I was born and raised in Cynthiana, a rural town in Central Kentucky. I traveled to Lexington, Kentucky (Go Cats!) for my secondary education. In high school I completed a physical therapy internship at my hometown hospital; this was when the seed was planted for a career as a health professional. Centre College in Danville, KY is where I completed my Bachelor of Science. After Centre, I moved to Oak Park, Illinois to complete a post-baccalaureate pre-medical program. Three years later I landed back in my home state at the University of Louisville School of Medicine.
I am a fourth generation Family Physician, a career to which I was never pushed yet intuitively followed the path. I have a HUGE passion for primary health care and community medicine. My goal is to help people be healthy and stay healthy. Along my path I discovered Integrative Medicine which is another passion that I enjoy exploring alongside my conventional medical training. The Fort Collins program was where I felt like I had found my community. The clinic structure, training, and people were everything I wanted in my residency program. To boot, Fort Collins is an absolutely beautiful place to live. My love for the outdoors, traveling, and adventure has taken me many places. I had hoped that the West, specifically Colorado, would be a home for me one day. I am so excited to be a part of such an awesome program, to train to be an amazing physician and enjoy some fly-fishing, hiking, canoeing, yoga, and skiing on the side.
I grew up in Sioux City Iowa with three brothers and met my wife Allison while attending Creighton University. My father and the boys spent our youth hiking and camping with the boy scouts. Since my younger days, camping has always been my favorite way to relax and live positively. Now my wife Allison and I can't wait to start hiking and camping in the Rockies. Allison and I fell in love with the city of Fort Collins, with its numerous outdoor activities, friendly people, and amazing breweries.
The staff at this program made me feel welcomed and important from day one, and they helped me discover that this would be a perfect fit. This program will give me the best training in my medical interests, which include broad spectrum family medicine, palliative care and sports medicine. I enjoy traveling and experiencing new cultures. I am a sports enthusiast, I love visiting new sports venues across the country and experiencing their traditions. My family and friends are the center of my life, Allison and I could not be happier with our match in Fort Collins!
I was born in Texas, but moved to Colorado when I was one. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to continue my residency training where my roots truly lie. I grew up in the Denver area, earned two bachelor degrees at the University of Colorado in Boulder, served 6 years in the CO National Air National Guard, and enjoyed all that Colorado has to offer. From being a part time snow board instructor at Keystone, to picking up road cycling during my lunch hours (piece of advice; don't start in the mountains, pick somewhere flat!), or competing in adventure races ie; Urban Assault Ride, Warrior Dash, and the Tough Mudder, you can usually find me outside during my off time. Going from the East Coast to the West Coast for my medical school years, I am extremely happy to be back in CO where I can develop and fine tune my skills as a Family Practice Physician. I am looking forward to the microbrews in Fort Collins, but will always be a buffalo at heart.
I'm from a community in southwest Wyoming called Green River, where I was raised finding ample opportunity to spend time outdoors and play sports. The current recreational vices that occupy my free time include mountain biking, resort and backcountry snowboarding, intramural soccer and football, backpacking, camping and fishing. I attended the true UW, University of Wyoming, for undergraduate school where I received a degree in chemistry and decided my true calling was medicine. I worked for a collective year in the rich Wyoming oilfield before attending medical school. From there I obtained my MD from the University of Washington. I'm excited to return to the Rockies for my residency training to gain experience in full spectrum family medicine and spend the next 3 years in a state that offers snow, sunshine, steep mountains and happens to be known for its beer.
I grew up on a small family dairy farm in rural Pennsylvania. Well, it wasn't just a dairy farm. We had chickens, sheep, goats, and a beautiful vegetable garden. Sometimes I think the animals taught me more about life than I learned in school! I did spend quite a few years in school, getting both a PhD as well as an MD here in Colorado. I have my PhD in cancer research, which was very interesting work. However, I realized along the way that my heart was set on being a rural family doctor. That is how I found my way to the residency program here in Fort Collins. The program here supports all of the major areas of Family Medicine that I will need to learn to be a great rural doctor. Why Colorado? The mountains and weather of course!
I love being outside, probably from my days of growing up on a farm. On my days off, I escape to the mountains for a lovely hike or maybe a day of snowshoeing. Or perhaps I stay in town for a run or curl up with a nice book and read for the afternoon. I think that having balance, or sanity as I often refer to it, is key in life. As far as my future goals, I hope to one day practice in a rural setting where I can have a small farm of my own. I am very excited to have the opportunity to become part of the community here in Fort Collins.
I grew up in Portland, OR, and attended Columbia University in New York where I majored in Music and took a few science classes. I graduated with a deep interest in public service but utterly conflicted about pursuing education or medicine. After teaching in an elementary school in London and an environmental education center in Vermont I followed friends to Fort Collins. I soon fell in love with Northern Colorado, the Cache la Poudre river, and my wife, Jen. Through working at a women's health clinic and a residential addiction treatment center, I eventually decided to take my remaining prerequisites at CSU (including physics with the remarkable Brian Jones) and apply to medical school. We moved to Boston where I attended Harvard and Jen got an MSW at Simmons College School of Social Work, and are now excited for our chance to work and raise our son Eli in a place we adore.
I'd have to say that my life's intentions revolve around all things good. From the company I keep, to the places I go, and the mindset I sustain, I try to find the good in everything and indulge in the happiness that each day brings. Naturally, I knew I would feel at home at here where the residents and faculty seem to exude a similar balance between quality work and self-development.
I love things of the barefooted nature. Hammocking and a good book always provide a retreat for me. I am notorious for heaping plates of food because my eyes are bigger than my stomach. In my free time, I practice yoga, hike, dance, scuba dive, cook, and read. I think my husband and I are the poster children for "ballin' on a budget." Over the past 5 years we have been able to backpack numerous countries, holding Walt Whitman's, "I or you pocketless of a dime may purchase the pick of the earth," as our mantra the whole ride through.
If not in the hospital this year, you will probably find me clawing to the snow on the side of some mountain as I (un)gracefully make my way down on a snowboard. I guess I should mention that I have lived in Florida my WHOLE life and have literally seen snow only twice (what have I gotten myself into?)! Regardless, I am looking forward to starting this new chapter in my life with an open heart, a brand new stethoscope, and a righteous pair of snow pants.
I came to Colorado from Shawnee Kansas where I attended medical school at the University of Kansas in Kansas City. I am a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the Kansas Academy of Family Physicians and the National Rural Health Association. I chose the Family Medicine Center for my residency because I want to establish myself in a small practice in a rural town and I knew I would get the experience I need here. In my spare time I enjoy playing volleyball, watching college basketball and attending concerts and plays. I even shoot in a trap league.
The mountains are my home, through and through. I grew up in the Swiss Alps, raised by ski-bum parents that eventually brought us back to the States when I was fourteen. I have never left Colorado since (besides travel), not for college or med school…or residency (score!). My drug of choice? Skiing, mountain biking, yoga, and trail running probably take the cake…though food and wine dominates all. I am married to a stud of a husband who singlehandedly takes care of our business, a beautiful campground and cabins way up in the San Juan mountains, ski patrols all winter (yes, yes, I struggle with jealousy at times), and is the most incredible father to my pseudo-son, Jaden, who any day now will be a better skier than either of us. They are both graciously waiting for me in Pagosa Springs, CO, where I plan to practice rural family medicine. I love osteopathy, getting to palpate the living anatomy, and have an interest in functional and high-altitude med, OB, and adolescent care. Fort Collins felt like home as I used to spend summers here as a Hotshot firefighter, but now it's the AMAZING people I get to work with everyday…and the fact that this town rocks and has fabulous food. I couldn't have picked a more stellar program, with true broad-scope practice, support from the entire community of healthcare providers, a whole lot of really, really fun (and absolutely crazy) people. We practice a culture of engagement, learning, and well, love (which, in case you didn't know, is what it's all about).
Aside from a few years of medical school, I've lived in Fort Collins since I was born. In fact, I was born at PVH. I attended Rocky Vista University in Parker, CO, and knew I wanted to stay close to home for residency, too. I feel very lucky to be in Fort Collins again and in this program. The training in this full-spectrum residency is providing the skills and experience I need for a successful family medicine career, and the supportive faculty and residents make the job a lot of fun. We work hard and play hard. Outside of work, my wife, Heather, and I are busy raising our one-year-old son, Easton. (Both of them were born at PVH, too!) We enjoy biking to the breweries and restaurants in Old Town, brewing our own beer with friends, hiking, camping, skiing, traveling and spending time with our families.
I am almost a Colorado Native – I have called Golden, CO my home since I was two years old. I grew up in Golden, and went to Colorado State University for my undergraduate degree. During college, I volunteered at PVH and it was during that time that I first learned about the Fort Collins Family Medicine Residency. After graduating from CSU, I moved to Arizona, where I went to the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine. While I enjoyed my time in Arizona, I was eager to come back to Colorado. After interviewing with the Fort Collins program, I knew that it was where I belonged. Their full-spectrum training and unopposed setting was the right fit for me. My husband and I have been together for nearly eight years (and married for three of them) and we are so happy to be back in Fort Collins. We don't have kids yet, but we do have two cats: Maddie and Chloe. We also just welcomed a new puppy to our family named Lucy. We enjoy all things outdoors, as well as bowling whenever we have a chance.
I attended medical school at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Columbia, South Carolina. I grew up in a small town and experienced firsthand the challenges of living in a medically underserved community. I chose FMC for my residency as their beliefs and goals parallel my own and allow me the opportunity to work with other residents and faculty who are passionate about providing excellent educational opportunities and unparalleled patient care. At home I love caring for and playing with my two Shar-Pei's. I'm always cooking and love to try new recipes and flavors whenever possible. I enjoy sewing and have made a number of outfits, Halloween costumes, and home decorating items. In my free time I love to geocache, camp, hike, read, and paint.
I spent most of my life in Tempe, Arizona where I grew up and attended Arizona State University while getting my undergraduate degree in electrical engineering. I met my wife in college and upon graduating we decided to sell our belongings and see some of the world. We spent the next couple years of our life traveling around Southeast Asia, Australia, the South Pacific and South/Central America; returning just long enough to fund our next adventure. When it came time to settle down, I started medical school at the Arizona School of Osteopathic Medicine and my wife began teaching. We now have a two-year-old daughter and were lucky to have made it out of the heat of Phoenix. Fort Collins offers us all we hoped for in a city: water, tree-lined streets, tons of bikes, hiking, climbing, fishing and good beer.
I am so thrilled to be a family medicine resident at this program! I spent some time here as a medical student, learning about the training, the people and the atmosphere and it ruined any other program for me. I know I'll be getting the most in depth training here, working with excellent teachers and staff. A few weeks into the program and I've delivered 15 babies, treated infants, children, and adults ranging in age up to 99! I'm already learning an incredible amount and I know that I will be able to provide incredible care as a physician based on the training I'm getting. I've traveled all over this country, lived in the Southwest, the Northwest, the Midwest and now the Mountain West and I feel like I'm home. The mountain view out of the window on the top floor of the hospital makes me smile, and spending my days off hiking those mountains, fishing and biking in beautiful country- these things make me feel like I'm getting away with something.
Hi. I'm Stephanie Goshorn and I was born and raised in a small town in rural Pennsylvania called Mercersburg. I then went on to undergraduate studies at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, Utah where I was able to explore my passion for the outdoors. While I was in Utah I took numerous trips to Colorado and absolutely loved it. So when it came time to apply for residency, it was high on my list. I decided to return to Pennsylvania for my medical studies to be closer to family. I worked at Penn State College of Medicine for two years in diabetes and obesity research. Then I went on to attend medical school there as well. I decided to return to Colorado and Fort Collins for residency after I had met many of the faculty and residents during my interviews. I immediately felt at home and knew that I would get great training here. In my free time, I love to ski, hike, and watch movies. I also enjoy catching up with family and friends.I am so happy to be joining the Fort Collins residency program!
Coming from the Florida humidity, my wife Beth and I were looking for a change of scenery and climate, and we couldn't be happier to be in Fort Collins. We are doing our best to blend in with the locals by hiking gorgeous mountains, drinking delicious craft beer, and buying a Subaru (our next step is to get a dog and some skis). I am lucky to have chosen a program with outstanding faculty and residents who have been welcoming and supportive. I don't know what I want to do with my career following residency, but whatever it is, I know I'll be able to do it after completing training here. Our program offers a lot of OB, peds, critical care, and procedures, as well as awesome support staff in our clinic.
First, I would like to say that I'm very excited to be here, and working with such an amazing group of people. It took me a long time to make my way to Colorado, but I'm glad it finally happened. I'm originally from Brazil. When I was 16 I decided to become an exchange student, and requested to come to Colorado for a year. Unfortunately, there were no families available, so I ended up going to Arkansas instead (couldn't be that different from CO, right?). I really enjoyed my time in the US as an exchange student and ended up staying and going to college here. I started at Arkansas State and ended up moving to St. Louis and receiving my degrees from University of Missouri-St. Louis. I finally moved to CO to start medical school at Rocky Vista University. I was very happy to finally be here, and even happier when I met my wonderful husband, a Colorado native, which really solidified Colorado as my new home. I chose to come to Fort Collins for residency because of the amount of exposure and experience that I would gain during these 3 years and for all the great things this town has to offer. I also just felt like I would fit very well with the program and the family they have created here. During our time off, my husband and I enjoy playing outside, taking our Pomeranian (Sofia) for walks, going to the gym, and visiting one of the breweries or restaurants in town with the friends.
Fort Collins FMC- majestic mountains, phenomenal food, and phantasmagorical (got that from Roget's thesaurus) physicians. Even before rotating here as a fourth year medical student, I knew Fort Collins was a "dream come true" program for me. I grew up in Wyoming and wanted to be in the mountains again after graduating from med school in Des Moines, IA. Also, I have family here. Experiencing the residents' level of functioning and their humanistic approach to their patients during my fourth year rotation, as well as the way the residents and attendings worked together was impressive. It was the type of "whole-person" training I had imagined and wanted when I first knew I wanted to be a physician, but wasn't sure existed. Having babysitters, I mean family, nearby is just frosting on the cookie. Speaking of cookies- I love them. If I wasn't in residency, I would open a Cookie Monster cookie shop. The only problem with that is I would probably eat all the dough, and there wouldn't ever be any cookies to sell. If you haven't figured out by now, I'm pretty much a big dork. This might be why I also love rollerblading. Fortunately for our baby, my husband is amazing so our little munchkin has some hope that his gene pool is not a lost cause. My husband and I are grateful and excited to be in such a great community to live and work.
Hi. I was born and raised in a small town in southwest Louisiana, DeeeeeRidder (j/k, it's just DeRidder). I lived there until I moved to Baton Rouge to attend college at LSU. At LSU, I studied biochemistry, chemistry and English, although, the best course I took was definitely a Louisiana politics class. After college, I deferred enrollment in medical school for a year and backpacked through Central and South America. When I returned for medical school, I was lucky enough to live in New Orleans, a city I love very much. I was pulled away from home when searching for residency programs and drawn to Fort Collins. I was drawn to the strong culture of family medicine and the dedicated and passionate faculty at Family Medicine Center. The unopposed training in Peds and OB, as well as medicine, was also a big draw. And, Fort Collins is a great community, with fantastic beer, biking and easy access to the mountain. In short, my lovely girlfriend Meghan and I are very happy to be here and looking forward to life in Colorado.