Meet The Team

 


 

Dr. Roberto Silva

Roberto Silva, MD

 

Co-Director FM UME; Assistant Director SOM Rural Track

 

Residency: University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency, Denver Health Track

 

Medical School: University of New Mexico School of Medicine

 

Clinical/Academic Interest: Rural medicine, Care of underserved populations.

 

Advising Expertise: Students who are undecided about residency choice, community health center/federally qualified health center residencies, rural medicine and residencies.

 

Email: roberto.silva@cuanschutz.edu

 

Roberto Silva, MD




Dr. Brandy Deffenbacher

Brandy Deffenbacher, MD, FAAFP

Co-Director FM UME; Associate Professor, Director Community & Primary Care Clerkship; Associate Director Foundations of Doctoring Physical Exam

 

Fellowship: UNC Family Medicine Faculty Development Fellowship

 

Residency: University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency

 

Medical School: University of Colorado

 

Clinical/Academic Interest: Faculty development - teaching teachers howe to teach, provide feedback, direct observation, and curriculum development.

 

Advising Expertise: Improving academic medicine and medical education.

 

Email: brandy.deffenbacher@cuanschutz.edu

 

Brandy Deffenbacher, MD, FAAFP

 


Dr. Mark Deutchman

Mark Deutchman, MD

Director School of Medicine Rural Track; Associate Dean for Rural Health; Patrick and Kathleen Thompson Endowed Chair for Rural Family Medicine

 

Residency: Family Medicine Spokane, Spokane, WA

 

Medical School: The Ohio State University

 

Clinical/Academic Interest: Full-scope family medicine, rural family medicine, rural workforce development, and maternity care.

 

Advising Expertise: Defining and refining research options, choosing a career based on personal interests and aptitudes, personal financial management.

 

Email: mark.deutchman@cuanschutz.edu

 

Mark Deutchman, MD

 

 

Dr. Melissa Johnson

Melissa Johnson, MD, DOCS Coach

UME Core Faculty; Director Physicians as Educators Course

 

Residency: University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency

 

Medical School: University of Colorado

 

Precepting Site: Westminster Family Medicine

 

Clinical/Academic Interest: Medical student education, outpatient family medicine (all ages), women's health (IUD's, Nexplanon placement), office-based procedures (shoulder and knee injections), and minor skin procedures.

 

Advising Expertise: 4th year applications, self-discovery and specialty selection, work-life balance, interview preparation. 

 

Email: melissa.n.johnson@cuanschutz.edu

 

Melissa Johnson, MD

 

 


Dr. Kari Mader

Kari Mader, MD, MPH

Director of Clinical and EducAtion Innovation, Aurora Community Health Commons; Chief Operating Officer, DAWN Clinic;

 

Fellowship: Community Medicine and Public Health, University of Colorado Department of Family Medicine 

 

Residency: University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency, Denver Health Track

 

Medical School: University of Florida

 

Precepting Site: A.F. Williams Family Medicine

 

Clinical/Academic Interest: Women's health including obstetrics, immigrant health, community-based research and organizing for achieving health equity, innovative care for underserved populations, team-based care, and leadership training.

 

Advising Expertise: Supporting students in finding their "place" in any specialty, 4th year application and interviewing process, Colorado programs, Southeast programs, and academic programs with innovative curricula.

 

Email: kari.mader@cuanschutz.edu

 

Kari Mader, MD, MPH

 

 


Janet Meredith

Janet Meredith, MBA

Director of Committed to Community Program, 2040 Partners for Health

Clinical/Academic Interest: Community engagement and community engagement research.

Advising Expertise: Community engagement opportunities.

Email: janet@janetmeredith.com

Dr. Josina Romero O'Connell

Josina (Jo) Romero O'Connell, MD

Director Colorado Area Health Education Center Program Office

 

Residency: Exempla St. Joseph Family Medicine Residency

 

Medical School: University of Colorado

 

Precepting Site: Denver Health Montbello Family Medicine Clinic

 

Clinical/Academic Interest: Care of underserved populations, health professionals pipeline programs.

 

Advising Expertise: NHSC.

 

Email: josina.oconnell@cuanschutz.edu

 

Josina Romero O'Connell, MD

 



Dr. Cleveland Piggott

Cleveland Piggott, MD, MPH

UME Core Faculty

 

Residency: University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency

 

Medical School: University of North Carolina

 

Clinical/Academic Interest: Achieving the quadruple aim, behavioral health integration, advocacy, leadership development, undergraduate/residency education, and social justice.

 

Advising Expertise: Colorado residency programs and those in the Southeast, connections to colleagues who have trained at many large family medicine programs around the country, and couples match.

 

Email: cleveland.piggott@cuanschutz.edu

 

Cleveland Piggott, MD, MPH

 

 

Dr. Kent Voorhees

Kent Voorhees, MD

 

Professor of Clinical Practice; Vice Chair Education and Training, DFM

 

Fellowship: National Institute of Program Director Development Fellowship, Regional Institute for Health and Environmental Leadership Fellowship

 

Residency: St. John's Mercy Family Medicine Residency, St. Louis, MO

 

Medical School: University of Missouri-Columbia

 

Clinical/Academic Interest: Medical education (all levels), residency program development, graduate medical education funding.

 

Advising Expertise: Career choice, how to get into a residency.

 

Email: kent.voorhees@cuanschutz.edu

 

Kent Voorhees, MD

 

 

Melanie Deherrera

Melanie Deherrera, 

Rural Track/UME Program Manager

Email: melanie.deherrera@cuanschutz.edu 

Lucille Heimerl

Lucille (Lu) Heimerl

Phase III and Rural Track Coordinator

lucille.heimerl@cuanschutz.edu
Catherine Lemay

Catherine Lemay, BA

AMC LIC Integration Program Manager & Salud LIC Coordinator

catherine.lemay@cuanschutz.edu