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
2021-2022

CO-PRESIDENTS, 2021-2022
Miriam Ben Abdallah, MD (Pediatrics) & Joshua Felton Gilens, MD (Family Medicine)

ANESTHESIOLOGY
Annie Stumpf, MD MPH RN
Nathan Rietberg, MD

DERMATOLOGY
Nazanin Kalani Williams, MD
Joshua Schimmel, MD

UCH FAMILY MEDICINE
Joshua Gilens, MD
Nicholas Kaufman, MD

MEDICINE
Samantha Coffer, MD
1st Alt: Victoria Stoffers, MD
2nd Alt: Kyle McDaniel, MD

NEUROLOGY
Kelsey Eklund, MD
Ross Crandall, MD

NEUROSURGERY
Akal Sethi, MD
Jessa Hoffman, MD

OB-GYN
Sydney Archer, MD MPH
Alexzandra Adler, MD

OPHTHALMOLOGY
Nihaal Mehta, MD
Hongan (Hannah) Chen, MD

ORTHOPEDICS
Joshua Mares, MD

OTOLARYNGOLOGY
Tiffany Pham, MD   
Gabriela Heslop, MD

PATHOLOGY
Elena Gandara, MD
Jessie Xiong, MD

PEDIATRICS
Miriam Ben Abdallah, MD


PHYSICAL MEDICINE & REHAB
Emma Rickles, MD
Amanda Appel, MD MPH

PSYCHIATRY
John Dillon, MD
Hannah Scarborough, MD

RADIATION ONCOLOGY
Narine Wandrey Bhardwaj, MD
Jay Shiao, MD MPH

RADIOLOGY
Chelsea Life, MD
Anthony Quesada, MD

SURGERY
Laura Leonard, MD
Sudheer Vemuru, MD

MEDICINE FELLOWS
Ruth Campbell, MD
Tyler Degener, MD

PEDIATRIC FELLOWS
Christina Osborne, MD
Anna Janas, MD PhD

SURGERY FELLOWS
Pending

Housestaff Association 
Sally Robben, Ex-Officio


Graduate Medical Education Committees: 

Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC): 
Miriam Ben Abdallah, MD – Co-President
Josh Gilens, MD - Co-President
Christina Osborne, MD 
Kelsey Eklund, MD (Alternate)
Sydney Archer, MD MPH (Alternate)
Anna Janas, MD PhD (Alternate)

GME Benefits Governing Board 
Chelsea Life, MD
Hannah Chen, MD
Anna Janas, MD PhD  (Alternate)

GME Clinical Learning Environment Subcommittee 
Sudheer Vemuru, MD
Nicholas Kaufman, MD
Samantha Coffer, MD
Kyle McDaniel, MD

GME Education & Support Subcommittee 
Anthony Quesada, MD
Hannah Chen, MD
Samantha Coffer, MD
Kelsey Eklund, MD

GME Program Oversight Subcommittee
Akal Sethi, MD
John Dillon, MD
Elena Gandara, MD
Jessie Xiong, MD
Amanda Appel, MD MPH

GME Partnership for Quality & Safety 
Laura Leonard, MD
John Dillon, MD

GME Residency Relief Fund
Christina Osborne, MD
Sydney Archer, MD MPH


SCHOOL OF MEDICINE COMMITTEES:

SOM Executive Committee
Victoria Stoffers, MD 
Sudheer Vemuru, MD

Medical Alumni Association Board
Elena Gandara, MD
Alexzandra Adler, MD

Alliance for Professionalism in Medicine
Nazanin Kalani Williams, MD
Christina Osborne, MD

UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO ANSCHUTZ COMMITTEES:

Quality & Professional Peer Review
Anna Janas, MD PhD
John Dillon, MD

Trust Advisory Board
Akal Sethi, MD
Ruth Campbell, MD



UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO HOSPITAL COMMITTEES:

UCH Medical Board
Nazanin Kalani Williams, MD
Akal Sethi, MD

UCH Patient Safety Committee
Laura Leonard, MD
Victoria Stoffers, MD

UCH Ethics Committee
Ruth Campbell, MD
Anthony Quesada, MD

UCH Infection Control Committee
Tyler Degener, MD
Joshua Schimmel, MD

UCH Pharmacy & Therapeutics Committee
PENDING

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