• Current Residents

  • Dr. Sheva KhalafbeigiDr. Khalafbeigi is from Anaheim Hills, California. She graduated from University of Southern California with a BS in Kinesiology, while being part of both USC Women's Swimming and USC Women's Water polo teams. She earned her medical degree from Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara in Jalisco, Mexico. Dr. Khalafbeigi enjoys swimming, surfing, and loves animals.
    Atkinson.jpgDr. Atkinson grew up in Normal, IL and Ft. Collins, CO.  He graduated from Pensacola Christian College in 2004 with a BS in pre-medicine and pursued an MS in biomedical sciences and then his medical degree at Midwestern University, Glendale.  In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and children as well as hiking, fishing, camping, and hunting.
    Dr. Tanie GorchynskyA Chicago native, Dr. Gorchynsky moved to Colorado in 2006. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology at University of Colorado at Boulder and subsequently earned her medical degree at Rocky Vista University in Parker. She considers herself a Coloradoan due to her love of the outdoors. In her free time, you’ll find her trail running, backpacking, and adventuring in the mountains.
    Dr. Blake RodmanDr. Rodman grew up in Texas and graduated from the University of Texas with a degree in Ancient History and Classical Civilizations. Blake worked in the oil and gas industry for several years before deciding to pursue medicine. He obtained his medical degree from the University of North Texas Health Science Center. In his free time Blake enjoys spending time with his wife, two sons and two dogs as well as hiking, biking and fishing.
    Zane StaubachDr. Staubach, born in Kentucky, attended the University of Kentucky earning his B.S. in Clinical Laboratory Sciences before working as a Medical Technologist for two years. He subsequently attended medical school at University of Kentucky before heading west to the mountains to train in Pathology. When away from the hospital he enjoys bicycle touring, hiking, spending time with his girlfriend, and University of Kentucky basketball.
    Dr. Jarod MurdochDr. Murdoch originally grew up in Orleans, Nebraska and attended the University of Nebraska at Kearney where he received a BS in Pre-medicine. He then moved to Colorado to attend Rocky Vista University College of Medicine before choosing to pursue a career in pathology. His hobbies include spending time with his wife, hiking, camping, snowboarding, and being an avid sports fan.
    Dr. Laura OscarDr. Oscar is from the beautiful island of St. Lucia. For undergraduate school, she attended Seton Hill University majoring in biology and Indiana School of Medicine for her medical degree. Her interests include volunteering at various organization, reading Christian historical romance novels, finding and sampling the best cuisine and cupcakes, and being with family. As a young child growing up in the Caribbean, Dr. Oscar often wondered what path she would choose in life and here she is – a resident pathologist at Penrose Hospital endeavoring to excel in one of the most exciting fields in medicine. 
  • Past Residents

  • Kieran Sultan 

    Gynecology (Mt. Sinai, New York, NY) 

    Kelly Mrachek

    Neuropathology (University of Virginia) 

    Beth Settembre

    Hematopathology (Indiana University)

    Steve Jovonovich 

    Cytopathology (Indiana University) 

    Nathan Thompson  

    Hematopathology (University of New Mexico) 

    Drake Poeschl

    Dermatopathology (St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO)

    Ben Wetzel

    Hematopathology (University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM)

    Erin Merboth

    Hematopathology (Oregon Health and Sciences University, Portland, OR)

    Jen Wheeler-Buenger

    Transfusion Medicine (University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM)

    Miran Rhee

    Surgical Pathology (Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN)
    Pediatric Pathology (University of Colorado, Denver, CO)

    Jacob Sramek

    Hematopathology (University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM)

    Joseph White

    Forensics (Denver Medical Examiner's Office, Denver, CO)

    Pamela Lyle

    Molecular (Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN)
    Surgical Pathology (Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN)

    Leon Kelly

    Forensics (University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX)

    Tess Karre

    Microbiology (Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN)

    Issac Grindeland

    Gastrointestinal Pathology (Ameripath, Petras, Cleveland, OH)

    Sara Henry

    Hematopathology (Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR)

    Virginia Burdine

    Hematopathology (University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI)

    Tom Steidler

    Private Practice (Colorado Springs, CO)

    Sara Nash

    Gastrointestinal Pathology (Ameripath, Petras, Cleveland, OH)

    Christopher Montague

    Surgical Pathology (Memorial Sloan Kettering, New York, NY)

    Ronald Harris

    Dermatopathology (University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA)

    Ronald Slaughter

    Surgical Pathology/Cytology (University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA)

    Denise Francois

    Private Practice (San Antonio, TX)

    Terry Bruner

    Private Practice (Wichita, KS)

    Kirk Peterson

    Private Practice (Twin Falls, ID)

    Alex Cudkowicz

    Private Practice (Cortez, CO)

    Marlene Maseburg

    Private Practice (Denver, CO)

    Melanie Markarian

    Private Practice (Spokane, WA)

    Leo Hardy

    Private Practice (Price, UT)

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