Students often ask what the greatest strength of our program is, and the answer is easy: our residents!

Learn more about their clinical interests and hobbies outside of medicine.

The OB-Gyn attending staff is comprehensive, with approximately 50 staff members playing essential roles in resident education and experience. There is full-time attending staff in gynecology, reproductive endocrinology, maternal-fetal medicine, urogynecology and gynecologic oncology. Other attending staff members have interests in genetics, diagnostic and operative laparoscopy, laser surgery and obstetrical ultrasound. A unique feature of our program is our ongoing effort to foster a sense of cooperation, teamwork and support among our OB-Gyn staff.


Meredith Alston, MD, FACOG
Program Director

Dr. Alston obtained her undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder and her MD from Emory University. She returned to the University of Colorado for her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Following training, Dr. Alston joined the University of Colorado and Denver Health Medical Center faculty, where she stayed for 15 years. She served as Residency Program Director, Vice-Chair of Education and Associate Director for Inpatient Services during that time. She joined the team at St. Joseph Hospital as Program Director for Obstetrics and Gynecology in January 2023. Dr. Alston is active with many national organizations, including ACGME, ABOG and ASCCP. She is a Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Colorado. Dr. Alston's clinical and research interests include gynecologic ultrasound, lower genital tract disease, patient length of stay and medical education.

Marshall Gottesfeld, MD, FACOG
Director and Chair of Women and Infants Department, Clinical Assistant Professor, UCDenver

Dr. Marshall Gottesfeld grew up in Denver and attended Amherst College in Massachusetts. He returned to Denver for medical school and residency at the University of Colorado. After 11 years in private practice, he joined the Saint Joseph Hospital Residency Program faculty in 2006. He previously served as the Program Director from 2014-2019, and currently is the Director and Chair of the Women and Infant’s Department and continues his involvement with the Residency Program as the Associate Residency Program Director.

As a member of the executive committee of the Colorado section of ACOG, he promotes resident involvement with Legislative Day, and four educational conferences per year where residents present cases. He also encourages resident participation on the hospital’s Ethics Committee and Peer Review Committee, where he serves as a member.

When not working, he enjoys skiing and running marathons with his wife Joyce, a Kaiser OB-Gyn who also works with the residents. They have three daughters, none of whom appears to be interested in medicine. Marshall has an addiction to golf and loves movies and trivia.

Robin Fennimore, MD, FACOG
Assistant Residency Program Director for Wellness

Dr. Fennimore is excited to have moved into the role of Program Director as of December 2019, after serving on the faculty for the past five years and as Associate Program Director since 2017.

Dr. Robin Fennimore is originally from Baltimore, Maryland. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology and math from Colby College in Maine, where she played lacrosse. After graduating from George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, DC, she spent the next four years at the University of Colorado Ob/Gyn residency program.

After residency, Dr. Fennimore joined a busy private practice for four years before becoming part of the Saint Joe's family. She completed the APGO Scholars and Leaders Program and helped establish the Ryan Program in 2017. She is on the steering committee for the CDC-funded SOAR Project to reduce primary c-section rates in Colorado.

Away from the hospital, Dr. Fennimore enjoys spending time with her husband, Blair, and their twin boys. They often visit her twin sister, who lives in Beaver Creek, to enjoy skiing in the winter and camping, hiking and fishing in the summer.

Rachel Gaffney, MD, FACOG
Faculty OB-Gyn

Dr. Rachel Gaffney attended college and medical school at the University of North Carolina and moved to Denver for residency training at the University of Colorado. She enjoyed several years of private practice before joining the Saint Joseph Hospital Faculty in 2003.

Serving as medical director of the Seton Women’s Center, she assists the team in delivering obstetric and gynecologic care, paying special attention to the medically underserved women in our community. She educates the residents about medical coding and billing, referrals and consultation, and ensures that the clinic experience prepares graduating residents to provide ambulatory care. The clinic is an ideal location for quality improvement projects; past projects have included improving the postpartum follow up for women with gestational diabetes, and ensuring timely follow up of abnormal pap results. She enjoys explaining complicated concepts to patients and has special interest in pelvic pain evaluation and treatment, and in high risk obstetrics.

When she’s not at the clinic, look for her hiking a trail, soaking in a natural hot spring, or motorcycling to a remote fishing stream.

Jorge Garibay, MD, FACOG
Assistant Residency Program Director for Curriculum and Evaluation

Originally from Lima, Peru, Dr. Garibay completed his medical degree and OB/GYN residency at Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos in Lima. Then, he worked as a research fellow in urogynecology at Cleveland Clinic Florida in Weston, Florida before moving to Cleveland, Ohio to complete an OB/Gyn residency at Case Western Reserve University - MetroHealth.

After completing his residency, Dr. Garibay joined the faculty at MetroHealth as an OB/Gyn generalist. He was an Assistant Professor at Case Western Reserve University and the Labor and Delivery Director.

His clinic interests include obstetrics, including high-risk, benign gynecology, minimally-invasive surgery, menopause and pelvic floor disorders.

Christine Giesing, MD, FACOG
Assistant Residency Program Director for Ambulatory Care
Director-Seton Women's Center

Dr. Christine Giesing is a Board-Certified Obstetrician/Gynecologist. She received her undergraduate education at Gustavus Adolphus College in Minnesota. After graduating from the University of South Dakota School of Medicine, she completed her residency training at Kaiser Santa Clara in Northern California. Before joining the faculty, she was in private practice in the Denver area but she has enjoyed her return to academic medicine. She has a special interest in vulvovaginal disease and is developing a curriculum for resident education and a clinic focusing on vulvar complaints.

In her spare time, she enjoys trail running, road biking, playing the guitar and spending time with her three boys.

Elaine Landry, MD, FACOG
Associate Program Director
Chair, GME Diversity/Equity/Inclusion Council
Assistant Residency Program Director for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Dr. Elaine Landry loves calling Colorado home! She completed her undergraduate (Rice University) and medical (UT Southwestern) school training in Texas before coming to Denver for residency (UCHSC). Elaine has spent her whole career in academic medicine and has been on the faculty here at SJH since 2006.

Elaine is actively involved in physician wellness efforts, currently serving as Chair of the GME Wellness Committee. She is especially interested in developing professionalism, communication, and leadership skills in resident trainees. She organizes the yearly leadership conference training for upcoming chief residents and other initiatives, events, and education around physician well-being. Elaine is also passionate about health justice and care for vulnerable patient populations. She currently serves as Chair of the GME Diversity/Equity/Inclusion Council. She has been an active voice in efforts to change recruitment practices and has worked to develop and implement a longitudinal Health Equity curriculum for the residency program.

Elaine spends most of her free time with her husband and three kids. She enjoys hiking, cooking, reading, traveling, and anything outdoors. Though an avowed introvert, she is happiest having one-on-one conversations and meaningful connections with others.

Karin Wollschlaeger, MD, FACOG, FRCPC
Assistant Residency Program Director for QI, Scholarly Activity and Global Health, Clinical Associate Professor, UCDenver

Dr. Karin Wollschlaeger did her undergraduate studies at The University of Western Ontario in London, Canada, medical school at McMaster University in Hamilton, Canada, where she played water polo, and a rotating internship at the Ottawa General Hospital in Ottawa, Canada. Following this, she spent a year in Cambodia working with the NGO “World Relief” and then started her Ob/Gyn residency at the University of Chicago. This was followed by several years in private practice in Toronto and NY. She then moved into academic medicine at Mt. Sinai in NYC, Westchester Medical Center in Valhalla, NY, followed by Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver, where she has been for 10 years.

International mission work is one of her passions and she has traveled to Ecuador, Peru, India, Nepal, Cambodia, Zimbabwe, Tanzania and South Sudan. This has led to the development of an OB/GYN resident, month-long Global Health Elective to Arusha, Tanzania. She also enjoys teaching and working with the residents and medical students and is the medical student clerkship site director.

She is developing the “Resident Research Program” with research lectures and a set schedule with deadlines for each year. This has led to faculty and residents acceptance of abstracts, posters and presentations. She graduated from the APGO SES (surgical education scholars) program (2016). Her project was developing a “Contraception Simulation Lab for OB-Gyn Residents at a Catholic Hospital” and designed and built a low fidelity abdominal PPTL model.

She has two children, loves the outdoors, downhill and back country skiing with her dog, hut trips, mountain biking, triathlons and climbing 14ers. She is fluent in German.

Brittney Bastow, MD
Assistant Residency Program Director for CPMG

Erin Medlin, MD
Assistant Residency Program Director for Gynecology Oncology

Morgan Swank, MD
Assistant Residency Program Director for Maternal Fetal Medicine

Kathleen Rustici, MD
Assistant Residency Program Director for Community Practice


Post-Graduate Year 1 Residents (Class of 2027)

Jacqueline Anders, MD

Hometown: Colorado Springs, CO

Undergraduate: Dartmouth College

Medical School: Georgetown University

Why did you pick St. Joe’s? St. Joe’s was a great fit for me because the program is tailored to my career goals and aspirations. When I spoke to the residents and faculty, they were incredibly welcoming and had glowing reviews of the camaraderie and positive learning environment. Friends I have in the area had always talked about how St. Joe’s residents were surgically and clinically well-trained. Moreover, the community we serve is largely Spanish-speaking, and the St. Joe’s team is passionate about health justice and advocacy. All these things made the program a perfect fit for me, and I am so grateful to be able to train here.

What job would you do if you weren’t an OBGYN resident? I would be a tour guide at a local museum or attraction. I love history and fun facts!

What are your career interests and goals? I am planning to become an OBGYN generalist and work with a primarily Spanish-speaking community.

Sarena Gill, MD

Hometown: Denver, CO

Undergraduate: University of Colorado Boulder

Medical School: University of Michigan Medical School

Why did you pick Saint Joe's? The biggest factor was the program's warm, fun, and welcoming community; this was apparent because, even with virtual interviews, I felt a true connection with current residents. I loved how we shared interests outside of medicine, such as a love for exploring Colorado's natural beauty with hiking, skiing, rafting, and more. I wanted to join this community because I could see they truly knew each other and enjoyed spending time together. Residency training is inherently challenging and these were the people I wanted to have as colleagues and friends when challenges arise.

What would you do if you weren’t a doctor? If I wasn't an OBGYN, I would either be an event planner or a graphic designer! I love bringing people together and finding a way to utilize my artistic skills in creative ways.

What are your career goals and interests? Working as a generalist in Colorado with a focus on serving marginalized communities and advocating to address disparities in OBGYN patient populations. I am excited to further my passion for medical education by teaching medical students and residents. Additionally, I intend to incorporate my love for global health work into my career by continuing to foster international medical partnerships and participating in sustainable medical exchange programs.

Sophia Khan, MD

Hometown: Gaithersburg, Maryland

Undergraduate: University of Maryland (Major — Neurobiology and Physiology; Minor — Spanish Language and Cultures)

Medical School:The George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences (Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, Kane King Obstetrical Society)

Why did you pick Saint Joe’s? The location of Saint Joe’s in downtown Denver is what drew me initially. I wanted to find a residency where I could have quick and easy access to gorgeous nature that I could take advantage of on my days off. Denver had it all for me in terms of opportunities to prioritize my wellness - countless healthy restaurants, fitness classes, local breweries, nearby hikes, and the promise of 300 sunny days out of the year. In addition, I wanted to be able to use and improve on my medical Spanish through working with a Spanish-speaking population, which is a large percentage of the patients seen at the Seton Clinic. Finally, I was impressed by St. Joe’s sincere focus on helping the local community in conjunction with their commitment to clinical excellence and providing evidence-based and up-to-date care.

What job would you do if you weren’t an OB-GYN resident? A wildlife photographer - getting paid to travel would be an absolute dream!

What are your career goals and interests? At this point, I am interested in either becoming a generalist or pursuing a fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine. I am excited to see where the next four years takes me!

Kimberly Lugo, MD

Hometown: Parker, CO

Undergraduate: University of Colorado at Boulder

Medical School: Saint Louis University School of Medicine

Why did you choose Saint Joe’s? I chose Saint Joe's because of their commitment to working with a diverse, underserved patient population. Also, the high volume, high acuity of obstetric and gynecologic patients that Saint Joe's serves aligns with my future career goals of being a full spectrum generalist. The additional exposure to dedicated rotations in minimally invasive surgery was a draw to me as well. Even with all things virtual, I was able to appreciate how close and supportive the Saint Joe's residency family was and could see myself thriving there in the future. A bonus was also Saint Joe's being located in Denver, which is in close proximity to various outdoor activities and family support.

What would you do if you weren’t a doctor? I would be a barista at the coffee shop/café I would open with my sister. Or be an aspiring Radio City Rockette!

What are your career goals and interests? I am leaning towards practicing as a generalist working with underserved populations in an urban setting, perhaps at a Federally Qualified Health Center. My goals are to have a practice with an emphasis on inclusive LGBTQIA+ care, comprehensive family planning services, and minimally invasive gynecology surgical techniques.

Liana Mathias, MD

Hometown: Ridgefield, CT

Undergraduate: Wesleyan University

Medical School: Robert Larner College of Medicine at University of Vermont

Why St Joe's? I could not stop smiling for days after my interview. I truly felt so much warmth and excitement from each person on interview day and felt so aligned with Joe's core values. I was excited by the patient population of Denver, to improve my Spanish speaking skills, to gain excellent surgical and obstetrics training, and hopefully get some good hiking and skiing in at the same time!

What job if not OB-GYN resident? I would love to own a floral/plant/bicycle shop-cafe.

Career goals/interests? Open to anything! Right now, I am thinking generalist with an emphasis in family planning, working with underserved populations, and teaching.

Post-Graduate Year 2 Residents (Class of 2026)

Allan Barraza, DO

Hometown: Fort Lauderdale, FL

Undergraduate: Nova Southeastern University

Medical School: Nova Southeastern University Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine

Why did you pick St. Joseph Hospital? I chose St. Joe’s for the outstanding patients, residents, and faculty. I easily connected with the patients at St. Joe’s, as many of them are Spanish-speaking and come from backgrounds like mine. I felt especially fulfilled participating in their care as a medical student and learning from residents and faculty who are welcoming, patient, and enjoy teaching. Shifts at the hospital were not only fun, but also challenging and exciting. The team is a big family who enjoys spending time together during and after work, making the most of all that Colorado has to offer.

What job would you do if you weren’t an OB/GYN resident? I would be a pharmacist!

What are your career goals and interests? I want to pursue a career as a generalist within a nonprofit organization, continuing to work with Spanish-speaking patients and mentoring first-generation students interested in medicine.

Mandy Ortiz, MD

Hometown: Eagle, CO

Undergraduate: University of Colorado

Medical School: Central Michigan University College of Medicine

Why did you choose Saint Joe’s? I did a sub-internship at St. Joe’s during my fourth year of medical school and really enjoyed it. I felt that it was a positive learning environment and was a place where residents truly supported each other.

What would you do if you weren’t a doctor? I would be a teacher.

What are your career goals and interests? I would like to become an OBGYN generalist and practice in a rural or urban underserved community.

Marcella Israel Rocha, MD

Hometown: Belo Horizonte-Brazil

Undergraduate: Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais-Brazil

Medical School: Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais-Brazil

Why did you pick St. Joe’s? I chose Saint Joe’s for their commitment to diversity, not only for providing high-quality care to underserved populations, but also for being an inclusive environment for the staff and residents.

What job would you do if you weren’t an OBGYN resident? I would be a journalist.

What are your career interests and goals? I am passionate about Women’s Health and Global Health. I want every patient that is under my care to have the same quality of care I had when I had my son, no matter who they are or where they live. One personal goal is to improve my surgical skills, especially vaginal surgery and laparoscopic surgery.

Andrew Milan Tannous, MD

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Undergraduate: University of California Santa Barbara

Medical School: University of Colorado School of Medicine

Why did you pick Saint Joe's?  I was looking for a program that provided excellent clinical and surgical training within the field. Most importantly, I wanted to surround myself with residents and faculty who are supportive, hard-working, and eager to take care of their community. I had the pleasure of witnessing this first-hand during my medical school clerkship here at Saint Joe’s, which reinforced my decision to become an OB-GYN. The opportunity to train within the city of Denver was the icing on the cake.

What job would you do if you weren't an OB-Gyn resident? Basketball player. Back-up dancer. World traveler and foodie expert.

Career goals/interests: I’m interested in everything that is OB-GYN but I am open to a fellowship either in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility or Gynecologic Oncology.

Anissa Zimmerman, MD

Hometown: Golden, CO

Undergraduate: Creighton University, Bachelor of Arts Major in Spanish & Hispanic Studies and Major in Biology

Medical School: Creighton University School of Medicine

Why did you choose Saint Joe's? I was able to experience St. Joseph Hospital during my fourth year of medical school while on an away rotation and I loved every aspect of the program! I couldn’t imagine a better fit for my future training. I was initially drawn to the program because of the large Spanish-Speaking population served by the Seton Women’s Center and the fact that this program was community-driven while still being academically-minded. During my rotation, I fell in love with the opportunity to have a longitudinal clinic which allows residents to have better follow-up with their patients. I also got to know many of the residents and attending providers and knew St. Joseph would be a supportive environment that would provide me with amazing opportunities for training. An added benefit of the program is being near my family that lives in the Denver-metro area and of course the beautiful mountains and weather!

What would you do if you weren’t a doctor? I am open to the possibilities that training could bring. I can see myself as an OB/GYN generalist or potentially specializing into one of the surgical gynecologic sub-specialties. A few things that I know will be a part of my practice in the future is working with an underserved population, advocacy, global health, and teaching!

Post-Graduate Year 3 Residents (Class of 2025)

Ann-Sophie Van Backle, DO

Hometown: Danville, CA

Undergraduate: Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, CA

Medical School: Point Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine, Las Cruces, New Mexico

Why did you pick St. Joseph Hospital? The supportive culture was the main draw. Never felt more supported in my training even before starting! Clinically the high volume and great surgical experience was a major draw. Also, the diverse patient population and not to mention being near all things outdoors! ;

What job would you do if you weren’t an OB/GYN resident? Probably would be a ski guide or some sort of fitness instructor.

Leslie Carandang, MD

Hometown: Philadelphia, PA

Undergraduate: Boston College

Medical School: Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

Why did you pick St. Joseph Hospital? I was first drawn to the large Spanish Speaking population served by the Seton Women’s Center, and I wanted to train at high volume institution with strong surgical and procedural training with a supportive residency culture and great camaraderie-all those characterisics that describe St. Joe’s. Plus, being near the mountains was a huge draw for me. 

What job would you do if you weren’t an OB/GYN resident?  Probably would be a musical theatre performer aspiring to be on Broadway!

What are your career goals and interests? I aspire to be an OB/GYN generalist working with a large Spanish Speaking Population. 

Jennifer Huynh

Hometown: San Diego, CA

Undergraduate: University of California, Los Angeles

Medical School: Chicago Medical School

Why did you pick Saint Joe's? Even with the virtual aspect of everything during the pandemic, I felt that the residents and faculty were genuinely down to earth, fun, and a very supportive bunch, which was an environment I knew I could strive in. The diverse patient population, the high volume of deliveries, and the strong surgical training here will help prepare me to become an outstanding generalist to better serve my patients in the future. Of course, the great outdoorsy life is a plus! Even before starting, I am already loving my co-residents (St. Joe's really knows how to choose the perfect people!). 

What job would you do if you weren't an OB-Gyn resident? International traveling photographer or a chef.

Career goals/interests: Working as a generalist in a diverse, underserved population and being an advocate for improving women's health and reducing health care disparities among minority and underserved communities. I love teaching, so I would like to continue working with medical students and residents. I also love traveling and learning about different cultures, so I hope to do global health work in the future.

Jessica Warffuel, MD

Hometown: Eau Claire, WI

Undergraduate: University of Minnesota- Twin Cities (Biology) Graduate degree: University of Minnesota- Twin cities (Master of Public Health)

Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin

Why did you choose Saint Joe's? I chose Saint Joe's because of the people, the opportunity to work with underserved populations, and the location at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. I thoroughly enjoyed every encounter during my interviews and found that St. Joe's is the ideal environment for me to grow as a resident. I aim to make working with underserved populations a cornerstone of my future OBGYN practice. Lastly, I've always wanted to live in Denver. I am an avid rock climber, hiker, and all around outdoor enthusiast! 

What would you do if you weren’t a doctor? I would be a park ranger and do search and rescue. 

What are your career goals and interests? I am passionate about combining public health and women's primary care. I plan on becoming a community OBGYN who advances public health research and interventions. 

Post-Graduate Year 4 Residents (Class of 2024)

Hufriya Aderienwalla, MD

Hometown: Redwood City, California and raised in India

Undergraduate: Seychelles American Institute of Medicine, Victoria, Seychelles

Medical School: School for Allied Health Professionals in Arlington, Texas.

What are your career goals and interests? Robotic surgery in gynecologic oncology and urogynecology interest me and I enjoy tennis, soccer, cricket and I am an avid fan of Formula 1 racing. I also love long walks with my Maltipoo, Chico.

Iris Burgard, DO

Hometown: Littleton, CO

Undergraduate: Montana State University, Go Bobcats!

Medical School: Rocky Vista University

Why did you pick Saint Joe's? Hands down the people. It was a learning environment that I felt like I could thrive in and grow from and my co-residents and faculty would help me become the best physician I could be.

What would you do if you weren’t a doctor? Something in the policy/advocacy realm!

What are your career goals and interests? I am interested in being a general community OB-Gyn somewhere in the Rocky Mountains. I am particularly interested in policy and advocacy, working to give underserved populations a voice in their care and continuing to shape healthcare policy to be better and more equitable for all patients.

Sarah Hartley, MD

Hometown: Jacksonville, FL

Undergraduate: Florida State University (Exercise Science)

Medical School: Florida State University

Why did you pick Saint Joe's? I chose Saint Joe's for many reasons, mostly for the wonderful residents and attendings, supportive learning environment, and geographic location. My mentor at Florida State, Dr. Bagwell, graduated from the program a few years ago and had such incredible things to say about her experience. Even though I'm a FL girl, I've always loved the mountains and dreamed of living in Colorado. After completing a sub-internship here, I saw for myself just how special this program and its residents are, and I wanted to be a part of it too!

What would you do if you weren’t a doctor? I think if I weren't in medicine I'd be a teacher - I'd still get to work with people and make a positive impact.

What are your career goals and interests? I see myself practicing the full spectrum of general ob/gyn. But anything is possible, and I haven't completely shut the door to fellowships. I'm interested in global health equity and advocating for women's health in underserved populations.

Annette Van Swaay, DO

Hometown: St. Louis, MO

Undergraduate: University of Missouri-Columbia

Medical School: Kansas City University

Why did you pick Saint Joe's? I did a sub-internship at Saint Joseph and was impressed with everything about the program. I picked Saint Joseph for so many reasons but especially because I knew the residents/attendings would serve as great role models.

What would you do if you weren’t a doctor? If I wasn't an Ob-Gyn, I would be an elementary or middle school teacher.

What are your career goals and interests? One of my career goals is to work with vulnerable populations and help address healthcare disparities.


Class of 2023

  • Paulina Altshhuler, DO
    University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Jania Arcia Ramos, MD
    The Women’s Clinic of Northern Colorado Fort Collins, CO
  • Anna Davids, MD
    Intermountain Health Central Park OB/GYN Denver, CO
  • Anna Newman, MD
    Intermountain Health Denver OB/GYN Denver, CO
  • Brandi Smith, MD
    St. Mark’s OB/GYN Associates, Salt Lake City, UT

Class of 2022

  • Meghan Mahoney
    Intermountain Health Platte Valley OB/GYN - Brighton, CO
  • Laura Palmere
    Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship
    Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
  • Corrie Poelman
    Southcentral Foundation OB/GYN - Anchorage Alaska
  • Sarah Rabice
    Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery Fellowship
    University of Iowa
  • Hayley Thompson
    Northwest Women's Clinic
    Portland OB/GYN

Class of 2021

  • Bri Dix, MD
    Private Practice Winston-Salem, North Carolina
  • Arlene Go, MD
    Reproductive Endocrinology Fellowship
    University of Texas-San Antonio
  • Alex Kragie, MD
    Stanford Health, Oakland, CA
  • Claire Spellman, MD
    Intermountain Health Central Park OB/GYN
  • Cathlyn (Katie) Sullivan, DO
    Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship
    University of Hawaii

Class of 2020

  • Kim Bui, MD
    Fair Oaks Women's Health, Pasadena, CA
  • Erin Dressel, MD
    Mile High Ob/Gyn, Denver, CO
  • Maggie Sabin, MD
    Platte Valley Medical Group, Reunion OB/Gyn Commerce City, CO
  • Whitney Thomas, MD
    Westside Women's Care, Arvada, CO
  • Megan Wendlandt, DO
    Colorado Permanente Medical Group, Denver, CO

Class of 2019

  • Pouneh Alizadeh, DO
    SCL Health Medical Group - Superior OB-Gyn, Superior CO
  • Rachel Mason, MD
    Charlevoix Munson, Charlevoix, MI
  • Roxanne (Roxy) Mody, MD
    Rocky Mountain Women's Care, Denver, CO
  • Kathleen (Kate) Penzenstadler, MD
    Aurora Obstetrics and Gynecology, Franklin, WI
  • Jenna Tjossem-Robb, MD
    Colorado Permanente Medical Group, Denver, CO

Class of 2018

  • Laura Brannen, MD
    Women Partner’s San Antonio, Texas
  • Jordan Crow
    Oakleaf Clinics, Eau Claire, Wisconsin
  • Erin Inglis
    Clinica Family Health Services, Thornton, CO
  • Sarah Takimoto
    Midtown Ob/Gyn, Denver, CO

Class of 2017

  • Katherine Areson, MD
    Maitri Health Care for Women, South Burlington, VT
  • Angela Baja, MD
    Platte Valley Medical Center, Brighton, CO
  • Rebecca Collins, MD
    Kaiser Skyline, Salem, OR
  • Colleen McSherry, DO
    Colorado Permanente Medical Group, Denver, CO
  • Amanda Lawlor
    UCHealth Womens Care Clinic
  • Sarah Shepard, DO
    Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship
    Wake Forest School of Medicine, NC

Class of 2016

  • Hannah Dewald, MD
    Siouxland Ob/Gyn, Sioux City, IA
  • Kirigin Elstad, MD
    Avista Womens Care, Louisville, CO
  • Beth Finseth, MD
    Erie Family Health Center, Waukegan, Ill
  • Liz Lynk, MD
    Center for Women’s Health, Atkinson, WI
  • Shanna Rompel, DO
    SCL Health Medical Group - Denver OB/Gyn, Denver, CO

Class of 2015

  • Arpit Dave, MD
    Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship
    Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Amanda Freschauf, DO
    Franciscan Health Systems, Federal Say, WA
  • Diana Kumar, MD
    Essential Women's Care, Denver, CO
  • Molly Larson, MD
    The Women's Health Group, Lafayette, CO
  • Lauren Miller, MD
    Maternal Fetal Medicine Fellowship
    University of Rochester, NY

Class of 2014

  • Megan Bagwell, MD
    Volusia Obstetrics and Gynecology, Daytona Beach, FL
  • Maria Ciani, MD
    Olympia Obstetrics and Gynecology, Olympia, WA
  • Alice Gray, DO
    Boulder Women’s Care, Boulder, CO
  • Caroline Hedges, MD
    Advanced Obstetrics and Gynecology, Colorado Springs, CO
  • Sarah Payne, MD
    Premier Integrated OB/Gyn

Class of 2013

  • Vanessa Gilliland, MD
    Colorado Complete Health for Women, Aurora, CO
  • Phil Keppeler, MD
    Clinica Family Health Services, Thornton, CO
  • Tiffany Richason, MD
    The OBGYN Center, Lone Tree, CO
  • Emily Riggs, MD
    Lawrence Obstetrics and Gynecology Specialists, Lawrence, KS
  • Rebeka Weber, MD
    Center for Women’s Health, Hays, KS

Class of 2012

  • Laura Boyer, MD
    Premier Integrated OB/Gyn
  • Beth Carewe, MD
    Premier Integrated OB/Gyn
  • Crystal Evig, MD
    Colorado Springs Health Partners, Colorado Springs, CO
  • Juliet Labreche, MD
    Women’s Health Institute, Taos, NM
  • Jeff Wheeler, MD
    College Hill Women’s Health, Rock Springs, WY

Class of 2011

  • Brenda Camp, MD
    Colorado Permanente Medical Group, Denver, CO
  • Margie Maeder, MD
    Rocky Mountain Women’s Care, Denver, CO
  • Sonia Novotny, MD
    Colorado Permanente Medical Group, Denver, CO
  • Jessica Gibney, MD
    Lynchburg Gynecology, Lynchburg, VA
  • Sarah Calvert, MD
    Olympia Obstetrics and Gynecology, Olympia, WA

Class of 2010

  • Matt Renner, MD
    The Woman's Clinic, Boise, ID
  • Lindy McLandress, MD
    East Cascade Women’s Group, Bend, OR
  • Brent Suozzi, MD
    Urogyn Fellowship

    Urology of Indiana, Greenwood, IN
  • Beth Pesek, MD
    St Lukes Obstetrics/Gyn Association, Duluth, MN

Class of 2009

  • Kim Swan, MD
    Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship
    The University of Kansas Physicians, Kansas City, KS
  • KC Keating, MD
    The Woman’s Clinic, Boise, ID
  • Jennifer Brown, MD
    Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility Fellowship
    Northeastern Reproductive Medicine, Burlington, VT
  • Megan Woodman, MD
    Family Planning Fellowship
    Integrated Ob/Gyn, Parker, CO


Jennifer Libra
Program Administrator

Jen is basically our residency mom…except she’s not like a regular mom, she’s a cool mom. We would cease to function without her. Jennifer is a proud native of Colorado. She started out in the pre-op department of Saint Joseph Hospital in 1991 before moving over to the urogynecology clinic in 2000. She wore many hats at the clinic: front desk, surgery scheduler and practice supervisor/manager. Before moving over to program administrator in 2018, she was the surgery scheduler for the OB-Gyn and urogynecology practices.

Jennifer is married, and has one son, an avid baseball player. Jennifer enjoys watching all sports, especially football, college basketball and Rockies baseball. She has a love for playing tennis, and has recently discovered how much she truly enjoys working out (even running!) and playing golf. Jennifer spends the majority of her time watching her son pitch, training her two big dogs, reading and spending time in the gym.

Maggie Davey
Practice Administrator of Residency Clinic

Dreamer Pastrana
Care Manager for Residency Clinic

Dreamer connects our clinic patients with the resources they need. Her diligence, hard work and wealth of information on local resources make her irreplaceable.

Medical Assistants

The residency clinic has a wonderful group of front desk and medical assistants that are critical to the function of our very busy resident clinic. We work closely with them to continually improve the patient experience. They help provide excellent, compassionate patient care daily.