Meet the Fellows 2020-2021

Welcome to the Department of Neurology


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Ryan Kammeyer, MD

Ryan was born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and received his undergraduate and Master’s degrees in Biomedical Engineering at Purdue University before attending med school at Indiana University. The strong community within the CU Pediatrics program and the growing Global Neurology program are what drew him to pursue child neurology residency at Children’s Hospital Colorado. He’s excited to join the training program in Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology at the University of Colorado, to improve the care of children and adults with these diseases. Ryan, his wife and son enjoy hiking in the mountains, rock-climbing, spending time in Denver’s parks, and trying new restaurants and breweries.

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Baber Khan, MD

Baber Khan grew up in California and attended the University of California, San Francisco medical school. He then completed his medical internship and neurology residency at the University of Michigan, where he was chief resident. Baber is excited to move back west to Denver to complete his neuroimmunology fellowship. In his spare time, Baber loves the outdoors and is excited to explore the many hiking and skiing opportunities Colorado has to offer!

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Adam Hartman, MD

Adam was born and raised in Austin, Texas and received his B.A. in Political Science from Rice University. He then went to medical school at UTMB Galveston before completing his residency in neurology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Adam has particular interests in stroke, palliative care and medical education of both medical students and residents. His other hobbies include running and doing anything active and outside along with trying new restaurants/foods at every turn.

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Alex Baumgartner, MD

Alex was born and raised just outside Denver in Lakewood, CO. He obtained his Bachelor's degree in Mathematics and Biology at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA, then moved east to attend medical school at Brown University. He completed his medical internship and neurology residency in Boston at Harvard Medical School/Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, where he served as chief resident in his final year. Outside the hospital, he enjoys playing and watching basketball, crossword puzzles, and exploring all that beautiful Colorado has to offer.

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Jennifer Evan, MD

Jennifer was born in Chicago and grew up in Northwest Indiana. She completed a Bachelor's in Liberal Studies from Purdue University and attended medical school at Indiana University. She has spent the last four years exploring the mid-Atlantic region while completing Neurology residency at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Her clinical interests include International Medicine, medical education, and the potential of art therapy in the treatment of chronic diseases and neuro-rehabilitation for improving quality of life. In her free time she enjoys landscape painting, a skill which she has been honing for 15 years, hiking, cooking - especially Mediterranean and vegetarian cuisine, traveling, feeding and/or rescuing stray cats, and is an avid gardening enthusiast. She is excited to be moving westward to be closer to family and to furthering her knowledge in Headache Medicine.

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Amanda Kennedy, MD

Amanda was born in Colorado, and moved to Texas as a child. She graduated from University of Texas at Austin with a BS in Biology, and from the University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio with her MD and MPH degrees. After finishing medical school, she returned to Colorado and completed her medical internship and neurology residency at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, serving as Chief Resident in her final year. She is excited to further her training by focusing on neuromuscular neurology and clinical neuromuscular pathology. Outside of work she enjoys cooking, exploring new trails with her dog, and spending time with her family and friends.

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Chad Bush, MD

Chad was raised in a small town in south Mississippi. He spent his first two years of undergraduate studies at the University of Southern Mississippi, where he participated in an international exchange program with the University of Exeter in southwest England. Upon return to the states, he took time away from undergraduate studies for more wandering and reflection, but eventually settled in one of the best cities on earth, New Orleans, where he completed his B.S. in Chemistry at the University of New Orleans. He then attended Tulane University, where he earned his medical degree as well as an M.P.H. in Epidemiology. He and his partner were then drawn westward, and he completed residency in Neurology at the University of Colorado. While he maintained diverse clinical interests during residency, including particular interest in the care of the underserved, he discovered special interest in central neurophysiology and electroencephalography, and found that the care of patients with seizures and epilepsy was especially rewarding. As such, he is very excited to complete his fellowship in Epilepsy at the University of Colorado. Outside of work, he enjoys spending time with his partner and friends, wine tasting, skiing, camping, exploring the high country (occasionally by foot), and travel within and outside of Colorado.

 

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Michael Korsmo, MD

Michael hails from Minnesota and attended Medical School at Tulane in New Orleans followed by residency training at UPMC in Pittsburgh. His academic interests include medical education, expanding care to underserved communities and global health. In his free time, Michael enjoys music performance (guitar and keys), photography, brewing and hiking.

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Tara Carlisle, MD

Tara was born and raised in Grand Junction, Colorado. As a pre-medical student at the University of Colorado Boulder, she worked with researcher and educator William B. Wood, Ph.D., in his C. elegans developmental biology lab. After completing her B.A. in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, she joined the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus. She completed her Ph.D. in the Neuroscience Program studying activity dependent processes in the developing spinal cord of Danio rerio (zebrafish) with Angeles B. Ribera, Ph.D. Following medical school, she stayed with the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus for an internal medicine internship, then moved across country to Boston to complete a neurology residency with the Partners Neurology Program at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital in association with Harvard Medical School. She is now excited to cultivate both clinical and research future in Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry with the University of Colorado. Outside of work, she enjoys crafting (i.e., visual art, furniture refinishing/refurbishment, jewelry), outdoor activities (i.e., camping, hiking, skiing), playing board games, trying new foods, and spending time with her husband and son.

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Kyle Coleman, MD

Kyle was born and raised in southern Indiana near Louisville, Kentucky. He went to Purdue University where he received a BS in biology and later received a MS in biology from Purdue as well. He then began his medical training at Indiana University School of Medicine where his interest in neurology developed and where he remained to complete his residency training. He is excited to move to Colorado to become a fellow for the Neuroinfectious Disease/Autoimmune Neurology departments. In his free time Kyle enjoys hiking, reading classic fiction, and being active with his church in the community.

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Rebecca Pollard, MD

Rebecca received her bachelor's degree in psychology and neuroscience at Princeton University. She went to medical school at the University of Colorado where she stayed for neurology residency and served as chief resident in her final year. She was a former competitive ice skater who is now an avid skier and hiker. She also enjoys going to concerts and musical theater, reading fiction, playing board games, and spending time with her husband and dog.