Our faculty is talented and diverse and plays an essential role in resident education and experience. There is full-time attending staff in pediatrics, sports medicine, surgery, geriatrics, and behavioral science.
Dr. Olsen was born in Denver and grew up in Littleton, Colorado. He graduated from Colorado College in Colorado Springs (after watching a lot of Tiger hockey) with a B.A in Biochemistry. He then moved to Denver to attend the University of Colorado School of Medicine, from which he graduated in 2000. He completed his training at the Saint Joseph Hospital Family Medicine Residency. After finished residency, he enjoyed four years in private practice in Denver, where he practiced obstetrics and taught as a community preceptor for the residency. In 2007, he returned to the Saint Joseph Hospital Family Medicine Residency as a full time faculty member. His interests include teaching surgical procedures, community medicine, geriatrics, and wilderness medicine.
Dr. Olsen speaks Spanish. In his spare time he enjoys spending time in the outdoors skiing, biking, running or doing just about anything else with his wife, two daughters, and their dog, Oscar.
Dr. Seitz grew up in Phoenix, Arizona. She is a big Wildcat fan, having attended the University of Arizona for both college and medical school. After graduating from the Saint Joseph Hospital Family Medicine program in 2005 she did locum tenens, working as a small town doc in several Colorado locations. Specific medical interests include international medicine, women's health, and emergency care. She enjoys traveling, hiking, snowboarding, salsa dancing and spending time with family and friends.
Dr. Sally Berger graduated from UCLA, and attended medical school at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center School of Medicine. She completed her residency in Family Medicine at Saint Joseph Hospital. After residency, she joined another family physician in Wheatridge, CO, and practiced the full spectrum of family medicine in the community for many years.
After leaving private practice, she has continued practicing medicine in diverse settings: urgent care, nursing home care, at the Bruner Family Medicine Center; and has continued teaching at the residency program, where she is part of the geriatric teaching commitment. In addition to her continuing fascination with medicine, she enjoys her husband and family, hiking, biking, cooking, reading, and gardening.
Dr. Burdick grew up in Littleton, Colorado. While achieving his undergraduate degree at the University of Colorado at Denver, and for the three years following, he worked as an electrician.
Jon graduated from the University of Colorado School of Medicine in 2008, and moved to the Family Medicine Residency program at Saint Joseph Hospital completing the program in 2011.
Following the completion of his residency, he practiced with Kaiser Permanente Colorado for three years. To blend patient care with his real passion for teaching Jon returned to the Saint Joseph Hospital residency program as full-time faculty.
In his spare time, Dr. Burdick enjoys cooking, competing in triathlons with his wife, and spending time with his two sons.
Dr. Carpenter hails from Texas, born and raised in Houston. She obtained a BS in biology and chemistry at the University of Texas at El Paso, where she attended on soccer scholarship. While attending the University of Texas Medical Branch for medical school, she met fellow aspiring family physician and future husband, Alaska-native Matt. They decided to move to the beautiful state of Colorado for medical training. After finishing family medicine residency here at Saint Joe's, Rachel decided to pursue her love of academic medicine and was invited to join the faculty.
Rachel particularly enjoys critical care, inpatient medicine, prenatal care, women's and pediatric health and well as outpatient procedures. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, traveling, skiing, and yoga.
Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine, Sports Medicine
Dr. DaRosa is a primary care sports medicine physician. He completed his residency training in family medicine at Saint Joseph Hospital in 2011. He then went on to complete a sports medicine fellowship at Indiana University followed by a faculty and sports medicine position with Community Health Network. In Indianapolis, Mike cared for athletes of all levels and was the team physician for the Indy Eleven professional soccer team and three local high schools. He also helped care for the Indy Fuel professional hockey team, Indianapolis Colts professional football team, as well as athletes at Purdue and IUPUI University.
In addition to seeing sports medicine patients in private practice at Denver Sports Medicine-SCL Physicians, Mike is part time faculty at St. Joseph’s family medicine residency. Mike oversees the OMT (Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment) clinic, the sports medicine clinic, as well as the sports medicine track. Mike is a team physician for the Glendale Raptors men and women professional rugby teams, and is a medical director of the Denver Public School’s Sports Medicine Department where he supervises residents during weekly injury checks.
Mike’s love of OMT and athletics (former captain of college soccer team) lead him to career in sports medicine. He is very passionate about teaching the residents how to keep their patients active and to get each of them back to the awesome Colorado activities they love.
Bill is a Texas native, and a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. He completed an internship at Baylor University Medical Center, and his residency at the University of Missouri - Kansas City. Following residency, Bill served as the Director of Student Health at University of North Texas, and taught a pre-medical course in infectious diseases as an adjunct professor in the Department of Biology.
Bill joined the Family Medicine Residency in 1993 as a member of the clinical faculty, and completed a two-year research and faculty development fellowship at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center . His interests are in Evidence-Based Medicine and clinical guideline development. In his spare time, Bill enjoys biking, hiking, snowshoeing, and cross country skiing.
Dr. Gale was born and raised in Fort Collins, Colorado. From there he moved to Saint Paul, Minnesota where he majored in biology at Macalester College. After working in an educational biology lab for a year he set out to explore other fields of interest, including community supported agriculture, wilderness travel, and Spanish language. During that time he spent accumulated months, if not years, in the deserts of Utah, the mountains of Colorado, and traversing the country of Mexico.
Six years after getting his B.A., he returned to his home state to go to medical school at the University of Colorado and recently finished his residency right here at Saint Joseph Hospital. His previous job was mainly patching up mountain bikers in Winter Park, but now he is back pursuing his interest improving the system of care for underserved populations. When not working he hikes and backpacks with his wife, mountain bikes and skis with his friends, and plays drums in jazz and rock bands.
OB Fellowship Director
Megan was born here at Saint Joseph Hospital and grew up in Golden, Colorado. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in molecular biology from the University of Colorado in 2006, and graduated from the University of Colorado School of Medicine in 2011. She completed her residency and maternity care fellowship at Saint Joseph Hospital, and was fortunate enough to return in 2017 as the Primary Care OB Fellowship Director.
Megan’s clinical interests include prenatal care, women’s health, pediatrics, preventive care, and outpatient procedures. Outside of medicine, Dr. Harper enjoys spending time with friends and family, traveling, photography, hiking, and is an avid college sports fan.
Deb is a primary care sports medicine physician. She completed her residency training in family medicine at Saint Joseph Hospital in 2001 and then went on to complete a sports medicine fellowship at Ohio State University where she gained invaluable experience in caring for athletes of all levels with musculoskeletal injuries.
In addition to seeing patients in private practice, Deb holds a part-time faculty position and is the Director of Sports Medicine at Saint Joseph Family Medicine Residency Program. Deb’s team physician duties include supervising the residents at a local high school where they provide training room and event coverage. She is also a team physician for the Colorado Mammoth, men’s professional indoor lacrosse team.
Sports medicine is the perfect way for Deb to combine her medical career with her love for sports. Deb grew up playing many sports and then went on to play basketball at the University of Colorado from 1988 to 1992.
Dr. Kondrad grew up in a small town in central New Hampshire and got her BA in English from Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania. She spent ten years in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, where she went to medical school at the University of North Carolina, completed her residency training at UNC, and stayed on as a faculty member there after residency.
Elin's husband grew up in Colorado and in 2009 managed to convince her that they should move to Denver. She served as a core faculty member at the St. Anthony's Family Medicine Residency Program for five years, and was thrilled to join the Saint Joseph faculty in 2015. Elin particularly enjoys primary mental health care and caring for the underserved.
She has three small children, so much of her free time is spent reading about Curious George's latest adventures and building LEGO creations. Her grown-up interests include cooking, running, hiking, and reading novels.
Huy has spent a majority of his life in Oklahoma - growing up in Stillwater, then attending college in Norman at the University of Oklahoma, where he competed as a gymnast. He went on to earn his medical degree at OU in Oklahoma City and Tulsa. He was excited to venture out to a new state and be a part of the residency program at Saint Joseph Hospital from 2005 to 2008. In 2009, Huy rejoined the Saint Joseph Hospital team as a part-time faculty member.
His other time is spent as a float physician at outpatient practices in the Denver metro area. His special interests in medicine include global health and community medicine, serving those with limited medical resources. He loves to spend his free time outdoors snowboarding, hiking, running, or walking his dog. He will take any opportunity he has to travel around the US and around the world.
Dr. Matergia grew up in small-town Pennsylvania. He completed his medical education at Harvard Medical School and trained here at Saint Joseph Hospital. As a family doctor, he is passionate about full scope patient care, resident education, and the design of healthcare delivery systems in resource-poor settings.
Together with his wife, Denna, Michael co-founded a non-profit dedicated to providing innovative health and education programs in the rural Eastern Himalayas. Currently he is focused on implementing a CHW-led school health program and developing a community-based care system for child mental health.
Michael is currently a fellow in Global Health and he splits his time between the Center for Global Health at the University of Colorado and Saint Joseph Hospital where he continues to see patients and teach residents. Outside of work, Michael enjoys playing soccer, skiing, and hanging out with friends and family.
Dr. McMullen was born right here at Saint Joseph Hospital and grew up not far from where she works today. She attended Rice University in Houston, Texas, where she majored in anthropology. Following graduation she worked for a non-profit agency that promotes public health in Latin America. After traveling all over Latin America and becoming fluent in Spanish, she realized there was no place like home, so she returned to Denver where she attended the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Later, as a resident at Saint Joseph Hospital she helped to establish the obstetrics training track and graduated in 2008. Having a passion for care of the under-served, she worked in a rural community in Colorado for 2 ½ years at a community health center doing full spectrum family medicine. She returned to join the faculty of the Residency in December 2010 to again be closer to home and family.
Her clinical interests include perinatal care and obstetrics, lactation, infant and pediatric care, women's health, family planning, and care of the under-served. When she isn't working, she is either busy with her duties as a mom, spending time with family, running, knitting, reading or enjoying her husband's outstanding cooking.
Matthew Nelson, D.O.
Primary Care OB Fellow
I was born & raised in New England, & now claim the West as my home. I studied cultural anthropology in Utah kindling an interest in how health & wellness is perceived across cultures, especially among the Navajo of the Southwest. Along the way I married my best friend & relocated for my graduate education at the University of New Mexico in medical anthropology. However, it was during this time that I became more interested in directly contributing to the health of traditionally marginalized and underserved populations. Medical school took our family to AT Still School of Medicine in Arizona where I entered a dual degree program that allowed me to earn a Masters in Public Health (MPH) along with my medical degree. We then moved to Western Colorado, where I completed my Family Medicine with an emphasis in obstetrics in Grand Junction. Now after 14 years of marriage and five little boys, we are excited to join the team in Denver and look forward to continued learning and service.
Walt Schreibman is a graduate of the University of Colorado and Purdue University. He joined the Family Medicine faculty at Saint Joseph Hospital in 1981, directing the Behavioral Science Program. He conducts classes and consults with residents on issues related to the psychological aspects of patient care.
Walt is also Professor Emeritus in psychology at Red Rocks Community College. In his spare time, Walt enjoys spending time with his wife and family along with hiking, biking, and snowshoeing.