University of Colorado Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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, MD


Christina 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, MD



Emma 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



Derek Stokes, MD



Derek 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, MD



William 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, Peds/PM&R

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

Zachary Abbott, DO



Zachary Abbott, DO

Hometown: Rangeley, ME

Medical School: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine

Internship: Mass General Brigham Salem Hospital Internal Medicine in Salem, MA

Personal Interests: Hiking, skiing, golf, live music, hanging out with my pup

PM&R Interests: MSK and Sports Medicine, Interventional Pain, Ultrasound, SCI


Lindsay Burke, MD

Lindsay Burke, MD

Hometown: Summit, NJ 

Medical School: Rutgers New Jersey Medical School 

Internship: Morristown Medical Center Internal Medicine 

Personal Interests: hiking, craft beer, cooking, skiing, running, traveling, crossword puzzles  

PM&R Interests: MSK, ultrasound, pain, SCI 


Deanna Claus, MD


Deanna Claus, MD

Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO

Medical School: University of Colorado School of Medicine

Internship: Internal Medicine at Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver

Personal Interests: My French Bulldog (Gus), Hiking, Attending Musical Theater, Road Trips, Dancing

PM&R Interests: Pediatric Rehabilitation, General Inpatient Rehabilitation, Neurorehabilitation, Improving Access to Care


Ashton Fitzgerald, MD

Ashton Fitzgerald, MD

Hometown: Knoxville TN

Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin

Internship: Aurora St Luke TY, Milwaukee

Personal Interests: Soccer, Fitness, Family, International Travel, Quilting, Scrapbooking, CrossStitching

PMR Interests: Amputee Medicine, Sports Medicine, MSK, Peds


Crystal Graff, MD

Crystal Graff, MD

Hometown: Madison, WI

Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin

Internship: Medical College of Wisconsin - Preliminary Medicine

Personal Interests: volleyball, hiking, exploring breweries and coffee shops, concerts, WI sports

PM&R Interests: sports/MSK, ultrasound, regenerative medicine, medical education


Colton Malesovas, MD

Colton Malesovas, MD

Hometown: Austin, Tx

Medical School: University of Texas at Houston 

Internship: Spokane Teaching Health Center 

Personal Interests: Mountain biking, fly fishing, climbing and any excuse to be outside with friends

PM&R Interests: MSK, SCI, Sports Medicine 

Erin Klements, MDErin Klements, MD, Peds/PM&R

Hometown: St. Louis, MO

Medical School: University of Missouri

Internship: University of Colorado Pediatrics

Personal Interests: cooking, hiking, gardening, beating my spouse in a game of HORSE, and bouldering.

PM&R Interests: anything pediatric PM&R – still figuring it out!


Gianetti, Emily


Emily Gianetti, MD

Hometown: Canfield, OH

Medical School: Northeast Ohio Medical University

Internship: Riverside Methodist Hospital

Personal Interests: Climbing, hiking, wilderness medicine, foraging, writing, reading

PM&R Interests: Pediatrics, sports medicine


Machek, Megan


Megan Machek, MD

Hometown: Walnut Creek, CA

Medical School: Creighton University School of Medicine

Internship: Creighton University

Personal Interests: Hiking, biking, rollerblading. Spending time outside with friends and family.

PM&R Interests: TBI, Sports Medicine, Neuro Rehab


Nicolosi, Christian


Christian Nicolosi, MD

Hometown: Highlands Ranch, CO

Medical School: University of Colorado School of Medicine

Internship: University of Colorado Internal Medicine

Personal Interests: Sports, traveling, hiking, biking, skiing, snowboarding, breweries, whiskey hunting, Denver Broncos.

PM&R Interests: Sports & Spine, Ultrasound, Interventional Pain, Regenerative medicine, MSK, Sideline sports coverage.


Nikolis, Louis


Louis Nikolis, MD

Hometown: Long Island, NY

Medical School: Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

Internship: AMITA Saint Joseph Hospital Chicago

Personal Interests: Basketball, trying new restaurants, hiking, Peloton, traveling.

PM&R Interests: Interventional pain, sports medicine, ultrasound, medical education.


Rasmussen, Annelise

Annelise Rasmussen, MD

Hometown: Sacramento, CA

Medical School: Loma Linda School of Medicine

Internship: Pediatrics UCDavis

Personal Interests: Hiking, glamping, board games, musical theatre, traveling.

PM&R Interests: Pediatrics, adaptive sports, and transitions of care.


Wakim, Andréa


Andréa Wakim, MD

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Medical School: Loyola University of Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

Internship: AMITA Health Saint Francis Hospital Evanston

Personal Interests: Yoga, hiking, water activities, tennis, exploring new restaurants.

PM&R Interests: Interventional pain, sports medicine, integrative medicine, lifestyle medicine, ultrasound.

Schneider, Colleen

Colleen Schneider, MD, PhD

Hometown: Castle Rock, CO

Medical School: University of Rochester

Internship: AMITA Health Saint Francis Hospital Evanston

Personal Interests: Soccer, skiing, sewing, traveling, learning languages, napping.

PM&R Interests: Pediatric neurorehabilitation, global health, neuroplasticity research.