Our Team


Faculty

UCHealth Faculty

Maria Albuja-Cruz

Maria Albuja-Cruz MD

Associate Professor of Surgery
Elise Birnbaum, MD

Elisa H Birnbaum MD

Professor of Surgery
Clay Burlew, MC, FACS

Clay Cothren Burlew MD, FACS

Professor of Surgery Program Director, Surgical Critical Care and TACS Fellowships, Director, Trauma & Acute Care Surgery Fellowship
Akshay Chauhan, MD, MCh

Akshay Pratap Chauhan MD, MCh

Associate Professor of Surgery
Michael Cripps, MD, FACS

Michael Cripps MD, MSCS, FACS

Associate Professor of Surgery Director of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
Joanna Etra, MD

Joanna Etra MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Cameron Gibson, MD, FACS

Cameron Gibson MD, FACS

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Kristy L. Hawley, MD, MPH

Kristy L Hawley MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Juan-Pablo Idrovo, MD

Juan-Pablo Idrovo MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Whitney Jenson, MD

Whitney Jenson MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Aaron Marshall, MD

Aaron Marshall MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Robert McIntyre Jr MD, FACS

Professor of Surgery, Chief, Division of GI, Trauma, and Endocrine Surgery Vice Chair of Finance
Shane McNevin, MD

Shane McNevin MD

Associate Professor of Surgery
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Eden Nohra MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Christopher Raeburn, MD

Christopher Raeburn MD, FACS

Associate Professor of Surgery Assistant Residency Director
Kevin Rothchild, MD, FACS

Kevin B Rothchild MD, FACS

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Lauren Steward, MD, MHSA, MPHS

Lauren Steward MD, MHSA, MPHS

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Greg Stiegmann, MD, FACS

Gregory V Stiegmann MD, FACS

Professor Emeritus
Catherine Garrison Velopulos, MD, MHS, FACS

Catherine Garrison Velopulos MD, MHS, FACS

Assistant Professor of Surgery Associate Vice Chair of Health Services & Health Equity Research
Jon Vogel, MD, FACS, FASCRS -- 100x130

Jon Vogel MD, FACS, FASCRS

Professor of Surgery Section Head, Colorectal Surgery Program
Arek Wiktor, MD

Arek Wiktor MD

Associate Professor of Surgery Medical Director, University of Colorado Burn Center
Franklin Wright, MD

Franklin Wright MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Denver Health Faculty

Eric M. Campion, MD, FACS

Eric M Campion MD, FACS

Assistant Professor of Surgery
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
Gene Moore, MD

Ernest "Gene" E Moore MD

Professor of Surgery Vice Chair of Trauma and Critical Care Research
Alex Morton, MD

Alex Morton MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Fred Pieracci, MD, MPH

Fred Pieracci MD, MPH

Professor of Surgery
Barry Platnick, MD

Barry Platnick MD

Associate Professor of Surgery
Daniel VanDerPloeg, MD

Daniel Vanderploeg MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

VA Faculty

Edward Jones, MD

Edward Jones MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Teresa Jones, MD

Teresa Jones MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery
John Moore, MD

John T Moore MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Christopher Raeburn, MD

Christopher Raeburn MD, FACS

Associate Professor of Surgery Assistant Residency Director
Thomas Robinson, MD

Thomas Robinson MD, FACS

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

Krzysztof Wikiel MD, FACS

Associate Professor of Surgery

Research Faculty

Mitchell Jay Cohen, MD

Mitchell Jay Cohen MD

Professor of Surgery Associate Vice Chair of Basic & Translational Research
Marguerite Kelher, MS

Marguerite Kelher MS

Research Instructor
Elizabeth Kovacs, PhD

Elizabeth J Kovacs PhD

Professor of Surgery, Director, Burn Research Vice Chair of Research, Department of Surgery
Rachel H. McMahan, PhD

Rachel H McMahan PhD

Assistant Research Professor
Sanchayita Mitra

Sanchayita Mitra MS

Research Instructor
Quintin Myers, MA

Quintin W O Myers PhD

Research Instructor

Advanced Practice Providers

Zachary Asher, PA

Zachary Asher MHS, PA-C

Assistant Professor of Surgery Co-Director of Faculty Health & Engagement for APPs
Brittany Blass, PA-C

Brittany Blass PA-C

Instructor Physician Assistant
Shelley Brake, PA-C

Shelley Brake-Trinh PA-C

Instructor
Linda Fernekes, PA-C

Linda Fernekes PA-C

Instructor
Julie L. Henderson, FNP-BC

Julie L Henderson FNP-BC

Instructor
Madison Hexter, PA-C

Madison Hexter PA-C

Instructor
Jeffrey N. Huber, PA-C

Jeffrey N Huber PA-C

Instructor
Joseph Jacaruso, NP

Joseph Jacaruso ACNPC-AG

Instructor
Taryn Ketels, AGAC-NP

Taryn Ketels AgAC-NP

Instructor
Amber D. Kohler, NP-C

Amber D Kohler NP-C

Instructor Nurse Practitioner; Lead APP, Burn Surgery
Kate Laramie, MHS, PA-C

Kate E Laramie MHS, PA-C

Instructor Physician Assistant
Frankie Macri, PA-C

Frankie Macri PA-C

Instructor
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Steffen Meiler MPAS, PA-C

Instructor
Cristianna Ruple, PA-C

Cristianna Ruple PA-C

Instructor Physician Assistant
Jodi Sagastume, PA-C

Jodi Sagastume PA-C

Instructor
Jennifer Stalilonis, PA-C

Jennifer Stalilonis PA-C

Instructor Physician Assistant
Maggie Thompson, DNP, RN, AGACNP-BC

Maggie Thompson DNP, RN, AGACNP-BC

Instructor
Eric Zarzeczny, AGACNP-BC

Eric Zarzeczny AGACNP-BC

Instructor

Administrative Staff

Marta O'Grady

Marta O'Grady OD, FAAO

Division Administrative Director
Alicia Baker

Alicia Baker

Patient Affairs Coordinator
Corie E. Campbell

Corie E Campbell

Operations Program Coordinator
Laurinda Campbell

Laurinda Campbell

Patient Affairs Coordinator - Drs. Albuja-Cruz, McIntyre, and Raeburn
Bayli Hendrix

Bayli Hendrix

Program Coordinator
Patrick Hom

Patrick Hom

Program Administrator
Patricia Knox

Trish Knox

Patient Affairs Coordinator - Drs. Birnbaum and Montero
Tanya Obernyer

Tanya Obernyer

Patient Affairs Coordinator - Dr. Vogel
Simeon Petrov

Simeon Petrov

Administrative Assistant III
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Renee Pullara MA, MBA

Executive Assistant Manager
Alystra K. Stodghill

Alystra K Stodghill

Patient Affairs Coordinator I
Sandra Wiseley-Carr

Sandra Wiseley-Carr

Research Staff

(Also see Research Faculty under the "Faculty" tab of this directory.)
Holly J. Hulsebus, MPH

Holly J Hulsebus MPH

Graduate Student
Kevin Najarro, MS

Kevin M Najarro MS

Senior Professional Research Assistant
Preston Stafford

Preston Stafford MS

Senior Professional Research Assistant
Richard Tobin, PhD

Richard Tobin PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow
Travis Walrath, PhD

Travis M Walrath PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Surgery

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