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Rachael Muschalek, MD
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Risa Brudney, MD

Birthplace: Charlotte, NC

Undergrad: Duke University

Med School: Pritzker School of Medicine

Dream travel location: Space

Hobbies: Spending time outdoors with people I love, Duke basketball, eating tasty food (despite dietary restrictions), reality TV, trying to keep my plants alive

If I couldn't be an EM doc, I would be a: be an astronaut (see above travel answer)

Ask me about... Health policy/social EM, the best gluten free beers in CO and beyond, couples matching EM-EM, my favorite trail runs (or selfishly tell me yours), free Harry Potter audiobooks

More than meets the eye: My first time in the state of Colorado was when I moved here for residency!

Bobby Nolan, MD
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Sam Kaskovich, MD

Birthplace: Royal Oak, MI

Undergrad: University of Texas at Austin

Med School: Pritzker School of Medicine

Dream travel location: Patagonia

Hobbies: Reading, trail running and hiking, road biking, eating breakfast burritos, watching (and occasionally playing) sports

If I couldn't be an EM doc, I would be a: Be an environmental engineer or architect

Ask me about... Seeking the best trail + post-workout food combos, EM-EM couples matching, informatics and data science

More than meets the eye: I once paid cash to someone out of the back of a van to paraglide in the Dolomites

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Carolyn Murphy, MD

Birthplace: Orinda, CA

Undergrad: Wake Forest University

Med School: University of Pittsburgh SOM

Dream travel location: Sri Lanka, Argentina, Norway to see the fjords

Hobbies: Camping, hiking, finding cool swimming holes, live music, biking, traveling to new places, driving way too far for one night camping trips, and attempting new recipes

If I couldn't be an EM doc, I would be a: A teacher in global education

Ask me about... Work life balance with a non medical partner, a recipe for killer dumplings, mental health and wellness

More than meets the eye: I spent a year teaching English in Indonesia and I hope to work global health into my career!

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Isabelle Chatroux, MD

Birthplace: Ashland, OR

Undergrad: Lewis and Clark College

Med School: University of Colorado SOM

Dream travel location: Argentina

Hobbies: Skiing, Climbing, Biking, gardening, cooking, jewelry making, ceramics, volleyball, dog stuff

If I couldn't be an EM doc, I would be a: Attempt to be the first American on the Great British Baking Show...but first learn how to bake

Ask me about... Residency with a partner outside of medicine, living in Colorado, wilderness medicine, community engagement

More than meets the eye:I was homeschooled as a kid and spent a large part of high school trying to catch up to my peers

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Abby Leibowitz, MD

Birthplace: Stamford, CT

Undergrad: Dartmouth College

Additional Degrees: University of Colorado

Med School: University of Colorado SOM

Dream travel location: So many! Alaska, Patagonia, Italy, Thailand...

Hobbies: Hiking, mountain biking, ultimate frisbee, ice hockey, eating dessert, petting other people's dogs

If I couldn't be an EM doc, I would be a: Be an outdoor educator and marine biology field teach for a few more years and then become a public health researcher.

Ask me about... Social determinants of health, care for marginalized populations, anything else!

Birthplace: Chicago, IL

Undergrad: University of Michigan

Med School: University of Colorado SOM

Dream travel location: Vietnam

Hobbies: Making pizzas, rec soccer leagues, traveling, more recently running 2/2 pandemic, skiing & fishing with my family

If I couldn't be an EM doc, I would be a: Co-own a B&B combined bakery in either Central America or Montana or both

Ask me about... How to build a pizza oven, traveling in South and Central America, medical Spanish, and addiction medicine

More than meets the eye: I've been an organic chemistry tutor for the last 8 years

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Kaitlin Roth, MD

Birthplace: technically Florida but grew up in Las Vegas

Undergrad: University of Portland

Med School: Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV

Dream travel location: Antarctica

Hobbies: climbing, hiking, reading, park picnics

If I couldn't be an EM doc, I would be a: Park ranger, ice cream maker

Ask me about... Social EM, wilderness med, ice cream recipes

More than meets the eye: I suffer from severe FOMO and will likely show up at every event

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Kelsey Constantine, MD
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Lucia Lin, MD

Birthplace: Reno, NV

Undergrad: UCLA


Med School: UC San Diego SOM

Dream travel location: Alaska, to see the Northern Lights!

Hobbies: Backpacking/hiking, live music, surfing, beach volleyball, hot yoga, hazy IPAs, campfires with good company, and unhealthy amounts of flaming hot cheetos

If I couldn't be an EM doc, I would be a: Be a reality TV star (see below)

Ask me about... The time the casting team of ‘Love is Blind’ reached out to me. But also about any of my hobbies, being a first gen in med, why I chose DHREM, and how to curate the best Spotify playlists!

More than meets the eye: I once got HAPE trekking in the Himalayas and traveled solo to more than 10 countries across Europe, Asia, and South America

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Mary Ryan, MD

Birthplace: Chicago, IL, USA

Undergrad: Georgetown University

Med School: Oregon Health & Science University SOM

Dream travel location: Patagonia or New Zealand

Hobbies: running and biking stupidly long distances, thru-hiking (PCT '18, AZT '22), mountain adventures, sourdough explorations (bagels, bread, waffles, cookies--you name it), eating too many apples, spending time with my neurotic cattle dog mix, Niko, and my husband, Ben

If I couldn't be an EM doc, I would be a: try my hand at running a bakery/bookstore/coffee shop/apple orchard/dog rescue-hybrid situation in a trail town along the PCT for thru-hikers and all comers

Ask me about... non-traditional paths to medicine, wilderness medicine, rural EM, living outside of Denver, any of my aforementioned hobbies

More than meets the eye: I worked as a road bicycling guide in Burgundy, France before medical school, and once got a fifteen-passenger van with bikes attached completely stuck in a medieval stone arch in a quaint, rural French village. It was quite a time!

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Carson Cotrino, MD

Birthplace: Tomball, TX

Undergrad: Texas A&M University

Med School: UT Health San Antonio

Dream travel location:  Antarctica

Hobbies: Hiking, biking, reading non-fiction, watching any reality TV show, going to concerts and music festivals

If I couldn't be an EM doc, I would: Work in fashion! If I could be Anna Wintour my life would be made

Ask me about... Social EM, Addiction Medicine, why I love Colorado

More than meets the eye: I am a registered Native American tribal member! My tribe is the Citizen Potawatomi Nation, People of the Place of the Fire

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Deeksha Madala, MD

Birthplace: Houston, Texas

Undergrad: Rice University

Med School: Baylor College of Medicine

Dream travel location: New Zealand

Hobbies: Dancing, painting, cooking, hiking, water sports, watching Netflix miniseries

If I couldn't be an EM doc, I would be a: backup dancer on tour with a big artist, or more realistically an interior designer!

Ask me about... Social EM, health equity, moving from TX to CO, good happy hour spots, traveling

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Spencer Seballos, MD

Birthplace: Cleveland, Ohio

Undergrad: Rice University

Med School: Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine

Dream travel location: Southeast Asia

Hobbies: Cleveland sports, playing soccer/basketball, biking, running, skiing, cooking with my wife

If I couldn't be an EM doc, I would be a: diplomat in the US Foreign Service

Ask me about...  DEI, medical education, moving to Colorado from the Midwest, working in Laos for a year as an English instructor at the University of Health Sciences, why the Browns will win the Super Bowl next year

More than meets the eye: I played trumpet in a mariachi band for three years.

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Dylan Foley, MD

Birthplace: Fraser, Colorado

Undergrad: University of Colorado- Boulder 

Additional Degrees: Regis University (MS- Biomedical Science)

Med School: University of Colorado SOM

Dream travel location: Peruvian Andes

Hobbies: Typical Colorado activities- Archery hunting, snowmobiling, mountain biking, skiing, backpacking etc.

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

Ask me about... The Colorado backcountry, wilderness medicine, transitioning from and EMT to MD.

More than meets the eye: In a past life I was a snowmobile guide. (I would argue snowmobiling > skiing)

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Geoff Markowitz, MD

Birthplace: Panama City, FL

Undergrad: Washington University, St. Louis

Med School: University of Colorado SOM

Dream travel location: Anywhere with great food!

Hobbies: Hiking, backpacking, skiing, road/mountain biking, eating, cooking, audiobooks.

If I couldn't be an EM doc, I would: Start a food truck!

Ask me about... EMS, MedEd, life in Colorado

More than meets the eye: I first became interested in medicine through ski patrolling at Winter Park in high school!

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Eliana Griego, MD

Birthplace: Espanola, New Mexico, USA

Undergrad: New Mexico State University

Med School: University of New Mexico SOM

Dream travel location: New Zealand

Hobbies: Any adventure outside with my pups, snowboarding, painting, gardening, reading, woodworking/refinishing, SUP

If I couldn't be an EM doc, I would be a: be a therapist and greenhouse/plant nursery owner

Ask me about... Mentorship of URiM folks, DEI, health equity, parenting three doggos, fun/work balance, or anything else!

More than meets the eye: I come from the low rider (car) capital of the world :)

Austin Jones, MD
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William Mundo, MD

Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA

Undergrad: University of Colorado Denver

Med School: University of Colorado SOM

Dream travel location: Northern Africa and the Middle East

Hobbies: Hiking, Rafting, Snowboarding, Bowling, Boxing, Basketball, Writing, Blogging, and Cooking.

If I couldn't be an EM doc, I would be a: an astronaut or rocket scientist!

Ask me about... Anything Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI) related, being a first-generation and URiM med student/resident, having a family during residency, mentoring, global health and policy, research, and social EM.

More than meets the eye: I grew up in a small rural town in Leadville, CO which is the highest incorporated town in the country sitting at 10,200 ft above sea level.

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Jack Spartz, MD

Birthplace: Western Springs, IL, USA

Undergrad: University of Denver

Med School: Tulane University SOM

Dream travel location: New Zealand

Hobbies: climbing, skiing, reading fantasy, making sure Mardi (the pup) feels pampered, and exploring the food scene

If I couldn't be an EM doc, I would: have gone to culinary school

Ask me about... disaster medicine, addiction medicine/SUD treatment, street medicine, the history of emergency medicine, and medical care as a right

More than meets the eye: I got acute mountain sickness at 17,500 feet while climbing Mt Chimborazo

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