Faculty

University Track

 

Dr. Drew Ashby

Drew Ashby, MD

Education: University of Colorado, Boulder, BA; University of Colorado, Denver, MD

Attending Site: University of Colorado Hospital

Precepting Site: A.F. Williams Family Medicine

Clinic Site: A.F. Williams Family Medicine

Medical Areas of Interest: Resident education, wellness, procedures, complex patient care.

Awards, Recognitions & Appointments: Rising star in education-CU Department of Family Medicine 2017

Personal Interests: Skiing, mountain biking, beer, exploring new restaurants, growing vegetables.

Email: drew.ashby@cuanschutz.edu

Dr. Heather Bleacher

Heather Bleacher, MD, MPH

Education: Princeton University, BA; Tufts University School of Medicine, MD; University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency, Colorado School of Public Health, MPH

Attending Site: University of Colorado Hospital

Precepting Site: A.F. Williams Family Medicine

Clinic Site: A.F. Williams Family Medicine

Medical Areas of Interest: General primary care, women’s health and contraception, health disparities,

social determinants of health, LGBTQI care, community health, community engagement, public health/primary care integration.

Personal Interests: Running, spending time with my growing family, cooking, hiking and camping.

Email: heather.bleacher@cuanschutz.edu

Dr. Jeffrey Cain

Jeffrey J. Cain, MD

Education: Oregon Health Sciences University; Mercy Family Medicine Residency, residency & chief residency; Michigan State University, Faculty Development Fellowship

Attending Site: University of Colorado Hospital

Precepting Site: A.F. Williams Family Medicine

Clinic Site: A.F. Williams Family Medicine

Medical Areas of Interest: Medical activism, tobacco prevention/cessation, co-founder of Tar Wars - a national children’s tobacco-free education program.

Awards, Recognitions & Appointments: Past President of the American Academy of Family Physicans, Chief of Family Medicine at Children’s Hospital in Denver, STFM Advocacy Award, Star Award - AAFP Tar Wars, Willamette University Distinguished Alumni Award, AAFP Public Health Award, Smithsonian Institution Paul Garber Award in Aerodynamics, WHO Special Recognition Medal in tobacco control, Gold Medal U.S. Snowboarding Championship Adaptive Slalom.

Personal Interests: Skiing, bicycling, barnstorming, bad puns.

Email: jeffrey.cain@cuanschutz.edu

Dr. Colleen Conry

Colleen Conry, MD, ABFP

Education: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, medical school, residency, chief residency

Attending Site: University of Colorado Hospital, including OB

Precepting Site: A.F. Williams Family Medicine, Lowry Family Health Center

Clinic Site: A.F. Williams Family Medicine

Medical Areas of Interest: Resident education, competency-based education, cancer prevention.

Awards, Recognitions & Appointments: American Cancer Society Cancer Control Fellow, Medical Director for Colorado Women’s Cancer Center Control Initiative.

Personal Interests: Spending time with her family, hiking, camping, and canoeing.

Email: colleen.conry@cuanschutz.edu

Dr. Aimee English

Aimee F. English, MD

Education: University of Massachusetts Amherst, MS, MA; University of Massachusetts School of Medicine, MD; University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency; Fellowship in Practice Transformation – University of Colorado Department of Family Medicine

Attending Site: University of Colorado Hospital

Precepting Site: A.F. Williams Family Medicine

Clinic Site: A.F. Williams Family Medicine

Medical Areas of Interest: Practice and health systems transformation, patient and family engagement, improving the quality of care for patients and populations with complex needs, women’s health, family medicine residency education.

Personal Interests: Figuring out how to be a doctor-mom(still a work in progress), hiking/biking/skiing, DIY’ing and knitting in meetings.

Email: aimee.english@cuanschutz.edu

Dr. Larry Green

Larry Green, MD

Education: University of Oklahoma, BA-Psychology (1969); Baylor Medical School (1973); University of Rochester and Highland Hospital Residency (1976)

Precepting Site: A.F. Williams Family Medicine

Medical Areas of Interest: Integration of mental health services into primary care.

Awards, Recognitions & Appointments: Founding Director, Ambulatory Sentinel Practice Network (1978); Member, Institute of Medicine (1991-present); Modern Medicine Award for Distinguished Achievement (1991), Curtis G. Hames Award for Career Accomplishment in Family Medicine Research (1998) ; Founding Director, The Robert Graham Policy Center (1998); Green-Edelman Chair (1999); Wood Award for Lifetime Contribution to Primary Care Research (2004); The Robert Graham Physician Executive Award (2005); The Larry A. Green Visiting Scholar Program established (2006); Epperson-Zorn Chair for Innovation in Family Medicine (2008).

Personal Interests: Loving up grandchildren, fly fishing, skiing, reading, movie-going.

Email: larry.green@cuanschutz.edu

Dr. Molly Hoss

Molly Hoss, MD

Education: Kansas State University, BS; University of Kansas School of Medicine, MD; John Peter Smith Family Medicine Residency, John Peter Smith Maternal Child Health Fellowship

Attending Site: University of Colorado Hospital

Precepting Site: A.F. Williams Family Medicine

Clinic Site: A.F. Williams Family Medicine

Medical Areas of Interest: General primary care, wilderness medicine, training residents in full-scope family medicine procedures, women’s health including procedures, all OB care and contraception, and taking care of newborns and pediatric patients.

Awards, Recognitions & Appointments: Board certified in Family Medicine. Faculty of the Year Award 2016-2017.

Personal Interests: Running, hiking, bicycling, backpacking, rock climbing, dance, yoga, reading, and experimenting with cooking.

Email: molly.hoss@cuanschutz.edu

Dr. Morteza Khodaee

Morteza Khodaee, MD, MPH

Education: Tehran Islamic Azad University, Medical School; University of Michigan, Master of Public Health, Family Medicine Residency, and Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship

Attending Site: University of Colorado Hospital

Precepting Site: A.F. Williams Family Medicine

Clinic Site: A.F. Williams Family Medicine

Medical Areas of Interest: Sports medicine, prenatal care, obstetrics, and medical education.

Personal Interests: Soccer, bicycling, mountain hiking, and nature photography.

Email: morteza.khodaee@cuanschutz.edu

Dr. Kyle Knierim

Kyle Knierim, MD

Education: University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Medical; University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency

Attending Site: University of Colorado Hospital

Precepting Site: A.F. Williams Family Medicine

Clinic Site: A.F. Williams Family Medicine

Awards, Recognitions, & Appointments: Board certified in Family Medicine. Completed his residency at the University of Colorado, serving as Chief Resident during his third year. He stayed to join the faculty and participate in the new PCMH fellowship.

Medical Areas of Interest: Enjoys caring for patients of all ages and has a particular interest in office procedures, pediatrics, and practice improvement.

Personal Interests: Family, skiing, hiking, biking, camping, discovering new restaurants, good books.

Email: kyle.knierim@cuanschutz.edu

Dr. Shannon Langner

Shannon Langner, MD

Education: University of Kansas, BA; University of Kansas School of Medicine, MD; University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency

Attending Site: University of Colorado Hospital

Precepting Site: A.F. Williams Family Medicine

Clinic Site: A.F. Williams Family Medicine

Medical Areas of Interest: Women’s health, including GYN procedures and obstetrics; mother/baby, newborn and pediatric care; patient education and practicing evidence-based preventive care. Teaches and supervises residents in practicing full scope Family Medicine.

Awards, Recognitions & Appointments: Board certified in Family Medicine. Came to A.F. Williams in 2005 for residency and joined the faculty in 2008.Teacher of the Year Award for 2016-2017. Completed a Teaching Scholars Program Fellowship at the University of Colorado in 2014. Completed the Advanced Leadership Training Program in 2017.

Personal Interests: When not at work, enjoys spending time with her husband and three children. Active in the community as a member of SheEO, an organization that supports women entrepreneurs in their ventures. Volunteers at her children’s schools, and takes an active role in their education. She also is passionate about traveling, health, fitness, and overall well-being.

Email: shannon.langner@cuanschutz.edu

Rebecca Mullen, MD

Rebecca Mullen MD, MPH

Education: University of Texas at Austin, BA; University of Kansas Medical School, MD, MPH; University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency

Attending Site: University of Colorado Hospital

Precepting Site: A.F. Williams Family Medicine

Clinic Site: A.F. Williams Family Medicine

Medical Areas of Interest: Dr. Mullen enjoys full scope family medicine including women’s health, obstetrics, pediatrics and newborn care, chronic disease management, and geriatrics. She believes in order to provide the best care for patients, one must aim to understand the patient’s social context, appreciate and advocate for patient engagement, implement shared decision making, and emphasize prevention and whole person wellness.

Awards, Recognitions & Appointments: Currently a Faculty Fellow in Primary Care Research. Board certified in Family Medicine. Served as chief resident from 2016-2017. Larry Green Award for Clinical Excellence and Scholarship in 2017. Served as resident representative on multiple national committees, including the North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG) and the American Academy of Family Physician’s National Research Network (NRN). Within the NRN, currently serves as the Fellow Representative and the Chair of the Students, Residents, and Fellows Engagement in Research Task Force.

Personal Interests: Reading, hiking, camping, live music.

Email: rebecca.mullen@cuanschutz.edu

Dr. Cleveland Piggott

Cleveland Piggott, MD, MPH

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

Attending Site: University of Colorado Hospital

Precepting Site: A.F. Williams Family Medicine

Clinic Site: A.F. Williams Family Medicine

Medical Areas of Interest: Medical student education, achieving the quadruple aim, behavioral health integration, advocacy, leadership development, residency education, and social justice.

Awards, Recognitions & Appointments: AAFP’s Award of Excellence in Graduate Medical Education, CAFP F. William Barrows Award for Outstanding Family Medicine Resident, Larry Green Award, Chief resident.

Personal Interests: Ballroom dancing, hiking, snowshoeing, theatre, spending time with family, and Georgia Bulldogs football!

Email: cleveland.piggott@cuanschutz.edu

Dr. Emily Spencer

Emily Spencer, MD

Education: University of Florida College of Medicine, MD; University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency

Attending Site: University of Colorado Hospital

Precepting Site: A.F. Williams Family Medicine

Clinic Site: A.F. Williams Family Medicine

Medical Areas of Interest: General primary care including prevention of and management of chronic disease; women’s health including women’s health procedures and contraception; prenatal care and obstetrics; newborn and pediatric care; office- and hospital-based procedures; medical student and resident medical education.

Personal Interests: Spending time with family and friends, cooking, dancing, hiking, and watching Gator football.

Email: emily.spencer@cuanschutz.edu

Dr. Jack Spittler

Jack Spittler, MD

Education: University of Notre Dame, undergraduate; Georgetown University School of Medicine, MD

Attending Site: University of Colorado Hospital

Precepting Site: A.F. Williams Family Medicine

Clinic Site: A.F. Williams Family Medicine, AOP Orthopedics Clinic

Medical Areas of Interest: Primary care sports medicine; also interested in preventative health, fitness, and adolescent medicine. Serves as the medical director for Aurora Public Schools Athletics and is a team physician for Rangeview High School, the University of Denver, Colorado Avalanche, and Denver Nuggets. Works throughout the year at the Winter Park Ski Clinic (DH East Grand Community Clinic).

Awards, Recognitions & Appointments: Board certified in Family Medicine with Certificate of Added Qualification (CAQ) in Sports Medicine. Completed residency and primary care sports medicine fellowship training at the University of Colorado and part of the faculty since 2014. During residency, he received the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine Resident Scholarship Award and the Family Medicine Resident Scholarship Award and served as a chief resident. As faculty, he received the Rising Clinician of the Year Award in 2016.

Personal Interests: When not at work, enjoys spending time with his wife (Jen), son (Luke), and dog (Paige). Personal interests mainly revolve around sports. Enjoys playing golf, volleyball, hiking, and skiing and watching college/pro sports – Go Irish!

Email: john.spittler@cuanschutz.edu

Dr. Karin VanBaak

Karin VanBaak, MD

Education: Calvin College, BS; University of Connecticut School of Medicine, MD; University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency; University of Minnesota Sports Medicine Fellowship

Attending Site: University of Colorado Hospital

Precepting Site: A.F. Williams Family Medicine

Clinic Site: University Family Medicine Boulder, University of Colorado Boulder Athletics

Medical Areas of Interest: General primary care for children and adults, sports medicine, women’s health and contraception management, injury and illness prevention, multidisciplinary team-based patient care, care of female athletes, keeping patients active through their lifetime.

Personal Interests: Anything outdoors: hiking, running, camping; gardening; working with my husband on our fixer upper house; finding homes for retired racing Greyhound dogs.

Email: karin.vanbaak@cuanschutz.edu