Hometown: Los Angeles, California
Medical School: Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: University of Nevada Las Vegas
Research/Clinical Interests: Vascular Access, Renal Replacement Therapies, Diet Related Effects on CKD, CKD in African Americans
Hobbies:I am a huge Star Wars fan. I am also a big sports fan, watching and playing. Trying new foods, music, exploring new places and languages.
Why did you choose the University of Colorado? I chose the University of Colorado because they have a rich history of contribution to the world of nephrology with excellent training. They have the flexibility to guide training toward your interest. It's located in a great city that has a multitude of activities. The fellows were the happiest groups of fellows I interviewed with.
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Medical School: Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
Residency: Tulane University Internal Medicine-Pediatrics
Research/Clinical Interests: Transitions of Care, Nephrology Medical Education, Quality of Life for ESRD Patients
Hobbies: Singing, writing/arranging music, working on my latest Pinterest fail, hiking, biking, skiing, and doing whatever it takes to tire out my Australian Shepherd, Oaklie
Why I chose Colorado: The program is very fellow-centric! I felt that I would get a great education and incredible mentorship and would be supported in my individual career goals, whatever those may be.
Hometown: Honolulu, Hawaii
Medical School: University of Hawaii John A. Burns School of Medicine
Residency: University of Colorado
Research/Clinical Interests: I love electrolytes (especially hyponatremia), acid/base, AKI, CKD, and dialysis so... All of it! I'm also particularly interested in basic science research.
Why did you choose the University of Colorado?
The faculty, no doubt! The faculty is full of supportive, kind-hearted people.
Hometown: Born in Madison Heights, MI, but more recently Las Vegas, NV!
Medical School: Touro University Nevada
Residency: Valley Hospital, Las Vegas
Research/Clinical Interests: GNs, AKI, Acid/Base disturbances, Renal Cancer, and Interventional Nephrology
Why did you choose the University of Colorado? Great program with phenomenal attendings and staff, and the fellows seem happy and want to be here!
Hometown: Prescott, Arizona
Medical School: University of Arizona School of Medicine
Residency: Creighton University School of Medicine (Phoenix) Program
Interests: Glomerulonephritis, Peritoneal Dialysis, Artificial Kidney,
Running, Traveling, Mountain Biking, Skiing
Why did you choose the University of Colorado? I choose the University of Colorado because it is one of the top nephrology fellowships in the U.S. with its renowned faculty, diverse clinical practice settings, and beautiful location. During my interview, I sensed the comradery between the fellows and their satisfaction with their training.
Natalie Beck, MD
Hometown: Oregon City, OR
Medical School: Oregon Health & Sciences University
Residency: University of Colorado Internal Medicine Residency
Research/Clinical Interests: I am interested in medical education as well as clinical research (though currently undifferentiated)
Hobbies: I enjoy hiking/backpacking, going on road trips to visit National Parks with my boyfriend, snowshoeing, gardening, cooking dinner for friends, baking, and visiting some of the many breweries in the Denver area.
Why did you choose the University of Colorado? As a resident here I went through a renal elective and was very impressed with the education I received both from fellows/faculty and the educational conferences offered for the fellows. I felt that the variety of patients in each hospital we rotate through would allow me to be exposed to everything. Denver has also been a great city in which to live with many opportunities for my outdoor hobbies.
Ruth Campbell, DO
Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO
Medical School: Rocky Vista University CO
Residency: MercyOne Medical Center, Des Moines
Research/Clinical Interests: Everything! But specifically, I’m interested in glomerulonephritis and AKI. I enjoy teaching and working with medical students and residents.
Hobbies: I like rock climbing, hiking, and skiing with my husband Matt and our pup, Frisbee. And eating tacos afterwards.
Why did you choose the University of Colorado? The University of Colorado was number one on my list because it is a top-ranked program with excellent faculty who are committed to both education and research. Plus, the fellows are incredibly supportive of each other.
Shrey Purohit, MD
Hometown: Los Angeles, CA
Medical School: University of Michigan Medical School
Residency: Duke University
Research/Clinical Interests: Long term outcomes for CKD in younger populations, inherited kidney diseases, immunology
Hobbies: reading, cooking, building computers
Why did you choose the University of Colorado? The University of Colorado provided me with the opportunity to create my own clinical pathway and explore my research interests. The faculty is extremely collegial and strongly invested in their fellows. Denver is also a great city to explore and has something for everyone!
Katherine Rizzolo, MD
Hometown: Franklin, MA
Medical School: Tufts University - Boston, MA
Residency: Maine Medical Center - Portland, ME
Research/Clinical Interests: Immigrant health/access to dialysis for undocumented immigrants, healthcare disparities in nephrology, resident/trainee wellness
Hobbies: Long-distance running, skiing, knitting, international travel, yoga, craft beer, gummy bears
Why did you choose the University of Colorado? Fantastic research on and advocacy for, health inequalities and social justice. Promotion of fellow wellness within the program.
Tritia Schostak, DO
Hometown: Lake Forest, California
Medical School: Touro University Nevada
Residency: MountainView Hospital - Sunrise Health
Research/Clinical Interests: Electrolyte disorders, renal replacement therapies
Hobbies: Plants (despite not having the greenest thumb), tennis, basketball, eating, exploring new places
Why did you choose the University of Colorado? Quality of training, supportive faculty and their focus on fellows’ well-being as well as the amazing location.
Hometown: Denver, CO
Medical School: University of Texas Southwestern at Dallas Medical School
Residency: Yale University School of Medicine
Research/Clinical Interests: transplantation in the older population: immunological and societal implications
Why did you choose the University of Colorado? The University of Colorado offers a large academic environment with dedication to excellent teaching. The center draws cases from multiple different states, providing exposure to a vast population with fascinating and instructive clinical conditions.