Interventional Pain / Medical Director
Dr. Gabriel is a double board-certified, fellowship trained interventional pain physician, as well as the Medical Director. He completed his BA in Medical Ethics and Anthropology at the University of Chicago, where he was the recipient of multiple prestigious awards, while also graduating among the top of his class with both General and Special Honors. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois College of Medicine and was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society for his outstanding patient care. He completed his residency in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (PM&R) at the University of Michigan, where he graduated with multiple honors, and went on to complete his fellowship in Interventional Pain Medicine with the Department of Anesthesiology.As a physiatrist and interventional pain physician, Dr. Gabriel’s goal is to alleviate pain and restore function for patients through non-surgical approaches. He has over 10 years of extensive experience in the diagnosis, management and treatment of cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine disorders, as well as a wide array of musculoskeletal and neurological injuries. He has been named a top-rated pain specialist among peers and patients, has presented numerous times at national meetings, and is published in peer-reviewed pain medicine journals. Dr. Gabriel’s clinical interests are broad, and include intervertebral disc disease, facet neurotomy, failed back surgery syndrome, spinal cord stimulation and regenerative medicine. In his personal time, Dr. Gabriel enjoys spending time with his family, serving in his church, traveling, running, playing music, painting, hiking and snowboarding.
Dr. Gray is a double board-certified, fellowship trained interventional pain physician. He completed his BS in Bioengineering at The University of Toledo College of Engineering, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. He attended medical school at The University of Toledo College of Medicine and was awarded Excellence in Rehabilitation Medicine by the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R). He completed his residency in PM&R at The Ohio State University Medical Center and went on to complete his fellowship in Interventional Pain Medicine with the Department of Anesthesiology.As a physiatrist and interventional pain physician, Dr. Gray’s goal is to improve function and quality of life for his patients. He has years of experience in the diagnosis, management and treatment of cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine disorders, as well as a wide array of musculoskeletal and neurological injuries. Dr. Gray has presented at national conferences and is published in peer-reviewed medical journals. Dr. Gray has broad clinical interests including spinal cord stimulation, neuromodulation for chronic pain of the spine and extremities, neuropathic pain, and regenerative medicine. In his free-time he enjoys spending time with his family, running, hiking, skiing, traveling, comedy and music.
Texas A&M University – Bachelor in Biology and English. Anesthesiology at Emory University, Interventional Pain Medicine residency.Dr. Tinkey is a board-certified, fellowship trained interventional pain physician. She completed her BS in Biology and English at Texas A&M University where she graduated Cum Laude. She attended medical school at The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. completed her residency in Anesthesiology at Emory University and went on to complete her fellowship in Interventional Pain Medicine with the Department of Anesthesiology at Emory University. She has been involved in numerous research endeavors and has been published in peer-reviewed medical journals. As an anesthesiologist and interventional pain physician, Dr. Tinkey strives to alleviate pain with minimally-invasive procedures that can restore quality of life to her patients. Dr. Tinkey has numerous clinical interests such as neuromodulation for chronic pain including spinal cord stimulation and peripheral nerve stimulation, ultrasound-guided procedures, and chronic pain of the spine.In her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and dog, hiking, skiing, attending concerts at Red Rocks, and exploring this beautiful state!
University of Colorado – School of Nursing, University of Oklahoma – Masters of Science in Physiology, University of Oklahoma – School of MedicineDr. Patton is a family physician. She grew up in Cleveland, Ohio and moved to Colorado while in high school. She attended the University of Colorado School of Nursing and married her high school sweetheart, Steve Patton. After attending graduate school with her husband in Oklahoma, Dr. Patton pursued her dream of medicine. She completed a M.S. in Physiology at Oklahoma State and then attended the University of Oklahoma School of Medicine.Dr. Patton did a one year internship in Pediatrics at the University of Kansas, Wichita. She then took a few years off from the full-time practice of medicine to raise her children (Michael, Marie, Keith, Michelle) while they were little. She then resumed her medical career and completed a residency in family medicine at the University of Colorado (Rose Medical Center).Dr. Patton has worked for several clinics in the Denver Metro area and is employed by Miramont Family Medicine in Parker. She enjoys preventative health, women’s medicine, sports medicine and pediatrics. Dr. Patton volunteers by serving on the admissions board for CU School of Medicine, by serving as a board member for the Colorado Academy of Family Medicine (CAFP), and is on the Nurse Physician Advisory Task Force for Colorado. Her hobbies include: her dogs, running, swimming and bicycling.
Marquette University, University of Wisconsin Madison – Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health – Doctorate of Medicine, UIC-Advocate Illinois Masonic Family medicine residency.Dr. Lauder is a board certified family medicine physician. He grew up in Dallas, TX and attended college at Marquette University and the University of Wisconsin Madison. He then Graduated from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. He completed a 2 year radiology residency before then graduating from a family medicine program at University of Illinois Chicago – Advocate Illinois Masonic. He graduated with certificates for tracks in sports medicine and urgent care.After his residency, he moved to Denver and works full time in urgent care in South Denver. In his free time, he enjoys being active with hockey, soccer, volleyball, hiking, snow boarding and entertaining his energetic golden retriever.
University of Dayton – Bachelors of Science in Pre-Medicine and Psychology, Masters of Physician Assistant PracticePaige Suddarth is a Physician Assistant who grew up in Plymouth, Michigan. She attended the University of Dayton, where she received her Bachelors and Masters degrees. Before becoming a PA, Paige was an EMT, which is where she first developed her love of medicine and treating patients. Her favorite thing about being a PA is being able to spend a lot of time with her patients and inform them on their condition, the treatment plan, and thoroughly answer any questions they may have.In her free time, she enjoys the Colorado outdoors and staying active, including hiking, running, and doing various workout classes. She also enjoys traveling and exploring new places with her fiancé and her dog.
University of Wisconsin Eau Claire –Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology & Colorado School of Public Health – Master of Public Health & University of Washington MEDEX Northwest – Physician Assistant, Master in Clinical Health SciencesErica Borresen is a Physician Assistant. She grew up in Mankato, Minnesota and attended the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. She found her way to Colorado and worked in clinical research for nine years. Her research interests focused on improving health outcomes through diet and exercise and led to multiple journal publications. During this time, Erica obtained her Master in Public Health with an emphasis on Global Health and Health Disparities and completed an internship at the World Health Organization. Her passion for prevention medicine and public health compelled her to pursue a career as a Physician Assistant. She completed her training at the University of Washington. She enjoys working with patients and providing tools to help patients take control of their health and wellness.In her free time, Erica can be found exploring the beautiful Colorado Rockies by foot or snowboard, dancing to bluegrass, or booking her next adventure – all alongside her husband and dog.
Arizona State University- Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry, MSPAS Touro University NevadaNicole Bailey is a physician assistant who was born and raised in the Phoenix valley of Arizona. She attended ASU for her undergraduate degree while working as an emergency medicine scribe as well as a chiropractic assistant. It was during her time working in chiropractic that she found a passion for working with conditions of the spine. Her favorite part of being a PA is helping her patient’s regain functionality through interventional and conservative measures to get patient’s back to their daily lives.When not working, Nicole enjoys watching true crime documentaries, taking her dog for walks through beautiful Colorado, and watching football. Her favorite teams to watch are the ASU Sun Devils, Norte Dame Fighting Irish, and of course the Denver Broncos!
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University – Master of Medical Science in Physician Assistant StudiesLouisiana State University – Bachelor of Science in KinesiologyJohn Williams is a Physician Assistant who grew up in Covington, Louisiana and attended Louisiana State University for his undergraduate studies where he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and a minor in Biological Sciences. He later went on to receive his Master’s in Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University in Baton Rouge, LA. Prior to attending PA school, he worked for several years as an EMT in a high-volume, rural area of Louisiana. It was during this time that his passion for medicine and providing care to patients flourished and grew. His favorite aspect of being a Physician Assistant is being able to make connections with patients, build a trusting rapport, and deliver efficient and effective evidence-based healthcare to patients in need.In his free time, he enjoys spending time in the outdoors hiking with his wife and goldendoodle, Finn. He also enjoys travelling, playing sports, camping, and exploring the beautiful scenery of Colorado.
Loyola Marymount University – Bachelor of Science in BiologyNorthern Arizona University – Masters of Physician Assistant StudiesNatalia Behnken is a Physician Assistant who grew up in Ogden, Utah. She attended Loyola Marymount University for her undergraduate degree and continued her education at Northern Arizona University for her Master’s degree. Prior to becoming a PA, she worked as a Rehabilitation Tech at Craig Hospital in Englewood, CO. This is where she found her passion for caring for others. Her favorite part of being a PA is being able to spend time speaking to the patient about their current condition and discussing their best treatment option.In her free time, she enjoys all the outdoor activities that Colorado has to offer, including running, soccer, hiking, and skiing. She also enjoys finding new breakfast spots and spending time with her family and dog
Wake Forest University – Bachelor of Science in Health & Exercise Science – Northwestern University – Physician Assistant, Master of Medical ScienceMichelle Paturzo is a Physician Assistant. She grew up in New Canaan, Connecticut and attended Wake Forest University, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Health & Exercise Science. Prior to becoming a PA, Michelle was involved in clinical research and worked as a physical therapy technician. She then moved to Chicago and attended Northwestern University’s PA Program. Michelle is focused on delivering high-quality, patient-centered care with compassion and understanding of her patients’ needs.In her free time, she enjoys staying active in the Colorado outdoors, including hiking, skiing, and golfing. She also enjoys cooking and trying out new recipes.
Colorado College-Bachelor of Arts in Molecular and Cellular Biology. University of the Cumberlands- Master of Science in Physician Assistant StudiesAnna Nguyen is a Physician Assistant who grew up in Littleton, Colorado. She attended Colorado College, where she received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Molecular and Cellular Biology. She later went on to receive her Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies at the University of the Cumberlands in Williamsburg, KY. Prior to PA school, Anna worked as a CNA/PCT in various hospital settings, including Pre-op/PACU, Telemetry/Adult Observations, and the Rehabilitation Unit. Her favorite part of being a PA is spending time getting to know her patients to help them achieve their personal health goals.In her free time, Anna enjoys hiking/camping, watching movies, and traveling for food. She is passionate about environmental sustainability and healthcare equity.
Valparaiso University – Bachelors of Science in Health Science, Master of Physician Assistant Studies Savannah Smith is a Physician Assistant who grew up in Mahtomedi, Minnesota. She attended Valparaiso University, where she received both her Bachelors and Masters degree. Prior to becoming a PA, she spent her time shadowing in the specialty of Orthopedics, where she developed her passion for preventative medicine. She is excited to be working in pain management and looks forward to helping patients achieve their health goals to better their lifestyle in the future. Her favorite part about being a PA is having the opportunity to sit down with patients and find out how she can best assist them in their health journey. In her free time, she enjoys staying active including running, hiking, yoga and downhill skiing. She also enjoys traveling and spending time at her family lake house in Northern Wisconsin.
The Ohio State University – Bachelor of Science in BiologyUniversity of Dayton – Master of Physician Assistant StudiesMarissa Jocola is a physician assistant who grew up in Warren, OH. She attended The Ohio State University where she received her Bachelors of Science in Biology. She later went on to receive her Masters of Physician Assistant at the University of Dayton. During her time as a student, she worked as a caretaker for a young female with Rhett Syndrome which sparked her interest to peruse her passion for medicine further. Her favorite part about being a physician assistant is getting to spend time with her patients to better understand their pain and form a multidisciplinary treatment plan to get them back to functioning in their everyday lives. In her free time, she loves to ski, hike, attend concerts, and spend time with her friends and family.
University of Denver – Bachelors of Science in BiologyBoston University – Masters of Science in Physician Assistant StudiesTaylor Robertson is a Physician Assistant who grew up in Stillwater, Minnesota. She attended the University of Denver for her undergraduate degree and went on to receive her Masters degree at Boston University in Massachusetts. Prior to attending PA school she gained experience working in medical oncology as a medical scribe/medical assistant. As a pain PA, Taylor is passionate about delivering high-quality patient care and having a positive impact on her patients’ quality of life. In her spare time she enjoys skiing, yoga, cooking and spending time with friends and family in Denver.
Rocky Mountain College – Master of Physician Assistant Studies. North Dakota State University – Bachelor of Science in Biology, Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Spanish. Kelly Morris is a physician assistant who grew up in Minneapolis, MN. She attended North Dakota State University (NDSU) for her undergraduate studies where she obtained a Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry and a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in International Studies and Spanish. While at NDSU Kelly won a national championship as a member of the women’s club hockey team. Then she attended Rocky Mountain College in Billings, MT for her Master of Physician Assistant Studies. Prior to attending PA school, Kelly worked as a Certified Nursing Assistant at a local hospital and as a Direct Support Professional at a group home for people with disabilities. Through these experiences Kelly’s love of medicine and caring for patients grew into a lifelong passion. Kelly loves being a physician assistant because she can create an inclusive space to connect with patients and provide high-quality evidence-based care to improve their quality of life. In her free time, Kelly can usually be found in an ice arena catching a hockey game, on a golf course, reading a good book, or exploring Colorado with her goldendoodle, Aspen.
University of Wisconsin La Crosse – Bachelor of Science in Biology, South College – Master of Health Science in Physician Assistant Studies. Jesse Sheldon is a Physician Assistant who grew up in Viroqua, Wisconsin. He attended the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse for his undergraduate studies where he received his Bachelors degree and continued his education at South College in Knoxville, Tennessee where he received his Masters degree. Prior to becoming a PA, Jesse gained medical experience working as a CNA, with most of his time spent caring for residents with dementia in memory care units, as well as working as a Laboratory Support Tech in a hospital setting. He brings experience as a PA, previously working in a neurosurgery setting before relocating to Colorado. Jesse enjoys bringing compassion and building a trusting relationship while caring for patients. His favorite part of being a PA is seeing and helping patients regain their best quality of life. In his free time, he enjoys spending most of his time outdoors hiking with his dog, Toby. He also enjoys paddle boarding, kayaking, skiing, traveling, and exploring everything Colorado has to offer.
Colorado State University – Bachelor of Science in Psychology. University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus – Master of Physician Assistant Studies. Shannon Oliver is a Physician Assistant who grew up in Colorado Springs, CO. She attended Colorado State University for her undergraduate degree and continued her education at University of Colorado – Anschutz Medical Campus for her Masters degree. Prior to attending PA school, she gained experience working as a CNA, medical scribe and medical assistant in various specialties of medicine. She is excited to be working in pain management and looks forward to providing high-quality, evidence-based care by using a multidisciplinary approach to help patients back to functioning in their everyday lives. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, playing tennis and spending time with friends and family.
University of Colorado – Bachelor of Arts in Integrative Physiology & Regis University – Bachelor of Science in Nursing & Vanderbilt University – Master of Science in NursingEmily Amack is a Family Nurse Practitioner. She grew up in Highlands Ranch, CO and attended the University of Colorado at Boulder after high school, graduating with a degree in Integrative Physiology. She then went on to complete an accelerated nursing program at Regis University and worked as a Registered Nurse for a few years in internal medicine at Saint Joseph Hospital and in wound care at Porter Hospital. She then completed her M.S. in nursing at Vanderbilt University and became certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner.In her free time, Emily enjoys all things outdoors including hiking, skiing, golfing, biking, and soccer. She lives in Downtown Denver with her husband and dog and loves exploring all that the city has to offer.
University of Maryland- Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology & Pace University- Bachelor of Science in Nursing & Pace University- Master of Science in NursingTess Farenwald is a Family Nurse Practitioner. She grew up in Frederick, MD and attended University of Maryland at College Park, graduating with a degree in Kinesiology. She then completed an accelerated nursing program at Pace University in NYC and worked as a Registered Nurse in orthopedic/vascular surgery at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. She completed her M.S. in nursing at Pace University and became a certified Family Nurse Practitioner.In her free time, she enjoys all the outdoor activities Colorado has to offer, including running, hiking, biking, and skiing. She also enjoys traveling and exploring new places.
Metropolitan State University of Denver – Bachelor of Arts in Psychology & Regis University – Bachelor of Science in Nursing & Master of Science in NursingChristine Giuliani is a Family Nurse Practitioner. She grew up in Miami, FL but moved to Colorado during her sophomore year of high school. She attended Metropolitan State University of Denver after high school, graduating with a degree in Psychology. She then went on to complete an accelerated nursing program at Regis University and worked as a Registered Nurse for 6 years, most of which were spent in the surgical setting as a preoperative and post anesthesia care nurse in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. She then completed her M.S. in nursing at Regis University and became certified as a Family Nurse Practitioner.In her free time, Christine enjoys reading, hiking, planning PTO events, and is a self-proclaimed theme park junkie! She lives in Parker with her husband, three children, and dog. Christine loves exploring Colorado and enjoying everything it has to offer!
University of Missouri-Columbia Bachelors of Science in NursingUniversity of Colorado-Colorado Springs- Masters of Science in NursingKelly Sotir is a family nurse practitioner. She grew up in St. Louis, MO and completed her bachelors degree at University of Missouri in Columbia. She then moved to Denver and worked as a Registered Nurse in the float pool at Lutheran Medical Center. She greatly enjoyed taking care of her patients on the orthopedic and surgical floor. She then completed her masters degree at University of Colorado Colorado Spring and became a certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Her favorite part of being a nurse practitioner is connecting with her patients and helping them achieve their wellness goals. In her free time, Kelly enjoys rock climbing, snow boarding, hiking, camping, and traveling. She lives Lakewood with her fiancé and three dogs .
Denver University – Bachelor of Science in Biology and Psychology, Regis University – Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Regis University – Master of Science in Nursing. Katie McGovern is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Katie is a Colorado native and was raised in the Western Slope in Grand Junction. She graduated from Denver University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology and Psychology. She then worked as a phlebotomist before attending Regis University’s accelerated nursing program to earn her nursing degree. She spent 6 years working as a Registered Nurse at Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver, where she spent most of her time on the medical floor. She then returned to Regis University to complete her M.S. in nursing and became a certified Family Nurse Practitioner. Skiing since she was 2 years old and a former ski racer in high school, Katie enjoys alpine skiing with her loved ones in the Rockies. In addition to her nursing degree, Katie has also earned a Dive Master’s certification and hopes to earn a Dive Instructor license in the future to continue sharing her passion for diving and marine life with others. Katie also enjoys exploring new “hole-in-the-wall” restaurants and listening to live music with friends and family in her free time.
Mindy is a Family Nurse Practitioner. She attended West Texas A&M University where she graduated with honors, obtaining her Bachelors Degree in Nursing. She then worked at the bedside in the medical and cardiac intensive care units where she learned that many patients had co-morbidities that were not properly managed and complications that could be prevented through access to medical care, education, nutrition, and exercise. This realization encouraged her to go back to school, where she once again attended West Texas A&M University, obtaining her Masters in Nursing. She feels incredibly privileged to do what she does: patient care and education. On the side, she helps teach ultrasound guided joint injection courses with Injection University and nursing courses at Front Range Community College. She is involved within both her local and nursing communities, currently serving as the Colorado Society of Advanced Practice Nurses (SIG 30) President – Elect. Being raised on a large ranch in the Sandhills of Nebraska instilled a great love of the outdoors. When she is not working, she can be found spending time with family, hiking, at the lake, playing sports, riding horses, or curled up with a good book.
Jonathan Edelman is board certified Family Nurse Practitioner. He completed his BFA at Emerson College in Boston and a M.A. in music education at the Eastman School of Music prior to obtaining his B.S.N. at the University of Rochester. He spent 8 years working as a NICU nurse at Liverpool Hospital in Sydney, New South Wales, and at Strong Memorial Hospital in NY, with a focus on children and families suffering from Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome. He completed his FNP at the University of Rochester before moving to Colorado. In his free time he enjoys playing music, BJJ, gardening, and tending to the various children and animals within and around his house. He lives in Parker with his wife and three boys.
University of Texas – Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Walden University – Master’s of Science in Nursing. Alysha is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She is a Colorado native. She was born in Salida, Colorado and grew up in Colorado Springs. She worked as a caregiver for the elderly in their homes as a teenager which sparked her love for health, medicine, and caring for others. She naturally went on to become a Registered Nurse, following in the steps of her grandmother and great grandmother who were also nurses. Alysha worked as a Registered Nurse for nine years at University of Colorado Health, Memorial hospital in medical-surgical, orthopedics, and acute care while attending graduate school. In her free time, she loves staying active and has a passion for fitness. She also enjoys spending time with her family and 2 dogs in the beautiful outdoors of Colorado.
Lisa Baxter is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She attended Indiana University of Pennsylvania where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Lisa then worked at the bedside with oncology patients before switching to the neuro-trauma intensive care unit. After realizing the multitude of emotional and physical issues post-traumatic injury patients develop, Lisa decided to advance her education to enable her toprovide a more comprehensive level of care to her patients.She attended Simmons University where she obtained her Master of Science in Nursing. Lisa enjoys working in pain management and the sense of fulfillment it brings being able to help patients restore their quality of life and functional abilities. When she is not working, Lisa enjoys going to the gym and spending time with her husband, two daughters, her dogs Cooper and Lucy, and her cat, Clyde.