Provider Bios

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Linda Barbour, MD, MSPH, FACP

Professor

I am a board certified Professor in Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes with a joint appointment in Maternal-Fetal Medicine with special expertise and research interests in diabetes, thyroid, and medical disorders in pregnancy. I have a Master’s of Science in Public Health, have chaired many national guideline committees on diabetes, thyroid and thromboembolic diseases in pregnancy and was Past President for the North American Society of Obstetric Medicine. I have been the Medical Director of the Obstetric Diabetes Clinic and Co-Director of the High Risk OB Clinics at University Hospital for over 20 years. I have the best clinical job in the world because I am one of the few clinicians who has the unique opportunity to directly apply their training in Internal Medicine and Endocrinology to two patients simultaneously in order to optimize both the mother’s and the infant’s outcome. I find much joy in teaching, writing, and executing many ongoing research studies that examine a mother’s intrauterine nutritional environment and the growth and metabolic effect on the baby. I also love being a mother to my adult children and stepchildren and my favorite hobbies include mountain biking, hiking, and putting my toes in the sand of newly discovered beaches.

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Nicholas Behrendt, MD

Assistant Professor

I became Board Certified in Maternal-Fetal Medicine after completed my fellowship in Fetal Intervention. I enjoy MFM because of the personal connections you can make with patients. I learned early on in my OB/GYN training that I was most interested in the evaluation and treatment of obstetric patients. I really enjoy taking care of obstetrical patients whether it be a complication of pregnancy, maternal medical condition, or fetal complication. I am most passionate about Fetal Diagnosis, Fetal Therapy, and immediate care of the newborn. Outside of work, I really enjoy spending time with my wonderful wife named Becky and our 3 children.

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Meghan Donnelly, MD

Assistant Professor

I am a Colorado native and am thrilled to be able to care for high risk pregnancies in my home community.
Maternal Fetal Medicine is an incredibly rewarding and challenging specialty because you have TWO patients to treat and keep safe at all times. I am very passionate about all aspects of pregnancy care, from conception planning through prenatal care and delivery. I specialize in caring for mothers with high risk pregnancy conditions, such has heart disease, cancer, or diabetes. Outside of work, I can be found hiking, skiing and camping with my husband and dog Rosie.

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Henry Galan, MD

Professor

Upon completing a residency in obstetrics and gynecology, I chose to train further in Maternal-Fetal Medicine in order to optimize the care of the mother and her fetus. I was fortunate to train in Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM) at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center (Houston, TX) with Dr. Robert Creasy, one of the fathers of MFM and further at the University of Colorado School of Medicine with Dr. John Hobbins, one of the pioneers of ultrasound use in pregnancy. For over 20 years, I have had the privilege to care for mothers w complex medical conditions and pregnancies w complex fetal abnormalities and genetic disorders. Over this time span, I’ve learned the importance of participating in research and the application of knowledge gained to complex pregnancies. A special passion is one of teaching younger trainees (residents and maternal-fetal medicine fellows) in the practice and art of high risk obstetrics and ultrasound.

As transplanted Texans, my wife Amy and I enjoy our friends and pets (currently 3 dogs, a cat, a bearded dragon, two guinea pigs, a cockatiel, and a leopard gecko) here in Colorado and everything outdoors. We live vicariously through our children’s activities and try not to get thrown out of their sporting events! We are also avid Bronco fans!

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Teresa Harper, MD

Assistant Professor

I graduated from Rice University and worked as a Mechanical Engineer in the oil field for 4 years before going to medical school. My desire to change careers stemmed from wanting more interpersonal interactions and wanting to make a significant impact on the world. I particularly enjoy MFM issues that include preconception counseling, cancer complicating pregnancy and counseling in prenatal diagnostics. Outside of work, I enjoy skiing, hiking and time with my family (2 boys,2 dogs and a leopard gecko).

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Jennifer K. Hodges, M.D., Ph.D., FACOG

Assistant Professor

I completed my medical school and OB/Gyn residency training at UT Southwestern/Parkland Hospital in Dallas. The number, variety, and severity of complicated pregnancies and the need to integrate knowledge from multiple medical specialties, such as surgery, radiology, cardiology, infectious diseases, anesthesia, and critical care, to provide the best possible care for these patients drew me to Maternal Fetal Medicine early on. I returned to my native southern California for my fellowship training at UC Irvine, then came to Denver in 2012. My areas of clinical interest include obstetric and medical complications of pregnancy. I also enjoy being involved in the training of our students, residents, and fellows. Outside of work I spend as much time as possible outdoors with my husband and son hiking, camping, skiing, scuba diving, and traveling.

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Camille Hoffman, MD

Assistant Professor
Secondary appointment in Department of Psychiatry

My fascination with pregnancy and birth began at an early age and by high school I was actively involved in social issues related to the improvement of the health and lives of women. In undergraduate school, immunology, microbiology and endocrinology were subjects I deemed particularly interesting. At the same time, an opportunity that I had to attend a WHO conference prompted my appreciation of the importance of women’s health as a central component in the health of families, cultures and societies after listening to a young obstetrician speak about his recent return from a project in Cambodia.

Moving to Colorado has also returned me to the outdoor environment that I love. When not at the University working in the lab or hospital, I enjoy hiking, biking, snowboarding and cross-country skiing, as well as traveling and doing international medical outreach.


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K. Joseph Hurt, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor

Growing up in a small town in northwest Montana, I never anticipated my professional course leading to maternal fetal medicine, but this is a special and rewarding place to end up. I attended Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, before heading east to Baltimore, Maryland, for a combined MD/PhD program in medicine and neuroscience at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. My first clinical rotation as a medical student was Obstetrics & Gynecology. I became immediately engaged in the clinical problems of maternal-fetal physiology, the importance of listening and understanding in obstetric care, and the need for more cutting-edge research to improve outcomes for moms and their babies. I stayed at Johns Hopkins for my OB-GYN residency and then spent a year as a postdoctoral researcher there before moving to Denver to join the OB-GYN faculty as an NIH-sponsored Women’s Reproductive Health Research Scholar.

I enjoy collaborating on plans with our tremendously talented multidisciplinary experts at University Hospital Colorado and Children’s Hospital Colorado. In my spare time outside of the clinic and the laboratory, I enjoy traveling to new places near and far, exploring Denver’s excellent arts, theater and food scenes, and managing the unending enthusiasm of my Weimaraner pup.

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Monique Lin, MD, MSPH

Assistant Professor

My interest to specialize in MFM practices is because of the intellectual and emotional satisfaction of guiding families through a complex pregnancy and the ability to impact health for current and future generations. I particularly enjoy diabetes in pregnancy and clinical research. One interesting fact about me is that, I have a twin sister and I was born and raised in Brazil.

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Robert McDuffie, MD

Assistant Professor

I grew up in Western North Carolina in a medical family and have worked in the medical field all my life. After finishing medical school, I moved to Colorado for training and have lived here since. After several years of practicing general OB/Gyn, I specialized in Maternal Fetal Medicine and have been practicing in this field for over twenty-five years. I enjoy the challenge of balancing the technology of today with the common sense of the past. My communication style is direct, and when possible, I add humor to the visit. I believe in offering options rather than telling my patients what to do. Away from work, I enjoy many sports. I have a wife and a teenage son at home who keep me very busy.


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Judy Mead, MD

Assistant Professor

My passion for science began as a young child. My parents gave me a microscope for my 10th birthday, which was an unusual gift for a little girl in those times. I chose to become an MFM during my residency in Ob-Gyn at St. Francis Hospital in Hartford Connecticut. I was inspired by the MFM physicians there, who were knowledgeable and compassionate, and used innovative information to provide the best possible care.

Over the past 20 years, as a fellowship-trained maternal-fetal medicine physician, and board- certified obstetrician-gynecologist, I have had the privilege of caring for women with many different challenges during their pregnancies. My journey as a clinician has been combining science and technology with personal care and communication to ensure healthy births for mom and baby. My greatest professional rewards have been having the opportunity to use my talents to help moms and their families, and to learn from everyone that I meet.

My personal joy has been my wonderful family, especially my darling granddaughters, and adorable grandson. I am grateful for the opportunity to meet each of my patients, and to be a little part of their family during a very special time.

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Torri Metz, MD, MS.

Assistant Professor

As a board-certified perinatologist, I specialize in taking care of women with a wide variety of medical complications in pregnancy. Both my research and clinical care focuses on high risk complications for mothers while providing optimal care for both women and their babies. I completed my residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Colorado, and my Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellowship at the University of Utah. I am enjoying being back in Colorado where I grew up, and look forward to meeting you and your family.

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Shane Reeves, MD

Assistant Professor

I am an Assistant Professor in the department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Colorado division of Maternal Fetal Medicine. I entered into this field because I enjoy helping families with complex pregnancies that need our specialty care. With special interests in fetal growth abnormalities and fetal anomalies, I strive to provide patients with evidence-based care while giving a personal touch realizing that every pregnancy is unique.

Outside of the hospital, I enjoy spending time with my two children and wife by traveling to the beautiful mountains of Colorado.

I look forward to meeting with you to help provide your family with the best care possible.

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Julie Scott, MD

Assistant Professor

I am in a unique position as a high risk obstetrician in that I can speak first hand to pregnancy complications that I have personally experienced after a long struggle with infertility. I strive to provide care that I would expect-compassionate, thoughtful with full utilization of evidence based medicine and technology where appropriate and necessary. My medical interests include the care of women who may have complicated medical problems, advanced maternal age, previous complicated pregnancy histories including surgical interventions, or concerns for their unborn child during their current pregnancy (ultrasound and invasive genetic testing).

I am a family oriented person who enjoys spending time with my husband, Jeff, and daughter, Olivia. We love family activities and enjoy time outdoors, gardening, and baking...especially around the holidays.

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Emily Su, MD, MSCI, FACOG

Assistant Professor

I am a native of Chicago but went to Brown University for my undergraduate degree. I returned to Chicago and went to medical school at the University of Illinois at Chicago. I then completed my Ob/Gyn residency and my maternal-fetal medicine fellowship at Northwestern University.

I was initially drawn to MFM because not only do I love obstetrics, but it feels especially rewarding to work closely with patients through their more difficult or complicated pregnancies. I also pursue research to better understand why placental function may be impaired in certain pregnancy complications such as fetal growth restriction. One of many reasons I recently moved to Colorado is because of the strong perinatal research environment here at the University, and I really enjoy the combination of both clinically taking care of patients and focusing on placental research surrounded by a group of wonderful physicians and scientists.

In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, going to the dog park, and running. As a relatively new transplant to Colorado, I just learned to ski and have fallen in love with it.

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Marsha Wheeler, MD

Associate Professor

I came to Colorado from Texas as an intern. After completing my training, I became board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology. I practiced as a generalist prior to returning to the University of Colorado to do a Genetics fellowship. I am board certified in Medical Genetics. My major focus has been in prenatal diagnosis, genetic counseling and ultrasound. I am trained and have vast experience in amniocentesis and chorionic villus sampling. I have spent years in our community caring for families and helping them integrate their genetic conditions into their lives.

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Michael Zaretsky, MD

Associate Professor

I was trained as an obstetrician and maternal fetal medicine specialist in Dallas, Texas, and after more than a decade of practicing there I was attracted by the amazing team of specialists at the University of Colorado and Colorado Fetal Care Center. For this reason I now call this place my home. I am the Medical Director of the Maternal Fetal Care Unit at the Colorado Fetal Care Center where I have the privilege of working with families from Colorado as well as from around the country. My expertise is in fetal imaging and prenatal diagnosis, and I have the opportunity to be involved in all facets of fetal therapy. Our number one goal here is to provide the best outcomes for both the mother and the newest member of the family.

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