CU School of Medicine Colorado Springs Branch honors outstanding physician teachers

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The University of Colorado School of Medicine and the El Paso County Medical Society Powered by ProPractice will celebrate the recipients of the 2018-19 Outstanding Faculty and Clinical Liaisons of the Year Awards. Shanta Zimmer, MD, senior associate dean for education at CU School of Medicine, and Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers, will present the honors during the recognition ceremony April 1 from 5:30-8:30 pm in Berger Hall.

The evening will begin with a poster session and reception featuring current third-year medical student quality improvement and community leadership projects, followed by faculty and student project awards. At the end of the ceremony, there will be a nonverbal communication session presented by Dennis Boyle, MD, in which attendees are eligible to receive one COPIC ERS point. To attend this free event, visit

2018-19 Outstanding Faculty and Clinical Liaisons of the Year
Outstanding Clinical Teacher for Surgery/Anesthesiology: Keyan D. Riley, MD – UCHeath/Memorial Hospital
Outstanding Clinical Teacher for Outpatient Internal Medicine: Adam D. Robinson, DO – Matthews-Vu Medical Group
Outstanding Clinical Teacher for Inpatient Internal Medicine: Rena Short Becerra, MD – UCHealth/Memorial Hospital
Outstanding Clinical Teacher for Neurology: Gregory Ales, DO – Colorado Springs Neurological Associates
Outstanding Clinical Teacher for Musculoskeletal Care: Brian A. Shaw, MD – Children’s Hospital of Colorado/CUSOM
Outstanding Clinical Teacher for Obstetrics/Gynecology: Mollie Miller, DO – Centura/St. Thomas More Hospital
Outstanding Clinical Teacher for Emergency Medicine: Natalie A. Ayres, MD, MS – Centura/Penrose-St. Frances
Outstanding Clinical Teacher for Psychiatry: Carol Collier, MD – Colorado Mental Health Institute in Pueblo
Outstanding Clinical Teacher for Family Medicine: Jamie Glover, MD – Glover Family Medicine
Outstanding Clinical Teacher for Pediatrics: Caroline Rowlands, MD – DaVita Medical Group
Clinical Teacher of the Year: Angela De Hamer, DO – UCHealth/Memorial Hospital
Clinical Liaison of the Year: Caroline Hedges, MD, MA, MPH – UCHealth/Memorial Hospital
Clinical Liaison of the Year: Brad Priebe, DO – Peak Neurology
Outstanding Educational Support Staff of the Year: Karen McKitrick, RMA – DaVita Medical Group

Faculty at the CU School of Medicine work to advance science and improve care. These faculty members include physicians, educators and scientists at University of Colorado Health, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Denver Health, National Jewish Health and the Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The school is located on the Anschutz Medical Campus. The school’s Colorado Springs Branch began providing clinical learning experience for 24 third-year medical students. For more information on the Colorado Springs Branch, visit

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