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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, Cross Stitching

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!


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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


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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


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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.

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Andréa Nikolis, 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.

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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.


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Annelise Rasmussen, MD

Hometown: Sacramento, CA

Medical School: Loma Linda School of Medicine

Internship: Pediatrics UC Davis

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

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

Schneider, Colleen

Colleen Schneider, MD, PhD, Peds/PM&R

Hometown: Castle Rock, CO

Medical School: University of Rochester

Internship: University of Colorado Pediatrics

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

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

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Adedayo Balogun, DO

Hometown: Born in Newark, NJ, Raised in Odessa, TX

Medical School: Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine

Internship: Mountain View Regional Medical Center in Las Cruces, NM

Personal Interests: Sports (I love trying new sports), drawing and painting, reading books, movies and television.

PM&R Interests: MSK, Pain, TBI, General

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Emma Drenth, MD

Hometown: Williamston, Michigan

Medical School: Wayne State University School of Medicine

Internship: Medical College of Wisconsin, Preliminary Medicine

Personal Interests: Running, hiking, movies, exploring neighborhood breweries and restaurants, being outdoors in any way possible, cooking and trying new recipes, reading (favs being sci-fi and fantasy)

PM&R Interests: SCI, Pediatric Rehabilitation, Pediatric to Adult transitions of care

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David Gallacher, MD

Hometown: Keizer, OR

Medical School: Oregon Health & Science University

Internship: Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center - Las Vegas, NV

Personal Interests: Learning, teaching, sports, Hawaii, & eating cookies

PM&R Interests: All of it!

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Samantha Koerber, MD

Hometown: Rochester Hills, MI

Medical School: Wayne State University

Internship: Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI

Personal Interests: Hiking, camping, breweries, skiing, thrift shopping, DIY projects

PM&R Interests: Pediatric rehab, adaptive sports, health equity, health policy, research

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Karlisha Person-Jones, MD

Hometown: Joliet, IL

Medical School: University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Internship: Cape Fear Valley Hospital

Personal Interests: Escape rooms, Weightlifting, Softball, Graphic design

PM&R Interests: Peds Rehab, SCI

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Haylee Yepson, DO

Hometown: Napa, California

Medical School: Touro University, California

Internship: Transitional Year, Naval Medical Center San Diego

Personal Interests: Traveling so I can sample all the best gourmet goodies from around the world, long walks with my husband and son, and photography.

PM&R Interests: Global health, amputee care, and regenerative medicine

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Alyssa Zlatkin, MD, Peds/PM&R

Hometown: Ft. Lauderdale, FL

Medical School: University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine

Personal Interests: Traveling, reading, skiing, hiking, going to the beach and the movies, hot yoga, running, and most of all, spending time with my family, friends, and pets.

PM&R Interests: All things pediatric rehabilitation, global health, and advocacy

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Megan Stodola, MD, Peds/PM&R

Hometown: Milwaukee, WI

Medical School: Saint Louis University School of Medicine

Personal Interests: Eating ice cream, walking my dog, singing, and playing board games.

PM&R Interests: Medical education, ultrasound, and all things pediatric rehab.

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