Denver Health Residency in Emergency Medicine

777 Bannock Street, MC #0108

Denver, Colorado 80204

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Brandon Dent, MD
Kathryn Eastley, MD
Zach Jarou, MD
Rob Klemisch, MD
Allison Kneeland, MD
Sarah Krajicek, MD
Kathryn Majors-Foley, MD
Katie McCabe, MD
Jacob Nacht, MD
Kori Neessen, MD
Travis Smith, MD
James Tsahakis, MD
Tim Vo, MD
Ted Wiesner, MD
Angie Wright, MD
Jen Zhan, MD
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CLASS OF 2018

Class of 2018 Bios

 

Brandon Dent, MD

Birthplace: America

Med School: Wake Forest

Dream Travel Location: Iceland

Hobbies: skiing, climbing, Netflix watching

If I couldn't be an EM doc, I would be a: writer or chef

Kathryn Eastley, MD

Birthplace: Aspen, Colorado

Undergrad: University of Colorado at Boulder
Med School: Drexel University College of Medicine

Dream Travel Location: Just one? Sailing through the Caribbean!

Hobbies: backcountry skiing, biking (mountain/road/gravel/cross), trail running

Favorite Chief ComplaintThe anxious appearing adult with hot potato voice that gets awake fiberoptic intubation in the ED. And undifferentiated hypotension. And acute dislocations.

If I couldn't be an EM doc, I would be a: combo yoga instructor + chef + physical therapist

Other interesting fact: Nickname: Beastley. I once was sent home from an urgent care with three missed thoracic compression fractures and a small pneumothorax after a fall from my bicycle.

Allison Harris, MD

Birthplace: Portland, Oregon

Undergrad: Portland State University
Med School: Oregon Health & Science University

Dream Travel Location: Mars

Hobbies: traveling, cooking, and kayaking

Favorite Chief Complaint"generalized weakness"

If I couldn't be an EM doc, I would be a: chef

Zach Jarou, MD

Birthplace: Flint, Michigan

Undergrad: Michigan State University
Med School: Michigan State University

Dream Travel Location: The Mediterranean

Hobbies: traveling, binge watching Hulu/Netflix, finding the best sours/IPAs

If I couldn't be an EM doc, I would be a: web developer or information scientist

Other interesting facts: I've donated my hair to Locks of Love. Before medical school, I worked in a biotechnology lab genetically engineering organisms for biofuel production. I am very involved in EMRA/ACEP and would encourage all of my colleagues to make their voices heard to create the future we want to see for ourselves, our patients, and our specialty.

Sarah Krajicek, MD

Birthplace: Oklahoma

Undergrad: Fort Lewis College
Med School: The University of Oklahoma

Rob Klemisch, MD

Birthplace: Mandan, North Dakota

Undergrad: Washington University in St. Louis
Med School: Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine

Dream Travel Location: I want to ride the Trans-Siberian railroad from start to finish and ride a horse around Siberia looking for tigers.

Hobbies: outdoor activities, film/theater, and eating

If I couldn't be an EM doc, I would be a: trust fund baby, going to school forever for the heck of it, reading all kinds of books, realizing I'm a terrible writer but writing anyway, and socializing non-stop.

Kathryn Majors-Foley, MD

Birthplace: Chardon, Ohio

Undergrad: Whittier College
Med School: St. Louis University

Dream Travel Location: India

Hobbies: hiking, backpacking, skiing

Favorite Chief Complaint"I'm giving birth right now!" (Not actually pregnant)

If I couldn't be an EM doc, I would be a: bookstore owner

Katie McCabe, MD

Birthplace: Ann Arbor, Michigan

Undergrad: Colorado College and University of Michigan
Med School: Georgetown University

Dream Travel Location: Maldives

Hobbies: traveling with the goal of getting lost, most things outside, napping

If I couldn't be an EM doc, I would be a: backroads travel guide or a woodworker

Jacob Nacht, MD

Birthplace: Colorado Springs, Colorado

Undergrad: Northland College (Ashland, Wisconsin)
Med School: University of Colorado

Dream Travel Location: Patagonia, Argentina

Hobbies: backcountry skiing, cycling, gardening, wilderness river trips

Favorite Chief Complaint"I've been, you know, playing with a foley catheter, for fun, right? And now things don't feel very good."

If I couldn't be an EM doc, I would: own a small produce farm and orchard on a river, with not a single person in sight.

Kori Neessen, MD

Birthplace: Cedar Falls, Iowa

Undergrad: Mortuary School in Tennessee, Undergrad at Metro State in Denver
Med School: University of Colorado

Dream Travel Location: Backcountry of Patagonia is pretty high on my list

Hobbies: Snowboarding is always on the list, Mountain biking is recently topping the charts, and of course, being an emergency room physician is typically in the top 5.

Favorite Chief Complaint"I did all of the drugs"

If I couldn't be an EM doc, I would be a: homesteader on a piece of land with a lake and a dock and the neighbors far enough away you can't shoot bottle rockets at them.

Other interesting fact: I eat peanuts with the shell still on.  It's good for fiber intake.

Travis Smith, MD

Birthplace: Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Undergrad: University of Georgia
Med School: Medical College of Georgia/University of Georgia Medical Partnership

Dream Travel Location: Middle East

Hobbies: frisbee, training my pup, building things

Favorite Chief Complaint"I did all the drugs"

If I couldn't be an EM doc, I would be a: rancher

Other interesting fact: I fell 30 feet from a tree, landed on my head, and had a subdural hematoma.

 

James Tsahakis, MD

Birthplace: Nashville, Tennessee

Undergrad: UNC Chapel Hill
Med School: Vanderbilt

Dream Travel Location: Tangier

Hobbies: anything outdoors, playing guitar badly, strategy games

Favorite Chief Complaintnaturopathic injection into the shoulder causing acute blindness

If I couldn't be an EM doc, I would be a: food/travel writer

Other interesting fact: I love German shepherd dogs

Timothy Vo, MD

Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Undergrad: Cornell University
Med School: State University of New York, Upstate

Dream Travel Location: Disneyland

Hobbies: playing music, skiing, riverboat gambling trips

Favorite Chief Complaint"partied too hard at a quinceañera"

If I couldn't be an EM doc, I would be a: vagrant, purposeless and adrift in the wide world

Other interesting fact: I once ate a dozen Krispy Kreme donuts in one sitting. It was a mistake.

Ted Wiesner, MD

Birthplace: Madison, Wisconsin

Undergrad: University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
Med School: University of Michigan

Dream Travel Location: Norway

Favorite Chief Complaintold person with strength and steady gait

If I couldn't be an EM doc, I would be a: wildlife photographer

Other interesting fact: First album: E. 1999 Eternal

Angela Wright, MD

Birthplace: San Jose, California

Undergrad: University of Denver
Med School: Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine Chicago

Dream Travel Location: Italy

Hobbies: running, skiing, playing with my baby

Favorite Chief Complaint"I slipped and fell in the shower and landed on a cucumber"

If I couldn't be an EM doc, I would be a: bakery/coffee shop owner

Jennifer Zhan, MD

Birthplace: Tianjin, China

Undergrad: Rice University
Med School: Michigan State University

Dream Travel Location: I'd have to go there to know that I want to travel there...

Hobbies: travel, mountains, make music

Favorite Chief Complaint"I came home to an Alice in Wonderland party!" (angrily)

If I couldn't be an EM doc, I would be: less happy

Other interesting fact: I wore open crotch pants until age 6.