Current Residents

Nicholas Govsyeyev, MD, MS — R5

Dr. Nicholas Govsyeyev was born in Kiev, Ukraine and grew up in South Florida. Following high school, he trained in mixed martial arts and won several regional tournaments though, ultimately, decided to pursue a career in medicine. He attended the University of Florida where he graduated with a degree in biology and became a Gator for life.

From there, he attended medical school at the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL and joinedthe general surgery residency at the University of Colorado. Dr. Govsyeyev discovered his interest in vascular surgery during intern year and pursued this passion ever since, completing a two year research fellowship with the department of vascular surgery and CPC clinical research, which included the completion of a master’s in clinical science at the University of Colorado.

Outside of work, Dr. Govsyeyev enjoys powerlifting, boxing, snowboarding, and spending time with his wife, Erica, and his two boys, Liam (5) and Owen (2).

Dr. Govsyeyev is excited for the opportunity to train at the University of Colorado as an integrated vascular surgery resident and looks forward to working with all the faculty, residents, and students.

Nick Govsyeyev, MD

Ryan Gupta, MD, MBA — R4

Dr. Ryan Gupta grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana, where he attended Jesuit High School and developed a deep appreciation for the city’s culture and Saints football in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. He went on to attend Rice University, where he studied Political Science and served as Editor-in-Chief of the Rice Thresher Newspaper.

Dr. Gupta moved to Southern California for medical school where he attended University of California, Irvine, and met his future wife, Shane. Shane and Ryan couples matched at University of Colorado for Radiology and General Surgery respectively.

Under the mentorship of then fellow Sammy Siada and the Vascular Surgery division, Ryan discovered his passion for Vascular Surgery, particularly driven by the creativity and technology in the field. Ryan spent two years of academic time completing vascular research focusing on outcomes and database research, quality improvement, and clinical trials. He also completed an MBA from the University of Colorado, Denver. Ryan now looks forward to beginning the Vascular Surgery focused portion of his medical training.

Outside of work, Ryan loves skiing, rafting, enjoying Denver’s breweries with his wife, and watching Saints and Braves games with his new pup, Chipper.

Ryan Gupta, MD

Lindsay Gallo, MD — R3

Dr. Lindsay Gallo was born and raised in Washington, DC. She attended Colby College, a smallliberal arts school in Maine where she spent time hiking, skiing, and exploring local ice cream shops.During this time, she also studied abroad twice, first in Spain and later in Denmark. Dr. Gallograduated with a degree in biology with a neuroscience concentration and a minor in chemistry. 

Dr. Gallo then moved to New York City where she volunteered with AmeriCorps for a year teachinga group of rambunctious 7th grade boys. From there, Dr. Gallo attended medical school at EmoryUniversity in Atlanta, Ga. It is here that she discovered her love of vascular surgery. 

Outside of work, Dr. Gallo enjoys hiking, playing games like Spike Ball and Kubb, and bar trivia. 

Dr. Gallo is excited and grateful for the opportunity to train at the University of Colorado as an integrated vascular surgery resident and looks forward to working with all the faculty, residents, and students.

Lindsay Gallo, MD

Mohammed Al-Musawi, MD, MBChB, MSc, FRCS — R3

Dr. Mohammed Al-Musawi is a fully trained cardiovascular surgeon from Baghdad, Iraq. He graduated from the School of Medicine at the University of Baghdad, where he also completed his five year residency in Cardiothoracic Surgery.

Dr. Al-Musawi completed his master’s degree in medical education at the University of Glasgow in the UK, and is a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Glasgow.

Dr. Al-Musawi practiced both elective and trauma CT surgery as an attending for thirteen years in Iraq. He then joined the University of Colorado Department of Surgery four years ago as a research faculty member in the Division of Vascular Surgery.

After completing the required steps for the USMLEs, he was accepted as an integrated vascular surgery resident. Dr. Al-Musawi is very appreciative for this great opportunity to return to practicing surgery, which is his lifelong passion.

Mohammed Al-Musawi, MD

(Robert) Wilson King, MD — R2

Dr. R. Wilson King was born in Birmingham, Alabama, and spent his entire childhood in this area. He then got his undergraduate degree in chemical engineering at the University of Alabama. After graduation, he continued his education at medical school at the University of Alabama-Birmingham (UAB), where he earned his MD/MBA.

After medical school, Dr. King chose to do his residency in General Surgery at the University of Colorado. While in General Surgery, he did two years of dedicated research time. This included attending the University of Colorado School of Public Health, where he attained his Master's in Clinical Science, and clinical research in vascular surgery. During this time, he developed a strong interest in vascular surgery and transitioned into the Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency Program at the University of Colorado.

Outside of work, Wilson enjoys going into the mountains to fly fish, ski, and camp, and cheering on the Alabama Crimson Tide. He is excited to continue his training and development here at the University of Colorado.

Wilson King, MD

Branson Taheri, MD — R1

Dr. Branson Taheri was born in Denver, Colorado and grew up in Casper, Wyoming. After completing high school, he attended the United States Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, CO. While there, he played on the school’s ACHA club ice hockey team and completed a degree in computer science.

Branson proceeded from the U.S. Air Force Academy to medical school at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. While in medical school, Dr. Taheri developed an interest in vascular surgery while working with a research group focused on investigating technology used to manage hemorrhagic and vascular trauma in both military and civilian settings.

Dr. Taheri was selected through the military match process to join the University of Colorado’s Integrated Vascular Surgery Residency, where he will continue on active duty as a vascular surgeon in the U.S. Air Force.

Outside of work, Branson enjoys playing and watching ice hockey, going to baseball games, and skiing. Dr. Taheri is excited for the opportunity to train at the University of Colorado and to gain the experience and skills needed to succeed in a career as an Air Force vascular surgeon.

Branson Taheri, MD


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