University of Colorado Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Samiran Bhattacharya, MDSamiran Bhattacharya, MD

Hometown: Littleton, CO
Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Internship: University of Maryland
Personal Interests: Biking, movies, chilling with my kittens Felix and Felicia, traveling with my wife and spending time with my family.
PM&R Interests: MSK, medical education, palliative





Matthew Harmon, MDMatthew Harmon, MD

Hometown: Syracuse, NY
Medical School: Howard University
Internship: SUNY Upstate Internal Medicine
Personal Interests: Sports and fitness, nature, learning/using new skills like carpentry, woodworking. Spending time with family.
PM&R Interests: Sports, Spine, Ultrasound, Prosthetics/Orthotics and amputees. I'm sure I'll learn more soon!





Jacob Jeffers, MDJacob Jeffers, MD

Hometown: Grand Rapids, MI
Medical School: Wayne State University
Internship: St. Joseph Hospital in Denver, CO
Personal Interests: Spending time with my wife, daughter, and dog. Skiing, hiking, fishing, and playing hockey.
PM&R Interests: Brain injury medicine, rehab of patients in the ICU setting, adaptive sports





Cristina Sarmiento, MD, Peds/PMRCristina Sarmiento, MD, Peds/PMR

Hometown: Solon, OH 
Medical School: University of Michigan Medical School
Internship: University of Colorado Pediatrics
Personal Interests: Hanging out with my pups
PM&R Interests: Pediatric rehab, especially working with kids with chronic disabilities & their families, and improving health care and access for people with disabilities






Joseph Shivers, MDJoseph Shivers, MD

Hometown: Salem, OH
Medical School: Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
Internship: Northwell Health—North Shore University Hospital / Long Island Jewish Medical Center
Personal Interests: Running, Comic strips
PM&R Interests: Outpatient spine/MSK, electrodiagnostics, value-based care





Vera Staley, MDVera Staley, MD

Hometown: Denver, CO
Medical School: University of Colorado School of Medicine
Internship: St. Joseph Hospital Internal Medicine in Denver, CO
Personal Interests: Running, chilling with my dog, cooking, exploring breweries, hiking, ice cream, going to concerts (especially at Red Rocks!)
PM&R Interests: SCI, TBI, neurorehabilitation, amputee medicine
Class of 2022

Amy Chambliss, MD, Peds, PM&R

Amy Chambliss, MD, Peds, PM&R

Hometown: Brookline, MA
Medical School: George Washington University, Washington DC
Internship: University of Colorado Pediatrics
Personal Interests: Salsa/bachata dancing (Denver has a pretty great scene!), eating brunch (and finding new brunch spots), picnicking, hiking, skiing, hanging out with my roommate and her cat, and traveling.
PM&R Interests: pediatric rehabilitation (and transition from pediatric to adult care), neurorehabilitation (SCI/TBI), and global health.



Malia Cali, MD

Malia Cali, MD

Hometown: Hammond, LA 
Medical School: Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans
Internship: Tulane University
Personal Interests: Running, hiking, live music, outdoor activities, traveling 
PM&R Interests: Musculoskeletal and sports medicine 






Eduardo Carrera, MD

Eduardo Carrera, MD

Hometown: Cienfuegos, Cuba
Medical School: University of Colorado
Internship: St. Joseph Hospital (Denver, CO)
Personal Interests: Traveling/learning about other cultures, languages, and history; hiking, racquetball, tennis, European football
PM&R Interests: Spine, ultrasound, NCS/EMG, delivering quality care to vulnerable populations, medical education





Ryan Hagens, MD

Ryan Hagens, MD

Hometown: Sacramento, CA
Medical School: Rush Medical College
Internship: University of Chicago at NorthShore University
Personal Interests: Skiing, hiking, snowshoeing, swimming, playing with my pup 
PM&R Interests: Sports & Spine, MSK, Acupuncture, Regenerative Medicine, Ultrasound​






Marc Heronemus, MD

Marc Heronemus, MD

Hometown: Topeka, KS
Medical School: University of Kansas School of Medicine
Internship: University of Colorado
Personal Interests: Hiking, skiing, all things football, exploring local breweries, Kansas basketball, biking to work, gardening and date nights with my wife 
PM&R Interests: MSK medicine, sideline sports coverage, adaptive sports, U/S guided injections, medical education​





Krysten Kasting, MD

Krysten Kasting, MD

Hometown: Copley, OH
Medical School: University of Toledo College of Medicine
Internship: St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center (Toledo, OH)
Personal Interests: Spending time with my pup and horse. Hiking, skiing, HIIT workouts and coffee! 
PM&R Interests: MSK, Ultrasound, inpatient, TBI, adaptive sports...learning more about what I love everyday!

Christi Ng, MDChristi Ng, MD, Peds/PMR

Hometown: Salt Lake City, UT
Medical School: Tufts University School of Medicine
Internship: University of Colorado 
Personal Interests: Trying new restaurants, traveling, playing tennis and spikeball, hanging out with the pupper and binging Netflix 
PM&R Interests: Pediatric rehab, particularly amputee, gait, and neuromuscular disorders






Kristina Barber, MD

Hometown: Colorado Springs
Medical School: Univ of CO
Internship: St Joseph Hospital Internal Medicine
Personal Interests: Running, Hiking, Paddleboarding, Volleyball, skiing
PM&R Interests: undecided; possibly pediatric PM&R







Christina Draganich, MDChristina Draganich, DO

Hometown: Chicago, IL
Medical school: Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Internship: St. Joseph Hospital, Denver (Internal Medicine)
Personal interests: Salsa dancing, hiking, snowboarding, traveling
PM&R interests: Neurorehabilitation, SCI, TBI, research/academic medicine, manual medicine





Emma Rickles, MDEmma Rickles, MD

Hometown: Portland, OR
Medical School: Oregon Health & Science University
Internship: Legacy Health - Portland, OR
Personal Interests: Hiking, brunching, reading, spending time with friends and family
PM&R Interests: Inpatient, MSK, Pain, Ultrasound, Medical Education






Balaji Sridhar, MD, PhDBalaji Sridhar, MD, PhD

Hometown: Denver, CO
Medical School: University of Colorado School of Medicine
Internship: Internal Medicine at the University of Colorado
Personal Interests: Basketball, squash, swimming, lifting, golf, traveling around the world, learning languages, translating basic science into commercial applications, brewing unique beers, Denver Nuggets
PM&R Interests: MSK medicine, ultrasound guided injections, interventional pain management for pathologies of the spine, orthobiologics as a treatment option, EMG




Derek Stokes, MDDerek Stokes, MD

Hometown: Joplin, MO
Medical School: University of Missouri – Columbia
Internship: Mercy Hospital – St. Louis, MO
Personal Interests: Sports, Exercise and Fitness, Hiking, Traveling, Breweries & Food
PM&R Interests: Sports & Spine, MSK Ultrasound, Regenerative Medicine, Sideline Sports Coverage






William Summers, MDWilliam Summers, MD

Hometown: Birmingham, AL
Medical School: University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine
Internship: Saint Josephs Hospital, Denver, CO
Personal Interests: camping, fishing, hiking, skiing, cooking, Alabama football, golf
PM&R Interests: MSK, TBI, Pain, Sports



Amanda  Appel, MDAmanda Appel, MD

Hometown: Fountain Valley, CA
Medical School: University of California, Davis
Internship: University of Colorado, Denver- Pediatrics
Personal Interests: Soccer, reading, cooking, hiking, tap dancing, travel
PM&R Interests: pediatric rehabilitation, TBI, MSK, reproductive health education, ultrasound