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Byron Crowe is an internal medicine resident at the University of Colorado and Associate Medical Director at Solera Health interested in value-based care design and digital health. His interest in health systems began prior to medical school when he spent nearly two years at Emory Healthcare as a direct report to the Chief Quality and Medical Officer. In this role, he received advanced training on QI methods through Emory's intensive Quality Academy, facilitated QI projects from the unit to the enterprise level and assisted with the rollout of Emory’s accountable care organization. During medical school at Emory, he worked closely with the Institute for Healthcare Improvement Open School, the largest student-led QI and patient safety interest group worldwide, and served as Regional Leader for the Southeast United States. At Colorado, he co-founded and directed the Housestaff Council on Value and Innovation. He currently splits his time between residency and his role at Solera Health working to improve value by scaling community-based and digital health solutions that address the physical, mental and social determinants of health. In his free time, he enjoys triathlon and getting out into the Colorado mountains. He is a graduate of the University of Georgia where he majored in biochemistry and history.
Dr. Mesa is a resident in the University of Colorado Internal Medicine Residency Program. He completed his medical training at the University of Illinois in Chicago. Originally from a small town in western Kansas he has a soft spot for rural healthcare and supporting communities with increased need for resources. He is also interested in pursuing a career in Pulmonary/Critical Care medicine with the hopes of being involved with medical education in his future. He also was a founding member of the Alliance of LGBTQ+ Physicians at the University of Colorado. His passions include taking time to craft, improving his teaching skills, and finding the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe.
Dr. Johnson is a resident at the University of Colorado Internal Medicine program. Born in Southern California, he is a proud Baylor Bear and alumnus of the University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine. He is a member of the Primary Care program and plans on completing a fellowship in geriatrics. An educator at heart, he hopes to continue on in academics and focus on caring for the aging patient with developmental or physical disabilities. When taking a break from cheering for the Baylor Bears and Oregon Ducks, he can be found exploring the Rocky Mountains on foot or snowboard.
Dr. John is a chief medical resident at the University of Colorado. He completed undergraduate studies at Texas A&M University, medical school at the UT Health San Antonio Long School of Medicine, and internal medicine residency at the University of Colorado. He is planning a career as an academic hospitalist and is passionate about medical education.
Dr. Zirker is a PGY-2 resident in the Internal Medicine Hospitalist Training Program at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He is a graduate of the Yale School of Medicine and the University of Virginia School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Prior to beginning a career in medicine, he worked as a research engineer in the field of biomechanics at the Steadman Philippon Research Institute.
Dr. Knees is the 2021-2022 Internal Medicine VA chief resident in quality and patient safety. She is also the co-director of the Housestaff Council on Value and Innovation and plans on being an academic hospitalist with a focus on healthcare systems and quality improvement.Search Results Web resul
Dr. Ard is a resident for the University of Colorado Internal Medicine Residency Program. She also went to the University of Colorado for medical school. Before medicine, she tried her hand at a variety of careers from teaching, to finance, to bartending. She is interested in primary care, underserved populations, and medical education.