Medical Degree: Victor Babeș University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Romania


Residency: University of Wisconsin


Fellowship​: University of Utah


Infectious Disease Interests

Developed and maintained a subsidiary travel clinic in her previous job with Mayo Health


Personal

  • ​Originally from Romania
  • Holds a second-degree black belt in Taekwondo
  • Enjoys reading, skiing, travel, and outdoor activities, as well as maintaining a busy schedule with her children's school and athletic endeavors 

Laura Caragol, MD

Medical Degree: ​Iuliu Hațieganu University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Romania


Residency: Beaumont Health System


Fellowship​: Beaumont Health System


Infectious Disease Interests

HIV


Personal

  • Originally from Romania
  • Winner of the Healthgrades Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence in 2013 and 2015
  • Married to Dr Mircea Petrina and together they have three children

Our Physicians

Joined CIDA 2016


Languages: English, Spanish

Gabriela Kaufman, MD, PLLC

Medical Degree: ​University of Texas Health Science Center


Residency: University of Colorado


Fellowship​: University of Virginia


Infectious Disease Interests

Treatment of Clostridium difficile infections, hospital infection control, antibiotic stewardship


Personal

  • Married to Aimee Truesdale, MD, and they have two children that keep them busy
  • Enjoys fishing, spending time with his family, and is rumored to be an excellent cook

Medical Degree: ​University of Alabama


Residency: University of Colorado


Fellowship​: University of Colorado


Infectious Disease Interests

Resistant Gram-negative bacterial infections, zoonoses, global health/travel medicine


Personal

  • Married to Kelly Foster, DVM
  • Enjoys hiking, cycling, spending time with his wife and four-legged children, and traveling

Clayton Foster, MD, PC

Joined CIDA 2017


Languages: English, Spanish

Joined CIDA 2010


Languages: English, Spanish

Joined CIDA 2003


Languages: English, Romanian, Hungarian

Dr Carolyn Tillquist retired from CIDA March 15, 2017 after 21 years with the group.  Thank you, Carolyn, for your years of service and compassionate patient care.  You will be missed!

Joined CIDA 2013


Languages: English

Robert Eison, MD, PLLC

Joined CIDA 2013


Languages: English, Romanian

Medical Degree: ​Vanderbilt University


Residency: University of Colorado


Fellowship​: University of California, Davis


Infectious Disease Interests

HIV/Hepatitis C co-infection, AIDS, Coccidioides immitis infections


Personal

  • ​Married to Michelle Draznin, MD and together they have two children
  • Enjoys Colorado's outdoor sports year-round

Kathryn Springer, MD, PC

Sean Pawlowski, MD, PLLC

Dr Victor Nwanguma left CIDA July 2016

Simona Oprea, MD, PC

Joined CIDA 2009


Languages: English

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Medical Degree: ​University of New Mexico


Residency: Indiana University


Fellowship​: University of Colorado


Infectious Disease Interests

HIV, opportunistic infections, general infectious disease


Personal

  • Married to Lorenzo Rodriguez, MD
  • Enjoys practicing yoga, ballet and salsa dancing, cooking, traveling and spending time with her husband and terrier mix, Oliver

​LLP

Medical Degree: ​University of North Carolina


Residency: Dartmouth-Hitchcock


Fellowship​: University of Colorado


Infectious Disease Interests

Director of travel medicine and infection control at Porter Adventist Hospital, director of wound care and infection control at Kindred Hospital Denver


Personal

  • Raised in North Carolina
  • Enjoys caring for a variety of patients with infectious disease issues and is well-known for being compassionate and thorough
  • Married to Dr Erik Springer and enjoys spending time with him and their two boys