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


Dr. Springer was raised in North Carolina. Her passions are caring for a diverse range of patients with various infectious disease issues. She is well-known for being thorough and compassionate. She is married to Dr. Erik Springer and enjoys spending time with him and their two boys.

Joined CIDA 2013

Languages: English, Romanian

Our Physicians

Gabriela Kaufman, MD, PLLC

Medical Degree: ​University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Residency: Emory University

Fellowship​: University of Colorado

Infectious Disease Interests

Antibiotic-resistant infections, HIV


Dr. Siebert is a Colorado native. He enjoys skiing, cheering on all of the local sports teams, and spending time with his wife, Jenny, and their sons.

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


Dr. Pawlowski enjoys spending his personal time fishing and spending time with his family. It is also rumored that he is an excellent cook. He is married to Dr. Aimee Truesdale, and they have two girls that keep them busy.

Joined CIDA 2019

Languages: English

Kathryn Springer, MD, PC

Joined CIDA 2009

Languages: English

Paul Siebert, MD, PLLC

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


Dr. Kaufman is originally from Romania. She proudly holds a second-degree black belt in Taekwondo and enjoys reading, skiing, travel, and outdoor activities, as well as maintaining a busy schedule with her childrens' school and many athletic endeavors in her off time.

Sean Pawlowski, MD, PLLC

Simona Oprea, MD, PC

Robert Eison, MD, PLLC

Joined CIDA 2010

Languages: English, Spanish


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Colorado Infectious Disease Associates

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

Residency: Beaumont Health System

Fellowship​: Beaumont Health System

Infectious Disease Interests



Dr. Oprea originally comes from Romania. She is the winner of the Healthgrades Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence in both 2013 and 2015. She is married to Dr. Mircea Petrina and enjoys spending time with him and their three children.

Joined CIDA 2003

Languages: English, Romanian, Hungarian

Joined CIDA 2013

Languages: English

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


Dr. Eison likes to spend as much time enjoying many of Colorado's outdoor sports as possible. He is married to Dr. Michelle Draznin, and together they have two children.