University of Colorado Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

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, 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!