biology; University of Virginia School of Medicine, MD

Attending Site: Lowry Family Health Center, Denver Health Medical Center

Precepting Site: Lowry Family Health Center

Clinic Site: Lowry Family Health Center

Medical Areas of Interest: Informatics, refugee and immigrant health, tobacco.

Awards, Recognitions & Appointments: Associate Chief Medical Information Officer, Denver Health; Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Department of Family Medicine. Board certified in Family Medicine and Informatics.

Personal Interests: All outdoor endeavors, wood working, photography, my family.

Email: daniel.kortsch@dhha.org

Dr. Elizabeth Kvach

Elizabeth Kvach, MD

Education: University of Oklahoma, BA, Women’s Studies; University of York, MA, Post-War Recovery Studies; Yale School of Medicine, MD; University of Wisconsin- Madison Family Medicine Residency, Chief Resident; St. Joseph Family Medicine Program, Maternity Care Fellowship

Attending Site: Denver Health Hospital

Precepting Site: Lowry Family Health Center

Clinic Site: Lowry Family Health Center

Medical Areas of Interest: Women’s health and family planning; LGBT+ health; refugee health; substance use treatment; UCFMR Social Justice Work Group.

Awards, Recognitions & Appointments: Medical Director, Denver Health LGBT Center of Excellence; Assistant Professor of Family Medicine; Director of DH Refugee Health Elective; Denver Health Faculty of the Year Award (2016).

Personal Interests: Traveling (and eating while traveling), camping, hiking and snowshoeing with my dogs, cooking, working in my vegetable garden, organizing a feminist book club and political engagement.

Email: elizabeth.kvach@dhha.org

Dr. Charity Lehn

Charity Lehn, MD

Education: Saint Louis University School of Medicine, undergraduate degree and medical schoolNorthwestern Family Medicine Residency – Humboldt Park

Attending Site: Denver Health

Precepting Site: Lowry Family Health Center

Clinic Site: Westwood Family Health Center

Medical Areas of Interest: Maternal child health, underserved care, immigrant health, medical education, procedures, global health.

Personal Interests: Running, hiking, backpacking, skiing, cooking and eating.

Email: charity.lehn@dhha.org

Dr. Lucy Loomis

Lucy Loomis, MD

Education: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, MD; University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, MSPH; Yale University, BS; University of Connecticut Family Medicine Residency

Attending Site: Denver Health Medical Center

Precepting Site: Lowry Family Health Center

Clinic Site: Lowry Family Health Center, La Casa Quigg Newton Family Health Center

Medical Areas of Interest: Practice transformation, contraception, PCMH, care coordination for high risk families, and cancer screening.

Awards, Recognitions & Appointments: Director of Family Medicine at Denver Health, 2010 Leadership Award, University of Colorado Department of Family Medicine.

Personal Interests: Hiking, skiing, gardening, and bicycling.

Email: lucy.loomis@dhha.org

Dr. Michelle Mang

Michelle C. Mang, MD

Education: State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences; University of Rochester Family Medicine Residency

Attending Site: Denver Health Medical Center

Precepting Site: Lowry Family Health Center

Clinic Site: La Mariposa Family Health Center

Medical Areas of Interest: Providing health care to underserved communities.

Awards, Recognitions & Appointments: SUNY at Buffalo’s Academic Excellence in Family Medicine.

Personal Interests: Traveling, reading mysteries, providing a safe, happy (and silly) home to our recently adopted children.

Email:  michelle.mang@dhha.org

George Olsen, MD

George Olsen, MD

Education: University of Colorado School of Medicine, MD; University of Colorado Swedish Family Medicine Residency.

Attending Site: Denver Health Medical Center

Precepting Site: Lowry Family Health Center

Clinic Site: Park Hill Family Health Center

Medical Areas of Interest: OB and Maternity Care, Medication Assisted Treatment for Substance Use, Medical Education, Primary Care for Underserved Populations.

Awards, Recognitions & Appointments: Assistant Professor, Clinical Skills Coach, Director of Acting Internships – Family Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Swedish Family Medicine Residency Chief Resident.

Personal Interests: Travel, Running, Television, Aviation.

Email:  george.olsen@dhha.org

Dr. Lara Penny

Lara Penny, MD

Education: Dartmouth/ Brown School of Medicine; UCSF San Francisco General Hospital, Residency

Attending Site: Inpatient Adult Family Medicine Service, Denver Health Medical Center

Precepting Site: Lowry Family Health Center

Clinic Site: Team Lead at Montbello Family Health Center

Medical Areas of Interest: Community health, chronic disease management, group medical visits.

Personal Interests: Slam dancing with my three crazy boys, ice hockey, cycling and running.

Email:  lara.penny@dhha.org

Dr. Haley Ringwood

Haley Ringwood, MD, MPH

Education: Duke University, Interdisciplinary: Psychosocial Aspects of Health & Illness; University of North Carolina, Gillings School of Global Public Health, Public Health; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine; University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency-Denver Health Track

Attending Site: Denver Health

Email: haley.ringwood@ucdenver.edu

Dr. Roberto Silva

Roberto Silva, MD

Education: Medical School: University of New Mexico School of Medicine Residency: University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency, Denver Health Track

Attending Site: Denver Health Medical Center

Precepting Site: Lowry Family Health Center, Park Hill Family Health Center

Clinic Site: Park Hill Family Health Center

Medical Areas of Interest: Chronic disease management, physician-patient relationships, medical student education, primary care workforce development, care of underserved patient populations, rural health care.

Awards, Recognitions & Appointments: Assistant Professor, University of Colorado School of Medicine; Assistant Director, University of Colorado School of Medicine Rural Track; Co-Director, Undergraduate Medical Education, Department of Family Medicine, University of Colorado; Director, University of Colorado School of Medicine Integrated Longitudinal Medicine Clerkship.

Email: roberto.silva@cuanschutz.edu & roberto.silva2@dhha.org

Raeanna Simcoe, MD

Raeanna Simcoe, MD

Education: Tulane University, BSE; Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, MD; Swedish Family Medicine Residency – First Hill

Attending Site: Denver Health Medical Center

Precepting Site: Lowry Family Health Center

Clinic Site: Lowry Family Health Center

Medical Areas of Interest: Quality improvement, medication assisted treatment, family planning, office-based procedures, LGBTQ care, inpatient family medicine, obstetrics.

Awards, Recognitions & Appointments: Instructor, University of Colorado Department of Family Medicine; Epic Champion and Quality Improvement Champion for Lowry Clinic Denver Health Track Award 2020.

Personal Interests: Knitting, reading a mix of fiction and non-fiction, hiking, snowboarding, and spending time with friends and family (husband and two kids).

Email: raeanna.simcoe@dhha.org

Dr. Daniel White

Daniel White, MD

Education: University of Tennessee Knoxville, BA in Philosophy; University of North Carolina School of Medicine, MD; University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency-Denver Health Track

Attending Site: Lowry Family Health Center, Denver Health Medical Center

Precepting Site: Lowry Family Health Center

Clinic Site: Lowry Family Health Center

Medical Areas of Interest: Inpatient family medicine, refugee and immigrant health, tropical medicine, viral hepatitis, addiction medicine.

Awards, Recognitions & Appointments: Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Department of Family Medicine; Director, Adult Family Medicine Service; Completed University of Colorado Junior Faculty Development Fellowship in Inpatient Family Medicine, Leadership, and Refugee Health in 2017.

Personal Interests: Hiking and outdoor endeavors, small home improvement projects, zymurgy, LOTR and mostly my family. (I have a toddler and an infant, so really no time for any of the other interests outside of work).

Email: daniel.white2@dhha.org

Alicia Wong, MD, MPH, MA

Alicia Wong, MD, MPH, MA

Education: Bowdoin College, BA; Boston University School of Public Health, MPH; Boston University School of Medicine, MD/MA; University of Colorado Family Medicine

Attending Site: Denver Health Medical Center

Precepting Site: Lowry Family Health Center

Clinic Site: Level One

Medical Areas of Interest: Primary care for people with disabilities, disability health equity, refugee health.

Awards, Recognitions & Appointments: Instructor/Faculty Fellow, University of Colorado Department of Family Medicine.

Personal Interests: Hiking, backing, piano, adaptive sports.

Email: alicia.wong@cuanschutz.edu

Jessica Wongward, DO

Jessica Wongward, DO

Education: University of Colorado, Boulder, BS; Touro University- California, DO; Saint Joseph’s Family Medicine Residency, Denver, Colorado

Attending Site: Denver Health Medical Center

Precepting Site: Lowry Family Health Center

Clinic Site: Peña Southwest Family Health Center

Medical Areas of Interest: Women’s health, obstetrics, and prenatal care, eating disorders, osteopathic manipulative medicine.

Awards, Recognitions & Appointments: Assistant Professor, University of Colorado Department of Family Medicine.

Personal Interests: Cooking, traveling, hiking, yoga, dancing.

Email: jessica.wongward@dhha.org