Current Residents

Ellen (Shade') Awoniyi, MD

University of Colorado

Ellen (Shade') Awoniyi, MD

Intern


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

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

Intern


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

Intern


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

Intern


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

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

Intern


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

Intern


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

Intern


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.

Dominique Moore, MD

Meharry Medical College

Dominique Moore, MD

Intern


OB-GYN Interests

I love that OB-GYN affords me the opportunity to develop generational rapport with patients, advocate for women’s health and also deliver quality care for those who are underserved. I am currently interested in General OB-GYN; however, I am open-minded to the many other OB-GYN subspecialties and looking forward to explore them all.


Education

Claflin University, Orangeburg, SC (Major: Biology)

Undergrad

Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

I love that Denver has over 300 days of sunshine throughout the year and also the mountain views.


Personal Interests

I enjoy cooking, eating, working out, zip lining, white water rafting, hiking, traveling, listening to Audibles, collecting plants, and watching YouTube videos.

Ellen Moore, MD

University of Maryland

Ellen Moore, MD

Intern


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

Intern


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

Intern


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.

Dominique Moore, MD

Intern


OB-GYN Interests

I love that OB-GYN affords me the opportunity to develop generational rapport with patients, advocate for women’s health and also deliver quality care for those who are underserved. I am currently interested in General OB-GYN; however, I am open-minded to the many other OB-GYN subspecialties and looking forward to explore them all.


Education

Claflin University, Orangeburg, SC (Major: Biology)

Undergrad

Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

I love that Denver has over 300 days of sunshine throughout the year and also the mountain views.


Personal Interests

I enjoy cooking, eating, working out, zip lining, white water rafting, hiking, traveling, listening to Audibles, collecting plants, and watching YouTube videos.

Ellen Moore, MD

Intern


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

Intern


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

Baylor

Felix Rubio, MD

Intern


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

Intern


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

Intern


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

Intern


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

Intern


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

Intern


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

2nd 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

2nd 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

2nd 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

2nd 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

2nd 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

2nd 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

2nd 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

2nd 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

2nd 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

2nd 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

2nd 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

2nd 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

2nd 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

2nd 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

2nd 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

2nd 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

2nd 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

2nd 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

3rd 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

3rd 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

3rd 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

3rd 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

3rd 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

3rd 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

3rd 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

3rd 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

3rd 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

3rd 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

3rd 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

3rd 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

3rd 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

3rd 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

3rd 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

3rd 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

3rd 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

3rd 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.

Catherine Callinan, MD

New York Medical College

Catherine Callinan, MD

4th Year Resident


OB-GYN Interests

I am leaning towards Maternal-Fetal Medicine because I enjoy the overlap of medicine and obstetrics. I also love working with pregnant patients and labor and delivery.


Education

University of Pennsylvania

Undergrad

New York Medical College

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

After 2 weeks here, my favorite thing about Denver so far is all the SUNSHINE and the mountains. I have already been to some great breweries and restaurants, too. I also love my aunt’s new puppy, Atlas, who lives nearby (see pic).


Personal Interests

I enjoy hiking, skiing, and binge watching Netflix. I also am a big fan of craft IPAs and brunch.

Christopher Cantwell, MD

Florida International University

Christopher Cantwell, MD

4th Year Resident


OB-GYN Interests

I’m eager to explore all facets of this specialty over the next four years, but I have a particular interest in gynecologic oncology, family planning, and physician advocacy. I hope to use what I learn in the course of my training to empower the women I treat.


Education

New York University

Undergrad

FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

It’s proximity to some of the most gorgeous scenery I’ve witnessed. I’m so excited to explore the outdoors and rekindle my love for skiing and hiking.


Personal Interests

I’m a nerd at heart and love all things tech and sci-fi. At the same time, I also love cooking, baking, and running (so I can eat everything I make). My perfect Sunday involves a long run followed by fresh baked cookies and a Star Wars marathon (episodes 4, 5, and 6, obviously).

Jessica Crowe, MD

University of Washington

Jessica Crowe, MD

4th Year Resident


OB-GYN Interests

I love everything this field has to offer, especially obstetrics and family planning. I’m most passionate about reproductive rights, access to care, and providing quality healthcare to underserved populations!


Education

University of California, Los Angeles

Undergrad

University of Washington, School of Medicine

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

I’m so excited to be back in a state that has sunshine year-round! I love the mountains and access to the outdoors and how friendly and laid-back people are here!


Personal Interests

I love spending time outdoors, trying new restaurants, music, reading and audiobooks, swimming, spending time with friends, and exploring with my husband and dog!

Catherine Callinan, MD

4th Year Resident


OB-GYN Interests

I am leaning towards Maternal-Fetal Medicine because I enjoy the overlap of medicine and obstetrics. I also love working with pregnant patients and labor and delivery.


Education

University of Pennsylvania

Undergrad

New York Medical College

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

After 2 weeks here, my favorite thing about Denver so far is all the SUNSHINE and the mountains. I have already been to some great breweries and restaurants, too. I also love my aunt’s new puppy, Atlas, who lives nearby (see pic).


Personal Interests

I enjoy hiking, skiing, and binge watching Netflix. I also am a big fan of craft IPAs and brunch.

Christopher Cantwell, MD

4th Year Resident


OB-GYN Interests

I’m eager to explore all facets of this specialty over the next four years, but I have a particular interest in gynecologic oncology, family planning, and physician advocacy. I hope to use what I learn in the course of my training to empower the women I treat.


Education

New York University

Undergrad

FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

It’s proximity to some of the most gorgeous scenery I’ve witnessed. I’m so excited to explore the outdoors and rekindle my love for skiing and hiking.


Personal Interests

I’m a nerd at heart and love all things tech and sci-fi. At the same time, I also love cooking, baking, and running (so I can eat everything I make). My perfect Sunday involves a long run followed by fresh baked cookies and a Star Wars marathon (episodes 4, 5, and 6, obviously).

Jessica Crowe, MD

4th Year Resident


OB-GYN Interests

I love everything this field has to offer, especially obstetrics and family planning. I’m most passionate about reproductive rights, access to care, and providing quality healthcare to underserved populations!


Education

University of California, Los Angeles

Undergrad

University of Washington, School of Medicine

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

I’m so excited to be back in a state that has sunshine year-round! I love the mountains and access to the outdoors and how friendly and laid-back people are here!


Personal Interests

I love spending time outdoors, trying new restaurants, music, reading and audiobooks, swimming, spending time with friends, and exploring with my husband and dog!

Kathryn Feller, MD

Indiana University

Kathryn Feller, MD

4th Year Resident


OB-GYN Interests

I love the wide variety that our specialty brings, so it’s hard to pick a favorite topic. But, I love working with the underserved populations in our community, especially regarding adolescent access to birth control and substance abuse in pregnancy.


Education

Purdue University

Undergrad

Indiana University, School of Medicine

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

The mountains are nearly in your backyard! So many great hikes and outdoor activities are within a day trip, and there is so much green space right in downtown. And everywhere is dog friendly!


Personal Interests

Traveling! Anywhere and everywhere. Trying new food, hiking, exploring Denver’s abundant breweries, and most importantly, petting as many dogs as possible.

Jamie Gilroy, MD

University of Colorado

Jamie Gilroy, MD

4th Year Resident


OB-GYN Interests

Everything! I chose OB-GYN for the variety, and am excited to explore the full breadth of the field further during residency.


Education

University of Vermont

Undergrad

University of Colorado, School of Medicine

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

Denver is fantastic. It’s close to the mountains, the sun is always out, and there are no mosquitos.


Personal Interests

Like many who choose to make Colorado their home, I enjoy hiking, running, skiing, and aprés-skiing. I am also a huge Fleetwood Mac fan!

Jennifer Haag, MD, MPH

Ohio State University

Jennifer Haag, MD, MPH

4th Year Resident


OB-GYN Interests

Everything! I love the variety in the field and am excited to explore everything OB-GYN has to offer during my intern year. My previous research experience has been in GYN Onc, which I loved!


Education

Northwestern University

Undergrad

Ohio State University College of Medicine

Medical School

Ohio State University (MPH)

Graduate School

Why I Like Denver

The people! Also great weather, mountain activities, and trying new restaurants and breweries.


Personal Interests

Triathlons, running, biking, hiking, cooking/baking, eating, traveling, hanging out with my husband and cats.

Kathryn Feller, MD

4th Year Resident


OB-GYN Interests

I love the wide variety that our specialty brings, so it’s hard to pick a favorite topic. But, I love working with the underserved populations in our community, especially regarding adolescent access to birth control and substance abuse in pregnancy.


Education

Purdue University

Undergrad

Indiana University, School of Medicine

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

The mountains are nearly in your backyard! So many great hikes and outdoor activities are within a day trip, and there is so much green space right in downtown. And everywhere is dog friendly!


Personal Interests

Traveling! Anywhere and everywhere. Trying new food, hiking, exploring Denver’s abundant breweries, and most importantly, petting as many dogs as possible.

Jamie Gilroy, MD

4th Year Resident


OB-GYN Interests

Everything! I chose OB-GYN for the variety, and am excited to explore the full breadth of the field further during residency.


Education

University of Vermont

Undergrad

University of Colorado, School of Medicine

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

Denver is fantastic. It’s close to the mountains, the sun is always out, and there are no mosquitos.


Personal Interests

Like many who choose to make Colorado their home, I enjoy hiking, running, skiing, and aprés-skiing. I am also a huge Fleetwood Mac fan!

Jennifer Haag, MD, MPH

4th Year Resident


OB-GYN Interests

Everything! I love the variety in the field and am excited to explore everything OB-GYN has to offer during my intern year. My previous research experience has been in GYN Onc, which I loved!


Education

Northwestern University

Undergrad

Ohio State University College of Medicine

Medical School

Ohio State University (MPH)

Graduate School

Why I Like Denver

The people! Also great weather, mountain activities, and trying new restaurants and breweries.


Personal Interests

Triathlons, running, biking, hiking, cooking/baking, eating, traveling, hanging out with my husband and cats.

Breana Hill, MD

New York Medical College

Breana Hill, MD

4th Year Resident


OB-GYN Interests

I appreciate the diversity our field offers - we get to be surgical and medical specialists, all with the central focus of women’s health. If I had to pick a subspecialty right now though, it would definitely be GynOnc.


Education

University of California, Davis

Undergrad

New York Medical College

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

The accessibility to the mountains! And also the people I’ve met so far are awesome and incredibly down to earth.


Personal Interests

Hiking, backpacking, cycling, snowboarding, and playing with all the dogs.

Taylor Lendrum (Pitt), MD

University of Arizona

Taylor Lendrum (Pitt), MD

4th Year Resident


OB-GYN Interests

I love OB-GYN because I am able advance my interests in women’s health, public health and surgery, all as a part of one specialty. I also feel privileged to be a part of women’s lives at many defining moments.


Education

Vanderbilt University

Undergrad

University of Arizona, College of Medicine Phoenix

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

So far Denver has been nothing short of amazing. Great food (see personal interests!) and great people plus amazing sunsets.


Personal Interests

Spending time with family and friends, eating delicious food, tennis and travel.

Jeanne Sullivan, MD

Commonwealth Medical College

Jeanne Sullivan, MD

4th Year Resident


OB-GYN Interests

I cannot wait to get into the OR and figure out my focus. I am interested in learning how to best advocate for women and women’s health (and evidence-based!) policies. I’m also incredibly excited to counsel women on the transitions of life especially as more research is targeted to sexual health and menopause.


Education

University of Pittsburgh

Undergrad

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

My new resident family is here! There are so many interesting and fun people congregating here, eager to meet other people and try new things. It is sunny with a diverse landscape that I can’t wait to explore. And there are a lot of dogs...


Personal Interests

Competitive sports! Cooking. Visiting new breweries and restaurants. Crafting. Dogs.

Breana Hill, MD

4th Year Resident


OB-GYN Interests

I appreciate the diversity our field offers - we get to be surgical and medical specialists, all with the central focus of women’s health. If I had to pick a subspecialty right now though, it would definitely be GynOnc.


Education

University of California, Davis

Undergrad

New York Medical College

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

The accessibility to the mountains! And also the people I’ve met so far are awesome and incredibly down to earth.


Personal Interests

Hiking, backpacking, cycling, snowboarding, and playing with all the dogs.

Taylor Lendrum (Pitt), MD

4th Year Resident


OB-GYN Interests

I love OB-GYN because I am able advance my interests in women’s health, public health and surgery, all as a part of one specialty. I also feel privileged to be a part of women’s lives at many defining moments.


Education

Vanderbilt University

Undergrad

University of Arizona, College of Medicine Phoenix

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

So far Denver has been nothing short of amazing. Great food (see personal interests!) and great people plus amazing sunsets.


Personal Interests

Spending time with family and friends, eating delicious food, tennis and travel.

Jeanne Sullivan, MD

4th Year Resident


OB-GYN Interests

I cannot wait to get into the OR and figure out my focus. I am interested in learning how to best advocate for women and women’s health (and evidence-based!) policies. I’m also incredibly excited to counsel women on the transitions of life especially as more research is targeted to sexual health and menopause.


Education

University of Pittsburgh

Undergrad

Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

Medical School

Why I Like Denver

My new resident family is here! There are so many interesting and fun people congregating here, eager to meet other people and try new things. It is sunny with a diverse landscape that I can’t wait to explore. And there are a lot of dogs...


Personal Interests

Competitive sports! Cooking. Visiting new breweries and restaurants. Crafting. Dogs.


 

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