By Riley Stanton, CAFP Intern
The ballots are in, and the votes are tallied, and we are excited to announce the new board members joining the CAFP. We will have a new member joining us this year and some current board members participating in new positions.
Jen Feng, MD, Denver
Dr. Feng is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Medicine and practices family medicine at an FQHC in Denver. In addition to serving as a Family Medicine physician, Dr. Feng also works with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment where she serves as the Primary Care representative for the Cancer, Cardiovascular and Chronic Pulmonary Disease Grants Program Review Committee. Dr. Feng is particularly interested in working with vulnerable populations such as those impacted by the opioid crisis, growing socioeconomic inequality, and recent immigration policies.
Kyle Leggott, MD, Aurora
Dr. Leggott is currently Chief Resident at the University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency Program in Denver. After completion of his residency, Dr. Leggott will begin a one-year fellowship where he will concentrate on health politics at the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Colorado. Prior to his selection this year, Dr. Leggott served for two years as a Resident Member of the CAFP Board of Directors and has been an active member of the Legislative Committee. He is passionate about health policy, advocacy, and health systems improvement which he regularly demonstrates acting as Doctor of the Day at the State Capitol and as a state delegate at the AAFP National Conference.
Corey Lyon, DO, FAAFP Denver
Dr. Lyon is returning for a second term as a CAFP board member. He is currently an Associate Professor with the University of Colorado and serves as the Associate Program Director for the Family Medicine Residency Program and Associate Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs. Dr. Lyon is a leader in postgraduate medical education; he has presented educational sessions at the Annual Summit and is co-chair of the Education Committee. Dr. Lyon is looking forward to further developing the Annual Summit and helping guide CAFP’s direction within the AAFP and Colorado.
Lindsey Pearson, MD, 2019, Boulder
Dr. Pearson is joining the CAFP as a board member after previously contributing to the CAFP Legislative Committee and acting as a Resident Member on the board. She is excited to continue her involvement with the CAFP where she can advocate for her patients and the Family Medicine specialty. When Dr. Pearson completes her residency at St. Anthony North she hopes to secure a fellowship in Population Health where she can expand her experience in public health, another of her interests.
We received many excellent nominations this year for the CAFP 2019 Awards, and our winners have been selected. Here is a sneak-peek at the exemplary physicians representing CAFP this year, with full profiles coming soon!
2019 Family Physician of the Year – Dr. Glenn Kotz, MD, Basalt, CO
Dr. Kotz was nominated by Dr. R Scott Hammond, MD, FAAFP, and Practice Manager Kristen Boronski. A family physician since 1991, he currently practices rural family medicine at MidValley Family Practice in Basalt, CO. As a family physician, he works relentlessly to improve the lives of the patients in his community through collaborations to reduce food insecurity, increase physical activity barriers, and build community leadership. He is also an advocate for integrated behavioral health, and other innovations to improve the healthcare system. In addition to the patients he sees in his practice, Dr. Kotz also serves as the Team Physician for USA Cycling Mountain Bike Division and provides coverage of the local high school athletic teams.
2019 Teacher of the Year – Dr. Kathryn Boyd-Trull, MD
Dr. Boyd-Trull was nominated by colleagues Dr. Rebecca Mullen, MD, MPH and Dr. Linda C. Montgomery, MD, FAAFP, and residents; Dr. Lauren Bull, Dr. Kyle Leggott, Dr. Emily Lines, Dr. Logan Mims, and Dr. Jessica Zha. As a teacher, Dr. Boyd-Trull’s residents and medical students admire her passion an enthusiasm for family medicine. She excels at encouraging young physicians to persevere through the most complex diagnostic cases while never forgetting the important relationship upstream social determinates have on patient health. She doesn’t just talk about battling social determinates, Dr. Boyd-Trull hits the streets and brings medical care to the streets to provide medical screenings, diabetes care, and immunizations to the most vulnerable populations in Commerce City.
2019 Resident of the Year – Dr. Claire Bovet, MD, St. Joseph Family Medicine Residency
Dr. Claire Bovet was nominated by residency program director Dr. Blaine Olsen, MD, faculty member Dr. Rachel Carpenter, MD, and Stephanie Glick. Born and raised in Boulder, this Colorado native has a commitment to humanistic care and health equity. She actively contributes to quality improvement projects that will improve aspects of patient care to vulnerable and underserved populations for years to come. As Chief Resident, she is an exceptional role model for newer residents as well as her attending physicians. Following her residency, Dr. Bovet will complete a fellowship year in maternity care at St. Joseph where she will continue to serve on the Maternal Mental Health Steering Committee and undoubtedly make a positive impact.