Clinical Affairs

AF-220The Office of Clinical Affairs supports the development of partnerships and interdisciplinary collaborations to strengthen the clinical practice of the faculty in the CU School of Medicine.  

Our Mission is to provide care that is safe, personal, coordinated and of the highest quality and value. 

The office is headed by Anne Fuhlbrigge, MD/MS, who serves as the School of Medicine’s Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs.

“It is fundamental that we positively impact the health of our patients, their families and our communities in which we both work and live.  The School of Medicine faculty and our partners continue to integrate and strengthen our many excellent programs to deliver superb clinical care that is safe and continuously improving.” 


In addition to Dr. Fuhlbrigge, Clinical Affairs includes:

  • Four associate deans for clinical affairs, in the areas of: Adult Health Practice, Child Health Practice, Clinical Outreach and Quality & Safety Education
  • The Clinical Leadership Council (CLC), comprised of vice chairs from each clinical department in the school of medicine
  • Senior leadership representation from both University of Colorado Hospital and Children’s Hospital Colorado. 

We invite you to explore our web pages and please feel free to contact us at any time.


AreaAssociate Dean
​​Adult PracticeChristina Finlayson, MD, Professor, Division of GI Tumor and Endocrine Surgery, Department of Surgery, and CU Medicine Associate Medical Director
​Clinical OutreachKaren Chacko, MD, Professor, Division of General Internal Medicine
​Pediatric PracticeAdel Younoszai, MD, Professor, Pediatrics — Cardiology
Quality & Safety EducationJeffrey Glasheen, MD, Vice Chair and Professor, Department of Medicine; Chief Quality Officer, University of Colorado Hospital; Director, Institute for Healthcare Quality, Safety and Efficiency (IHQSE)


Contact us:

Clinical Affairs

  • Dr. Anne Fuhlbrigge, Senior Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs
  • Michelle "Shelley" Wall, Business Services Professional, Clinical Affairs Administration, (303) 724-7965