CLASS OF 2022

Brayden Ashdown, MD
Lauren Becker, MD
Carleigh Benton, MD
Cody Brevik, MD
Smitha Bhaumik, MD
Henrik Galust, MD
Mike Heffler, MD
Sabrina Kaplan, MD
Michael Kidon, DO
Michael MacGillivray, mD
Vanji Murray, MD
Olivia Serigano, MD
Mark Serpico, MD
Mark Simon, MD
Claudia Temmer, MD
Matt Vandehei, MD
Greg Wiener, MD
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Class of 2022 Bios 

Brayden Ashdown, MD

Birthplace: Salt Lake City, UT

Undergrad: University of Notre Dame
Med School: University of Colorado

Favorite Travel Location: Indian Creek

Hobbies: Climbing, garage tinkering, reading (fiction)

If I couldn't be an EM doc, I would be a: Probably writing an under appreciated satirical blog and living off kickstarter campaigns

Lauren Becker, MD

Birthplace: Schaumburg, IL

Undergrad: Washington University in St. Louis
Med SchoolNYU

Favorite Travel Location: Scotland

Hobbies: Opera singing, yoga, hiking, writing, reading sci-fi

If I couldn't be an EM doc, I would be a: Owner of a coffee shop and an opera singer on the side

Carleigh Benton, MD

Birthplace: Baltimore, MD

Undergrad: University of Maryland
Med SchoolUniversity of Maryland

Favorite Travel Location: Costa Rica

Hobbies: Cooking for friends/family, Hiking, Calligraphy, Gardening

If I couldn't be an EM doc, I would be: Ina Garten

Cody Brevik, MD

Birthplace: Colorado Springs, CO

Undergrad: University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Med SchoolUniversity of Colorado

Dream Travel Location: 

Hobbies: Hiking, cycling, cooking, music, film, theatre, poetry

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

Smitha Bhaumik, MD

Birthplace: Bangalore, India

Undergrad: Northwestern
Med SchoolNorthwestern

Favorite Travel Location: Cape Town, South Africa

Hobbies: Reading, writing, cooking, trying my hand at the outdoorsy Colorado lifestyle

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

Henrik Galust, MD

Birthplace: Tehran, Iran

Undergrad: UCLA
Med School: Northeast Ohio

Dream Travel Location: 

Hobbies: Reading fiction, cooking, camping, hiking, sailing

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

Mike Heffler, MD

Birthplace: Austin, TX

Undergrad: University of Colorado - Boulder
Med SchoolUniversity of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

Favorite Travel Location: Switzerland

Hobbies: Snowboarding, biking, camping/hiking, aviation

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

Sabrina Kaplan, MD

Birthplace: Reading, PA

Undergrad: Northwestern
Med SchoolNorthwestern

Favorite Travel Location: Bolivian salt flats

Hobbies: Painting, ping-pong, tennis

If I couldn't be an EM doc, I would be a: Traveling food blogger

Michael Kidon, DO

Birthplace: Glendale, CA

Undergrad: University of California Davis
Med School: Touro University

Dream Travel Location: 

Hobbies: Hiking, basketball, running, traveling, crossfit

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

Michael MacGillvray, MD

Birthplace: Richmond, VA

Undergrad: Notre Dame
Med SchoolUniversity of Pennsylvania

Favorite Travel Location: New Zealand

Hobbies: Hiking, running, travel, skiing, sports, classical music

If I couldn't be an EM doc, I would be aNatGeo photographer

 

Vanji Murray, MD

Birthplace: Springfield, MA

Undergrad: Tufts University
Med SchoolUniversity of Massachusetts 

Dream Travel Location: 

Hobbies: Reading, traveling, yoga, climbing, art

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

Olivia Serigano, MD

Birthplace: Dix Hills, NY

Undergrad: UNC Chapel Hill
Med SchoolZucker SOM at Hofstra/Northwell

Hobbies: Skiing, hiking/backpacking, climbing sometimes, being with my significant other, family, and friends.

If I couldn't be an EM doc, I would be aa music journalist* (*I have no legitimate skill in music or journalism to do this job whatsoever)

Other interesting fact: I'm a lover of many types of music and never ashamed to listen to embarrassing pop

Mark Serpico, MD

Birthplace: Connecticut

Undergrad: Ohio State University
Med SchoolWright State University

Favorite Travel Location: Namibia

Hobbies: Rock climbing, Skiing, hiking, hanging with my dog

If I couldn't be an EM doc, I would be a: A science teacher, or a climbing bum (or both)

Mark Simon, MD

Birthplace: San Francisco, CA

Undergrad: UCSB
Med SchoolTemple

Favorite Travel Location: North Island of New Zealand, the Futaleufú River, El Chaltén in Patagonia

Hobbies: Soccer, swimming, traveling, SUP, snowboarding, spending time with family

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

Claudia Temmer, MD

Birthplace: Leadville, CO

Undergrad: University of Denver
Med SchoolUniversity of Colorado

Favorite Travel Location: Anywhere in S. America- especially Peru and Chile

Hobbies: Whitewater Kayaking, Skiing Powder, Mountain Biking, Reading historical fiction, puzzles

If I couldn't be an EM doc, I would be aWhitewater kayaker aka living out of a van next to a river

Matt Vandehei, MD

Birthplace: Green Bay, WI

Undergrad: UW-Madison
Med SchoolUW-Madison

Favorite Travel Location: Denver, so I moved here

Hobbies: Wisconsin sports teams

If I couldn't be an EM doc, I would be a: High school biology teacher

Greg Wiener, MD

Birthplace: Garland, TX

Undergrad: University of Florida
Med SchoolUniversity of Colorado

Dream Travel Location: 

Hobbies: Reading, drinking coffee, spending time with family, cooking, enjoying the peacefulness of being outside

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

Denver Health Residency in Emergency Medicine

777 Bannock Street, MC #0108

Denver, Colorado 80204

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