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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

Associate Professor of Surgery

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Paul Bauling, MD

Paul Bauling, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

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Elise Birnbaum, MD

Elisa H. Birnbaum, MD

Professor of Surgery

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Clay Burlew, MC, FACS

Clay Cothren Burlew, MD, FACS

Director, Surgical Care Critical Fellowship
Director, Trauma & Acute Care Surgery Fellowship

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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

Associate Professor of Surgery

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Michael Cripps, MD, MSCS, FACS

Michael Cripps, MD, MSCS, FACS

Associate Professor of Surgery
Director of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery

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Juan-Pablo Idrovo, MD

Juan-Pablo Idrovo, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

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Whitney Jenson, MD

Whitney Jenson, 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

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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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Arek Wiktor, MD

Arek Wiktor, MD

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

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Franklin Wright, MD

Franklin Wright, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

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Denver Health Faculty

The faculty members below practice at Denver Health Medical Center.


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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Alex Morton, MD

Alex Morton, MD

Assistant Professor of Surgery

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Barry Platnick, MD

Barry Platnick, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery

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Fred Pieracci, MD, MPH

Fred Pieracci, MD, MPH

Professor of Surgery

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Daniel VanDerPloeg, MD

Daniel VanDerPloeg, MD

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.


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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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

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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

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Miguel Fragoso, DVM

Miguel Fragoso, DVM

Research Instructor
Lab Manager, Trauma Research Center / Denver Health

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Marguerite Kelher, MS

Marguerite Kelher, MS

Research Instructor

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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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Sanchayita  Mitra, MS

Sanchayita Mitra, MS

Research Instructor

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Quintin (W.O.) Myers, V, PhD

Quintin W. O. Myers, PhD

Research Instructor

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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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Brittany Blass, PA-C

Brittany Blass, PA-C

Instructor, Surgery

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Shelley Brake-Trinh, PA-C

Shelley Brake-Trinh, PA-C

Instructor, Surgery

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Adam DeMey, PA-C

Adam DeMey, PA-C

Instructor, Surgery
Lead of Advanced Practice for Trauma and Acute Care Surgery

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Linda Fernekes, PA-C

Linda Fernekes, PA-C

Instructor, Surgery

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Julie L. Henderson, FNP-BC

Julie L. Henderson, FNP-BC

Instructor, Surgery

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Madison Hexter, PA-C

Madison Hexter, PA-C

Instructor, Surgery

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Bridget Hovendon, PA-C

Bridget Hovendon, PA-C

Instructor, Surgery

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Jeffrey N. Huber, PA-C

Jeffrey N. Huber, PA-C

Instructor, Surgery

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Simone Toft Jensen, PA-C, MSHS

Simone Toft Jensen, PA-C, MSHS

Instructor, Surgery

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Taryn  Ketels, AGAC-NP

Taryn Ketels, AGAC-NP

Instructor, Surgery

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Amber D. Kohler, NP-C

Amber D. Kohler, NP-C

Instructor, Surgery

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Kate Laramie, MHS, PA-C

Kate E. Laramie, MHS, PA-C

Instructor, Surgery

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Steffen Meiler, MPAS, PA-C

Instructor, Surgery

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Kathryn Moser, RN, MSN, AGACNP-BC

Kathryn Moser, RN, MSN, AGACNP-BC

Instructor, Surgery

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Sara Roper, PA-C

Sara Roper, PA-C

Instructor, Surgery

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Cristianna Ruple, PA-C

Cristianna Ruple, PA-C

Instructor, Surgery

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Jodi Sagastume, PA-C

Jodi Sagastume, PA-C

Instructor, Surgery

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Patrick Smith, NP-C

Patrick Smith, NP-C

Instructor, Surgery

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Jennifer Stalilonis, PA-C

Jennifer Stalilonis, PA-C

Instructor, Surgery

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Katie Thompson, MS, ACNPC-AG

Katie Thompson, MS, ACNPC-AG

Instructor, Surgery

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Maggie Thompson, DNP, RN, AGACNP-BC

Maggie Thompson, DNP, RN, AGACNP-BC

Instructor, Surgery

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Eric  Zarzeczny, AGACNP-BC

Eric Zarzeczny, AGACNP-BC

Instructor, Surgery

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Alicia Baker

Alicia Baker

Patient Affairs Coordinator

Phone: 303-724-2294

E-mail: alicia.baker@cuanschutz.edu

Laurinda Campbell

Laurinda Campbell

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

Phone: 303-724-2724

E-mail: laurinda.campbell@cuanschutz.edu

Susan Ficca

Susan Ficca

Executive Administrative Assistant to Drs. Stiegmann and McIntyre

Phone: 303-724-2731

E-mail: susan.ficca@cuanschutz.edu

Patrick Hom, BA, BS

Patrick Hom, BA, BS

Program Administrator, Trauma Research Center

Phone: 303-724-6308

E-mail: patrick.hom@ucdenver.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 — Dr. 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

Phone: 303-724-2729

E-mail: Sandra.Carr@cuanschutz.edu

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


Holly J. Hulsebus, MPH

Holly J. Hulsebus, MPH

Graduate Student

Phone: 303-724-8208

E-mail: holly.hulsebus@cuanschutz.edu

Kevin Najarro, MS

Kevin M. Najarro, MS

Senior Professional Research Assistant

Phone: 303-724-8208

E-mail: kevin.najarro@cuanschutz.edu

Preston Stafford, MS

Preston Stafford, MS

Senior Professional Research Assistant

Phone: 770-910-4968

E-mail: preston.stafford@cuanschutz.edu

Richard Tobin, PhD

Richard Tobin, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Phone: 303-724-3949

E-mail: richard.tobin@cuanschutz.edu

Travis M. Walrath, PhD

Travis M. Walrath, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Phone: 303-724-8208

E-mail: travis.walrath@cuanschutz.edu