Dr. Venci completed her undergraduate education at Washington University in St. Louis where she also had the opportunity to study abroad in Santiago, Chile and become fluent in Spanish. She later returned home to Chicago to attend medical school and pursue a Med-Peds residency training. In 2010, Dr. Venci completed her Chief year as a resident at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and moved to Denver to become a Primary Care Clinician at Denver Health. She has been an integral player in the Med-Peds program at the University of Colorado since it’s inception in 2013 and has served as the Clinic Director, Associate Program Director and now Program Director.
Carolina Gutierrez, MD
Associate Program Director
Instructor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Primary Care Physician Denver Health
Dr. Carolina Gutierrez is an attending physician at Denver Health practicing primary care for adults and children. She was born and raised in Peru and then immigrated to Texas. She completed her undergraduate education at Texas Women's University and her medical school training at the University of Texas Southwestern School of Medicine.
She left Texas and moved to Colorado to complete a combined residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Colorado where she was involved in the program's efforts in recruitment, advocacy and diversity and inclusion. She graduated the summer of 2020 and is board certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics and practices Primary Care at Denver Health providing care for an underserved population.
As faculty, she serves as Associate Program Director for the residency program and is involved in education, curriculum development and serves as mentor and faculty sponsor for ongoing advocacy, and DEI efforts. She loves salsa dancing, yoga, the great outdoors, and spending time with her family.
Associate Program Director
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Med-Peds Hospitalist, UCHealth University of Colorado, Children's Hospital of Colorado
Dr. Manning grew up in the small town of Columbia, North Carolina and earned his undergraduate and medical degrees at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He decided to exchange the Appalachian Mountains for the Rockies in 2014, and joined the very first Med-Peds residency class at the University of Colorado. Aaron became hooked on the Colorado lifestyle during residency, and decided to stay in Denver after graduating. He now works as a Med-Peds Hospitalist, splitting his time between Children’s Hospital Colorado and UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital.
Aaron has been a part of the CU Med-Peds Core Faculty since graduating from the program, and joined the leadership team in 2020 as an APD. His academic interests include Point-of-Care Ultrasound, curriculum design, and coaching/mentorship.
In his free time, Aaron enjoys spending time with his wife, Hadley, and three children, Madeline, Jack, and Savannah. Like most Coloradans, he enjoys hiking and camping in the summer and skiing as well as snowboarding in the winter. He’s also an avid basketball fan (with a few Denver recreational league championships he can brag about) and a Tar Heel sports diehard.
Akemi joined the Division of General Internal
Medicine and worked for the Primary Care Internal Medicine Program as a
coordinator. After 10 years, she had an opportunity to move to the
Internal Medicine–Pediatric Residency Program. She enjoys working with the med-peds residents and continuing to be a part of the residency education within the Med/Peds family!