Meet the Residents

Department of Neurology


Class of 2020

 

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Chad K. Bush, MD, MPH

Tulane University School of Medicine

 

​​Hometown: Chad was raised in South Mississippi, but grew up in New Orleans

Undergraduate School: University of New Orleans

Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine

Areas of Interest in Neurology: Vascular/stroke, epilepsy, neurocritical care, neurologic emergencies....many and varied

Hobbies: Traveling - usually back to New Orleans. Exploring Colorado and the Southwest is a growing interest

Why Chad Chose the University of Colorado: There is a real connection between residents and everyone is supportive of one another. The program is growing, and as it grows, the directors and chiefs really take into account wh​at residents would like to see happen. The faculty are first rate and very open and supportive, and there are some real opportunities for mentorship

 

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Tracy Chang, MD

​New York Medical College

 

Hometown: Port Jefferson, New York & Taoyuan, Taiwan

Undergraduate School: MIT

Medical School: New York Medical College

Areas of Interest in Neurology: Neurorehabilitation, Behavior Neurology

Hobbies: Cooking, swimming, watching crime drama

Why Tracy Chose the University of Colorado: I fell in love with the program on the day of the interview! I was impressed by the extremely smart and fun group of residents, passionate faculty and all the opportunities the program has to offer. I am confident I will obtain a well-rounded training in Neurology and further cultivate my specialized interests at the University of Colorado.​

 

 

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Louis Di Salvo, MD

Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine

 

Hometown: Oxford, New York

Undergraduate School: Wells College

Medical School: The Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine

Areas of Interest in Neurology: Movement Disorder, EMG, Sleep Medicine

Hobbies: Sketching, hiking, but most importantly playing with my cat, Max!!

Why Louis Chose the University of Colorado: A truly unequaled location to train and live. Diverse patient population with a myriad of neurologic problems. The residents, attendings, and staff are delightful and consistently supportive

 

 

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Markus Hannan, MD

University of Colorado School of Medicine

 

Hometown: Markus was born in Germany and moved to  Colorado Springs when he was nine, along with his parents and twin brother.

Undergraduate School: Markus attended Colorado College and obtained a degree in neuroscience, after which he pursued neuroscience research at the National Institutes of Health for two years

Medical School: University of Colorado School of Medicine

Areas of Interest in Neurology: Neurohospitalist and Neuro-infectious Disease

Hobbies: Markus is passionate about public health and healthcare reform. He spends his free time enjoying Colorado's nature and social life, and draws strength from his close family and good friends.

Why Markus Chose the University of Colorado: This is his alma mater and his home. Why would he leave?

 

 

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Amanda Kennedy, MD, MPH

University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio

 

Hometown: Georgetown, Texas

Undergraduate School: University of Texas at Austin

Medical School: University of Texas School of Medicine at San Antonio

Areas of Interest in Neurology: Still narrowing down her subspecialty

Hobbies: Reading, cooking, hiking with her husband and friends

Why Amanda Chose the University of Colorado: Since she is still narrowing down her subspecialty option, it was important for her to choose a residency that provided exposure to sevreal different areas of neurology. Additionally, she was impressed by the strong working relationships and friendships between the residents and faculty members, and knew that would make a great environment for training.

 

 

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Caroline E. Olvera, MD

Rush Medical College of Rush University Medical Center

 

Hometown: Chicago, Illinois

Undergraduate School: University of Illinois at Chicago

Medical School: Rush Medical College

Areas of Interest in Neurology: Neuro-oncology, epilepsy, behavioral neurology

Hobbies: Dogs, Chicago Cubs/Bears, brains, being outside.

Why Caroline Chose the University of Colorado: Sunlight, mountains, smart and friendly people

 

 

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Rebecca Pollard, MD

University of Colorado School of Medicine

 

Hometown: Laurel, Maryland

Undergraduate School: Princeton University

Medical School: University of Colorado School of Medicine

Areas of Interest in Neurology: Stroke, neurohospitalist, neurocritical care

Hobbies: Ice skating, doing things on mountains (skiing down mountains, climbing up mountains, biking on mountains), going to concerts and muscial theater

Why Rebecca Chose the University of Colorado: Great people, great training, great location

 

Class of 2021

 

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Jarrett Leech, MD

Tufts University School of Medicine

 

​​Hometown: Richmond, Virginia

Undergraduate School: Brown University

Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine

Areas of Interest in Neurology: Behavioral and Neuro-immunology

Hobbies: Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, Soccer, Cooking, Chess, Biking and Travel

Why Jarrett Chose the University of Colorado: Jarrett spent a month as a visiting fourth year medical student at the University of Colorado and was impressed by quality of teaching and the diversity of pathology on the neurology service. He connected with the residents and was enamored by the offerings of Denver and surrounding outdoors. Over that month he saw that the program fostered the development of a strong foundation while encouraging the freedom to explore the expanding niches within the field.

 

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Steven Lenio, MD

Case Western Reserve University

 

Hometown: Grand Rapids, Michigan

Undergraduate School: University of Michigan

Medical School: Case Western Reserve University

Areas of Interest in Neurology: Neuro-behavioral, Movement Disorder, Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke

Hobbies: Playing guitar, record collecting, reading, running, hopefully soon skiing

Why Steven Chose the University of Colorado: Steven is not entirely sure which direction his career will take him, so he chose the University of Colorado for the breadth of resources and exposure to multiple practice settings (academic, VA, county hospital) that will leave him well prepared whether he chooses to pursue a more research-oriented academic career, education, or private practice. On his interview day, Steven said that everyone he met seemed fun and easy to get along with (which held to be true when he got here in July). And of course, the location doesn't hurt. This is a place where Steven says he can work hard and get great training without sacrificing his happiness and well-being.

 

 

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Jerica Lomax, DO

Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

 

Hometown: Pacifica, California

Undergraduate School: University of California - Los Angeles

Medical School: Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine

Areas of Interest in Neurology: Neuro-oncology

Hobbies: Photography, Traveling, Reading, Food

Why Jerica Chose the University of Colorado: There is a great balance here between academic and community medicine that lends itself the opportunity for exposure to a diverse population of patients with interesting pathology. Just as importantly, she found the faculty and staff to be truly supportive of the residents and invested in their well-being and overall happiness. Jerica says that being able to hike in the Rocky Mountain National Park or see a concert at Red Rocks on her days off is also a great bonus.

 

 

 

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Igor Malenky, MD, MS

Medical College of Georgia

 

Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia

Undergraduate School: Georgia State University

Medical School: Medical College of Georgia

Areas of Interest in Neurology: Neuro-ICU, Neuroimmunology, Stroke

Hobbies: Traveling Internationally, hiking in the mountains, exercising/running

Why Igor Chose the University of Colorado: Igor did an away rotation here at the University of Colorado and really enjoyed the people he got to work with. The education seemed amazing and the support from all the staff made it seem like the perfect place to train. The location was also an amazing draw.

 

 

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Brent Morel, MD

Tufts University School of Medicine, Maine Track

 

Hometown: Burlington, Vermont

Undergraduate School: Emory University

Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine, Maine Track

Areas of Interest In Neurology: Neurocritical Care, Neurointervention, Stroke

Hobbies: Brent spends any free day (or even just a free afternoon) up in the mountains. He would ski everyday if he could, but he'll settle for hiking and his new hobby, mountain biking, in the summer. He also loves taking advantage of all the national forests in finding the perfect camping spot. In spite of Denver's lack of ocean locale, he is making a concerted effort to find swimming holes around Colorado. He also enjoys International travel and paddling.

Why Brent Chose the University of Colorado: With its enormous catchment area, Colorado avails residents of all types of patients and in all subspecialties. Academically, he values a well-rounded education as a building block for future specialization and to that end Colorado also has an excellent Internal Medicine program that you can participate in as a prelim. Faculty and fellow residents are all friendly and like-minded, so when you want to talk about that picturesque hike you took last weekend with your dog and the killer IPA at the brewery afterwards, everybody has their own similar story to contribute.

 

 

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Monica Petluru, MD

University of Texas Southwestern

 

Hometown: San Antonio, Texas

Undergraduate School: UT San Antonio

Medical School: UT Southwestern

Areas of Interest in Neurology: Neuromuscular, Neuro-ophthalmology, Sleep Neurology

Hobbies: Hiking, Stargazing, Traveling, Reading

Why Monica Chose the University of Colorado: There is a wide variety of neurology sub-specialties represented at the University of Colorado, and the faculty and residents are incredibly supportive. Plus, it's wonderful to have quick access to the mountains on your days off.

 

 

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David Stevens, MD

University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

 

Hometown:  Fort Worth, Texas

Undergraduate School: University of Tulsa

Medical School: University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

Areas of Interest In Neurology: Movement Disorders, Neurohospitalist

Hobbies: Basketball, tennis, hiking, traveling (with all this free time in residency), binge-watching Netflix

Why David Chose the University of Colorado: When he is falling down the ski slopes and causing panic in the crowds, he can just say "sorry I'm from Texas" and everyone understands; great hiking that is just an hour away; plenty of great parks and outdoor areas in the city as well, and the weather has been amazing so far.

 

 

 

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Cherry Yu, MD

Medical College of Georgia

 

Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia (born and raised in Taiwan)

Undergraduate School: Georgia Institute of Technology

Medical School: Medical College of Georgia

Areas of Interest in Neurology: Movement Disorder, Neurocognitive, Neuroimmunology and Infectious Disease

Hobbies: Trying new restaurants and breweries, hiking, traveling, playing badminton, photography, cooking

Why Cherry Chose the University of Colorado: Cherry was really impressed with the changes that were made towards the curriculum after hearing residents' feedback. She feels like residents are well advocated and supported, and everyone in the program is really friendly. Additionally, the program is well balanced in many different subspecialties in neurology and offers great opportunities and resources for research. Lastly, the wonderful nature of Colorado makes it really easy to go on a hike or on a weekend trip allowing for quick escapes from residency.

 
 

Class of 2022

 

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Anthony Declusin, MD

Medical College of Wisconsin

 

​​Hometown: Camarillo, CA

Undergraduate School: University of California Santa Barbara

Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin

Areas of Interest in Neurology: Behavioral Neurology, Neuro-intensive Care, Stroke

Hobbies: Live music, playing guitar, snowboarding, physical fitness, watching sports, home-brew beer, video-board games

Why Anthony Chose the University of Colorado: The people are what really sold me on the neurology residency program. Everyone is genuinely happy to be a part of it and get along well together. The flexibility of the curriculum along with the wide variety of clinical exposure and fellowship opportunities are great characteristics of the program, as well. In addition to all of that, Denver is an amazing and youthful city with a very vibrant food and beer scene along with access to some of the best snowboarding and hiking in the US. I could not imagine better ways to spend my days off than that.

 

 

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Jordan Gallegos, MD

Emory University School of Medicine

 

Hometown: Fort Collins, Colorado

Undergraduate School: Auburn University

Medical School: Emory University School of Medicine

Areas of Interest in Neurology: Epilepsy, Neuromuscular, and Cognitive Neurology

Hobbies: Soccer, Basketball, Hiking, Mountain biking, Skiing, Whitewater rafting. Pretty much anything that I can do under the beautiful Colorado sun before hitting up a microbrewery. I also enjoy cooking New Mexican cuisine and salsa dancing.

Why Jordan Chose the University of Colorado: Great weather, great people, great program. Colorado has always been my home, but I fell in love with the program due to the wide exposure to subspecialties within Neurology, the great culture within the department, and the top-notch facilities. Proximity to the best green chile, breweries, and mountains in the country was just a plus.

 

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Madeline Garza, MD

Chicago Medical School

 

Hometown: Boulder, CO

Undergraduate School: DePaul University

Medical School: Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

Areas of Interest in Neurology: Movement disorders and Neuro-oncology

Hobbies: hiking and exploring the great outdoors, watching sports, traveling, drawing

Why Madeline Chose the University of Colorado: I spent a month rotating in the outpatient neurology clinics at at the University of Colorado as a visiting fourth year student and was very impressed with the quality of teaching by the faculty in the different subspecialty clinics. I was exposed to a wide variety of neurological pathology and was able to get a sense of the supportive community that Colorado fosters for its residents. I'm also originally from Colorado and was excited about the prospect of moving back home!​

 

 

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Anthony Harrington, MD

University of Kansas School of Medicine

 

Hometown: Overland Park, KS

Undergraduate School: University of Colorado at Boulder

Medical School: University of Kansas School of Medicine

Areas of Interest in Neurology: Movement disorders, Neuromuscular, Neuro-hospitalist, Education   

Hobbies: Hiking, Reading, Teaching and being outside.

Why Anthony Chose the University of Colorado: I went to CU for undergraduate school coming out of the US Marine Corps and fell in love with the state. The outdoor life along with the culture are two things that really made me want to come back here to stay one day. During my fourth year, I visited CU for a month-long Neurology rotation and was amazed by the quality of the program and the people therein. I already knew that I wanted to come back to Colorado but the interactions between the residents and faculty really sealed the deal for me. The program is also within a wonderful medical campus that has the medical school attached to it, which gives me the chance to stay and teach within academics as I explore my future as a physician.

 

 

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Brooke Heffernan, MD

University of Kansas School of Medicine

 

Hometown: Lenexa, KS

Undergraduate School: Bethel College

Medical School: University of Kansas School of Medicine

Areas of Interest In Neurology: Behavioral and Movement Disorders

Hobbies: running, hiking, yoga, painting, eating food

Why Brooke Chose the University of Colorado: I've grown up going to Colorado every summer, and have enjoyed all of it's beauty and opportunity for outdoor activities. I was lucky enough to find a Denver native to marry who had the same desire that I did to return. I met the greatest people at my interview in Colorado, and felt like I really connected with the residents and faculty. It is a great program with strengths in my areas of interest!

 

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Sung (David) Jeon, MD

University of Rochester School of Medicine

 

Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia

Undergraduate School: Amherst College

Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine

Areas of Interest in Neurology: Neuropalliative, Stroke, Neuromuscular

Hobbies: Running, Reading, Wine tasting

Why Dave Chose the University of Colorado: The residents and the faculty members are engaging, curious, and caring individuals who share the love for neurology. It is a program that continually strives to make improvements to further the education and quality of life for the residents. I also value the autonomy that the attendings allow for their residents as well as the balanced lifestyle in and outside the clinical care setting.

 

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Caitlin Moore, MD

Medical College of Wisconsin

 

Hometown:  New Berlin, WI

Undergraduate School: University of Wisconsin- Madison

Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin

Areas of Interest In Neurology: Neurocritical Care, Interventional, the interface between neurology and psychiatry - specifically addiction psychiatry

Hobbies: Soccer, skiing/snowboarding, hot yoga, and traveling

Why Caitlin Chose the University of Colorado: Having interests in many different areas of neurology I was impressed by the wide variety of neurology sub-specialties that were well represented at the University of Colorado. I was also drawn to the program by its diverse patient population, multiple training sites, and extremely collegial environment. Additionally, I have an academic curiosity about the intersection between neurology and addiction psychiatry and I was extremely impressed by the strong relationship between the Neurology and Psychiatry Departments at the University of Colorado. Denver of course is an excellent place to live, offering endless activities for all things outdoors!

 

 

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Andrew Wolf, MD

University of Colorado School of Medicine

 

Hometown: Phoenix, Arizona

Undergraduate School: Arizona State University

Medical School: University of Colorado School of Medicine

Areas of Interest in Neurology: neuroimmunology, neuro-oncology, and behavioral neurology

Hobbies: non-fiction, music, baseball, college basketball, travel

Why Andrew Chose the University of Colorado: It offered a chance to continue my training in a program with great leadership and a welcoming culture. Overall, the department is well-rounded with strong clinical training in all subspecialty areas as well as a broad array of research and other academic opportunities.  Plus Denver is a nice place to be!

 

Class of 2023

 

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Ross Crandall, MD

University of Colorado School of Medicine

 

​​Hometown: St. Paul, MN

Undergraduate School: University of Minnesota – Twin Cities

Medical School: University of Colorado School of Medicine

Areas of Interest in Neurology: Epilepsy, Movement, Behavioral, Medical Education

Hobbies: Die-hard Minnesota Vikings fan, vinyl records, podcasts, (ice) fishing, thoughtful and friendly conversations

Why Ross Chose the University of Colorado: As a medical student here, I was lucky to get an inside perspective on how great the program was. Unique, inquisitive, supportive, friendly faculty. Passionate, personable, down-to-earth residents. An ideal catchment area for common and rare conditions. An amazing city. It truly feels like home here, and it was an obvious choice.

 

 

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Kelsey Eklund, MD

University of Oklahoma College of Medicine

 

​Hometown: Wichita, KS

Undergraduate School: Denison University

Medical School: University of Oklahome College of Medicine

Areas of Interest in Neurology: Headache, Neuropalliative Care, Stroke, Neuroimmunology​ 

Hobbies: Running, hiking, traveling to state and national parks, listening to podcasts, watching documentaries, petting any and every dog I meet

Why Kelsey Chose the University of Colorado: While spending a month at the University of Colorado as a visiting forth-year medical student, I came to appreciate the unique opportunities present for training neurologist here. On an academic level, the exposure to diverse disease pathology is unparalleled due to the multi-state catchment area of the hospital. Further, quality teaching is an obvious faculty priority while exceptional exposure to all of the subspecialties within the field is a given. Most importantly, though, I valued the overall supportive culture of the program with the close-knit resident community, the approachable attendings, and the emphasis placed on well-being. 

 

 

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Morgan Farley, MD

Indiana University School of Medicine 

 

Hometown: Littleton, CO

Undergraduate School: Creighton University

Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine 

Areas of Interest in Neurology: Behavioral and Neuro-immunology 

Hobbies: Hiking, Cooking, Travel, Craft Beer, Time with my husband and our French Bulldog

 Why Morgan Chose the University of Colorado: I was immediately drawn to the program on interview day. Everyone was genuine and easy to talk to. It was clear that the the University of Colorado would provide me with a comprehensive training in all areas of neurology within a welcoming culture that embodies a strong dedication to education and individual development. It is remarkable to have found such a well-rounded program in the beautiful state where I grew up. My husband and I are lucky to have a support network of family and friends already established close by. In addition to my professional development, I look forward to enjoying amazing hiking and unique craft beer with old and new friends.

 

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Jaisyn Glickman, MD

Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University

 

Hometown: Delray Beach, FL

Undergraduate School: Florida State University

Medical School: Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University

Areas of Interest in Neurology: Undecided. Interested in a variety of specialties: Epilepsy, Neuroimmunology, Neurooncology, Behavior. As well as focuses in Education, Research, and International work. 

Hobbies: Traveling, Yoga, Hiking, Camping, Paddle boarding, Cooking/Eating, Reading, Painting 

Why Jaisyn Chose the University of Colorado: I had heard amazing things about the neurology program before I applied for residency all of which was confirmed and exceeded while here for my interview. Everyone I met was so down to earth, there was a genuine camaraderie within the department, and you could tell everyone was happy to be here. There are so many sub-specialties and various opportunities offered and the faculty are passionate and supportive. The location is also a huge draw. Colorado offers endless amount of activities that really allow for a great work life balance

 

 

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Kyle Jenkins, MD

Tulane University School of Medicine

 

Hometown: Brandon, MS

Undergraduate School: Rhodes College (Memphis, TN)

Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine

Areas of Interest In Neurology: Undecided subspecialty but considering various outpatient fields (Neuroimmunology, Movement, Behavior...many more), Education, Intersection of neurology and public health

Hobbies: Anything while being in the great outdoors- running, biking hiking, camping, water sports, spending time with my dogs

Why Kyle Chose the University of Colorado: As an undifferentiated future neurologist, the breadth of subspecialties offered and depth of faculty within all fields were remarkable. On interview day, the residents and faculty were all engaging, friendly, honest, and communicative. There is a palpable sense that the residents are happy, feel heard, and drive changes within the program. Geographic location also factored into my decision, as I desired to move further west, and the outdoor recreational opportunities in the Denver surrounding area are unparalleled.

 

 

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Ashley Madera, MD

Rush Medical College of Rush University Medical Center

 

Hometown: Phoenix, AZ

Undergraduate School: Ohio Wesleyan University

Medical School: Rush Medical College of Rush University Medical Center

Areas of Interest in Neurology: Movement Disorders, Neuroinfectious Disease, Neurohospitalist, Health Disparities​

Hobbies: Hiking, traveling, trying new restaurants, reading sci-fi/fantasy novels, board games, Netflix binges

Why Ashley Chose the University of Colorado: The program, the people, and the city. As a program, the University of Colorado provides access to a diverse patient population, a breadth of subspecialties and fellowships, training at multiple training sites (including VA, private, and public hospitals), and great research opportunities.  During the interview day, everyone I met was welcoming and proud to be a part of this institution and, more importantly, the residents spoke highly of the support they received from the program and faculty. Lastly, Denver is an exciting place to live with access to both mountains and city life.  

 

 

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Alexander Rajic MD

University of Colorado School of Medicine

 

Hometown:  Orange, California

Undergraduate School: UC, Irvine

Medical School: University of Colorado School of Medicine

Areas of Interest In Neurology: Behavioral and Vascular Neurology

Hobbies: Painting, Sculpting

Why Caitlin Chose the University of Colorado: Alex chose University of Colorado for Medical School to be near his older brother, who at the time was working out of Denver International Airport as a commercial airline pilot. He met his wife, another California native, during medical school and they both fell in love with the exceptional medical educational

 

 

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Ellen Snyder, MD

University of Colorado School of Medicine

 

Hometown: Sacramento, California

Undergraduate School: University of California, Berkeley

Medical School: University of Colorado School of Medicine

Areas of Interest in Neurology: Stroke, Behavioral, Neurocritical Care

Hobbies: cooking, reading, traveling, hiking/exploring

Why Ellen Chose the University of Colorado: Ellen was a student at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and had a fantastic experience at the University Hospital, particularly in her interactions with faculty and residents. She knew the training at CU would prepare her very well for fellowship and beyond as it offered a wide breadth of clinical training in many neurological subspecialties. On top of this, Ellen has family in Colorado and has enjoyed the abundant beauty of the state – and wanted to continue exploring!

 

Class of 2024

 

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Arminius Caldwell, MD

University of Illinois College of Medicine

 

Hometown: Wayne City, Illinois

Undergraduate School: University of Illinois 

Medical School: University of Illinois College of Medicine

Areas of Interest in Neurology: Vascular Neurology, Neuro Critical Care, Interventional Neuroradiology

Hobbies: Basketball, fitness, golf, brewing, nature documentaries, dog walking, Nintendo 64

Why Arminius Chose the University of Colorado: I was drawn to the University of Colorado initially by the outstanding credentials and opportunities that are offered by the program, as well as the amazing weather/nature that the Denver area offers. I decided to stay because of the people. The program promotes a learning environment based on respect and an easy-going attitude, but does so while keeping an emphasis on top notch Neurology education and training.

 

 

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Nicole Caunt, DO

University North Texas HSC, College of Osteopathic Medicine

 

Hometown: Austin, Texas

Undergraduate School: University of Texas at Dallas

Medical School: University North Texas HSC, College of Osteopathic Medicine

Areas of Interest in Neurology: Neuro-Oncology and Headache Medicine

Hobbies: Abstract painting, hiking, ice skating, baking desserts with friends and family, true crime podcasts, and spending time with my cats.

Why Nicole Chose the University of Colorado: I immediately connected with the residents and faculty on interview day. Everyone was easy to talk to, and there was a true sense of camaraderie. I could tell the residents genuinely enjoyed spending time with each other. It was clear that the program is very supportive and will provide me with an amazing education. Additionally, Colorado is a beautiful place to live and explore.

 

 

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Mallory Lowe, MD

Louisiana State University School of Medicine

 

​​Hometown: Powder Springs, Georgia

Undergraduate School: Tulane University

Medical School: Louisiana State University School of Medicine

Areas of Interest in Neurology: Autoimmune, Neuro-Infectious, Stroke/Vascular, Neuro-ICU

Hobbies: Cooking and baking, my dog Moose and playing fetch with her, traveling and experiencing new places, soccer and working out/being active, reading and catching up on the latest fiction novels with a focus on mystery/thrillers!

Why Mallory Chose the University of Colorado: I truly felt such a good vibe when I interviewed here. I felt like I would have such a supportive faculty who not only would have the resources but would have the desire to help a young Neurologist reach their career goals. I was excited about the prospect of Denver but was even more excited about the program and the resources I would be offered!

 

 

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Anatevka (Tevy) Ribeiro, MD

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

 

​​Hometown: Warrenton, Virginia

Undergraduate School: University of Virginia

Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Areas of Interest in Neurology: Undecided but considering Neuro-Oncology, Critical Care, and Movement Disorders.

Hobbies: Experimental cooking and baking, singing, going to concerts, writing and the great outdoors!

Why Anatevka Chose the University of Colorado: The people were the biggest draw! The kind and friendly manner of the faculty and the residents made the University of Colorado feel like a second home. The Neurology training is excellent with exposure to many sub-specialties and diverse patient population. The location is unparalleled for outdoor activities, natural beauty, good food, and a great music scene.

 

 

 

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Steve Savinoff, MD

Ohio State University College of Medicine

 

​​Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Undergraduate School: California State University - Los Angeles

Medical School: Ohio State University College of Medicine

Areas of Interest in Neurology: Undecided but considering Neuropalliative, Neuroimmunology/Neuroinfectious, Headache, and Behavioral.

Hobbies: Baking, trying new restaurants, and games (board games, card games, video games).

Why Steve Chose the University of Colorado: I loved my interview at the program. It felt like every faculty member wanted nothing but the best for the residents and took great pride in helping educate the next generation of neurologists. At the same time, the faculty and other residents felt down-to-earth. The breadth of sub-specialties offered and the beauty of Denver and its surrounding area also factored into my decision.

 

 

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Barrie Schmitt, MD

University of Alabama School of Medicine

 

​​Hometown: Birmingham, Alabama

Undergraduate School: Centre College

Medical School: University of Alabama School of Medicine

Areas of Interest in Neurology: Neuroimmunology, MS, Headache, Neuropalliative Care.

Hobbies: Alabama football (roll tide!), running, hiking, ceramics, travel, baking.

Why Barrie Chose the University of Colorado: I felt at home at the University of Colorado during my visiting rotation here as a fourth-year medical student. The attending physicians and residents warmly welcomed me as one of their own, and I knew I had found my people here. I saw a vibrant, intentional, and happy group of resident led by down-to-earth and accessible attendings. I also worked in Colorado before medical school, and knew I wanted to return to the West to continue exploring.

 

 

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Kristen Steslow, MD

Hofstra North Shore LIJ School of Medicine

 

​​Hometown: Blue Diamond, Nevada

Undergraduate School: University of Redlands

Medical School: Hofstra North Shore LIJ School of Medicine

Areas of Interest in Neurology: Behavioral, Movement, Neuroimmunology.

Hobbies: Reading, writing, printmaking, walking/hiking.

Why Kristen Chose the University of Colorado: I chose the University of Colorado for the integrity of its program leadership and the happiness of its residents. On my interview day, I saw genuine responsiveness to resident feedback, commitment to residents' quality of life, and active pursuit of the right balance between education and labor. I also met the kind of faculty I'd wish to pursue as mentors and began conversations I wanted very much to continue. I walked through buildings I wanted to work in, with natural light and views stretching to an expansive horizon. These more personal attractions, added to the already impressive depth and breadth of sub-specialty representation, strength in research, and extensive exposure to diverse pathologies made a powerful argument for making CU my new home.

 

 

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Elle Wade, MD

Tulane University School of Medicine

 

​​Hometown: Born in Denver but mostly grew up on Pensacola Beach, Florida

Undergraduate School: New York University

Medical School: Tulane University School of Medicine

Areas of Interest in Neurology: Interested in many sub-specialties, but particularly drawn to the intersection of Neurology and Women's Health.

Hobbies: I love the outdoors (hiking, backpacking, camping, skiing, sunshine), music and my doggo Mazie!

Why Caroline Chose the University of Colorado: The people! On interview day, I felt both at ease and inspired by the overall energy and culture of collegiality at CU. The residents and faculty are genuinely friendly, down-to-earth, engaging and intellectually curious. The program offers remarkable clinical training with extensive sub-specialty exposure - all in close proximity to the breathtaking Rocky Mountains. I am beyond stoked to return to my Colorado roots for residency!

 

 

 

Recent Graduates

 Class of 2019 Current Position
 Alexandra Atwood, MD,

Assistant Professor, Epilepsy, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Epilepsy Fellowship, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO 2019-2020

 Caroline Goldin, MD

Neuro-Oncology Fellowship, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO 2020-2022​

Movement Disorders Fellowship, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO 2019-2020​

 Isaiah Kletenik, MD

Attending Physician, Brigham and Women's Hospital

Behavioral Neurology Fellowship, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO 2018-2020

 Zachary Macchi, MD,

Assistant Professor, Behavioral Neurology, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Behavioral Neurology Fellowship, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO 2019-2020

 Ian McGuinness, MDClinical Neurophysiology and Epilepsy Fellowship, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 2019-2021
 Jakob Mrozewski, MD

Epilepsy Fellowship, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO 2020-2021

Behavioral Fellowship, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO 2018-2019

 

 

​Class of 2018​Current Position
Jeanne Feuerstein, MD

Assistant Professor, Movement Disorders, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Movement Disorders Fellowship, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO 2018-2019

Emily Forbes, DO

Assistant Professor, Movement Disorders, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Movement Disorders Fellowship, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 2018-2019​

Brandon Pope, MD

Assistant Professor, Neurology - Highlands Ranch, University of Colorado School of Medicine

Neurohospitalist Fellowship, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO 2018-2019

Gary Walker, MD

Attending Physician, The NeuroMedical Center, Baton Rouge, LA

Vascular Fellowship, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO 2018-2019

Zachary Wilson, DO

Attending Neurologist, Centura Health, Lakewood, CO

Neuromuscular Fellowship, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO 2018-2019

 

 

​Class of 2017Current Position
Samuel DeStefano, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Epilepsy, University of Colorado

Epilepsy Fellowship, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO 2017-2018

 
Asher Jones, M.D.General Neurologist, St. Mary's Hospital, Madison, Wisconsin​
Justin Persson, MD

Staff Neurologist, Avera Hospital, Sioux Falls, SD

Behavioral Neurology Fellowship, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO 2017-2018

 
Katie Rosell, MDGeneral Neurologist, Neurology Consultants of Kansas, Wichita, KS​
Sasan Salimian, MD​Epilepsy Fellowship, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH

 

​Class of 2016​Current Position

Stacy Dixon, MD

 

Assistant Professor, Neuromuscular Division University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO

Neuromuscular Fellowship, University of Colorado School of Medicine 2016-2017

Dina Galperin, MDEpilepsy Fellowship, University of Colorado School of Medicine 2016-2017
Trevor Hawkins, MD

Assistant Professor, Movement Division, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO

Movement Disorders Fellowship, University of Colorado School of Medicine 2016-2018

Cameron Ludt, MD

​Vascular Neurologist, St. David's Medical Center, Austin, TX

Vascular Fellowship, University of Colorado School of Medicine 2016-2017

Brice McConnell, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Neurobehavioral Neurology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO

Neurobehavioral Fellowship, University of Colorado School of Medicine 2016-2017

 

 

 ​Class of 2015 Current Position
 Taylor Finseth, MD  Movement Disorders Specialist, Aurora Health Care, Milwaukee, WI

Movement Disorder Fellowship, University of Colorado 2015-2016

 Jason Fleming, MD Staff Neurologist, ​Eliot Neurology Associates, Manchester, NH

Neuromuscular Fellowship, University of Colorado School of Medicine - 2015-2016

 Laura Friedlander, MD Staff ​Neurologist, CHPG Neuroscience & Spine, Centura Health Physician Group, Lakewood, CO

Epilepsy Fellowship, University of Colorado School of Medicine 2015-2016

 Cliff Hampton, MD Private Practice

Kootenai Clinic Neurology, Coeur d’Alene, ID

 Michelle Leppert, MD Assistant Professor and Neurohospitalist, Vascular Neurologist, University of Colorado School of Medicine

​Vascular Neurology Fellowship University of Colorado School of Medicine - 2015-2016

 Michael Persenaire, MD Neurologist, Memory & Brain Wellness Center at Harborview; Multiple Sclerosis Center at Northwest Hospital, UW Medicine, Seattle, WA

Behavioral Neurology Fellowship, University of Colorado School of Medicine 2015-2016

 

Class of 2014​Current Position
​​Mario Cerdan-Trevino, MD

Neurologist, Valley Baptist Physician Network Neurology Clinic, Brownsville, TX

Vascular Neurology Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University

Takamasa Higashimori, MD

Staff Neurology in Neuroendeovascular Surgery, Bronson Healthcare, Kalamazoo, MI

​Stroke and Endovascular Surgical Neuroradiology Fellowship, University of Minnesota

Peter Andreas Michas-Martin, MD

Neurologist, Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula - Montage Health, Monterey, CA

Movement Disorder Fellowship, University of Colorado  School of Medicine 2013-2014

​Alex Mohler, MD

Neuro-Oncologist, Lifespan Cancer Institute at Rhode Island, Rhode Island RI

Neuro-Oncology Fellowship, University of Colorado  School of Medicine 2013-2015

Wayne Moldovan, MDNeurologist, Houston, Texas

 

Class of 2013Current Position
Charlie Braun, MD

Neurologist, IHA Neurology Consultants, Ann Arbor, MI  

Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Haley Burke, MD

​Interventional Pain Management & Neurologist at MDPain Comprehensive Pain Management, Denver, CO

Faculty at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO

Interventional Pain Medicine Fellowship, MD Anderson Texas Medical Center, Houston, TX

Kimberly Horiuchi, MD

Neurologist (Epilepsy), ​Blue Sky Neurology, Aurora, CO

Epilepsy Fellowship, University of Colorado School of Medicine 2013-2014

Drew Kern, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Neurology, Movement Disorders, University of Colorado School of Medicine Aurora, CO

Clinical Movement Disorder Fellowship, Parkinson Society Canada's National Research Program, Toronto, Ontario, Canada 2013-2014

Angel Pulido, MD

Vascular Neurologist, St. David's HealthCare, Austin, TX

Vascular Fellowship, University of Colorado School of Medicine 2013-2014

 

 

 Class of 2012 Current Position
 ​Peter Bergmann, MD Staff Neurologist, Kaiser Permanente, Sky Ridge Medical Center

Denver, CO

 David Case, MD  Assistant Professor, Neurosurgery, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO

Neurovascular Fellowship, University of Colorado School of Medicine 2012-2013

Neuro-Critical Fellowship, University of Colorado School of Medicine 2013-2014

 Emily Lampe, MD Neurohospitalist, Blue Sky Neurology​

Staff Neurologist, Kaiser Permanente, Lone Tree, CO

 Eryn Lonnquist, MD Staff Neurologist, Kaiser Permanente, Skyline Medical Office, Denver, CO

Neurobehavioral Fellowship, University of Colorado School of Medicine 2012-2013

 Danielle McDermott, MD, MS Neurologist, Kaiser Permanente, Skyline Medical Office, Denver, CO

Assistant Professor, Epilepsy Division, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO

Epilepsy Fellowship, University of Colorado School of Medicine 2012-2013

 Wesley Reynolds, MD Neurologist, CHPG Neuroscience & Spine, Centura Health Physician Group

Lakewood, CO

 

​Class of 2011​Current Position
​L. Marius Birlea, MD

​Assistant Professor & Director of Headache and Pain Management, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO

Research Fellowship, University of Colorado School of Medicine 2011-2013

​​Adam Graham, MD

Private Practice at the Blue Sky Neurology, Swedish Medical Center

Neuromuscular Medicine Fellowship, the University of Colorado School of Medicine ​2011-2012

Aaron Haug, MD

​Private Practice at Blue Sky Neurology, Swedish Medical Center

Movement Disorders Fellowship, University of Colorado School of Medicine 2011-2012

Katie Polovitz, MD

Private Practice at Neurology of the Rockies, Parker Adventist Hospital

Epilepsy Fellowhip, University of Colorado School of Medicine 2011-2012

 

Class of 2010 Current Position
A. Brooke Allen, MDPrivate Practice, Roaring Fork Neurology, PC  Basalt, CO
Jocelyn E. Bear, MDLocum Tenens, Denver, Colorado
Nhu T. Bruce, MD

Staff Neurologist, Huntsville Memorial Hospital, Huntsville, TX​

Vascular Neurology Fellowship, University of California San Diego, San Diego, CA 2010-2011

 
Matthew West, MDAssistant Professor, Neurohospitalist Division, Associate Program Director for Neurology Residency, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, CO
Christy Young Barbee, MD

Private Practice Neurologist, UCHealth, Loveland, CO

​Staff Neurologist, Kaiser Permanente, Fort Collins, CO