Education Faculty

Dr. BeckSarah Beck, MD

Dr. Sarah Beck is an Associate Professor in the Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine, at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.  She is the GeriPACT Clinic Director at the Rocky Mountain Regional VA Clinic. She works clinically as a primary care provider and her appointment with the Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center has her working on clinical demonstration projects such as the Fall Prevention Clinic, a Healthy Aging Group Visit and BRAVe Home Meds. She is the VA site director for the Geriatric Fellowship and the Preventative Medicine Residency. Her interests include quality improvement in the VA setting.

 

Elizabeth Bloemen, MDElizabeth Bloemen, MD

Assistant Professor


Larry-BourgLarry Bourg, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Denver VA Medical Center

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S. ClarkSophie Clark, MD

Dr. Sophie Clark is an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine at the University of Colorado Hospital. She works clinically as a primary care provider, works on the ACE geriatric inpatient service and on the GEM service in the subacute rehab setting. She is interested in taking care of older adults in the long-term care setting and will become the Medical Director of the State Vet's Home in January. She completed medical school at George Washington University, completed medical residency at the University of Colorado and geriatrics fellowship at the University of Michigan.


Devin_GilhulyDevin Gilhuly, MD

Devin Gilhuly MD MS, is a clinician educator and a geriatrician and palliative care physician. He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine and works in the Seniors Clinic as well as the multidisciplinary cancer center. He is the medical director for the COAST-IT program (Connecting Older Adults and Students Through Intergenerational Telecare) and is currently working on a waitlist control trial evaluating the effectiveness and impact on loneliness of a student-led, telephone-based outreach program to older adults. He serves on the wellness committee for the Department of Medicine and has a keen interest in mitigating physician burnout. 

Janna-HardlandJanna Hardland, MD

Janna Hardland, MD is a geriatrician and medical educator who serves as Program Director of the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship as well as Director of Education for the Division of Geriatrics. As a clinician educator, she cares for older adults in outpatient primary care, inpatient acute care of the elder, and subacute rehabilitation settings, while working with learners across all levels of medical training. She strives to provide exceptional clinical care while teaching future clinicians to provide high-quality, conscientious, and patient-centered care to older adults. She has focused her career on development and implementation of curricula to teach principles of geriatric medicine to medical students, internal medicine residents, geriatric medicine fellows, and advanced practice providers. Her ultimate goal is to facilitate geriatric workforce enhancement by training future clinicians who are mindful of what constitutes an age-friendly health system, who can care for older adults well within the confines of our current systems, and who are equipped with the knowledge and skills to improve the quality of care of older adults.  
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Jason HayesJason Hayes, MPH, MSN, FNP-C

Instructor 

Carrie-HorneyCarrie Horney, MD

Carrie Horney MD is a physician with the Denver VA Home Based Primary Care Program and Geriatrics clinic, as well as the geriatrics expert for the Aging Veteran Surgical Wellness Program. She completed her undergraduate education at Boston University in 2001 and obtained her MD from Duke University in 2010. She went on to complete her Internal Medicine Residency at Duke in 2013 and then a Geriatrics Fellowship at University of Colorado in 2014. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Division of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Colorado. She is actively involved in the education of the Geriatric Fellows and other Allied Health Professions trainees. Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 children.

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T.JohnsonThomas Johnson, MD

Assistant Professor

Cari LevyCari Levy, MD, PhD

Cari Levy, MD, PhD, CMD, is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Colorado Denver with board certification in Geriatrics and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. She graduated from Pepperdine University, received her Medical Degree and PhD in health services research from the University of Colorado Medical School and completed residency and a chief resident year at Vanderbilt University.
Dr. Levy is currently Division Head of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She is a core investigator at the Denver–Seattle Center for Veteran Centered and Value Driven Research where she focuses her research on innovative models of long-term care. Her clinical work is in geriatrics and palliative care at the Rocky Mountain Regional Medical Center and the University of Colorado Hospital. Prior to her role in the Division of Geriatric Medicine, she served as Section Chief for Palliative Medicine at the Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center (2006-2023) and Director of the Denver Center of Innovation for Veteran-Centered and Value-Driven Research.
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Hillary-LumHillary Lum, MD, PhD

Hillary Lum, MD, PhD conducts patient-centered outcomes research to improve care for older adults with serious illness, including persons living with dementia and their family care partners. She is a geriatrician, palliative care physician, and Associate Professor in the Division of Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine, at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Her research focused on developing and implementing effective models of care into primary care. As an NIA Beeson Scholar, she developed a novel Advance Care Planning Group Visit. The Group Visit intervention engages older adults in advance care planning conversations and communicating their preferences with their healthcare system. In 2021, she was one of the first NIA IMPACT Collaboratory Health Care System Scholars. She was a 2015-2016 Health and Aging Policy Fellow, is a Co-Director of the CCTSI Clinical Faculty Scholars Program, and serves in editorial roles with the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society and the Journal of Palliative Medicine.

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Gretchen-OroszGretchen Orosz, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Practice ​​

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Dr. PengMandy Peng, MD

Assistant Professor ​of Medicine

I grew up in Taiwan and New York and moved to Colorado for my Internal Medicine-Primary Care residency and Geriatric fellowship at the University of Colorado-Anschutz. I received my MD from New York University School of Medicine, and my undergraduate degree in molecular and cellular biology and music from University of California-Berkeley. I enjoy working with the underserved population and is currently the medical director at our community clinic in Kavod Senior Life. Before rejoining the geriatric division, I also worked with complex low-income patients at InnoAge PACE (program of all-inclusive care for the elderly) in Aurora. Outside of work, I enjoy traveling, hiking, reading, and going to the symphony.

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Robert-SchwartzRobert Schwartz, MD

Professor of Medicine
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Dr. TietzSarah Tietz, MD

Assistant Professor ​of Medicine
Dr. Sarah Tietz is the Director of Clinical Operations for the Division of Geriatrics and Medical Director of Seniors Clinic. She works clinically as a primary care provider, is a part of the VESPA team that does inpatient elder abuse consults, and spends some time attending on the GEM service in the subacute rehab setting and as an attending on the ACE geriatric inpatient medicine team. Her primary academic area of interest is in quality improvement, particularly focused on decreasing rates of ED use and unnecessary hospitalizations. She completed all of her medical training at CU medicine, including completing geriatrics fellowship in 2020 so can answer questions about what it's like to be a fellow here and the transition to being an attending as well.
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J.WalkerJacob Walker, MD

Assistant Professor
I have a unique background and training in both geriatric team-based care and HIV specialty care and currently practice both disciplines across multiple clinical settings. My research interests are focused on the integration of geriatric principles and tools into more traditional HIV care settings through an implementation science lens. Particular areas of research interest within HIV and aging include polypharmacy, dementia/HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder, and frailty.


Jeffrey-WallaceJeffrey Wallace, MD, MPH

Associate Chief for Clinical Affairs
Dr. Wallace is a Professor of Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine at the University of Colorado Hospital. He attended medical school at the University of Michigan, did his internal medicine training at the University of Colorado, and his fellowship in geriatric medicine and Masters in Public Health (epidemiology) at the University of Washington. He was a faculty member at the University of Washington until he returned to the University of Colorado in 2000.  As a clinician educator he cares for older adults in hospital, outpatient, subacute rehabilitation and nursing home settings and teaches geriatric medicine at the local, regional and national level to trainees ranging from medical students to advanced practice providers to physicians.  He has served as a Medical Director at skilled nursing and long-term care facilities for over 20 years.  He has had a longstanding interest in nutritional aspects of geriatric medicine and has over 50 publications related to these and other geriatric medicine topics.
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