Current Residents and Resident Bios

Primary Care Residents 2019 - 2020

Kozacka_KatieKatie Kozacka, MD is a first-year resident in the primary care track. After growing up in New Hampshire, Katie attended the University of New Hampshire for undergraduate studies in Biochemistry and Dartmouth for medical school. While in medical school, Katie found her passion for rural and underserved medicine through the Rural​ Health Scholars. She is excited to be training here in Colorado, with ample exposure to both of these interests. She is particularly excited to learn what it means to be an internist at a critical access hospital in the dedicated rural and underserved rotation. When not working, Katie explores the outdoors. Although she will still defend NH’s 4000 footers, she looks forward to checking off her first 14er soon.   

 


Johnson_ThomasThomas Johnson, MD is a second-year resident in the primary care track. He received his undergraduate degree from Baylor University and went to medical school at the University of Texas Medical Branch. Growing up in Moorpark, California and moving out to Texas for college, he was excited to try something new and move to Denver with his wife, a psychiatry resident, and two dogs. The primary care program at CU excited him with the unmatched elective opportunities and four hospital system. His ultimate goal is to work in academic general medicine, so a program that is well-rounded in both inpatient and outpatient medicine was vital to his residency decision. When college football is out of season, he can be found hiking, reading, or exploring the craft beer scene in Denver.

 


Melton_Meara Meara Melton, MD, MBA is a third-year resident in the primary care track. A Colorado native, she attended the University of Denver to study Biochemistry and pursue an MBA prior to medical school at the University of Colorado. With a passion for communication and patient- and family-centered care, she hopes to ultimately practice Geriatric Medicine. She was attracted to the primary care track for its sense of community, access to excellent primary care physicians, and ability to individualize her training with electives and more clinic exposure to Geriatrics. She also could not imagine leaving Colorado, where she enjoys exploring the restaurant scene and beautiful hikes with her husband and dog!

 

Catherine Ard - University of Colorado School of Medicine

Elizabeth Bloemen - University of Colorado School of Medicine

Luis Escobedo - University of Colorado School of Medicine

Katie Kozacka - Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Matt Minturn - University of Colorado School of Medicine

Kate Runkel - Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine

Cara Saxon - University of Washington School of Medicine

Hannah Schara - University of Colorado School of Medicine 

Emily Scott - University of Washington School of Medicine


Graham Block - University of Chicago, The Pritzker School of Medicine

Sophie Clark - George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences

Conor Grogan - University of Massachusetts Medical School

Kathryn Guinn - University of Colorado School of Medicine

Thomas Johnson - University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine

Scott Kirkpatrick - University of Washington School of Medicine

Michael Pham - University of Virginia School of Medicine

Garrett Thompson - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine

Anna Wethington - Creighton University School of Medicine

Samantha Allen - Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine

Kevin Depner - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Sergei Ivanov - University of Washington School of Medicine

Benjamin Leon - University of Colorado School of Medicine

David Little - University of Michigan Medical School

Meara Melton - University of Colorado School of Medicine

Andrea Stand - University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita

Austin Rezigh - University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Southwestern Medical School

Benjamin Trefilek - Indiana University School of Medicine

James Welle - Emory University School of Medicine