Current Residents

CU OB-GYN Residency Class of 2024

Current Residents

CU OB-GYN Residency Class of 2023

Current Residents

CU OB-GYN Residency Classes of 2022 and 2024

Simone Boney, MD

East Carolina University

Simone Boney, MD

Intern


OB-GYN Interests

Medical education and DEI.


Education

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Undergrad

The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

I love the unlimited number of things that I can do outdoors.


Personal Interests

Enneagram, hiking, and trying new bakeries/restaurants.

Genna Bonfiglio, MD

University of Colorado

Genna Bonfiglio, MD

Intern


OB-GYN Interests

I'm so excited about the field of OB-GYN because it presents the unique opportunity to practice surgical care, preventative care, and advocacy, as well as care for the LGBTQ community and other underserved patient populations. I get to educate patients and health professional students alike about the intricacies OB-GYN and reproductive health. I am particularly interested in investigating and addressing health inequities that exist in reproductive healthcare through research.


Education

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Undergrad

University of Colorado School of Medicine

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

The proximity to beautiful hiking and skiing, and the food scene - there are so many good restaurants/food trucks/breweries of all kinds here!


Personal Interests

Skiing (A-basin is the best!), cooking and baking, painting, hiking, getting out to as many National Parks as I can!

Olivia Campbell, MD, MS

East Carolina University

Olivia Campbell, MD, MS

Intern


OB-GYN Interests

Fun fact - I have wanted to be an ob-gyn since I was 15 years old! I love the depth and breadth of general OB-GYN with a particular interest in eliminating racial disaparities in maternal health, comprehensive sexual education, and medical education. I am also excited to learn more about the numerous subspecialities this field has to offer at CU.


Education

North Carolina State University

Undergrad

North Carolina State University

Graduate

The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

I grew up in NC so we have always had both the beach and mountains. I love seeing the Rockies while driving around everyday and the 300 days of sunshine a year. Originally from a small town, so I am very excited to live in a "big city" with endless restaurants and things to do!


Personal Interests

I love iced coffee at all times of the year, playing with my Chihuahua, binging reality TV, and hiking. My partner and I can typically be found trying out good eats, catching a baseball game or fishing together. Also, we have a dog and cat that fill our camera rolls with endless pics!

Simone Boney, MD

Intern


OB-GYN Interests

Medical education and DEI.


Education

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Undergrad

The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

I love the unlimited number of things that I can do outdoors.


Personal Interests

Enneagram, hiking, and trying new bakeries/restaurants.

Genna Bonfiglio, MD

Intern


OB-GYN Interests

I'm so excited about the field of OB-GYN because it presents the unique opportunity to practice surgical care, preventative care, and advocacy, as well as care for the LGBTQ community and other underserved patient populations. I get to educate patients and health professional students alike about the intricacies OB-GYN and reproductive health. I am particularly interested in investigating and addressing health inequities that exist in reproductive healthcare through research.


Education

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Undergrad

University of Colorado School of Medicine

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

The proximity to beautiful hiking and skiing, and the food scene - there are so many good restaurants/food trucks/breweries of all kinds here!


Personal Interests

Skiing (A-basin is the best!), cooking and baking, painting, hiking, getting out to as many National Parks as I can!

Olivia Campbell, MD, MS

Intern


OB-GYN Interests

Fun fact - I have wanted to be an ob-gyn since I was 15 years old! I love the depth and breadth of general OB-GYN with a particular interest in eliminating racial disaparities in maternal health, comprehensive sexual education, and medical education. I am also excited to learn more about the numerous subspecialities this field has to offer at CU.


Education

North Carolina State University

Undergrad

North Carolina State University

Graduate

The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

I grew up in NC so we have always had both the beach and mountains. I love seeing the Rockies while driving around everyday and the 300 days of sunshine a year. Originally from a small town, so I am very excited to live in a "big city" with endless restaurants and things to do!


Personal Interests

I love iced coffee at all times of the year, playing with my Chihuahua, binging reality TV, and hiking. My partner and I can typically be found trying out good eats, catching a baseball game or fishing together. Also, we have a dog and cat that fill our camera rolls with endless pics!

Katherine Clements, MD

Indiana University

Katherine Clements, MD

Intern


OB-GYN Interests

I love all that a career in OB-GYN has to offer - the ability to create long-lasting relationships with women of all ages, advocate for women's health, spend time in the OR, clinic, and L&D, and so much more! I really enjoy providing care for the underserved patient populations in the community. I would say I am most interested in becoming a generalist right now, but I am looking forward to exploring the different niches of OB-GYN throughout my time as a resident.


Education

Indiana University Bloomington

Undergrad

Indiana University School of Medicine

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

What's NOT to like?! I love being able to do something outside and active year round - hiking and camping in the summer, skiing and snowboarding in the winter. The city of Denver itself also has so many delicious restaurants and fun neighborhoods and parks to explore. Not to mention the sunny weather and mountain views everywhere you look!


Personal Interests

I spend most of my free time surrounded by friends and family trying new restaurants or breweries, doing something outside, or playing (winning) charades. My passion is all things outdoors - hiking, biking, camping, kayaking, skiing, you name it. I am also an avid lover of musicals, particularly Hamilton!

Gabrielle Fangman, MD

University of Kansas

Gabrielle Fangman, MD

Intern


OB-GYN Interests

I LOVE this field! I think the nature of the physician-patient relationship in women’s health is uniquely personal and intimate and I am grateful for the opportunity to serve my patients in their most vulnerable moments. I am most interested in caring for underserved populations, gyn oncology and palliative care.


Education

Kansas State University

Undergrad

University of Kansas School of Medicine

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

Living in a large city with so much to do and explore AND being close to the mountains is a dream!


Personal Interests

I enjoy any opportunity to listen to live music, spend time outdoors, or explore a new brewery - even better if these 3 things are happening in one place! I also love spending time with loved ones, traveling, hiking, running, and baking.

Eric Helm, MD

Florida International University

Eric Helm, MD

Intern


OB-GYN Interests

I'm interested in birth justice and promoting safe, happy, and healthy births for my patients! I'm also interested in gyn-oncology, which is a really special field at the intersection of medicine, surgery, palliative care, and preventative care.


Education

Northeastern University

Undergrad

Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

The huge number of parks in the city, the eclectic vibe, and that dry, fresh mountain air.


Personal Interests

Outdoor-lite™ activities, biking, running, playing my little piano, knitting, cooking.

Kara Motley, MD

University of Kansas

Kara Motley, MD

Intern


OB-GYN Interests

Being an ob-gyn means that I get to advocate for women’s health every day! I have a strong interest in family planning and reproductive justice, and I am eager to explore other interests during residency.


Education

University of Kansas

Undergrad

University of Kansas School of Medicine

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

I am excited to be close to fun outdoor activities, especially skiing. Plus, the sun is always shining in Denver!


Personal Interests

I love to dance! My favorite styles are jazz and contemporary, and I still perform every chance I get. I am also a huge sports fan, and love cheering for KU basketball and the Kansas City Chiefs.

Katherine Clements, MD

Intern


OB-GYN Interests

I love all that a career in OB-GYN has to offer - the ability to create long-lasting relationships with women of all ages, advocate for women's health, spend time in the OR, clinic, and L&D, and so much more! I really enjoy providing care for the underserved patient populations in the community. I would say I am most interested in becoming a generalist right now, but I am looking forward to exploring the different niches of OB-GYN throughout my time as a resident.


Education

Indiana University Bloomington

Undergrad

Indiana University School of Medicine

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

What's NOT to like?! I love being able to do something outside and active year round - hiking and camping in the summer, skiing and snowboarding in the winter. The city of Denver itself also has so many delicious restaurants and fun neighborhoods and parks to explore. Not to mention the sunny weather and mountain views everywhere you look!


Personal Interests

I spend most of my free time surrounded by friends and family trying new restaurants or breweries, doing something outside, or playing (winning) charades. My passion is all things outdoors - hiking, biking, camping, kayaking, skiing, you name it. I am also an avid lover of musicals, particularly Hamilton!

Gabrielle Fangman, MD

Intern


OB-GYN Interests

I LOVE this field! I think the nature of the physician-patient relationship in women’s health is uniquely personal and intimate and I am grateful for the opportunity to serve my patients in their most vulnerable moments. I am most interested in caring for underserved populations, gyn oncology and palliative care.


Education

Kansas State University

Undergrad

University of Kansas School of Medicine

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

Living in a large city with so much to do and explore AND being close to the mountains is a dream!


Personal Interests

I enjoy any opportunity to listen to live music, spend time outdoors, or explore a new brewery - even better if these 3 things are happening in one place! I also love spending time with loved ones, traveling, hiking, running, and baking.

Eric Helm, MD

Intern


OB-GYN Interests

I'm interested in birth justice and promoting safe, happy, and healthy births for my patients! I'm also interested in gyn-oncology, which is a really special field at the intersection of medicine, surgery, palliative care, and preventative care.


Education

Northeastern University

Undergrad

Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

The huge number of parks in the city, the eclectic vibe, and that dry, fresh mountain air.


Personal Interests

Outdoor-lite™ activities, biking, running, playing my little piano, knitting, cooking.

Kara Motley, MD

Intern


OB-GYN Interests

Being an ob-gyn means that I get to advocate for women’s health every day! I have a strong interest in family planning and reproductive justice, and I am eager to explore other interests during residency.


Education

University of Kansas

Undergrad

University of Kansas School of Medicine

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

I am excited to be close to fun outdoor activities, especially skiing. Plus, the sun is always shining in Denver!


Personal Interests

I love to dance! My favorite styles are jazz and contemporary, and I still perform every chance I get. I am also a huge sports fan, and love cheering for KU basketball and the Kansas City Chiefs.

Samuel Raine, MD

Nova Southeastern University

Samuel Raine, MD

Intern


OB-GYN Interests

I fell in love with the field as it really is the bridge between primary care for women and surgical expertise. I am excited to explore the various subspecialties at CU as well as opportunities to provide quality care to women and their families living on the Western Slope.


Education

United States Air Force Academy

Undergrad

Nova Southeastern University Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

Where to start?! Music at Red Rocks, drivable to some amazing ski resorts, and truly interesting and fellow outdoorsy people!


Personal Interests

You can find me recharging my batteries by cycling around the parks, catching a musical or play, walking my dogs Maude & Millie, or snowboarding.

Briana Tolbert, MD

University of Colorado

Briana Tolbert, MD

Intern


OB-GYN Interests

Maternal and fetal wellbeing; and maternal morbidity and mortality in minority groups.


Education

University of South Florida

Undergrad

University of Colorado School of Medicine

Medical School

Favorite Thing About Denver

Denver Botanic Gardens


Personal Interests

Playing basketball, fitness (weightlifting, aerobic training, recovery techniques), improving my billiards skills, watching and attending sports events with friends and family, and going for long walks with my small horse (great dane) Savannah.

Anindita Varshneya, MD

University of California, Davis

Anindita Varshneya, MD

Intern


OB-GYN Interests

I love everything about OB-GYN from clinic to L&D to gyn-onc, and feel grateful to be present for some of the biggest moments in our patients' lives. Connecting with our amazing patient population through these moments is such an honor. Some specific interests include family planning, LGBTQ+ care, MIGS, and care for the underserved. I am motivated to keep learning about the gaps in our healthcare system through research, and hope to contribute to solutions.


Education

Loyola Marymount University

Undergrad

University of California Davis School of Medicine

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

I'm so excited for all that sunshine and access to beautiful, mountainous nature! I also can't wait to try out some of Denver's amazing breweries, and to pet all of the doggos that live in town.


Personal Interests

Enjoying the sunshine, dancing, surfing, hiking, camping, yoga, trying new recipes, hosting guests, and spending time with friends and family.

Samuel Raine, MD

Intern


OB-GYN Interests

I fell in love with the field as it really is the bridge between primary care for women and surgical expertise. I am excited to explore the various subspecialties at CU as well as opportunities to provide quality care to women and their families living on the Western Slope.


Education

United States Air Force Academy

Undergrad

Nova Southeastern University Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Allopathic Medicine

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

Where to start?! Music at Red Rocks, drivable to some amazing ski resorts, and truly interesting and fellow outdoorsy people!


Personal Interests

You can find me recharging my batteries by cycling around the parks, catching a musical or play, walking my dogs Maude & Millie, or snowboarding.

Briana Tolbert, MD

Intern


OB-GYN Interests

Maternal and fetal wellbeing; and maternal morbidity and mortality in minority groups.


Education

University of South Florida

Undergrad

University of Colorado School of Medicine

Medical School

Favorite Thing About Denver

Denver Botanic Gardens


Personal Interests

Playing basketball, fitness (weightlifting, aerobic training, recovery techniques), improving my billiards skills, watching and attending sports events with friends and family, and going for long walks with my small horse (great dane) Savannah.

Anindita Varshneya, MD

Intern


OB-GYN Interests

I love everything about OB-GYN from clinic to L&D to gyn-onc, and feel grateful to be present for some of the biggest moments in our patients' lives. Connecting with our amazing patient population through these moments is such an honor. Some specific interests include family planning, LGBTQ+ care, MIGS, and care for the underserved. I am motivated to keep learning about the gaps in our healthcare system through research, and hope to contribute to solutions.


Education

Loyola Marymount University

Undergrad

University of California Davis School of Medicine

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

I'm so excited for all that sunshine and access to beautiful, mountainous nature! I also can't wait to try out some of Denver's amazing breweries, and to pet all of the doggos that live in town.


Personal Interests

Enjoying the sunshine, dancing, surfing, hiking, camping, yoga, trying new recipes, hosting guests, and spending time with friends and family.

Ellen (Shade') Awoniyi, MD, MPH

University of Colorado

Ellen (Shade') Awoniyi, MD, MPH

2nd Year Resident


OB-GYN Interests

Women's health! What's not to love?! One of my favorite things about OB-GYN is all of the variety within the specialty. My particular interests are health equity and advocacy, working with underserved populations, high-risk pregnancy (MFM), pediatric and adolescent gynecology, and global medicine. Ultimately, I am excited to explore my interests throughout residency!


Education

Baylor University

Undergrad

Emory University

Graduate School

University of Colorado School of Medicine

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

There is something for everyone here -- from outdoor activities to city life and everything in between. You want it? Denver probably has it!


Personal Interests

Cooking, hanging with my family and friends, watching basketball, exercising, reading, and attempting DIY projects & interior design.

Melissa Conklin, MD

University of Colorado

Melissa Conklin, MD

2nd Year Resident


OB-GYN Interests

I love everything about OB-GYN! There is so much variety within this specialty, but particular interests of mine include medical education, reproductive health, and fertility preservation.


Education

University of California, Los Angeles

Undergrad

University of Colorado School of Medicine

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

Being close to my family and friends, the sunshine, and close proximity to the outdoors!


Personal Interests

Cuddles with my 100-lb Bernese-Pyrenees dog - Rex, hiking, skiing, and traveling with my family.

Sarah Gebrezghi, MD

University of Nevada

Sarah Gebrezghi, MD

2nd Year Resident


OB-GYN Interests

What’s not to love about the field of obstetrics and gynecology? From clinic, to the OR, to labor and delivery, it’s such an exciting field that offers so much variety. I do have special interest in healthcare disparities, trans health, MIGS, and family planning. I have a passion for providing equitable health for all and understanding the gaps in our systems through research to be able to do this.


Education

University of Nevada, Reno

Undergrad

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

Mountains! I’ve always lived by mountains, so I’m super excited to be moving to a state that’s literally known for having 58 14’ers!


Personal Interests

Traveling (when there isn’t a global pandemic), trying new foods from around the world, weight lifting, hiking, and hanging out with my partner and our dog Jynx and cat Penny.

Ellen (Shade') Awoniyi, MD, MPH

2nd Year Resident


OB-GYN Interests

Women's health! What's not to love?! One of my favorite things about OB-GYN is all of the variety within the specialty. My particular interests are health equity and advocacy, working with underserved populations, high-risk pregnancy (MFM), pediatric and adolescent gynecology, and global medicine. Ultimately, I am excited to explore my interests throughout residency!


Education

Baylor University

Undergrad

Emory University

Graduate School

University of Colorado School of Medicine

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

There is something for everyone here -- from outdoor activities to city life and everything in between. You want it? Denver probably has it!


Personal Interests

Cooking, hanging with my family and friends, watching basketball, exercising, reading, and attempting DIY projects & interior design.

Melissa Conklin, MD

2nd Year Resident


OB-GYN Interests

I love everything about OB-GYN! There is so much variety within this specialty, but particular interests of mine include medical education, reproductive health, and fertility preservation.


Education

University of California, Los Angeles

Undergrad

University of Colorado School of Medicine

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

Being close to my family and friends, the sunshine, and close proximity to the outdoors!


Personal Interests

Cuddles with my 100-lb Bernese-Pyrenees dog - Rex, hiking, skiing, and traveling with my family.

Sarah Gebrezghi, MD

2nd Year Resident


OB-GYN Interests

What’s not to love about the field of obstetrics and gynecology? From clinic, to the OR, to labor and delivery, it’s such an exciting field that offers so much variety. I do have special interest in healthcare disparities, trans health, MIGS, and family planning. I have a passion for providing equitable health for all and understanding the gaps in our systems through research to be able to do this.


Education

University of Nevada, Reno

Undergrad

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

Mountains! I’ve always lived by mountains, so I’m super excited to be moving to a state that’s literally known for having 58 14’ers!


Personal Interests

Traveling (when there isn’t a global pandemic), trying new foods from around the world, weight lifting, hiking, and hanging out with my partner and our dog Jynx and cat Penny.

McKenna Kelly, MD

Dartmouth

McKenna Kelly, MD

2nd Year Resident


OB-GYN Interests

I am so grateful to be able to care for the incredible patient population within OB-GYN, and the breadth and depth of this specialty consistently surprises and excites me. In particular, I am interested in chronic disease in pregnancy as well as fetal development, genetics, and family planning.


Education

Hamilton College

Undergrad

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

I am so excited to explore Denver! From the sunshine and city running trails to the breweries, mountains, and sports teams, Denver has it all. I can't imagine a better place to live!


Personal Interests

My husband and I love being outside whenever we can - running, cycling, hiking, skiing, etc. I have also developed a love of crafting, baking, and craft beer.

Ellen Moore, MD

University of Maryland

Ellen Moore, MD

2nd Year Resident


OB-GYN Interests

Substance use in pregnancy, peripartum mental illness, health disparities in maternal morbidity and mortality, tumor immunology in gynecologic oncology.


Education

Furman University

Undergrad

University of Maryland School of Medicine

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

Family! And proximity to all of my interests (see above). Will never have a boring day off!


Personal Interests

Running, playing soccer, hiking and backpacking, COFFEE, cats.

Hector (Santi) Porragas, MD

University of Colorado

Hector (Santi) Porragas, MD

2nd Year Resident


OB-GYN Interests

I'm interested in the surgical aspects of OB-GYN, especially minimally invasive gynecological surgery and urogynecology. I’m also passionate about reproductive rights, palliative care, and advocating for underserved populations!


Education

University of Colorado at Boulder

Undergrad

University of Colorado School of Medicine

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

Denver is home to beautiful scenery and has direct access to some of the best hiking, biking, skiing, and mountain climbing. Also, the brewery scene is fantastic, especially after a long day spent outside.


Personal Interests

As a Coloradan, I love to play soccer, hike, bike, and ski. Naturally, I enjoy nature documentaries and consider myself a novice ornithologist. I like to play video games, listen to music, go to concerts, spend time with friends, and spoil my Bernese Mountain Dog, Boris!

McKenna Kelly, MD

2nd Year Resident


OB-GYN Interests

I am so grateful to be able to care for the incredible patient population within OB-GYN, and the breadth and depth of this specialty consistently surprises and excites me. In particular, I am interested in chronic disease in pregnancy as well as fetal development, genetics, and family planning.


Education

Hamilton College

Undergrad

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

I am so excited to explore Denver! From the sunshine and city running trails to the breweries, mountains, and sports teams, Denver has it all. I can't imagine a better place to live!


Personal Interests

My husband and I love being outside whenever we can - running, cycling, hiking, skiing, etc. I have also developed a love of crafting, baking, and craft beer.

Ellen Moore, MD

2nd Year Resident


OB-GYN Interests

Substance use in pregnancy, peripartum mental illness, health disparities in maternal morbidity and mortality, tumor immunology in gynecologic oncology.


Education

Furman University

Undergrad

University of Maryland School of Medicine

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

Family! And proximity to all of my interests (see below). Will never have a boring day off!


Personal Interests

Running, playing soccer, hiking and backpacking, COFFEE, cats.

Hector (Santi) Porragas, MD

2nd Year Resident


OB-GYN Interests

I'm interested in the surgical aspects of OB-GYN, especially minimally invasive gynecological surgery and urogynecology. I’m also passionate about reproductive rights, palliative care, and advocating for underserved populations!


Education

University of Colorado at Boulder

Undergrad

University of Colorado School of Medicine

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

Denver is home to beautiful scenery and has direct access to some of the best hiking, biking, skiing, and mountain climbing. Also, the brewery scene is fantastic, especially after a long day spent outside.


Personal Interests

As a Coloradan, I love to play soccer, hike, bike, and ski. Naturally, I enjoy nature documentaries and consider myself a novice ornithologist. I like to play video games, listen to music, go to concerts, spend time with friends, and spoil my Bernese Mountain Dog, Boris!

Felix Rubio, MD, MBA

Baylor

Felix Rubio, MD, MBA

2nd Year Resident


OB-GYN Interests

Is "All of the Above" an option? I love the variety OB-GYN offers, so it’s hard to pick a favorite. As of right now, I see myself as a budding generalist, but I’m keeping an open mind.


Education

The University of Texas at Austin

Undergrad

Baylor College of Medicine

Medical School

Rice University

Graduate School (MBA)

Why I Like Denver

I’m beyond excited for the sunshine and nature. My dog and I are going to enjoy exploring all the beauty Denver and the surrounding area has to offer.


Personal Interests

Music, movies, trying new recipes, cycling, playing with my rescue doggo (Lily), and spending time with loved ones.

Vera Schulte, MD

University of Washington

Vera Schulte, MD

2nd Year Resident


OB-GYN Interests

I am passionate about OB-GYN because of the many opportunities in this field for patient advocacy through legislation and public health initiatives. While I am excited to learn more about each aspect of this specialty throughout residency, I am particularly interested in gynecologic oncology, where I can combine my interests in research and advocacy, and foster lasting relationships with patients.


Education

Washington University in St. Louis

Undergrad

University of Washington School of Medicine

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

Beautiful mountains, friendly people, plenty of sunshine… What’s not to love?


Personal Interests

Anything that takes me outside! I enjoy climbing, skiing, and backpacking, and fortunately have an adventurous partner and pup that love the mountains as much as I do! Additional interests include spending too much time in bookstores, questing for the best cold brew coffee, and exploring around Denver with friends and family.

Krista Taylor, MD

Ohio State University

Krista Taylor, MD

2nd Year Resident


OB-GYN Interests

I'm interested in all areas of OB-GYN. I was drawn to the breadth of the field. I'm really passionate about disparities in women's healthcare, gynecology oncology, and medical education!


Education

Howard University

Undergrad

Ohio State University College of Medicine

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

The people are so friendly! I also enjoy exploring the outdoors and trying all of the great restaurants.


Personal Interests

Running, spinning, hiking, volleyball, cooking/baking, traveling, shopping, and going to concerts.

Felix Rubio, MD, MBA

2nd Year Resident


OB-GYN Interests

Is "All of the Above" an option? I love the variety OB-GYN offers, so it’s hard to pick a favorite. As of right now, I see myself as a budding generalist, but I’m keeping an open mind.


Education

The University of Texas at Austin

Undergrad

Baylor College of Medicine

Medical School

Rice University

Graduate School (MBA)

Why I Like Denver

I’m beyond excited for the sunshine and nature. My dog and I are going to enjoy exploring all the beauty Denver and the surrounding area has to offer.


Personal Interests

Music, movies, trying new recipes, cycling, playing with my rescue doggo (Lily), and spending time with loved ones.

Vera Schulte, MD

2nd Year Resident


OB-GYN Interests

I am passionate about OB-GYN because of the many opportunities in this field for patient advocacy through legislation and public health initiatives. While I am excited to learn more about each aspect of this specialty throughout residency, I am particularly interested in gynecologic oncology, where I can combine my interests in research and advocacy, and foster lasting relationships with patients.


Education

Washington University in St. Louis

Undergrad

University of Washington School of Medicine

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

Beautiful mountains, friendly people, plenty of sunshine… What’s not to love?


Personal Interests

Anything that takes me outside! I enjoy climbing, skiing, and backpacking, and fortunately have an adventurous partner and pup that love the mountains as much as I do! Additional interests include spending too much time in bookstores, questing for the best cold brew coffee, and exploring around Denver with friends and family.

Krista Taylor, MD

2nd Year Resident


OB-GYN Interests

I'm interested in all areas of OB-GYN. I was drawn to the breadth of the field. I'm really passionate about disparities in women's healthcare, gynecology oncology, and medical education!


Education

Howard University

Undergrad

Ohio State University College of Medicine

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

The people are so friendly! I also enjoy exploring the outdoors and trying all of the great restaurants.


Personal Interests

Running, spinning, hiking, volleyball, cooking/baking, traveling, shopping, and going to concerts.

Alexzandra Adler, MD

University of Utah

Alexzandra Adler, MD

3rd Year Resident


OB-GYN Interests

I genuinely love all aspects of the field of OB-GYN, everything from labor and delivery to gynecologic procedures in the OR to discussing contraceptive options in the clinic. I am also very interested in getting formally involved with medical education and women’s health policy decision making in residency and beyond.


Education

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)

Undergrad

University of Utah School of Medicine

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

Denver (in my humble opinion) has the perfect combination of restaurants, breweries, arts/museums, professional sports and access to the outdoors!


Personal Interests

My husband and I love to get outside with our 2 pups whenever possible. You can often find us outside hiking, biking, snowboarding and/or rock climbing. And if we are not doing that, we are probably exploring a new restaurant or brewery!

Adeola Akapo, MD

Morehouse

Adeola Akapo, MD

3rd Year Resident


OB-GYN Interests

I love the variety in OB-GYN and the opportunity to help women at all stages of life. I‘m most interested in health advocacy, advancing health equity for underserved people, pediatric and adolescent gynecology, and family planning.


Education

University of Pittsburgh

Undergrad

Morehouse School of Medicine

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

I love the sunny days and friendly people.


Personal Interests

Lifting, kickboxing, dancing and hiking. I also love to travel and try new foods.

Erin Drake, MD

University of Colorado

Erin Drake, MD

3rd Year Resident


OB-GYN Interests

Adolescent medicine, contraceptive counseling, improving access to reproductive healthcare, and medical education. I love the breadth of this specialty and I’m excited to explore my interests more throughout residency!


Education

Trinity University, San Antonio, TX

Undergrad

University of Colorado, School of Medicine

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

Having my family close by, the mountains, and sunshine all year round!


Personal Interests

Reading for fun (when I have time), traveling, getting outside and enjoying beautiful Colorado!

Alexzandra Adler, MD

3rd Year Resident


OB-GYN Interests

I genuinely love all aspects of the field of OB-GYN, everything from labor and delivery to gynecologic procedures in the OR to discussing contraceptive options in the clinic. I am also very interested in getting formally involved with medical education and women’s health policy decision making in residency and beyond.


Education

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech)

Undergrad

University of Utah School of Medicine

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

Denver (in my humble opinion) has the perfect combination of restaurants, breweries, arts/museums, professional sports and access to the outdoors!


Personal Interests

My husband and I love to get outside with our 2 pups whenever possible. You can often find us outside hiking, biking, snowboarding and/or rock climbing. And if we are not doing that, we are probably exploring a new restaurant or brewery!

Adeola Akapo, MD

3rd Year Resident


OB-GYN Interests

I love the variety in OB-GYN and the opportunity to help women at all stages of life. I‘m most interested in health advocacy, advancing health equity for underserved people, pediatric and adolescent gynecology, and family planning.


Education

University of Pittsburgh

Undergrad

Morehouse School of Medicine

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

I love the sunny days and friendly people.


Personal Interests

Lifting, kickboxing, dancing and hiking. I also love to travel and try new foods.

Erin Drake, MD

3rd Year Resident


OB-GYN Interests

Adolescent medicine, contraceptive counseling, improving access to reproductive healthcare, and medical education. I love the breadth of this specialty and I’m excited to explore my interests more throughout residency!


Education

Trinity University, San Antonio, TX

Undergrad

University of Colorado, School of Medicine

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

Having my family close by, the mountains, and sunshine all year round!


Personal Interests

Reading for fun (when I have time), traveling, getting outside and enjoying beautiful Colorado!

Kelsey Goon, MD

Case Western Reserve University

Kelsey Goon, MD

3rd Year Resident


OB-GYN Interests

I love that OB-GYN covers such a full spectrum of care and am especially interested in its intersections with informatics and technology.


Education

Duke University

Undergrad

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

Mountains and Sunshine - There are reasons to be outdoors and active during every season!


Personal Interests

I generally like being active but historically soccer was my sport. I'm also a pretty big fan of all things foodie - from roaming farmers markets to experimenting in my kitchen.

Nicola Hendricks, MD

Morehouse

Nicola Hendricks, MD

3rd Year Resident


OB-GYN Interests

I love the variety and breadth of opportunities within the field of OB-GYN. I am excited to care for, champion, and empower women, and have a particular interest in working with underserved populations domestically, as well as, globally.


Education

University of Miami

Undergrad

Morehouse School of Medicine

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

The beautiful outdoor scenery and active environment that hopefully will inspire and motivate me!


Personal Interests

Spending time with family and friends, dancing, exploring new restaurants, the Miami Heat, traveling, and any water activity!

Cosette Kathawa, MD

Case Western Reserve University

Cosette Kathawa, MD

3rd Year Resident


OB-GYN Interests

I love everything about OB-GYN, and feel really fortunate to be able to care for women throughout their lives. I am especially interested in reproductive justice, family planning, and working to alleviate health disparities.


Education

University of Michigan

Undergrad

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

I'm so excited for the sunshine and am looking forward to exploring the food scene, nearby hiking trails, and national parks!


Personal Interests

Cooking for friends and family, running, yoga, hiking, and British period dramas (I'm always up for watching Pride and Prejudice or Call the Midwife).

Kelsey Goon, MD

3rd Year Resident


OB-GYN Interests

I love that OB-GYN covers such a full spectrum of care and am especially interested in its intersections with informatics and technology.


Education

Duke University

Undergrad

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

Mountains and Sunshine - There are reasons to be outdoors and active during every season!


Personal Interests

I generally like being active but historically soccer was my sport. I'm also a pretty big fan of all things foodie - from roaming farmers markets to experimenting in my kitchen.

Nicola Hendricks, MD

3rd Year Resident


OB-GYN Interests

I love the variety and breadth of opportunities within the field of OB-GYN. I am excited to care for, champion, and empower women, and have a particular interest in working with underserved populations domestically, as well as, globally.


Education

University of Miami

Undergrad

Morehouse School of Medicine

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

The beautiful outdoor scenery and active environment that hopefully will inspire and motivate me!


Personal Interests

Spending time with family and friends, dancing, exploring new restaurants, the Miami Heat, traveling, and any water activity!

Cosette Kathawa, MD

3rd Year Resident


OB-GYN Interests

I love everything about OB-GYN, and feel really fortunate to be able to care for women throughout their lives. I am especially interested in reproductive justice, family planning, and working to alleviate health disparities.


Education

University of Michigan

Undergrad

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

I'm so excited for the sunshine and am looking forward to exploring the food scene, nearby hiking trails, and national parks!


Personal Interests

Cooking for friends and family, running, yoga, hiking, and British period dramas (I'm always up for watching Pride and Prejudice or Call the Midwife).

Hilary Novatt, MD

University of Southern California

Hilary Novatt, MD

3rd Year Resident


OB-GYN Interests

I love every aspect of OB-GYN and women’s health! This specialty is a perfect combination of surgery, medicine, and advocacy, and I am always inspired in this field that allows you to develop such meaningful relationships with patients and also enact social and policy change on a larger scale.


Education

Duke University

Undergrad

Keck School of Medicine of USC

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

There is just so much to do! You can’t beat being able to do so many different things outside all year long, from snow sports to enjoying the sunshine and everything in between.


Personal Interests

Fitness classes (esp. bootcamp style and spinning), yoga, running, hiking, spending time with friends, exploring restaurants and breweries, music and concerts.

Delisa Quayson, MD

Wayne State University

Delisa Quayson, MD

3rd Year Resident


OB-GYN Interests

Almost certainly going to be a generalist. My favorite part of OB-GYN is the labor floor and prenatal clinic, it’s always an exciting day. No birth is the same, there’s always something exciting and new to learn.


Education

Michigan State University

Undergrad

Wayne State University School of Medicine

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

The people!! Coming from the Midwest, I love how nice and engaging people in Denver are! There is also always something fun and new to explore in the city.


Personal Interests

Self-acclaimed avid baker and chef. I enjoy the outdoors and love getting a good workout in at the gym. I love to travel and experience new cultures and cuisines. I’m always trying to learn new languages.

Melyssa Wilde, MD

University of Washington

Melyssa Wilde, MD

3rd Year Resident


OB-GYN Interests

I am passionate about reproductive justice, the intersection of LGBTQ medicine and OB-GYN, as well as pediatric and adolescent gynecology.


Education

University of Washington

Undergrad

University of Washington School of Medicine

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

Being from Seattle, Denver offers much of the outdoor adventures that I enjoy and love — but with the added benefit of SUNSHINE! Hard to compete with that!


Personal Interests

I am an avid backpacker and cyclist and am a collector of crafting hobbies. My current crafting obsession is woodworking though I am hoping to expand my hobbies to include gardening.

Hilary Novatt, MD

3rd Year Resident


OB-GYN Interests

I love every aspect of OB-GYN and women’s health! This specialty is a perfect combination of surgery, medicine, and advocacy, and I am always inspired in this field that allows you to develop such meaningful relationships with patients and also enact social and policy change on a larger scale.


Education

Duke University

Undergrad

Keck School of Medicine of USC

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

There is just so much to do! You can’t beat being able to do so many different things outside all year long, from snow sports to enjoying the sunshine and everything in between.


Personal Interests

Fitness classes (esp. bootcamp style and spinning), yoga, running, hiking, spending time with friends, exploring restaurants and breweries, music and concerts.

Delisa Quayson, MD

3rd Year Resident


OB-GYN Interests

Almost certainly going to be a generalist. My favorite part of OB-GYN is the labor floor and prenatal clinic, it’s always an exciting day. No birth is the same, there’s always something exciting and new to learn.


Education

Michigan State University

Undergrad

Wayne State University School of Medicine

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

The people!! Coming from the Midwest, I love how nice and engaging people in Denver are! There is also always something fun and new to explore in the city.


Personal Interests

Self-acclaimed avid baker and chef. I enjoy the outdoors and love getting a good workout in at the gym. I love to travel and experience new cultures and cuisines. I’m always trying to learn new languages.

Melyssa Wilde, MD

3rd Year Resident


OB-GYN Interests

I am passionate about reproductive justice, the intersection of LGBTQ medicine and OB-GYN, as well as pediatric and adolescent gynecology.


Education

University of Washington

Undergrad

University of Washington School of Medicine

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

Being from Seattle, Denver offers much of the outdoor adventures that I enjoy and love — but with the added benefit of SUNSHINE! Hard to compete with that!


Personal Interests

I am an avid backpacker and cyclist and am a collector of crafting hobbies. My current crafting obsession is woodworking though I am hoping to expand my hobbies to include gardening.

Sydney Archer, MD, MPH

Emory University

Sydney Archer, MD, MPH

4th Year Resident


OB-GYN Interests

Public Health and Reproductive Epidemiology


Education

Emory University

Undergrad

Emory School of Medicine

Medical School

Emory Rollins School of Public Health (MPH)

Graduate School

Why I Like Denver

There are always so many fun activities and outdoor spaces to hang out!


Personal Interests

Being outdoors, hanging with my co-interns, lifting, and triathlons.

Jenny Christl, MD

University of Wisconsin

Jenny Christl, MD

4th Year Resident


OB-GYN Interests

What I love about OB-GYN is that there is so much variety within the field. I am so excited to care for women at all stages of their lives, from L&D, to the OR, to Family Planning clinic, and everything in between.


Education

Johns Hopkins University

Undergrad

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

I love so much about Denver! The weather is beautiful and sunny, there’s easy access to the mountains, and so many great restaurants and breweries!


Personal Interests

Hiking, biking, spending time with family and friends, brunch, breweries, and the Green Bay Packers ;)

Erin Franks, MD

East Carolina University

Erin Franks, MD

4th Year Resident


OB-GYN Interests

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, health policy, increasing health literacy and access for local and global underserved populations.


Education

Queens University of Charlotte

Undergrad

Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

There is always something going on!


Personal Interests

Anything outside! Tennis, hiking, biking, fly-fishing, live music! Exploring new cities, breweries, and restaurants!

Sydney Archer, MD, MPH

4th Year Resident


OB-GYN Interests

Public Health and Reproductive Epidemiology


Education

Emory University

Undergrad

Emory School of Medicine

Medical School

Emory Rollins School of Public Health (MPH)

Graduate School

Why I Like Denver

There are always so many fun activities and outdoor spaces to hang out!


Personal Interests

Being outdoors, hanging with my co-interns, lifting, and triathlons.

Jenny Christl, MD

4th Year Resident


OB-GYN Interests

What I love about OB-GYN is that there is so much variety within the field. I am so excited to care for women at all stages of their lives, from L&D, to the OR, to Family Planning clinic, and everything in between.


Education

Johns Hopkins University

Undergrad

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

I love so much about Denver! The weather is beautiful and sunny, there’s easy access to the mountains, and so many great restaurants and breweries!


Personal Interests

Hiking, biking, spending time with family and friends, brunch, breweries, and the Green Bay Packers ;)

Erin Franks, MD

4th Year Resident


OB-GYN Interests

Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, health policy, increasing health literacy and access for local and global underserved populations.


Education

Queens University of Charlotte

Undergrad

Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

There is always something going on!


Personal Interests

Anything outside! Tennis, hiking, biking, fly-fishing, live music! Exploring new cities, breweries, and restaurants!

Julie Friedman, MD

University of Wisconsin

Julie Friedman, MD

4th Year Resident


OB-GYN Interests

I have enjoyed everything in this field so far! At this point I am leaning towards REI or MFM, but am excited to try everything. I also have a particular interest in doing research in integrative medicine and women’s health.


Education

University of California, Berkeley

Undergrad

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

I love the great food, music, sunshine, and fun things to do in nature. Plus the people are awesome!


Personal Interests

Spending time with my friends and family, running, hiking, swimming, yoga, and trying all the amazing restaurants in Denver.

Parisa Khalighi, MD

Case Western University

Parisa Khalighi, MD

4th Year Resident


OB-GYN Interests

Truly everything: the wide scope of OB-GYN, including preventive care and the variety of sub-specialties it offers, is what attracted me to this specialty. I am so excited to serve, explore, and find my niche- stay tuned!


Education

University of Washington

Undergrad

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

Its culture of staying active, interesting, and happy! The sunshine definitely helps with that.


Personal Interests

My family, the classic hiking+brunches+brews combination, Persian cooking, hosting guests, squash, The Office re-runs, and 90’s hiphop.

Megan Masten, MD

Michigan State University

Megan Masten, MD

4th Year Resident


OB-GYN Interests

Reproductive justice is my passion along with underserved medicine – but everything in OB-GYN is interesting to me.


Education

University of Michigan

Undergrad

Michigan State College of Human Medicine

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

I love that outdoor access is available here, and the sunshine is amazing! I love hiking and camping and going to national parks and am very excited to explore.


Personal Interests

I’m a big fan of farmer’s markets, kombucha, and being out in nature! I love yoga and spending time in the sun.

Julie Friedman, MD

4th Year Resident


OB-GYN Interests

I have enjoyed everything in this field so far! At this point I am leaning towards REI or MFM, but am excited to try everything. I also have a particular interest in doing research in integrative medicine and women’s health.


Education

University of California, Berkeley

Undergrad

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

I love the great food, music, sunshine, and fun things to do in nature. Plus the people are awesome!


Personal Interests

Spending time with my friends and family, running, hiking, swimming, yoga, and trying all the amazing restaurants in Denver.

Parisa Khalighi, MD

4th Year Resident


OB-GYN Interests

Truly everything: the wide scope of OB-GYN, including preventive care and the variety of sub-specialties it offers, is what attracted me to this specialty. I am so excited to serve, explore, and find my niche- stay tuned!


Education

University of Washington

Undergrad

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

Its culture of staying active, interesting, and happy! The sunshine definitely helps with that.


Personal Interests

My family, the classic hiking+brunches+brews combination, Persian cooking, hosting guests, squash, The Office re-runs, and 90’s hiphop.

Megan Masten, MD

4th Year Resident


OB-GYN Interests

Reproductive justice is my passion along with underserved medicine – but everything in OB-GYN is interesting to me.


Education

University of Michigan

Undergrad

Michigan State College of Human Medicine

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

I love that outdoor access is available here, and the sunshine is amazing! I love hiking and camping and going to national parks and am very excited to explore.


Personal Interests

I’m a big fan of farmer’s markets, kombucha, and being out in nature! I love yoga and spending time in the sun.

Robyn Shaffer, MD

Stanford University

Robyn Shaffer, MD

4th Year Resident


OB-GYN Interests

I love the broad range of how OB-GYN providers can impact women’s health! I’m particularly interested in gyncologic oncology, surgical outcomes and medical education.


Education

Yale University

Undergrad

Stanford School of Medicine

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

The mountains! Especially Breck in the winter.


Personal Interests

Hiking, snowboarding, and climbing; going to an Avs game; discovering a new food hall!

Dana Siegel, MD

Wayne State University

Dana Siegel, MD

4th Year Resident


OB-GYN Interests

There are many things that I love about OB-GYN but I am particularly drawn to the obstetrical side of the field due to the close relationships that I am able to form with women as they go through some of the most life-changing moments in their lives. I am also passionate about fertility preservation and interested in how nutrition, the environment, and socioeconomic status play a role in a woman’s reproductive health.


Education

Tufts University

Undergrad

Wayne State University School of Medicine

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

The 300 days of sunshine with minimal humidity, the close proximity to the mountains, the amount of gluten-free food options, and the amazing dog to human ratio.


Personal Interests

Being outside and exploring the outdoors especially via hiking or snowboarding, spending time with family and friends, playing tennis, and board games.

Natalie Taylor, MD

Temple University​

Natalie Taylor, MD

4th Year Resident


OB-GYN Interests

I love taking care of women and their reproductive health needs. From contraceptive counseling to Labor & Delivery, I love how we get to see the whole spectrum.


Education

Northwestern University

Undergrad

Temple University School of Medicine

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

The ability to get outside and enjoy nature so easily and the laidback culture of the people here. Also, the many days of sunshine!


Personal Interests

Anything in the water: Surfing, SUPing, Swimming.

Robyn Shaffer, MD

4th Year Resident


OB-GYN Interests

I love the broad range of how OB-GYN providers can impact women’s health! I’m particularly interested in gyncologic oncology, surgical outcomes and medical education.


Education

Yale University

Undergrad

Stanford School of Medicine

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

The mountains! Especially Breck in the winter.


Personal Interests

Hiking, snowboarding, and climbing; going to an Avs game; discovering a new food hall!

Dana Siegel, MD

4th Year Resident


OB-GYN Interests

There are many things that I love about OB-GYN but I am particularly drawn to the obstetrical side of the field due to the close relationships that I am able to form with women as they go through some of the most life-changing moments in their lives. I am also passionate about fertility preservation and interested in how nutrition, the environment, and socioeconomic status play a role in a woman’s reproductive health.


Education

Tufts University

Undergrad

Wayne State University School of Medicine

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

The 300 days of sunshine with minimal humidity, the close proximity to the mountains, the amount of gluten-free food options, and the amazing dog to human ratio.


Personal Interests

Being outside and exploring the outdoors especially via hiking or snowboarding, spending time with family and friends, playing tennis, and board games.

Natalie Taylor, MD

4th Year Resident


OB-GYN Interests

I love taking care of women and their reproductive health needs. From contraceptive counseling to Labor & Delivery, I love how we get to see the whole spectrum.


Education

Northwestern University

Undergrad

Temple University School of Medicine

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

The ability to get outside and enjoy nature so easily and the laidback culture of the people here. Also, the many days of sunshine!


Personal Interests

Anything in the water: Surfing, SUPing, Swimming.


 

Contact Info

Christine Raffaelli
Residency Coordinator
12631 East 17th Avenue
Room 4007, B198-6
Aurora, CO 80045

Phone: (303) 724-2052
Fax: (303) 724-2055