Housestaff Association

The Organization Which Represents You, the Houseofficer

Introduction

The Housestaff Association is the designated organizational system that represents all houseofficers in graduate medical education training programs at the University of Colorado and Affiliated Hospitals. The Association is available to seek resolutions to issues that cannot be resolved within the training program, and will present and advocate Housestaff concerns to appropriate Graduate Medical Education, University, Hospital administrators, and other related parties.

Representation

The annually elected Housestaff Representatives and Officers meet monthly to exchange information regarding current concerns. Representatives serve on various Standing Committees within the system where decisions are made that affect graduate medical education, the Housestaff training experience, work environment, patient care, grievance procedures, and stipends and benefits. Our annual survey allows us to address Housestaff concerns confidentially.


Contact Association with Concerns

Houseofficers are encouraged to contact the Association with concerns. Contact can be made to Sally Robben via phone or e-mail.  For highly confidential matters, please telephone Sally Robben.


Housestaff Association of the University of Colorado Hospitals
13001 East 17th Place, Box C-294, Aurora, CO  80045
Telephone: 303-724-3039

Executive Committee Membership
2019-2020

Co-Presidents:
Alexandra Kovar (Surgery) & Cassie Xu (Pathology)

Members:

Anesthesiology
Kenji Tanabe, MD

Dermatology
Nazanin Kalani Williams, MD
Jessica Farahi, MD

UCH Family Medicine
Alisa Malki, MD
Joshua Gilens, MD

Internal Medicine
Shoaib Fakhri, MD
Viridiana Estrada, MD
Cullen Buchanan, MD

Neurology
Igor Malenky, MD MS
Jerica Lomax, DO

Neurosurgery
Jeremy Hosein, MD
Frank Walch, MD
Akal Sethi, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology
Rosella Bissonnette, MD
Catherine Callinan, MD

Ophthalmology
Ashton Kalhorn, MD
Becca Edwards, MD PhD

Orthopedic Surgery
Nicole Look, MD
Parker Prusick, MD

Otolaryngology
Scott Hirsch, MD
Elizabeth Boscoe, MD
Kenny Rodriguez, MD

Pathology
Cassie Xu, MD (Co-President)
Lynelle Smith, MD

Pediatrics
Laura Bricklin, MD
Miriam Ben Abdallah, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Joseph Shivers, MD
Andrew Park, MD

Psychiatry
Richard Froude, MD
Rakel Salamander, MD

Radiation Oncology
Sara Zakem, MD
Marina Moskalenko, MD

Radiology
Lindsay Rock, MD
Neil Grey, MD MA
Philip Asamoah, MD, MBA

Surgery
Alexandra Kovar, MD (Co-President)
Robert Torphy, MD

Medicine Fellow Representatives
Christina Osborne, MD
Mfonobong Udoko, MD

Surgical Fellow Representative
Pending

Housestaff Association
Sally Robben, Ex-Officio

Graduate Medical Education Committees: 

GMEC
Alexandra Kovar, MD 
Cassie Xu, MD
Christina Osborne, MD
Frank Walch, MD (Alt)
Lindsay Rock, MD (Alt)
Mfonobong Udoko, MD (Alt)

GME Clinical Learning Environment
Christina Osborne, MD
Laura Bricklin, MD
Becca Edwards, MD PhD
Igor Malenky, MD MS

GME Education & Support
Lindsay Rock, MD
Cassie Xu, MD
Jerica Lomax, DO
Viridiana Estrada, MD​

GME Program Oversight
Frank Walch, MD
Shoaib Fakhri, MD
Philip Asamoah, MD MBA
Robert Torphy, MD

​GME Health Benefits Governing Board
Alisa Malki, MD
Miriam Ben Abdallah, MD
Kenji Tanabe, MD

​GME Residency Bonus Program Steering Committee
Daniel Lam, MD
Clare Parker, MD
Joseph Shivers, MD

 


School of Medicine Committees

SOM Executive Committee
Christina Osborne, MD
Philip Asamoah, MD MB

Medical Alumni Association Board
Laura Bricklin, MD

SOM Resilience Council
Frank Wach, MD
Sara Zakem, MD
Igor Malenky, MD MS

 

University of Colorado Denver Committees:

Quality & Professional Peer Review
Neil Grey, MD
Jeremy Hosein, MD

Trust Advisory Board
Akal Sethi, MD
Robert Torphy, MD

University of Colorado Hospital Committees:

UCH Medical Board
Jeremy Hosein, MD
Nazanin Kalani Williams, MD

UCH Ethics Committee
Neil Grey, MD MA
Shoaib Fakhri, MD

UCH Infection Control Committee
Pending

​UCH Clinical Effectiveness & Patient Safety
Lynelle Smith, MD
Scott Hirsch, MD

UCH Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee
Scott Hirsch, MD

 

Membership

Active involvement and membership are encouraged. Membership dues are the only source of funding which allows this organization to reflect Housestaff interests without prejudice.

For membership information contact Sally Robben.

Contact Housestaff Association with Concerns

Houseofficers are encouraged to contact the Association with concerns. Contact can be made to Sally Robben via phone, e-mail.  For highly confidential matters, please telephone Sally Robben.

Housestaff Association of the University of Colorado Hospitals
13001 East 17th Place, Box C-294, Aurora, CO  80045
Telephone: 303-724-3039
Sally.Robben@cuanschutz.edu