Swedish Family Medicine Faculty and Staff

Attending and Teaching Faculty

Winslow-Brad-Faculty-4NameBradford Winslow, MD, FAAFP, Program Director
At SFMR Since: 1997
Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH – BA in English
University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC – MD
Residency in Family Medicine at University of Colorado, Denver, CO
Specialty/Research InterestsGraduate Medical Education, Patient Safety, Hospital Medicine
Tidbit about yourselfI am married, have four children and a dog. I play tennis (competitively in college), like to exercise, read and love traveling with my family.
Short message to applicantsI’ve worked at SFMR for most of my career, and I continue to do so because of the great people we have here, especially the outstanding residents. I get to practice full-spectrum family medicine and teach smart, dedicated, professional residents in a beautiful place.

Strauss-Scott-Faculty-1Name: Scott Strauss, DO, FAAFP, Medical Director
At SFMR Since: 2001
University of Colorado, Boulder, CO – BA in Environmental Population, Organismic Biology
Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens, OH – DO
Residency in Family Medicine at Rose Family Medicine Residency, Denver, CO
Specialty/Research Interests: Sports Medicine
Tidbit about yourself: I was born in Seattle, grew up in Ohio and fell in love with Colorado during college at CU-Boulder (Go Buffs!). I enjoy spending time with my wife Stephanie, and our two young children. When I get the chance, I also enjoy mountain biking and the occasional triathlon.
Short message to applicants: I feel fortunate to be a part of such an outstanding team here at Swedish Family Medicine. The program has an incredible atmosphere for learning and the faculty and residents do an amazing job working together! I enjoy learning from the residents as much as I enjoy teaching them!

Ehlers-Gordon-Faculty-2Name: Gordon Ehlers, MD
At SFMR Since: 1999
University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE – BA in English
University of Nebraska College of Medicine, Omaha, NE – MD
United States Air Force, Flight Surgeon
Specialty/Research Interests: Sports Medicine, Hospital Medicine, Men’s Health, Geriatrics, Fitness and Prevention
Tidbit about yourself: I have spent many happy days (adding up to months and years) enjoying the beautiful Colorado mountains: skiing, hiking and climbing, camping, rafting, and 4 wheeling. I am an avid sports fan, bleeding Cornhusker Scarlet, and have spent more $ than I care to tabulate on season tickets to the Broncos, Rockies, Nuggets and Avalanche.  Less shallow interests include military history, music, and travel.
Short message to applicants: As the economist Herbert Stein once famously said, “if something cannot go on forever, it will stop”. This aphorism certainly applies to the rising costs and personnel shortages in modern medicine. Family Medicine, because of its cost effectiveness and versatility, is central to the “remodeled” American Health Care System. Those of us who find intellectual stimulation in the variety offered by Family Medicine have an exciting and potentially rewarding challenge in the near future. This is a great time to be a family doctor.

Erlandson-Mike-Faculty-1Name: Mike Erlandson, MD
At SFMR Since: 2011
Augustana College, Rock Island, IL – BS in Biology & Pre-Medicine
Southern Illinois University, Springfield, IL – MD
Residency in Family Medicine at Swedish Family Medicine Residency, Littleton, CO
Specialty/Research Interests: Maternity Care, Office Procedures
Tidbit about yourself: I grew up in Illinois and spent 4 years as a flight surgeon in the Air Force prior to residency. I spend my free time hanging out with my wife Kristine and kids Gus and Elsa.
Short message to applicants: Thanks for your interest in Swedish Family Medicine. I came to Swedish for residency and I stayed here as faculty for the same reasons. The faculty, residents and staff are an incredible group of intelligent and enthusiastic people who care greatly about the work they do. Our hospital is a supportive environment in which to learn and we get exposed to an amazing range of complex patients that prepare our resident well for practice.

002Name: David L Fay, MD
At SFMR Since: 2015
Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA
Malcolm Grow USAF Family Practice Residency
Specialty/Research Interests: Evidence-based Medicine, OB, Pediatrics
Tidbit about yourself:I like to travel, spend time outdoors, spend time with family. I play bass and guitar.
Short message to applicants: It is important to do what you love: follow your passion and you’ll always be happy. Plan to learn something every day of your life.

Hutchison-Suzie-Faculty-1NameSuzanne Hutchison, MD
At SFMR Since: 1997
University of Colorado, Boulder, CO – BS in Biology University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, CO – MD Residency in Family Medicine at Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver, CO
Specialty/Research InterestsWomens Health, and international medicine: I have practiced medicine in Paraguay, South America and Zimbabwe, Africa
Tidbit about yourselfI enjoy being a Mom, hiking and spending time in the Colorado mountains! I am a 4th generation Hutchison physician in Colorado.
Short message to applicantsSFMR is a wonderful place to work and learn!

Ivey-Laurie-Faculty-3NameLaurie Ivey, Director of Behavioral Health
At SFMR Since: 2003
Emory University, Atlanta, GA – BA in Psychology & Religion
University of Denver, Denver, CO – PsyD
Specialty/Research Interestsintegrated primary care, resident education
Tidbit about yourselfI spend most of my free time creating adventures with my 8 year old twin boys. We enjoy biking, hiking, skiing, soccer, and culinary adventures. I also enjoy early morning runs and gardening.
Short message to applicantsSFMR is a great place to be. Our faculty love training residents. We all work together in a collegial and supportive environment to provide the best care possible. Come and join our team!

Name: Lisa Rothlein-Naron, MD
At SFMR Since: 2016
Tufts University, Medford, MA – BS in General Science
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC – MD
Residency in Family Medicine at Swedish Family Medicine Residency, Littleton, CO
Specialty/Research Interests: Graduate Medical Education
Tidbit about yourself: I am a big sports fan, but given my New England roots often find myself cheering opposite to most Colorado Natives. I also enjoy trying new restaurants and nightly trail walks with my husband and dog.
Short message to applicants: SFMR was a great place to learn and grow as a resident, and I continue to do so as a member of the faculty. Our residents are well-rounded, work hard and make this job easy to love!

OnyskoNameMary Onysko, PharmD
At SFMR Since:  2007
Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR – BS in General Science
Oregon State University, Portland, OR – PharmD
Primary Care Specialty Residency, Portland, OR
Specialty/Research InterestsScholarship of teaching, Improving team-based patient care
Tidbit about yourself: like volleyball, skiing, cooking
Short message to applicantsSwedish Family Medicine is a wonderful place to learn and gain your independence as a clinician. Patient care is taken very seriously however the environment is somewhat casual and great for learning. Student pharmacists that work with me love the providers at Swedish because they love teaching and welcome input from other members of the healthcare team. As one of two faculty pharmacists at Swedish, I personally enjoy teaching young physicians about evidence-based, cost-effective prescribing.

Ogden-Denise-Faculty-3Name: Denise Ogden, PA-C
At SFMR Since: 1996
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL – BS in Speech & Hearing Science
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL – MA in Speech & Hearing Science
University of Colorado, Denver, CO – PA-C
Specialty/Research InterestsAdolescent Medicine and Women’s Health
Tidbit about yourselfIn my free time, I enjoy both relaxing at home with my husband and our dog Norton and traveling to distant sites!
Short message to applicantsI have been fortunate to be with Swedish Family Medicine Residency for many years. We have a wonderfully stimulating and supportive environment for learning and working.

Peterson-Rick-Faculty-4Name: Richard Peterson, MD
At SFMR Since: 1996
Williams College, Williamstown, MA
BS in Biology University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
MD Residency in Family Medicine at Swedish Family Medicine Residency
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NameJeremy Vandiver, Pharm.D., BCPS
At SFMR Since: 2012
Pharm.D. University of Colorado
Two years postgraduate residency specializing in Internal Medicine, Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital, Denver

Specialty/Research InterestsMy primary area of research revolves around anticoagulation, but I have an active interest in pain management, infectious disease, nephrology, cardiology, and transitions of care.
Tidbit about yourselfI grew up in Durango, CO and have lived in the Denver area for the past decade. In my free time I enjoy hiking and snowshoeing, as well as playing golf and tennis. I also enjoy woodworking, pyrography, and spending time with my wife, Cori and my dog, Sydney.

Short message to applicantsMy name is Jeremy and I am clinical pharmacist and full-time University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy faculty member. I work very closely with the SFMR inpatient service and residents while they are on rotation at Swedish Medical Center. I love teaching medical residents and pharmacy students, who I have on rotation with me throughout the year. My students and I are always around to answer pharmacy-related questions and lend a helping hand. In addition, I am regularly involved in scholarly activities and am always looking for residents interested in participating. I look forward to meeting and working with you!

Kenyon Weidle, MD
At SFMR Since: 2012
Creighton University, Omaha, NE – BS in Biology
Creighton University, Omaha, NE – MD
Residency in Family Medicine at Saint Anthony Family Medicine, Westminster, CO
Specialty/Research InterestsPatient Centered Medical Home
Tidbit about yourselfI enjoy spending time with wife, Erin, and our son, Gage. He’s still a wee ‘un and consequently absorbs much of my time and energy. One day I hope to publish a novel, hike the Appalachian Trail, and circumnavigate the globe on cruise ship.
Short message to applicantsI’m thrilled by the current Renaissance taking place in family medicine and strive to prepare our residents for practice in an advanced primary care setting.

Swedish Family Medicine Administrative Director

NameJeaninne Wolf, RHIA
At SFMR Since: 2006
University of Iowa, BA
Regis University, Denver CO

Short message to applicantsOur distinguished medical professionals and highly skilled staff are dedicated to supporting advanced training to Family Medicine residents and to providing high quality patient care in our community. Come visit us to see why Swedish Family Medicine has been a trusted resource in our community for more than 20 years!

Swedish Family Medicine Residency Additional Staff

Rusche-Cassie-Faculty-2Name: Cassandra Rusche, PA-C
University of Hawaii – BS in Interdisciplinary Health Studies
Shenandoah University, Winchester, VA PA-C
At SFMR Since: 2013
Tidbit about yourself: I am originally from Wisconsin but my family and I have truly found our forever home here in the Colorado Rockies! I served in the US Army for three years before starting a family, an experience I will always be grateful for. I have one amazing son and a supportive husband to keep me balanced. Passions include reading, hiking, snowboarding, and the occasional obstacle course mud run!
Short message to applicantsSFMR provides the ideal learning opportunity in a supportive, encouraging environment with dedicated staff and faculty. Patient centered care is not only an ideal here, it is a part of our daily practice. What better place to learn then where you can be surrounded by the beauty of the Rockies and all Colorado has to offer!

Name: Katie Woodard, PA-C
Tufts University, Medford, MA – BS in Biopsychology & Biomedical Engineering Quinnipiac University, Hamden, CT – PA-C
At SFMR Since: 2016
Tidbit about yourself: I am originally from Boston, MA but have always been drawn to Colorado and moved here shortly after completing my training. My primary clinical interest is in preventative medicine, particularly promoting healthy lifestyles through fitness and nutrition. In my free time I enjoy skiing, hiking, and spending as much time as I can in the mountains!
Short message to applicants: SFMR offers a collaborative, team-based approach to medical care. A diverse patient population provides more learning opportunities than the typical family practice office. Truly a great place to work!

Gerber-Anne-Faculty-7Name: Anne Gerber, LCSW
At SFMR Since: 2006
Goshen College, Goshen, IN – BSW
University of Denver, Denver, CO – MSW
Tidbit about yourselfI’m a fan of both the Cleveland Browns and Kansas Jayhawk Basketball. I enjoy traveling, cooking and movies.
Short Message to applicants: I love the people that make up Swedish Family Medicine. This is why I have been here for so many years! I enjoy my colleagues and the patient population and I think that both make life much more interesting!

Posener-Heather1Name: Heather Posener, LSW
At SFMR Since: 2015
University of Georgia, Athens, GA – BSW
University of Georgia, Athens, GA – MSW
Tidbit about yourself: I like hiking, biking, traveling with my husband and son.


SFMR is a great place to be. Our faculty love training residents. We all work together in a collegial and supportive environment to provide the best care possible. Come and join our team! Laurie Ivey

Director of Behavioral Health, Swedish Family Medicine