Long Standing History

Founded in 1946, the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is one of the oldest departments of PM&R in the United States. Our program has graduated residents and fellows who have then accepted positions in private practice, academic positions, and fellowships. 

As our graduates continue to the next step in their medical career we urge them to continue to deliver the highest quality of patient care, to providing quality education for rehabilitation and other health professionals, to stimulating and supporting rehabilitation research and to promoting community involvement to assure the rights of those persons whom we serve.



Catherine Cooper, MD: Interventional Spine Fellowship, Spine West, Boulder, CO

Andrew Park, MD: SCI Fellowship, Craig Hospital, Englewood, CO

Tyler Shirel, MD: Pediatric Rehabilitation Fellowship, Gillette Children’s, Minneapolis, MN

Kyle Stoffers, MD: Bodor Clinic Interventional Spine & Sports Fellowship, Napa Valley, CA

Jordan Wyrwa, DO: Pediatric Rehabilitation Fellowship, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Aurora, CO

Dustin Anderson, MD: Pain Medicine Fellowship, University of Colorado, Aurora, CO; now in Private Practice in Aspen, CO.

Johnathon Blake, MD: Private Practice Physician, Partners in Rehab Medicine, Kansas City, MO

Bradley Gale, MD: Interventional Spine Fellowship, Spine West, Boulder, CO; now in private practice with Spine West.

Alex Garnett, MD: Attending Physician, UCHealth, Greeley, CO

Blake Kandah, MD: Spine and Sports Fellow, Neurospine Institute, Eugene, OR; now in Private Practice with Allpria Healthcare in Aurora, CO

Taron Davis, MD: Pediatric Rehabilitation Attending, Benioff Children's Hospital – UCSF, San Francisco, CA

Matthew Gnirke, MD: Bodor Clinic Interventional Spine & Sports Fellowship, Napa Valley, CA; now in private practice with Vail-Summit Orthopaedics in Frisco/Edwards/Vail, CO

Julie Hastings, MD: Physician with Pelvic Pain and Gynecologic Surgery Group, St. Joseph’s Dignity Health Center, Phoenix, AZ; now in Spine Fellowship with Desert Sports and Spine, Phoenix, AZ

Michael Lersten, MD: Spine Fellow, Stanford Medicine, Stanford, CA; Ultrasound & Orthobiologics fellowship with Bodor Clinic in Napa Valley, CA; now in private practice with Panorama Orthopedics, Denver, CO.

Stephanie Ryder, MD: SCI Fellowship, Craig Hospital, Englewood, CO; now an Assistant Professor with the Dept of PM&R and attending with the RMR-VA Medical Center SCI Unit.

Aliea Herbert, MD: Cancer Rehabilitation Fellow, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX; now in private practice with Swedish Cancer Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine in Seattle, WA

Christopher McMullen, MD: Sports Medicine Fellowship, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; now a Clinical Assistant Professor with the Dept of Rehabilitation Medicine at University of Washington 

Adele Meron, MD: Pain Medicine Fellowship, University of Colorado, Aurora, CO; now Assistant Professor, Medical Student Director, and UCH Site Director with Dept of PM&R at the University of Colorado.

Carmen Wong, MD: Sports Medicine Fellowship, St. Francis/VCU Sports Medicine, Richmond, VA; now in private practice with St. Francis Medical Center in Midlothian, VA

Kyle Littell, MD: Assistant Professor of Clinical PM&R with Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, IN.

Jessica McCabe, MD: Physiatrist with Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta, GA

Jessica Pruente, MD: Pediatric Rehabilitation Fellowship at RIC; now Assistant Professor with University of Michigan Department of PM&R

Thomas Xu, MD: Spine Fellowship with UCLA; now in private practice with Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta, GA