Braidie Campbell, MD is originally from Surrey, British Columbia and first moved to the US to attend Amherst College for her undergraduate education. She stayed out East for her medical training at Tufts University but jumped at the opportunity to inch her and her family West to the mountains & sunshine for residency. During residency, she worked on outcomes research in Acute on Chronic Liver Failure and plans to pursue a fellowship in Gastroenterology & Hepatology after her chief year. Braidie loves all things outdoors, including hiking, biking, mountain sports in the winter, and lake sports in the summer. Her newest outdoor passions are bike rides and playground sessions with her now 15-month-old son, Aidan, and husband, Rory. They are all avid sports fans but the jury is still out on whether or not their son will be a Bruins or Avs fan!
Meryl Colton, MD, MSc, grew up in Niwot, CO, and completed her undergraduate at Duke University and Master of Science in Public Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health before moving back to Colorado for medical school and residency. She is passionate about personalized treatment of hematologic malignancies and ameliorating disparities in hematology/oncology. After her chief year, she plans to pursue a fellowship in hematology/oncology. When not in the hospital, she enjoys cooking, baking with her sourdough starter, caring for her many indoor plants, and planning outdoor adventures.
Dante Mesa, MD, grew up in a small rural town in the southwest corner of Kansas called Garden City. After graduating high school a shade early he attended the University of Kansas as a first-generation college student. He obtained a degree in Organismal Biology and set off to Chicago for medical school. After receiving his MD from the University of Illinois at Chicago he set his sights on a place he always wanted to be and landed a residency spot at the University of Colorado. He spent time in the Categorical track and the Clinician Educator pathway to continue stoking his passion for medical education. During residency, he found a love for the ICU and is ecstatic to pursue a fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care. His research interests include the LGBTQ+ and Minority trainee experience and building curriculums for improving education on microaggressions in healthcare. When he's not in the hospital he likes to play video games, board games with friends, eat good food in Denver and spend time with his husband Daniel (a Pediatric EM fellow!) and his two-year-old dog Sylvia.
Yunan Nie, MD, was born in Jinan, China, and immigrated to the United States when she was a child, growing up in five different states before settling in Pittsburgh, PA. She attended undergraduate and medical school at Cornell in New York before moving to Colorado to complete her internal medicine residency at the University of Colorado in the Categorical Track. She couples matched with her significant other, John, who is a chief resident in Psychiatry. During residency, she continued to develop her interests in medical education and research, with a focus on lung cancer. After her Chief year, she is looking forward to pursuing a hematology/oncology fellowship. Outside of the hospital, she enjoys baking and cooking, leisurely hikes, and trying to coax her cat Nyx to learn tricks.
Cara Saxon, MD, grew up in Gig Harbor, Washington, and attended the University of Montana for her undergraduate education. She returned to the beautiful Pacific Northwest for medical school at the University of Washington before returning to the Rockies for residency in Colorado. She started her residency journey in the primary care track with a special interest in women's health. As she continued her training, she shifted her focus to pursue cardiology with all her heart (no pun intended) with an emphasis on gender disparities in cardiometabolic risk factor modification. After her Chief year, she will pursue a fellowship in cardiology and plans to continue improving the culture of medicine for women in cardiology as an academic clinician. Outside of medicine she enjoys running, baking, knitting, playing pickleball, trying the best ice cream spots in Denver, and spending time with her husband, Michael, and 4-month-old son, Carson.
Emily Scott, MD/MPH, grew up on the Olympic Peninsula and in North Central Washington State. She went to Washington State University for undergraduate and the University of Washington for medical school. She was a part of the Primary Care Track and will continue as a primary care physician after residency. She loves working with urban underserved communities, especially people experiencing homelessness, and is excited to integrate community health and engagement into medical education. Outside of the hospital, Emily loves mountain biking, commuting on her e-bike, cross-country skiing, printmaking, and reading about animals.
Tiffany Gardner, MD, grew up in Jefferson, Oregon, and attended Oregon Health and Sciences University for medical school prior to moving to Colorado to complete her internal medicine training at CU in the Hospitalist Training Program. She has worked throughout her residency to obtain her Certificate of Completion in Critical Care Ultrasonography and continues to work with CU faculty to develop and implement Point-of-Care ultrasound training for the housestaff. She plans to pursue a Pulmonary and Critical Care fellowship after her Chief year. She moved to Colorado with her husband, Dylan, and their 7-year-old miniature Aussie, Scooby. Outside of the hospital, you'll find Tiffany hiking, spending time with friends, and exploring the local food scene.