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Leader in Medicine

Selection for the American Health Council’s “Leader in Medicine” award is reserved for those individuals who have exhibited exemplary conduct in their field. These doctors and medical educators serve as the guiding light for advancement from the classroom to the consultation room to the operating room. Leading by example, the difference begins with them.

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Best Doctors in Colorado
Graduating medical school in 1982 and obtaining her MD from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Dr. O'Shaughnessy went on to complete an OBGYN residency at the University of Connecticut Health Center. Following this, she gained a Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology in 1988 from the Downstate Medical Center in New York. Today, her expertise lies in Fertility, Ovulation, Medicine, Patient Care, IVF, Egg donor and Egg freezing.
Dr. Richard Schmidt, MD is a seasoned urologist with 37 years of experience which he employs to serve patients in various hospital settings in the state of Colorado.
M. Scott Lucia, MD is Associate Professor and Chief of Genitourinary and Renal Pathology at the University of Colorado Denver (UCD) School of Medicine where he also serves as the Director of the Prostate Diagnostic Laboratory, Prostate Cancer Research Laboratories, and UCD Biorepository Core Facility.
Dr. Janna Gelderman-Moffett, DO is Internal Medicine Physician and Chief Hospitalist at Sound Physicians in Colorado. Dr. Gelderman-Moffett obtained her Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in 1995...
Jill Pitcher, DO
Dr. Pitcher brings her extensive 29 years of experience in the healthcare industry, commitment to compassionate medical care, and passion for teaching to the Board of Physicians. Dr. Pitcher’s interest in medicine developed during her medical academic pursuits.

Venugopal Damerla, MD, ABOIM

Staff Physician
United States Department of Veterans Affairs

Kari Hayes, MD

Ped. Radiologist
Univ. of Colorado

Claudia Kunrath, MD

Medical Director 
Denver Health

Althea O’Shaughnessy, MD

Conceptions Reproductive Associates of Colorado

Steven Russell, MD, FAAFP

Medical Director
Wheat Ridge Reg. Center

Jill Pitcher, DO

Assoc. Prof. 
Rocky Vista Univ.

Richard Schmidt, MD

Gastroenterology Associates of Fairfield County

Robyn Zehr, DO

Estes Park Med. Group