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UCH Faculty

The faculty members below practice at University of Colorado Hospital, located on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, Colorado.


Maria Albuja-Cruz, MD, FACS

Maria Albuja-Cruz, MD, FACS

Assistant Professor of Surgery

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Elise Birnbaum, MD

Elisa H. Birnbaum, MD

Professor of Surgery

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Brandon C. Chapman, MD, MS

Brandon C. Chapman, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Dr. Chapman also sees patients at the VA Medical Center.

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Akshay Chauhan, MD, MCh

Akshay Pratap Chauhan, MD, MCh

Assistant Professor of Surgery

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Lisa Ferrigno, MD, MPH, FACS

Lisa Ferrigno, MD, MPH, FACS

Assistant Professor of Surgery

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Laura A. Harmon, MD

Laura A. Harmon, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

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Juan-Pablo Idrovo, MD

Juan-Pablo Idrovo, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

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Robert C. McIntyre, Jr., MD, FACS

Robert C. McIntyre, Jr., MD, FACS

Professor of Surgery
Chief, Division of GI, Trauma, and Endocrine Surgery
Vice Chair of Finance, Dept. of Surgery

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Paul Montero, MD, FACS

Paul Montero, MD, FACS

Associate Professor of Surgery
Assistant Residency Director

Dr. Montero also sees patients at the VA Medical Center.

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Christopher Raeburn, MD, FACS

Christopher Raeburn, MD, FACS

Associate Professor of Surgery
Assistant Residency Director

Dr. Raeburn also sees patients at the VA Medical Center.

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Kevin Rothchild, MD, FACS

Kevin B. Rothchild, MD, FACS

Assistant Professor of Surgery

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Jon Schoen, MD, FACS

Jonathan Schoen, MD, FACS

Associate Professor of Surgery
Director, Surgical Weight Loss Center

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Lauren Steward, MD, MHSA, MPHS

Lauren Steward, MD, MHSA, MPHS

Assistant Professor of Surgery

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Greg Stiegmann, MD, FACS

Greg V. Stiegmann, MD, FACS

Professor Emeritus

Catherine Garrison Velopulos, MD, MHS, FACS

Catherine Garrison Velopulos, MD, MHS, FACS

Associate Professor of Surgery

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Jon Vogel, MD, MACS, FASCRS

Jon Vogel, MD, FACS

Professor of Surgery

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Anne Wagner, MD

Anne Wagner, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery
Medical Director, University of Colorado Burn Center

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Arek Wiktor, MD

Arek Wiktor, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Associate Director, University of Colorado Burn Center

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Franklin Wright, MD

Franklin Wright, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

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Highlands Ranch Faculty

The faculty members below practice at UCHealth Highlands Ranch Hospital.


James Downey, MD, FACS

James Downey, MD, FACS

Senior Instructor
Director of Trauma/Acute Care Surgery, UCHealth Highlands Ranch Hospital

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Denver Health Faculty

The faculty members below practice at Denver Health Medical Center.


Clay Burlew, MC, FACS

Clay Cothren Burlew, MD, FACS

Professor of Surgery
Director, Surgical Care Critical Fellowship
Director, Trauma & Acute Care Surgery Fellowship
Director, Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Denver Health Medical Center

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Eric M.  Campion, MD, FACS

Eric M. Campion, MD, FACS

Assistant Professor of Surgery

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Ryan A. Lawless, MD, FACS

Ryan A. Lawless, MD, FACS

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Associate Trauma Medical Director, Ernest E. Moore Shock Trauma Center at Denver Health

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Gene Moore, MD

Gene Moore, MD, FACS

Professor of Surgery
Vice Chair of Trauma and Critical Care Research, Dept. of Surgery

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Fred Pieracci, MD, MPH

Fred Pieracci, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Surgery

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Nicole L. Werner, MD, MS

Nicole L. Werner, MD, MS

Associate Professor of Surgery

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VA Faculty

The faculty members below practice at the Rocky Mountain Regional VA Medical Center.


Todd Arcomano, MD

Todd Arcomano, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Brandon C. Chapman, MD, MS

Brandon C. Chapman, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Dr. Chapman also sees patients at University of Colorado Hospital.

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Michelle Cowan, MD

Michelle Cowan, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

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Edward Jones, MD

Edward Jones, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Teresa Jones, MD

Teresa Jones, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Paul Montero, MD, FACS

Paul Montero, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery
Assistant Residency Director

Dr. Montero also sees patients at University of Colorado Hospital.

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John Moore, MD

John T. Moore, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

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Christopher Raeburn, MD, FACS

Christopher Raeburn, MD, FACS

Associate Professor of Surgery
Assistant Residency Director

Dr. Raeburn also sees patients at University of Colorado Hospital.

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Brett Robinson, MD, FACS

Thomas Robinson, MD, FACS

Professor of Surgery
Chief of Surgery, Denver Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Center
Director, Minimally Invasive Surgery Center

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Krzysztof Wikiel, MD, FACS

Krzysztof J. Wikiel, MD, FACS

Assistant Professor of Surgery

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Research Faculty

Also see Research Staff (the fourth tab on this page).


Anirban Banerjee, PhD

Anirban Banerjee, PhD

Research Professor, Surgery
Director, Trauma Research Center

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Mitchell Jay Cohen, MD

Mitchell Jay Cohen, MD

Professor of Surgery
Director of Surgery, Denver Health Medical Center

Brenda J. Curtis, PhD

Brenda J. Curtis, PhD

Assistant Research Professor

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Elizabeth Kovacs, PhD

Elizabeth J. Kovacs, PhD

Professor of Surgery
Director, Burn Research

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Rachel H. McMahan, PhD

Rachel H. McMahan, PhD

Assistant Research Professor

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Katherine Ann Arnim, PA-C

Katherine Ann Arnim, PA-C

Senior Instructor, Surgery

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Zachary Asher, PA

Zachary Asher, PA

Assistant Professor, Surgery

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Typhanie Beasley, DNP, APRN, FNP

Typhanie Beasley, DNP, APRN, FNP

Instructor, Surgery

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Shelley Brake, PA-C

Shelley Brake, PA-C

Instructor, Surgery

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Alyssa Clore, PA-C, MMS, MSPH

Alyssa Clore, PA-C, MMS, MSPH

Instructor, Surgery

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Linda Fernekes, PA-C

Linda Fernekes, PA-C

Instructor, Surgery

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Brittany Glassett, PA-C

Brittany Glassett, PA-C

Instructor, Surgery

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Meghan Houlihan, PA-C

Meghan Houlihan, PA-C

Instructor, Surgery

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Bridget Hovendon, PA-C

Instructor, Surgery

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Jeffrey N. Huber, PA-C

Instructor, Surgery

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Amber D. Kohler, NP-C

Amber D. Kohler, NP-C

Instructor, Surgery

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Erin Lennon, PA-C

Erin Lennon, PA-C

Senior Instructor, Surgery

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Sarah Longyhore, PA-C, MMS

Sarah Longyhore, PA-C, MMS

Instructor, Surgery

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Chris L. Shults, PA-C

Chris L. Shults, PA-C

Instructor, Surgery
Lead Advanced Practice Provider, Trauma / Acute Care Surgery

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Katie Thompson, MS, ACNPC-AG

Katie Thompson, MS, ACNPC-AG

Instructor, Surgery

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Bryan Downey, MBA

Bryan Downey

Division Administrative Director

Phone: 303-724-2632

E-mail: bryan.downey@cuanschutz.edu

Laurinda Campbell

Laurinda Campbell

Patient Affairs Coordinator — Drs. Albuja-Cruz and Raeburn

Phone: 303-724-2724

E-mail: laurinda.campbell@cuanschutz.edu

Lara Casey

Lara Casey

Administrative Assistant

Phone: 303-724-2936

E-mail: lara.casey@cuanschutz.edu

Susan Ficca

Susan Ficca

Executive Administrative Assistant to Drs. Stiegmann and McIntyre

Phone: 303-724-2731

E-mail: susan.ficca@cuanschutz.edu

Patricia Knox

Trish Knox

Patient Affairs Coordinator — Drs. Birnbaum and Montero

Phone: 303-724-2727

E-mail: patricia.knox@cuanschutz.edu

Shaul Kramer

Shaul Kramer

Patient Affairs Coordinator

Phone: 303-724-8366

E-mail: shaul.kramer@cuanschutz.edu

Tanya Obernyer

Tanya Obernyer

Patient Affairs Coordinator — Drs. Chauhan and Vogel

Phone: 303-724-2726

E-mail: tanya.obernyer@cuanschutz.edu

Debra Sartain

Debra Sartain

Business Support Specialist

Phone: 303-724-8366

E-mail: debra.sartain@cuanschutz.edu

Sandra Wiseley-Carr

Sandra Wiseley-Carr

Patient Affairs Coordinator — Drs. Stiegmann, Schoen, and Rothchild

Phone: 303-724-2729

E-mail: Sandra.Carr@cuanschutz.edu

(Also see Research Faculty under the "Faculty" tab of this directory.)


Kevin Najarro, MS

Kevin M. Najarro, MS

Senior Professional Research Assistant

Phone: 303-724-8208

E-mail: kevin.najarro@cuanschutz.edu

Athur Stem

Arthur Stem

Senior Professional Research Assistant

Phone: 501-701-0065

E-mail: arthur.stem@cuanschutz.edu

Richard Tobin, PhD

Richard Tobin, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Phone: 303-724-3949

E-mail: richard.tobin@cuanschutz.edu