St. Anthony North Hospital

St. Anthony North - Family Medicine Residency

ACGME Accredited
Osteopathic Accredited

Located in northwest Denver, our program focuses on high-quality, full-spectrum family medicine training and a supportive working environment.

Contact
Jennifer Stradley, Residency Coordinator
14300 Orchard Pkwy.
Westminster, CO 80023
Phone: 720-627-4073
Fax: 720-627-0173

Join our program

The St. Anthony North Family Medicine Residency is a 3-year ACGME accredited and osteopathic-recognized family medicine residency program. We are a 10-10-10 program with allopathic and osteopathic medical school residents.  

St. Anthony North Hospital is a 100-bed, single-residency community hospital within the CommonSpirit Health network. This state-of-the-art facility offers an ICU, GI lab, cardiac cath lab, and level 3 trauma center. We are proud of our high-quality patient care in outpatient medicine, inpatient medicine, and obstetrics.

Additional Program Details - Clerkships Information

Additional Program Details - Clerkships Information

This residency has three outpatient clinic sites: St. Anthony North Family Medicine 84th, St. Anthony North Family Medicine Orchard, and CHPG Primary Care Thornton. All clinics fully embrace the patient-centered medical home and operate under the team-based care model. All clinics provide full-spectrum family medicine service and have comprehensive, integrated care team support.

Our program offers specialized curriculum tracks in sports medicine, integrative medicine, acupuncture, high-risk OB and surgical delivery, diversity equity and inclusion, and hospitalist medicine. We offer multiple fourth-year fellowship opportunities, including maternal-child health, emergency medicine, integrative medicine, faculty development, and sports medicine.

Be a part of the excellence you will find in our program’s reputation, medical care, and graduates.

"We are a foundation for excellence in innovative healthcare delivery and inspire future leaders and educators in family medicine. We foster an environment of service, teamwork, and integrity."

Frequently Asked Questions

Submit your application and all documents through ERAS.  Please note: If you are not currently in medical school, a letter of recommendation must be received from the physician you are currently working with. All applicants must have graduated from medical school within the past three years or participated in a different U.S. residency within the past year. A letter from the program director of that residency will be required. 

We are unable to sponsor Visas. International graduates must be Educational Commission of Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certified at the time of application and have at least one year of U.S. clinical experience. 

Strong preference will be given to applicants eligible to obtain full licensure in the State of Colorado at the end of the PGYI year in training. The Colorado Board of Medical Examiners requires one year of postgraduate U.S. education for U.S. and Canadian graduates and three years of postgraduate U.S. education for international graduates before licensure may be granted. If you have questions regarding Colorado licensure, contact the Board of Medical Examiners at 303-894-7690. 

 

  • Applications are reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis. The application deadline is December 1.

  • All interviews will be held virtually for the 2023-2024 interview season

  • Interviews are scheduled every Monday and Tuesdays from October 23rd through December 19th.

  • Our program will be accepting signals.  We recommend applicants signal their most interested programs regardless of whether they did a rotation with us or not.

We offer three continuity clinics training sites. Residents at each clinic will follow the same curriculum and have identical inpatient and OB experiences at St Anthony North Hospital.  Five residents per year will be located at the 144th Ave. site, which is located on the first floor of St. Anthony North Hospital. Three residents per year will be located at the 84th Ave. site and care for that community’s underserved patient population.  And two residents per year will be located at the Thornton Clinic.

 

Faculty

Jennifer Stradley
Jennifer Stradley,
Residency Coordinator
Ryan Flint, DO, SAN Family Medicine Residency Faculty
Ryan Flint, DO
Program Director
Elizabeth Groff, MD
Elizabeth Groff, MD
Associate Program Director — 84th Clinic
Krystal Tamura, MD
Krystal Tamura, MD
Associate Program Director — 144th Clinic
Lisa Dahl, DO
Lisa Dahl, DO
Core Faculty
Ivy Donaldson, PhD, SAN Family Medicine Residency Faculty
Ivy Donaldson, PhD
Behavioral Health Core Faculty
Trevor Harrington, DO
Trevor Harrington, DO
Core Faculty — Director of Maternal-Child Health
Sarah Liegl, SAN Family Medicine Residency Faculty
Sarah Liegl, MD
Core Faculty
Matthew Ludemann, MD, SAN Family Medicine Residency Faculty
Matthew Ludemann, MD
Core Faculty
Colleen McBee, SAN Family Medicine Residency Faculty
Colleen McGee, DO
Core Faculty; Co-Inpatient Director
Genevieve Ochs, MD, SAN Family Medicine Residency Faculty
Genevieve Ochs, MD
Core Faculty; Co-Inpatient Director
Michael Rudolph, MD, SAN Family Medicine Residency Faculty
Michael Rudolph, MD
Core Faculty — Medical Student Director
Tara Swain, LPC
Tara Swain, LPC
Behavioral Health Core Faculty
Randy Xun, MD
Randy Xun, MD
Core Faculty
Christina Zarza, MD, SAN Family Medicine Residency Faculty
Christina Zarza, MD
Core Faculty
David Alvarez, SAN Family Medicine Residency Faculty
David Alvarez, PharmD
Pharmacy Faculty
Craig Anthony, MD
Craig Anthony, MD
Adjunct Clinical Faculty
Sara Diaz, DO
Sara Diaz, DO
Adjunct Clinical Faculty — Director of Integrative Medicine
SAN Family Medicine Residency Faculty, Beth Dion
Beth Dion, MD
Adjunct Clinical Faculty
SAN Family Medicine Residency Faculty
Corinn Gayer, DO
Maternal-Child Health Faculty
Taylor Hart, MD
Taylor Hart, MD
Adjunct Clinical Faculty
Peter Heng, MD, SAN Family Medicine Residency Faculty
Peter Heng, MD
Adjunct Clinical Faculty
Eric Keahey, MD, SAN Family Medicine Residency Faculty
Eric Keahey, MD
Adjunct Clinical Faculty
Lauren Kim, MD fellow at SAN residency
Lauren Kim, MD
Adjunct Clinical Faculty
Liz Lovefury, SAN Family Medicine Residency Faculty
Liz Lovefury, Lac, DAOM,
Acupuncture and Integrative Healing Faculty
Kim Myers, MD, Faculty SAN Residency
Kim Myers, MD
Adjunct Clinical Faculty
Ashleigh Patrick, DO
Ashleigh Patrick, MD
Adjunct Clinical Faculty
Juliana Wilking-Johnson, SAN Family Medicine Residency Faculty
Juliana Wilking-Johnson, MD
Adjunct Clinical Faculty — Geriatric Medicine
Erin Morine, DO
Erin Morine, DO
Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Program Director
Gregory J. Starsiak, DO
Gregory Starsiak, DO
Adjunct Clinical Faculty - Primary Care Sports Medicine

Why choose our location?

All clinic sites are full-spectrum family practices and can offer a similar array of services. Clinical precepting duties are shared by clinical faculty and community physicians, many of whom are alumni of our program. The teaching focus is on family physicians training family physicians. We have specialty preceptors who serve as instructors in our clinics for a few specialty clinics such as OB/GYN fellow clinic, dermatology, orthopedic surgery, and psychiatry. 

In addition to family physician preceptors, residents are supported in their patient care by a multidisciplinary team of health promotion specialists, RN care coordinators, pharmacists, diabetic educators, registered dieticians, patient advocates, licensed mental health specialists, and social workers. All take an active role in patient care, see patients at all clinic sites with residents, and provide individual and group teaching in their respective specialties. On our behavioral health team, we have these providers embedded in the care team and co-located on-site for ongoing individual counseling. All clinic patients have access to an array of integrative healing services and providers, such as OMT, acupuncture, massage, and mindfulness-based therapies. 

Our patient populations are ethnically and culturally diverse. They seek care for various medical problems representing the spectrum of care from newborns to geriatrics, including a substantial obstetric practice. It is common for residents to be caring for three generations of the same family. 

 

St. Anthony North Hospital

The residency is based at a newly built community hospital in the northwestern Denver metro area. St. Anthony North is home to only the family medicine residency, and board-certified family medicine faculty members supervise residents. Residents also consult with specialists and hospitalists directly to care for patients. The health campus is focused on wellness and integrated care. There are three outpatient clinics within the residency.  Clinic location will be determined after the match. 

 

St Anthony North Family Medicine Orchard

St. Anthony North developed a new medical campus for the 21st century that is focused on wellness and integrated care. The medical campus is west of I-25 and 144th Ave in Westminster, CO. The residency is integral to the innovative vision at the medical campus, with a new family medicine center on the first floor of the main medical pavilion attached to the hospital. The clinic is divided into three pods designed to accommodate a modern patient-centered workflow. Five residents from each year will be based at this location.  

 

St. Anthony North Family Medicine 84th

CommonSpirit Health and the family medicine residency remain committed to meeting the needs of our community. As such, the 84th Ave site continues to care for a larger proportion of underserved patients. Approximately half of the patients receive Medicaid or a charity discount. The population also includes patients covered by Medicare, HMOs, PPOs, and various other commercial plans. The physical space has been renovated in the same design as the Orchard clinic site. Despite the hospital moving, specialists, ancillary services, and an emergency department are still on site. The clinic is divided into two pods designed to accommodate a modern patient-centered workflow.  Three residents from each year will be based at this location

 

CHPG Primary Care Thornton

To accommodate a growing population and a growing residency team, the St. Anthony North Residency program has recently added the Thornton Clinic as a resident outpatient clinic site. The Thornton clinic, with 10 exam rooms, allows residents to work in a slightly smaller site. The physical space is constructed with the same design principles as the Orchard clinic site. Located next to a daycare center in a growing community, the Thornton clinic population is slightly younger, with more women and children than the other clinics. Two residents from each year will be based at this location. 

Denver lifestyle

Denver lifestyle

  • Denver averages 300 days of sunshine each year.

  • Enjoy world-class skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing, hiking, mountaineering, rock climbing, fly-fishing, and white-water rafting opportunities an hour or less away from home.

  • Live in a thriving metro area with booming restaurants, theater and cultural opportunities, and shopping scenes.

  • Root on Colorado’s teams for all major professional sports.

  • Access to Boulder — America’s “foodiest” town —, world-class hiking, and a major university setting.

Residents

PGY3

About Ashley Bisnow

Ashley is a former teacher from South Florida who has been enjoying Colorado with her husband, daughter, and dog.  

Why she chose this program

Ashley chose St. Anthony North Family Medicine Residency for its full-spectrum family medicine training with a warm, friendly atmosphere.  

Special interests

DEI, women's health, behavioral health 

About Garret Holst 

Garret grew up in Indiana, where he spent his days playing lacrosse and spending time with friends and family. Garret continued his lacrosse career at the University of Denver, where the team won the 2015 National Championship. 

Why he chose this program 

Garret chose St. Anthony North Family Medicine Residency for many reasons including the loving and supportive faculty and residents, location, and the ability to tailor the curriculum to personal and professional interests.

Special interests

Hospital medicine, holistic approach, improving quality of life through food and exercise  

About Christopher Long

Christopher was born and raised in Southern California, where he spent a lot of time on the beach. Growing up in a beach environment eventually granted Christopher the opportunity to pursue a short career in professional beach volleyball before beginning his medical career. When not at the hospital, you can find Christopher exploring all the beauty that Colorado offers, attending a concert, or jetting off to a new travel destination. 

Why he chose this program

Christopher chose St. Anthony North Family Medicine Residency for the opportunity to attend a program that offers strong inpatient, OB, and outpatient training in a community setting. In addition, Christopher believes that SAN has the best co-residents and faculty to work with every day.

Special interests 

Treating underserved populations (particularly Latinx and LGBTQ), emergency medicine, performing all types of outpatient procedures

Why she chose this program  

Elizabeth chose St. Anthony North Family Medicine Residency for the chance to practice full-scope family medicine both in the inpatient and outpatient setting and for the sports medicine opportunities.

Special interests

Sports medicine, osteopathic manipulation treatment, wilderness medicine, integrative health 

Why he chose this program

Moody is proud to be one of the residents at St. Anthony North Family Medicine Residency Program. He chose the program because he wanted to work in a community hospital while getting to know patients in the clinic. The program offers several fellowship programs, including sports medicine, emergency medicine, and OB, which Moody feels make it a great place to learn broad-spectrum care.

Special interests

Disease prevention and health promotion through public health measures, economically sustainable universal healthcare, mental health 

Why she chose this program

Sheila decided to complete her residency at St. Anthony North Family Medicine because of the people in the program. Sheila feels St. Anthony North has an excellent group of people to learn with and from while focusing on broad-spectrum family medicine to prepare for any career in family medicine.

Special interests

Serving underserved populations, family planning, women’s Health, obstetrics 

About Bansry Shah

Bansry grew up in a large extended family in the suburbs of Chicago. For college, Bansry attended the University of Michigan, where she studied comparative literature with a focus on hip-hop and Spanish along with the pre-medicine requirements. After a post-bachelor program in Chicago at Dominican University, Bansry went to Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. In Bansry’s free time, she enjoys listening to music, dancing, volunteering, climbing, and being outdoors.

Why she chose this program

Bansry chose St. Anthony North Family Medicine because she loves the variety of opportunities offered through the program. She feels the faculty supports training residents to work in any environment. Additionally, Bansry enjoys that the residents and faculty have unique interests and backgrounds while being closely bonded. 

Special interests

Underserved medicine, obstetrics, osteopathic manipulation treatment, wilderness medicine, sports medicine 

About Tyler Wieman

Tyler was born and raised in Colorado and is a huge Colorado sports fan. When Tyler is not at the hospital, he enjoys spending time with family and friends at a sporting event or dining out.

Why he chose this program  

Tyler chose St. Anthony North Family Medicine not only for the amazing people but for the many opportunities he gets to experience. Tyler feels that whether it is sports medicine, women's health, geriatrics, behavioral health, or inpatient medicine, this program will train him to be a well-rounded physician that can practice in any environment. 

Special interests

Pediatric care, prenatal care, geriatric medicine, behavioral health 

Why he chose this program

Jordan feels that St. Anthony North Family Medicine is truly a "choose your own adventure” program. There are so many different clinical offerings including high obstetrics exposure, procedural training, suboxone clinic, osteopathic manipulation treatment, integrative medicine, weight loss, and more.

Special interests

Suboxone and addiction medicine, osteopathic manipulation therapy, integrative medicine 

PGY2

About Devin Bourne

Born in Canada, Devin grew up mostly in Utah, first having a career in microbiology before becoming a physician. In his free time Devin likes to travel, build models, and spend time with his family.

Why he chose this program

Devin picked St. Anthony North Family Medicine Residency because of the opportunities to help underserved populations and because of the supportive environment created by excellent faculty and residents. He knew that in this program he would receive the broad and thorough training needed to become a proficient family physician.

Special interests

LGBTQ+ and gender-affirming care, outpatient procedures, HIV and sexual education, osteopathic manipulation.

About Jeremy Dean
Jeremy grew up in the Boulder area. He spent the last decade in Albuquerque, New Mexico where he received his medical training, and is excited to return to his home state to complete his Family Medicine residency. When Jeremy's not at work, he enjoys running and spending time with his young son, Clark.

Why he chose St. Anthony North Family Medicine
When selecting a residency program, St. Anthony North stood out to Jeremy as a rigorous program with enthusiastic faculty and a family-friendly culture.

Special Interests

Providing compassionate care to all of his patients, especially those from underserved and vulnerable populations.

About Elsa Jennison:

Elsa is a Colorado native, and has also completed her undergraduate degree, MPH, medical school, and now residency all within this beautiful state. In her free time, she enjoys rock climbing, skiing, and spending time outdoors with her husband, toddler, and their dog Nellie.

Why she chose this program:

Elsa chose this program because of the welcoming and compassionate people who train and teach here. Elsa was also drawn to this program’s unopposed status, volume of OB patients, and integrative medicine curriculum.

Special interests:

Women’s health, obstetrics, outpatient procedures, integrative and preventive medicine.

About Karen Lai

Karen grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and attended the University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana for her undergraduate. She then attended Kansas City University for her medical education. Also, she is excited to be outside and participate in the outdoor activities that Colorado is known for.

Why she chose this program

Karen chose St. Anthony North Family Medicine Residency because she did a sub-internship at the program. During her sub-internship, she felt at home due to the camaraderie between the residents and faculty, and the program offers many opportunities to explore her interests. Karen plans to practice outpatient medicine while seeing patients of all ages

Special interests

Women’s health, obstetrics, behavioral health, integrative medicine

About Tao Li-Stein

Tao is originally from China and previously lived on the east coast before venturing to Colorado. Outside of medicine, Tao enjoys spending time with her husband and their two boys, as well as traveling, hiking, biking, and planning their next adventure. 

Why she chose this program

Tao chose St. Anthony North Family Residency for its community-based setting, robust and well-supported outpatient clinics, and a location that allows her easy access to the outdoors.

Special interests

Women’s health, behavioral health, health maintenance, chronic illness management

About Alexa Rodriguez

Julienne was born on the island of Guam, then lived in Las Vegas, Nevada and Las Cruces, New Mexico. She enjoys the Colorado landscape, hiking, paddleboarding, and spending time with loved ones. 

Why she chose this program

Julienne chose St. Anthony North FM Residency for she saw the program geared towards her interests in osteopathic medicine, integrative medicine and additional training in obstetrics.  

Special interests

Her interests include preventative healthcare maintenance, lifestyle medicine and integrative medicine.

About Alexa Rodriguez

Alexa was born and raised in Los Angeles where she nurtured a passion to work with often underserved patient populations. She moved to Colorado to attend St. Anthony’s North residency program so that she could continue to interface with a diverse patient community that includes Spanish-speaking patients. Alexa’s outside interests include sewing, painting, reading, and cuddling with her cat.

Special interests

Mental health, immigrant health, integrative medicine

About Richard Sanders:

Richard grew up in Littleton, Colorado before heading east to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for its MD/PhD program. His research was on holistic approaches to health care, including narrative medicine and the medical humanities, as well as some of the many obstacles hindering further development of these approaches. While in Illinois, he met his husband Joseph. They now have a dog, Nilla, who they adopted from the Colorado Prison Canine Program. He also has a brother who is an OB/GYN resident in LA and a sister-in-law who is an RN. Being surrounded and supported by such a great family, he feels like he really knows how to put the family in Family Medicine!

Why he Chose this program:

Richard chose St. Anthony because he wanted to be closer to family and old friends while training for full spectrum Family Medicine in a supportive, vibrant community of healthcare providers. Continuity of care is the underlying priority that brought him to Family Medicine, so having the privilege to work across the inpatient, outpatient and labor and delivery settings at the high level that St. Anthony provides is deeply fulfilling for him.

Special Interests:

Full-spectrum family medicine, women’s health and obstetrics, integrative medicine, behavioral health, developmental pediatrics with a focus on autism and ADHD, medical education and holistic approaches to healthcare including the biopsychosocial model.

About Kris Simon

Kris is originally from Royal Palm Beach, Florida, and has loved living in Colorado since 2013. Outside of medicine, his two greatest loves are music and food. He plays a variety of instruments including piano, bass, guitar, ukulele, musical saw, melodica, and he has been known to carry a tune. He loves whipping up dishes from many Asian cuisines and has a fantastic cookie recipe. He also enjoys taking in the Colorado landscape, tabletop games, and raising two cats with his partner Adam.

Why he chose this program

Kris chose St. Anthony North Family Medicine Residency because of their commitment to providing healthcare to the underserved, their efforts towards increasing diversity, equity, and inclusion, and the opportunity to learn full-spectrum family medicine in an unopposed setting.

Special interests

LGBTQ+ health, gender-affirming care, HIV management, palliative and hospice care, sexual and reproductive health, addiction medicine, health equity improvement.

PGY1

About Jamie Brunworth

Jamie Brunworth, DO, specializes in comprehensive primary care for patients of all ages. With a focus on acute complaints, chronic disease management, and overall well-being, Dr. Brunworth strives to provide appropriate, competent medical care to all patients with honesty, compassion, and respect.

Dr. Brunworth completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Miami before pursuing her Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine at Nova Southeastern University.

Outside of her professional endeavors, Dr. Brunworth leads an active lifestyle and enjoys her time spent outdoors. She can often be found hiking, mountain biking, camping, snowboarding, and rafting. On weeknights, she often plays soccer, and she might indulge in a game of pickleball as well

About Megan Fessenden

Megan Fessenden, DO, is a compassionate family medicine practitioner with a focus on full-spectrum primary care. Her comprehensive approach allows her to address a wide range of medical needs and provide holistic care for her patients. In her practice, Dr. Fessenden values the importance of collaboration with her patients. She works alongside them to develop personalized and effective health management plans. Emphasizing a patient-centric approach, Dr. Fessenden incorporates alternative medicine and respects the cultural beliefs of her patients whenever possible.

Dr. Fessenden's holds a Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering degree from Boston University and a Master of Biomedical Engineering from Saint Louis University. She also earned a Master of Healthcare Administration degree from Idaho State University before completing her medical education at Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Outside of work, Dr. Fessenden enjoys various hobbies. She likes to ski, hike, and do yoga to stay active. You can also find her reading, cooking, and traveling often

About Mason Gedlaman

Mason Gedlaman, MD, is a Primary Care provider who believes in providing high value care to all of his patients. He aims to meet patients where they are in their healthcare journey and to work together with patients on their health goals. Mason performs a variety of in-office procedures and cares for acute and chronic illnesses and injuries.

Dr. Gedlaman attended medical school at the University of Colorado. He is currently a Family Medicine resident.

Outside of work, Dr. Gedlaman enjoys a variety of sports, including basketball, soccer, and golf. He also likes to spend time with his family and his dogs.

About Benjamin Hollas

Benjamin Hollas, DO, is a compassionate and dedicated primary care provider, specializing in the management of acute and chronic diseases. With a particular focus on diabetes and weight management, musculoskeletal injuries, and depression and anxiety, Dr. Hollas is committed to helping patients achieve optimal health and well-being. He hopes to empower patients to overcome challenges, heal their bodies, and accomplish the goals set forth in their own unique journeys.

Dr. Hollas completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Oklahoma before continuing his medical education at Kansas City University.

In his spare time, Dr. Hollas enjoys various activities such as biking, hiking, and playing tennis or pickleball. He enjoys reading, hammocking, listening to all kinds of music, and petting all kinds of dogs.

About Dikchhya Karki

Dikchhya Karki, DO, is committed to enhancing patients’ overall well-being while building trusting relationships and providing whole-person care. With a focus on managing common diseases such as diabetes and hypertension, as well as providing preventive screenings, Dr. Karki strives to promote optimal health in her patients.

Dr. Karki completed her undergraduate studies at Union College in Nebraska before pursuing her medical education at Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine. She also holds certifications in Trauma Informed Care and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).

Dr. Karki enjoys a variety of hobbies outside of work. You can often find her singing karaoke or dancing. She also likes to hike and spend time with her family and friends.

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