Anjali Dhurandhar, MD, FACP
Dr. Dhurandhar is the Director of Ambulatory Care rotation for medical students at Uptown Primary Care. She has a primary care practice and also precepts medical students and primary care residents. She is a general internist who attended college at Tulane University, medical school at Louisiana State University in New Orleans, and completed her residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. After residency, she completed a fellowship in Medical Humanities and Bioethics at Northwestern University with a focus on developing curriculum in imaginative and reflective writing. She also did a fellowship in health services research, focusing on doctor-patient communication.
Since completing residency, her career has been focused on medical education and the medical humanities. She has worked at Presbyterian St. Luke’s (P/SL) and Uptown Primary Care for 10 years. Her professional interests include patient safety and improving processes, behavior change/preventive medicine, physical exam skills, bioethics, advance directives/end of life care and creating culture change by using progressive models such as Appreciative Inquiry.
She enjoys leading workshops on various topics including meditation and reflective writing for medical trainees, faculty and health care professionals. She has presented her work nationally, and has published articles and creative writings in several journals. Her personal interests include painting, improvisational comedy, creative writing, music, dance and travel.
Brian G. Dwinnell, MD, FACP
Dr. Dwinnell spends most of his time at the UC Denver School of Medicine, where he is a general internist. He attended college at Pepperdine University, medical school at Dartmouth, and completed his residency and chief residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Colorado. Since completing his residency, his career has been focused on medical education. He has worked at Presbyterian St. Luke’s (P/SL) and High St. for eight years. He previously held a position at the University of Colorado School of Medicine where he was the Director of the Foundations of Doctoring and the Internal Medicine Clerkship.
Although much of Dr. Dwinnell’s role is administrative, he maintains a passion for teaching and the professional development of trainees at all levels. He has particular interests in patient safety, professionalism, healthcare reform, provider-patient communication, and preventive health measures. He has several national presentations and publications in journals such as Academic Medicine and the Journal of Graduate Medical Education. He maintains balance in his life by spending time with his wife, who is an OB/GYN, and 3 children
Lynn Haley, Psy.D.
Dr. Haley is a licensed clinical psychologist with a specialty in integrated primary care. She received her undergraduate degree at Colgate University and earned a master’s degree and doctorate in clinical psychology at the University of Denver. She completed a year-long internship at the Denver Veterans Affairs Medical Center and has previously worked at Denver Health Medical Center. She has been with the Behavioral Health Department at Uptown Primary Care for the past nine years. She is also an Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
In her role at Uptown Primary Care, Dr. Haley educates internal medicine residents in behavioral health issues through didactics, consultations and co-visits with patients. She meets with patients individually, on a short-term basis, for purposes of behavioral health assessment, skill-building and connection to resources. She engages in research projects and co-leads the Depression Management Quality Improvement Team. She is also a member of the Intensive Care Management Team and the Patient Safety Committee. Dr. Haley has a particular interest in helping people make healthy lifestyle changes. Each year she and medical residents co-facilitate a class for patients entitled Healthy Lifestyles, which is open to any patient at the clinic who would like to lose weight.
In her free time Dr. Haley enjoys spending time with her husband and two energetic young sons. They enjoy mountain biking, skiing and hiking in the mountains of Colorado.
Elisabeth Ihler, MD
Dr. Ihler is the Assistant Medical Director of the Uptown Primary Care Practice. She is a general internist who attended medical school at the University of California-San Francisco and completed residency in the Internal Medicine-Primary Care Track at New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center. She joined the Uptown Primary Care faculty in 2015 after spending seven years at Montefiore Medical Center in New York, where she was the medical director of one of Montefiore’s internal medicine residency program’s ambulatory teaching practices. Dr. Ihler particularly enjoys working with students and residents. She has special interests in primary care education, hepatitis C, and asthma. She has presented research at several national meetings. In her free time she enjoys spending time outdoors with her husband and two children.
Jeffrey Pickard, MD, FACP
Dr. Pickard is board certified in Internal Medicine and has been on the faculty of The University of Colorado School of Medicine since 1983. He attended undergraduate school at The Johns Hopkins University, medical school at the George Washington School of Medicine and did his residency training at the University of Rochester.
Dr. Pickard joined the faculty at the medical school after completing his fellowship in General Internal Medicine at the University of Colorado. His initial appointment was at Denver Health Medical Center (DHMC) where he cared for patients on both the inpatient and outpatient services, as well as teaching and supervising medical students, interns and residents. In addition to Internal Medicine, Dr. Pickard also supervises obstetric interns and residents at DHMC where he helped establish the medical high-risk obstetric clinic. Dr. Pickard joined the faculty at Presbyterian/St. Luke’s Medical Center in 1997 and became Director of the Transitional Internship in 2006 where he continues to teach and see patients in the Uptown Primary Care Clinic.
Leanne Rupp, MSW, LCSW
Leanne has served as a Faculty member in the Graduate Medical Education program and the Social Worker at Uptown Primary Care since 2006. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work at the University of Alabama, and her Master’s Degree in Social Work at the University of Denver’s Graduate School of Social Work. Leanne’s career has focused on advocacy and resource provision for Uptown’s patient population, while working to educate Resident physicians about community programs and integrated care. She is also passionate about advancing the profession of Social Work as a whole, and she serves in a voluntary leadership position with the Colorado Chapter of the National Association of Social Workers (NASW).
Leanne is an active participant in several ongoing research projects at Uptown Primary Care, and she has been a co-author on multiple poster presentations and publications. She was selected as Colorado Social Worker of the Year by NASW-CO in 2011. She has particular interests in depression management in a primary care setting, health care reform, women’s health, and managing high-acuity patient populations.
She spends her free time enjoying many of Colorado’s outdoor activities (running, mountain biking, & snowboarding) with her husband and their dog, Calypso.
Carol A. Stamm, MD. FACOG
Dr. Stamm is the Director of Women’s Services, which includes training the next generation of residents and medical students about women’s health. She is a general obstetrician gynecologist who attended college at the University of Colorado in Boulder, obtained a teaching certificate there as well, and attended medical school at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver. She completed her internship and residency at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. She has worked at our clinic for 12 years and medical education has always been her primary focus. Previously, she worked at Denver Health Medical Center, where she was also involved in graduate medical education and research on vaginal infections.
Dr. Stamm fosters professional development of medical trainees at all levels. She is interested in patient safety, preventive health, growth and development of health care, team development, and history of medicine. She has several national presentations and publications in journals such as American Journal of Epidemiology and Obstetrics & Gynecology. Dr. Stamm is a Denver native and enjoys spending time with her family and friends in Colorado.
Brandon Sucher, Pharm.D., BCACP, CDE, AE-C
Dr. Sucher is a clinical pharmacist at Uptown Primary Care and a Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Regis University School of Pharmacy. In his role at Uptown Primary Care, he focuses on a variety of collaborative patient care initiatives and helping patients optimize care for asthma, COPD, and diabetes.
He earned a Doctor of Pharmacy in 2001 from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Pharmacy. He subsequently completed a Primary Care Specialty Pharmacy Residency at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. He is a Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacist and is recognized as a Certified Diabetes Educator and a Certified Asthma Educator.
Prior to joining the faculty of Regis University in 2009, Dr. Sucher made his debut as a pharmacy educator with Palm Beach Atlantic University Gregory School of Pharmacy in 2002. In addition to his classroom responsibilities, he practiced as a primary care clinical pharmacy specialist at the West Palm Beach Veterans Affairs Medical Center. His duties included therapeutic management of patients with hypertension, dyslipidemia, and diabetes and serving as a preceptor of pharmacy students for Ambulatory Care and Advanced Ambulatory Care. He also developed and served as the primary preceptor for an academia elective rotation for pharmacy practice residents.
Dr. Sucher’s publications and abstracts have appeared in such journals as The American Journal of Hypertension, The American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, The Annals of Pharmacotherapy, The Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Journal of Asthma, U.S. Pharmacist, and U.S. Pharmacist Health Systems Edition. In addition, he has authored over 80 non-peer reviewed publications, workshops, and pharmacist certification courses and has given a number of presentations at the local, regional, and national levels. His scholarship interests include the impact of supplemental instruction on student progression, leader-development, and evidence-based medicine for the treatment of asthma, COPD, diabetes, dyslipidemia, and hypertension.
Dr. Sucher has been highly involved in the Phi Delta Chi Professional Pharmacy Fraternity, whose mission is “…to develop leaders to advance the profession of pharmacy.” His positive experiences as a founding member of TTUHSC’s Phi Delta Chi chapter instilled an unwavering commitment, ultimately inspiring him to give back by contributing in a number of leadership roles, including serving as Phi Delta Chi’s national president. He also served as a member of the board of directors for the Pharmacy Leadership and Education Institute. His personal interests include enjoying time with his wife and daughter, exploring other countries, and diving.