Sarah Haeger, MD, PhD (She/Her/Hers), is originally from Arvada, Colorado, and completed all of her education and training at the University of Colorado. She completed her undergraduate education in Chemical and Biological Engineering and then joined the Medical Scientist Training Program completing both her undergraduate medical education and her doctoral graduate education in Pharmacology before staying at the University of Colorado for residency. She originally entered residency as part of the Physician Scientist Training Program to become a pulmonary and critical care physician-scientist; however, during residency she developed an undeniable love for nephrology and is now pursuing a career as a nephrology physician-scientist. Sarah is intrigued by the heterogeneity of acute kidney injury and is interested in better understanding the various pathophysiologic drivers of kidney injury and repair with the goal of eventually developing targeted therapies for AKI. Outside of the hospital, Sarah loves spending time with her family and wife Vanessa, road biking, hiking, exploring new restaurants and breweries, traveling, and cheering for all of the Colorado sports teams.
CJ Mowry, MD (He/Him/His), grew up in Duvall, a small rural town in Western Washington state. He attended the University of Washington for his undergraduate degree in Biomedical Engineering before moving to Chicago to attend medical school at the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University. Early on in medical school he met his wife (and now co-chief!), Apoorva, after joining the "Food Explorers" group and then ultimately couples-matched to the University of Colorado IM categorical track. His interest in medical education started during his time at Northwestern University and continued to grow during residency as he joined the Clinician Educator pathway and helped to expand a simulation curriculum for the placement of balloon tamponade tubes across several departments. After chief year, he is looking forward to pursuing fellowship training in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, with a focus on medical education. When he's not at work, he likes to spend time with his wife exploring the Denver food and brewery scene, cooking, hiking, and taking their dog, Hazel, to the Cherry Creek dog park.
Apoorva Ram, MD (She/Her/Hers), was born in Hyderabad, India but grew up in the Bay Area, CA, after her family immigrated to the U.S. when she was a baby. She received her degree in Anthropology and Global Health from Washinton University in St. Louis and her medical degree from Northwestern University. During medical school she met her husband and now co-chief, CJ. They couples matched to the University of Colorado, where she was initially in the Categorical Track but switched in to the Primary Care Track after discovering how much she loved longitudinal relationships with her patients. She plans to pursue a career that combines health policy and advocacy with medical education and hopes to work with underserved populations. Outside of the hospital she loves to read, cook, dance, garden, and spend time outdoors with her husband and energetic dog, Hazel.
Lynne Rosenberg, MD (She/Her/Hers), was born and raised in Southern California and completed her undergraduate training at UC Berkeley. She spent a year conducting clinical research at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center before attending medical school at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. While there, she worked extensively with the Weill Cornell Center for Human Rights and Physicians for Human Rights to provide free medical evaluations for asylum seekers. During her residency in combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics (Med-Peds), Lynne completed a certificate in Medical Education and served as the Med-Peds Chief of Recruitment and POCUS. She plans to pursue a fellowship in Toxicology. When not in the hospital, you can find Lynne playing spikeball or pickleball in a park, decorating a cake, or solving a crossword with a cup of coffee with her partner Adrian and her dog Hazel.
Samantha Thielen, MD (She/Her/Hers), grew up in Greensboro, North Carolina, and attended Elon University where she played basketball as an undergraduate. She then attended the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill for medical school (Go Tarheels!) where she met her husband. Despite her strong love for barbeque and fried chicken, she left the south to couples match at the University of Colorado. She fell in love with cardiology and has explored research in heart failure and cardiometabolic disease. When not in the hospital, she enjoys all things coffee, traveling to National Parks, Peloton, and hanging out with her husband, friends, and cute dog, Aspen.
Evan Zehr, MD (He/Him/His), grew up in Fort Wayne, Indiana. He attended Indiana University for both undergraduate and medical school before coming to the University of Colorado to continue his training. During residency, he was a member of the categorical track and medical education pathway and used these opportunities to develop his interests in research and medical education. After his chief year, he plans to pursue a career in pulmonary and critical care, continuing his work in asthma. Outside of the hospital, Evan enjoys exploring all that Colorado has to offer. His favorites include chasing down cycling personal bests, discovering new food in the Denver area, and skiing with friends.
Kate Jankousky, MD (She/Her/Hers), was born and raised in the Denver-metro area. She studied Chemical and Biological Engineering at CU Boulder before spending several years teaching bilingual math and science to middle and high schoolers just a few blocks from our county hospital, Denver Health. She stayed close to home and trained at CU for both medical school and her residency program. She was a part of the Hospitalist Training Program, and plans to work as hospitalist after residency. She works to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in her clinical, educational and quality improvement work. Outside of the hospital, Kate enjoys spending time with her wife, Lisa, traveling abroad, hiking, dancing, reading, and telling her dogs what good girls they are.