Meet The Team
The Denver Osteopathic Foundation is lead by a dedicated group of osteopathic physicians, business leaders, and the Foundation’s Executive Director.
D.O., FACOFP, President
Dr. Judd is a private practice physician in Centennial, CO. Board certified in Family Medicine, and the current President of the Denver Osteopathic Foundation. Previous faculty, chairman of the OMM department, and residency director with HealthOne’s Family Medicine Residency in Aurora, CO.
Julie is a registered dental hygienist with 15+ years of nonprofit management experience. She brings expertise in program development, community outreach, public relations and event planning. As a strategic planner, Julie implements solutions to increase organization efficiency and productivity. Julie is a skilled relationship builder who prides herself on developing strong and successful partnerships. She is a well-respected leader in the nonprofit community.
Andrew completed his undergraduate degree from Michigan State University. Currently he resides in Parker, CO where he is a medical Student at Rocky Vista University. Upon completion of his medical degree he plans to reside and work in his new home of Colorado.
Dr. Hogle is board certified in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. He has taken multiple courses in advanced sinus surgery and finds that in-office sinus surgery is really helpful for minimal intraop bleeding, less postop swelling, and shorter recovery time. His office is at Rose Medical Center.
Dr. Lucas is an Interventional Pain and Sports Medicine specialist. He joined Peak Orthopedics in 2020. He brings unique expertise and experience in minimally invasive and non-operative treatment strategies for painful conditions of the spine and extremities. He has particular clinical and research interest in the use of orthobiologics, including cellular therapies (stem cells), for the management of orthopedic conditions and sports injuries and has published several manuscripts on this topic. Dr. Lucas is actively involved in the Interventional Orthobiologics Foundation (IOF) where he serves as both a clinical instructor for advanced musculoskeletal ultrasound and functions as the Chairman of the IOF Ethics Committee.
Dr. Lucas is a Colorado native and a Colorado State University alum where he received his undergraduate in Sports Medicine and later received his Medical Degree from Rocky Vista University, College of Osteopathic Medicine. He went on to complete his Residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Stanford University in Palo Alto, CA. He then completed additional Fellowship training in Interventional Spine and Sports Medicine with an emphasis on Regenerative Orthopedics at the Centeno Schultz Clinic in Broomfield, CO
Currently an Associate Professor of Family Medicine Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Pitcher attended Colorado State University (B.S. in Human Resource Science, Minor in Human Nutrition), Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine), and completed a Family Medicine Internship and Residency St Luke’s Medical Center in Denver, CO.
David Ross is Associate Professor of Specialty Medicine and in the Office of Simulation in Medicine and Surgery, at Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He serves as the Director of Rural and Wilderness Medicine Track and the Course Director of the Military Medicine Program. He is an emergency physician and an emergency medical services (EMS) medical director. He is a past president of the Colorado Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians, past board member of the El Paso County Medical Society, current president of the Colorado Society of Osteopathic Medicine and a member of the board of the Denver Osteopathic Foundation. He is a graduate of Western University of the Health Sciences/College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific and a past United States Air Force flight surgeon, serving both on active duty and in the reserves.
Dr. Kasunic is a graduate of Denison University (BS Chemistry), Case Western Reserve University (MS Chemistry), and The Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is Board Certified in Family Medicine and is a Fellow of the American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians. He has practiced medicine in our community since 1987, and is currently working out of his private practice in Castle Rock.
Dr. Varner is a Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon in Aurora, CO. He received his medical degree from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. After practicing for 35 years, he retired from doing surgery and now focuses on in-office orthopedics consults, one day a month. Dr. Varner has been on the board of directors of the Foundation since 2014.