Meet Our Residents
PGY5 Residents – Class of 2019
Cara Hudson, DO was born and raised in Wexford, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Pittsburgh. She received her medical education at Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Blacksburg, Virginia after attending the University of Notre Dame as an undergraduate, where she majored in anthropology and pre-medical studies. Having completed the first three years of her general surgery residency at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa, she and her husband Brice are delighted to find themselves in Denver. Outside of the hospital, Cara enjoys all things outdoors, college football, good food, and live music.
PGY4 Residents – Class of 2020
Ronit Bassa, DO is a graduate of the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University. She completed her undergraduate education at the University of California in Santa Cruz, California. She is a native of Los Angeles. In medical school she was a member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society and was given a TOUCH (Translating Osteopathic Understanding Through Community Health) award in 2013. Her interests include beach volleyball, running, biking, cooking and traveling. She is advanced in her speaking of Hebrew and Spanish languages.
Thaddeus Liniewicz, DOis a graduate of Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed his undergraduate education in biology at the Master’s College in Santa Clara, California, graduating Summa Cum Laude. He is a native of Lake Forest, Illinois. In medical school he received an academic excellence scholarship from 2012-2015. His interests include cycling, hiking, snowboarding, traveling, going to concerts and playing video games. He speaks some basic Spanish.
PGY3 – Class of 2021
Allan Nguyen, DO is a graduate of Western University of Health Sciences/College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. Allan was born and raised in Aurora, CO. He moved to southern California with his family in 2001. He obtained his B.S. in Biology from the University of California in Irvine. Allan attended Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA for medical training and also earned an MS in Medical Sciences. In his free time, Allan loves spending time with his family and friends. He is a die-hard Broncos fan and enjoys tinkering with computers and cars.
Krislyn Foster, DO is a graduate of A.T. Still University of Health Sciences School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona. Before starting medical school, she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of California, San Diego. After graduating from college, she moved to the Big Island of Hawaii where she completed a second bachelor’s degree and a subsequent Masters of Science degree in nursing. As a nurse practitioner, she stayed in Hawaii practicing in a rural underserved community, in both pediatrics and hospice and palliative care. Her dedication to medicine and desire to become a surgeon encouraged her to continue her education and fulfill her life-long dream of becoming a physician. In addition to academics and medicine, Krislyn loves outdoor activities including swimming, paddle boarding, running, hiking and biking. She is looking forward to spending the next part of her life in beautiful Colorado, pursuing her passion for surgery.
Mauricio Perez Martinez, MD was born in Texas and raised in Mexico. Mauricio attended medical school at the Monterrey Institute of Technology (ITESM). After graduating, he spent two years being a research fellow in the thoracic surgery department at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and finished the Program of Clinical Effectiveness at Harvard School of Public Health. He decided to pursue surgical residency in Chicago. After his first two years, he embarked on a burn and critical care fellowship at John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County. Dr. Perez Martinez now joins Swedish Medical Center to complete his surgical residency.
PGY2 – Class of 2022
Travis Bouchard, DO is a graduate of the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, where he was a Doctors for Maine's Future scholarship recipient 2013-2017. He completed his B.S. and M.S. in Exercise Physiology at the University of Maine. He continued his graduate education at West Virginia University studying Biomedical Science with a concentration in vascular physiology before pursuing medical school. He and his wife Jessica are natives to the state of Maine. His interests outside of surgery include: Hiking, snowshoeing, skiing, traveling, hunting, fishing, and landscape photography.
Christine Chung, DO is a graduate of Western University College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. She graduated cum laude from Chapman University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. It was there where she started a non-profit chapter of Global Brigades, planned and participated in medical missions to Central America, and solidified her passion to pursue medicine. After college, she worked as an EMT-B and ED scribe for 3 years prior to medical school. She is a Southern Californian native and enjoys yoga, hiking, traveling, reading, photography, and exploring new restaurants and museums. She also has a passion for writing and hopes to continue chronicling her reflections on her journey in medicine as well as author her first book in the next year.
Rachael Galvin, DO, MPH is a graduate of A.T. Still University School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona. She grew up in Overland Park, Kansas. Before starting medical school, Rachael earned her B.A. in Biological Sciences and B.A. in English from the University of Missouri – Columbia. She then moved to California, where she started her Master of Public Health (MPH) degree at Touro University – California. She completed her MPH through the DO/MPH dual-degree program at A.T. Still University College of Health Sciences. Rachael completed her clinical years in Hawaii where she enjoyed surfing, hiking, and traveling in her free time. Her other interests include photography, cooking, and spending time with her family and two dogs.
PGY1 – Class of 2023
Michael Dabit, DO is a graduate of Rocky Vista University (RVU) College of Osteopathic Medicine. He was born and raised in Colorado Springs, Colorado and spent 4 years in Boulder at the University of Colorado while earning a bachelor’s degree in molecular biology. After receiving his undergraduate degree, he was involved in his first surgical mission trip to Guatemala. This fueled his passion for international mission trips. While in medical school, he was involved in the global medicine track at RVU and went on other missions to Kenya and Peru. His other hobbies include hiking, snowboarding, traveling and going to Denver sporting events. He speaks Arabic and some Spanish.
Calvin Streeter, DO is a graduate of Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Indianapolis, IN. He earned his B.S. in biochemistry from Indiana University, though initially he began his undergraduate studies as a music performance major as a tenor, with a secondary concentration in piano. Immediately following graduation, he enlisted in the Indiana Army National Guard, eventually becoming a commissioned officer, serving as an Infantry Rifle Platoon Leader. During that time, he also worked as a biochemist in his civilian job at Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics in Elkhart, Indiana. After a few years of working on his career, he made the decision to radically change course and start a new career in medicine. In his spare time, Calvin enjoys playing piano, singing, lifting weights, spending time with his dog outdoors, and teaching.
Jalina Mueller, DO is a graduate of Western University of Health Sciences, COMP-Northwest. She graduated with highest distinction from Indiana University Southeast with a bachelor of science in biology. During her undergraduate years, she traveled internationally to aid underserved communities on medical missions. Her interests include acoustic guitar, gardening, yoga, running and spending time with her many siblings and nieces. After living on both the West and East coasts, she is thrilled to begin her next adventure in Colorado.