Colby Simmons, DO, MBA

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Subspecialty training in Neuroanesthesia
Founder and director of Global Anesthesia Program at the University of Colorado
colby.simmons@ucdenver.edu

Dr. Simmons developed his passion for Global Health during a service trip to Mexico as an undergraduate student. During medical school Dr. Simmons was able to continue developing his interest by working with Cuban refugees that were relocated in Kansas City, Missouri and volunteering at local free health clinics. As well, he took part in multiple health care service trips to Honduras and Peru. During residency training he continued his service and was recognized by the ASA as the 2016 recipient of the ASA Resident Humanitarian Service Award. As well, he was awarded a scholarship by the ASA Global Humanitarian Outreach Committee to spend one month at CURE Children's Hospital Uganda. Dr. Simmons will serve as Director of the CU Global Anesthesia Program and oversee all day-to-day operations and research interests devoted to the program. Please feel comfortable contacting Dr. Simmons by email if you have any questions regarding this new and exciting program and opportunity.

Inge Tamm-Daniels, MD

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Subspecialty training in Regional Anesthesia
Inaugural member and Associate Director of Global Anesthesia

Associate Director Dr. Tamm-Daniels will serve on the board and will have the following administrative duties: development of resident international curriculum, post-travel debriefs and presentation development, liaison with host country providers, and will travel to host institution at minimum 2 weeks per year.

Vesna Jevtovich-Todorovic, MD, PhD, MBA

Professor of Anesthesiology
Chair of Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Colorado

As a permanent member of the oversight committee, Dr. Todorovic will be requested to participate in resident selection and financial oversight. She will likewise be invited spend as much or as little time in-country as she deems appropriate.

Anthony Oliva, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Subspecialty training in Neuroanesthesia
Residency Program Director
anthony.oliva@ucdenver.edu

As a permanent member of the oversight committee, and residency Program Director, Dr. Oliva will be participating in resident selection and financial oversight. He will likewise assist in resident education and post-travel implementation of presentations.

Adrian Hendrickse, MD

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology
Subspecialty training in Liver Transplant and Trauma Anesthesia
Active member in the Society for Education in Anesthesia-Health Volunteers Overseas

Dr. Hendrickse has a long history of interest and work enhancing the field of anesthesiology and global health. Originally from England, and an officer in the British Royal Army, Dr. Hendrickse saw first hand the great need for improvements in anesthesia delivery in the developing world. Since joining the Faculty at the University of Colorado, Dr. Hendrickse has played an active role in developing curriculums to improve resident education in the areas of Regional and Transplant Anesthesia. He is an active member of the Society for Education in Anesthesia- Health Volunteers Overseas (SEA-HVO) program and is founding member of the Board of Directors for CU Global Anesthesia.

Martin Krause, MD

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
Subspecialty training in Cardiac and Neuro Critical Care

Hello, my name is Martin. I am working at UC Denver in the Division of Critical Care and Neuroanesthesia since 2017. I completed both Neuro-Critical and Cardiac Critical Care fellowships at UC San Diego and Columbia University respectively. I have been joining medical missions in Mexico since 2014. Given my interest in resident education, I look forward to combine both interests and join the CU Global Anesthesia Initiative.

Sukhbir Walha, MD

Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology

The program will fall under the direction of the Anesthesiology Residency Program and the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Colorado. A committee of faculty will be conferred by the committee chairman. Three positions on the committee will be reserved at all times; Committee Chairman and Director of International Resident Education, one position for Residency Program Director (PD) and the third position maintained for the Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology. Remaining positions will not exceed seven total members.

Committee members will meet quarterly, more often as needed and deemed appropriate by leadership or otherwise. Meetings shall consist of budgetary oversight, resident selection for rotation, review of scholarly activity by members, and current events. As well, many other members of the department have expressed interest in taking part in service trips and in resident education. These faculty include Drs. Bartesl, Hlaing, Gumidyala, and Donnelly. These added faculty demonstrate the incredible interest that exists.