Our Team

Orthopedic Trauma

Cyril Mauffrey, MD, FACS, FRCS
Interim Director of Service, Department of Orthopedics
Director of Orthopedic Trauma

Dr. Mauffrey is the Interim Director of Service of the Department of Orthopedics, Rehabilitation and Physical therapy at Denver Health Medical Center and the Director of Orthopedic Trauma and Research Divisions. He is Professor of Orthopedics at the Colorado University School of Medicine.

Dr. Mauffrey is from Marseille, France but grew up in Singapore and Hong Kong and did his Medical School at the University of Turin in Italy. He then went to England to pursue his residency training in Orthopedics under the auspices of the Royal College of Surgeons. Cyril did his Orthopedic Trauma fellowship at the University of Louisville. He is the current Editor in Chief for the European Journal of Orthopedics and serves on several other editorial boards. He travels nationally and internationally to give talks on orthopedic trauma particularly on pelvic and acetabular fractures. With over 140 peer-reviewed publications authored in the field of Orthopedic Trauma in addition to book chapters and textbooks on the same topic Cyril’s research focuses on the treatment and outcomes following complex pelvic and acetabular fractures (fractures of the hip socket and the pelvic bones).

“I strongly believe that Denver Health is in a unique position to take care of severely injured patients who are going through the worse day of their lives. Our multi-disciplinary approach to Orthopedic Trauma combined to our clinical excellence and research/academic credibility provides our injured patients with the best possible care”. Cyril has 3 daughters aged 18, 14 and 7 and enjoys spending time in the great outdoors skiing, hiking or biking.

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Joshua Parry, MD 
Director of Orthopedic Research & Education
Orthopedic Trauma

Joshua Parry, M.D., is an orthopedic traumatologist at Denver Health and Assistant Professor of Orthopedics at the University Of Colorado School Of Medicine. Dr. Parry has a bachelor’s of science in Molecular and Cellular Biology from the University of Texas at Austin, a medical degree from the University of Texas McGovern Medical School in Houston, and a Masters in Biomedical Science from the Mayo Clinic. He completed a residency in Orthopedic surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota followed by an Orthopedic trauma fellowship in Orlando, Florida.

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Stephen Stacey, MD
Medical Director of Orthopedic Clinic
Orthopedic Trauma

Dr. Stacey received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Duke University and has a Masters of Biomedical Engineering from the University of Virginia. He initially worked at Ford Motor Company designing the safety features in automobiles and worked extensively around injury causation and prevention. Subsequently pursuing his medical degree, Dr. Stacey attended Eastern Virginia Medical School and completed his orthopedic residency at the Medical University of South Carolina prior to completing an orthopedic trauma fellowship here at Denver Health. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, and has been in the Denver area since 2015.
Dr. Stacey grew up playing hockey and baseball. Today, in his free time, he enjoys traveling, fishing, and being outdoors, all the while spending time with his family and two young children.

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Christine Gerges, PA-C
Orthopedic Trauma

Orthopedic Physician Assistant since 2012. Earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of West Florida and Physician Assistant Graduate Degree from Salus University in Pennsylvania. She loves the ability to help people with injuries to recover and to get back to their lives. In her free time she enjoys cycling, hiking and spending time with her family and friends.

Cindy Hayes, PA-C
Orthopedic Trauma

Cindy graduated from the Medical College of Georgia and has been a PA for 32 years in various surgical subspecialties and has been at Denver Health for 3 years. In her spare time she enjoys playing pickle ball. 

Timothy Russell, PA-C
Orthopedic Trauma

Tim was raised in South Dakota. He graduated from the University of Wyoming where he earned a BS in Business Administration and also was a Division 1 Track & Field Athlete. He received his Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies at the University of South Dakota. He enjoys everything Colorado has to offer such as hiking, camping, skiing and other outdoor activities. Tim also serves as an Officer in the US Air Force at the Colorado Air National Guard at Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora, Colorado.

Hand, Upper Extremity & Microvascular Surgery

Rodrigo Banegas, MD
Director of Peripheral Nerve Institute
Hand, Upper Extremity & Microvascular Surgery

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Kyros Ipaktchi, MD, FACS 
Chief of Hand, Upper Extremity & Microvascular Surgery

Dr. Ipaktchi is a German board certified orthopedic trauma surgeon with fellowship training in orthopedic traumatology and hand-microvascular surgery.  He holds an unrestricted medical license in Germany and unrestricted board certifications in his specialty.  He maintains his State of Colorado Distinguished Foreign Teaching License and has been with Denver Health since 2007.

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Meryl Livermore, MD
Hand, Upper Extremity & Microvascular Surgery

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Stephanie Malliaris, MD
Hand, Upper Extremity & Microvascular Surgery

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Kathryn Lewis, PA-C
Hand, Upper Extremity & Microvascular Surgery

Katie has been practicing as a physician assistant since 2013. She graduated from Western University of Health Sciences in California and worked initially in urgent care and family practice. She has been in Colorado and working with the Denver Health orthopedic hand team since 2016. She enjoys photography and exploring Colorado.

Stacy Lowe, PA-C
Hand, Upper Extremity & Microvascular Surgery

Stacy has been a PA for 8 years. She is originally from North Carolina and graduated from PA school at East Carolina University. She has been working at Denver Health with the Orthopedic Hand team since May 2018. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking and enjoying other outdoor activities with her dog.

Adult Reconstruction

Dane Iams, MD
Director of Elective Surgery
Adult Reconstruction

Dr. Iams’s main area of focus at Denver Health is treatment of arthritis conditions of the hip and knee. This entails nonsurgical and surgical management. His residency training in Orthopedic Surgery was completed at the University of Florida. After completion of his general Orthopedic training he spent a year of training dedicated to hip and knee reconstruction. He took on a position as a faculty member and assistant professor in the department of Orthopedics at the University of Florida with a focus on hip and knee replacement surgery. After 3 years at the University of Florida, Dr. Iams took the position at Denver Health. At Denver Health his main areas of interest are in primary and revision total hip and knee arthroplasty. His goal is to help patient feel better by improving pain and a safe return to function.

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Stephen Stacey, MD
Medical Director of Orthopedic Clinic
Orthopedic Trauma

Dr. Stacey received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Duke University and has a Masters of Biomedical Engineering from the University of Virginia. He initially worked at Ford Motor Company designing the safety features in automobiles and worked extensively around injury causation and prevention. Subsequently pursuing his medical degree, Dr. Stacey attended Eastern Virginia Medical School and completed his orthopedic residency at the Medical University of South Carolina prior to completing an orthopedic trauma fellowship here at Denver Health. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, and has been in the Denver area since 2015. Dr. Stacey grew up playing hockey and baseball. Today, in his free time, he enjoys traveling, fishing, and being outdoors, all the while spending time with his family and two young children.

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Christine Gerges, PA-C
Adult Reconstruction

Orthopedic Physician Assistant since 2012. Earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of West Florida and Physician Assistant Graduate Degree from Salus University in Pennsylvania. She loves the ability to help people with injuries to recover and to get back to their lives. In her free time she enjoys cycling, hiking and spending time with her family and friends.

Johnna Jaynstein, MMS, PA-C
Adult Reconstruction

Johnna is the co-chair of the Denver Health APO Conference and a Physician Assistant with Denver Health Department of Orthopedics Adult Reconstruction.  In 2004, Johnna received her BA in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology with a minor in Biochemistry from the University of Colorado, Boulder.  In 2009, she received her Physician Assistant Certificate from Red Rocks Community College - Physician Assistant Program, where she remains an adjunct professor to this day, and her Master of Medical Science from St. Francis University, Loretto, PA. Johnna is the current Vice President of Physician Assistants for Global Health and an active Fellow member of Physician Assistants in Orthopedic Surgery. 

Sports Medicine

Anthony Beardmore, MD, LTC (Ret.)
Sports Surgery

Anthony Beardmore, MD, served in the US Army with 10th Special Forces (Airborne) as a medic before college. Then went to undergraduate school at the Ohio State University earning a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Microbiology. Follow by Medical school at the Uniformed services University of health sciences in Bethesda Maryland. Internship at Fitzsimons Army Medical Center in Aurora CO. Then served again with 10th Special Forces (Airborne) as a Flight surgeon at Fort Carson CO. Completed Orthopedic Surgery at residency at Texas Tech. El Paso TX and William Beaumont Army medical center. Then did Sports Medicine fellowship at West Point and US Army institute of surgical research. 

Jarrod T King, MD
Sports Surgery

Dr. King completed his orthopedic residency at UT Southwestern medical center in Dallas followed by a fellowship in sports medicine at the Steadman clinic in Vail. He has worked at Denver health since 2010. Dr. King prides himself on providing the highest level of care for each and every patient he sees with sports or traumatic injuries to the shoulder and knee.

Ashley Donnell, PA-C
Sports Surgery

Ashley was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM. She moved to Denver for undergrad where she was a Biology major as well as a Division 1 soccer player at the University of Denver. She received her Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies at Stony Brook University in New York in 2010. She eventually made her way back to Colorado where she continues to enjoy playing recreational soccer, long distance running, snowboarding and anything outdoors. 

Jamie Stambaugh, PA-C
Sports Surgery

Jamie was born and raised in Colorado. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University in Sports Medicine and went to PA school at Red Rocks where she obtained my Master’s Degree and PA certification. She worked in the physical therapy department at Denver Health prior to becoming a PA. Jamie enjoys staying busy with her husband and two children, who are 4 years old and 2 years old. 

Ben Marshall, MD
Sports Medicine

Matt Ziegler, MD
Sports Medicine

Dr. Ziegler is originally from Kentucky and moved to Colorado in 1995. He received his MSc from Colorado State in Neuroscience, a degree in finance from the University of Dayton and his MD at the University of Kentucky. He completed a Sports Medicine Fellowship at the University of Utah. Dr. Ziegler joined Denver Health in 2013. He enjoys spending time with his wife, son and their dog and going snowboarding and mountain biking. 

Spencer Tomberg, MD
Sports Medicine

Spencer Tomberg is a board certified physician in Emergency Medicine and Sports Medicine. He completed his training in Emergency Medicine at Denver Health and Sports Medicine at the University of Utah. He has been a physician at Iron Man Triathlons, The New York City Marathon, The Dew Tour, World Cup Bobsled, World Cup Rock Climbing, NBA basketball and multiple NCAA collegiate sporting events. He works at the Winter Park ski area clinic, the orthopedic clinic at Denver Health and emergency department/urgent care at Denver Health. His goal is to minimize the pain and optimize the function of orthopedic patients by using a variety of ultrasound guided interventions, strengthening and flexibility exercises, and encouraging an active lifestyle. 

Andrew Wood, MD
Sports Medicine

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Michael Blei, MD
Chief of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Dr. Blei has been the Chief of Rehabilitation Services at Denver Health since his arrival in 2002 and has been a faculty member at the University of Colorado in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation now for almost 3 decades.  He feels fortunate to have had the opportunity to practice medicine at such a wonderful and unique hospital system for the last 17 years.   He is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and also board certified by the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine.  His interests have always been in maximizing function at both the cell and whole person levels in addition to the predictive capacity for peripheral nerve regeneration.

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Susan Ladley, MD
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Dr. Ladley is board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Brain Injury Medicine and Spinal Cord Injury Medicine.  She holds appointments as Associate Professor and Associate Residency Director in the University of Colorado Department of PM&R. She is Level II certified with the CO Division of Workers Compensation.  Her primary workplace is Denver Health Medical Center, where she consults in trauma rehabilitation (intensive care through community reintegration), educates physicians in training, and leads multidisciplinary program development.  

Danielle Shoreman, MD
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Dr. Shoreman started in the Department of Orthopedics on November 12, 2018.  
Dr. Shoreman came to Denver Health from The Christ Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio where she was also an Assistant Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation with the University of Cincinnati Medical Center—UC Health,  for the Dept. of Neurology and PM&R. As a graduate of the University of Colorado School of Medicine, Dr. Shoreman was well known by the team here at Denver Health and they were excited to welcome her aboard! Dr. Shoreman is Board Certified through the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and is Board Eligible in Palliative and Hospice Medicine.

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John Bender, DO
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Ben Marshall, MD
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

Podiatry

Chrystal Berg, DPM
Podiatry Services

Chrystal Berg graduated from Dr. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine and completed her residency at North Colorado Medical Center podiatric surgical residency. She has worked at DH since 2008. She is a diplomate of the American Board of podiatric Medicine and Board Qualified in forefoot surgery. She is also Board certified in diabetic foot as Member of the Board of Multiple Specialties in Podiatry. She pride herself in providing the highest level of diabetic care integrating multiple specialties to improve rates of limb salvage. 

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Morgan R. Jerabek, DPM
Podiatry Services

Dr. Morgan Jerabek is originally from Northwestern Wisconsin. She graduated from Dr. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine and then completed a three year residency at Eastern Colorado Medical Center specializing in foot and ankle surgery and diabetic limb salvage. She is board certified in Podiatric Medicine by the American Board of Podiatric Medicine. She has worked at Denver Health since 2015. Dr. Jerabek treats problems of the foot and ankle: bunion deformities, hammertoes, tendinitis, flatfoot deformities, Achilles tendon pathology, plantar fasciitis, neuroma, diabetic feet and sports injuries. She has special expertise in foot surgery and diabetic limb salvage. She strives for good patient communication, which includes explaining the diagnosis and outlining a treatment plan with conservative and surgical treatment options. Dr. Jerabek enjoys getting out to enjoy Colorful Colorado with camping, fishing and hiking.

Kristine Hoffman, DPM, FACFAS
Podiatry Services

Kristine Hoffman is board certified in foot surgery and hind foot / ankle reconstructive surgery. She currently holds positions on the Colorado State Podiatry Board, the Denver Health Medical Staff Executive Committee and the editorial board for Podiatry Today. She is active in research, with a focus on examining sensory feedback and gait adaptations. Her research has been highlighted in Runner’s World Magazine and the New York Times. Her clinical interests include sports medicine, minimally invasive ankle arthroscopy and complex foot and ankle reconstruction. 

Matthew Gorski, DPM
Podiatry Services

Matthew Gorski, DPM has been practicing in Charlotte, North Carolina for the last two years. Dr. Gorski grew up in Colorado Springs and is excited about returning to the state and joining the Denver Health team as the newest podiatrist. Dr. Gorski received his undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he majored in Integrative Physiology. Dr. Gorski went on to earn his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine at Des Moines University in Iowa. Dr. Gorski completed his residency at the VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System in Denver, Colorado, where he received extensive surgical training in the foot and ankle. Dr. Gorski is well trained on all pathology on the foot and ankle and has a particular interest in wound care. In his free time, Dr. Gorski enjoys hiking, skiing, and playing tennis.

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