Roberto Silva, MD
Co-Director DFM UME; Rural LIC Director; Assistant Director SOM Rural Program
Professional 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.
Brandy Deffenbacher, MD, FAAFPDirector of Developing Our Clinical Skills (DOCS), Family Medicine Clinical Content Director, Director AMC LIC Integration
Professional Interest: Faculty development - teaching teachers how to teach, provide feedback, direct observation, and curriculum development.
Advising Expertise: Improving academic medicine and medical education.
Mark Deutchman, MD
Director School of Medicine Rural Program; Associate Dean for Rural Health; Patrick and Kathleen Thompson Endowed Chair for Rural Family Medicine
Professional Interest: Full-scope family medicine, rural family medicine, rural workforce development, oral health, practicing in ambulatory and hospital settings including maternity care, ultrasonography, and clinical procedures.
Advising Expertise: Colorado programs and rurally focused residencies. Defining and refining research options, choosing a career based on personal interests and aptitudes, personal financial management.
Heather Brougham, DO
DFM UME Core Advisor
Professional Interests: Women’s health, contraceptive procedures, mental health, obesity medicine.
Advising Expertise: Experience in academic and community medicine, former chief resident involved in match list preparation.
Melissa Johnson, MD, DOCS Coach
DFM UME Core Advisor; Director Physicians as Educators Course; DOCS Coach
Professional 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.
Erik (Seth) Kramer, DO, MPH
DFM UME Core Advisor
Professional Interests: Metabolic disease, Diabetes Mellitus, Obesity Medicine, Nutrition, Public Health and Preventative Medicine of all ages, Office-Based procedures (Shoulder/Knee injections), HCV treatment, PrEP
Advising Expertise: 4th year application & interviewing process, community health, supporting those finding their place and specialty selection.
Kari Mader, MD, MPH
DFM UME Core Advisor; Director of Clinical and Education Innovation, Aurora Community Health Commons; Chief Operations Officer, DAWN Clinic
Professional 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.
David Mendez, MD
DFM UME Core Advisor; FMIG Faculty Liaison
Professional interests: health equity and diversity, medical education, addiction medicine, behavioral health, public health.
Advising expertise: interview preparation, work-life balance, self-reflection.
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.
George Olsen, MD
DFM UME Core Advisor; Director of FM Acting-Internships and Electives
Professional Interests: OB and Maternity Care, Medication Assisted Treatment for Substance Use, Medical Education, Primary Care for Underserved Populations.
Advising Interests: Interview preparation, Finding the Right Specialty, Making a Rank List, 4th Year Acting Internships.
Cleveland Piggott, MD, MPH
DFM UME Core Advisor; Vice Chair for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion for the DFM
Professional Interest: Health equity and social justice, behavioral health integration, academic medicine, advocacy, leadership development, public health, and achieving the quadruple aim.
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 matching.
Jill VanWyk, MD
DFM UME Core Advisor; Director of FM Advising
Professional Interests: Behavioral health in primary care, cognitive behavioral therapy, group visits, adolescent health, office procedures (injections, contraceptive procedures, nail matrixectomy, skin biopsy).
Advising expertise: Programs in the Pacific Northwest, Midwest.