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Gita Sikand, M.D., FAAP

Board Certified Pediatrician

Gita Sikand, M.D., FAAPDr. Sikand is Board-Certified by The American Board of Pediatrics. She received her medical education at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Dehli, India. She completed her pediatric internship and pediatric residency at Long Island College hospital in Brooklyn, NY and at Miami Children's Hospital in Miami, Florida. She completed a Pediatric Hematology and Oncology fellowship at Washington University at St. Louis Children's Hospital - St. Louis, MO. Dr. Sikand is an Associate Clinical Professor at the University of Colorado Health Sciences - Pediatric Department.

Dr. Sikand enjoys teaching medical students, volunteer work at Warren Village Community for Single Mothers. She also enjoys World Literature, Politics, and Human Psychology. She spends the remainder of her spare time with her family, traveling, and entertaining.

Medical Education
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India 1969-1974

Internship
Long Island College Hospital, Brooklyn, NY 1974-1975

Residency
Long Island College Hospital, Brooklyn, NY
Pediatrics
1975-1976
Miami Children's Hospital, Miami, Florida
Pediatrics
1976-1978

Fellowship
Washington University at St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis, MO 1978-1980

Professional Positions
Denver Pediatrics, PC. 1982-Present
Dr Mary Ethel Meyers's Pediatric Practice 1980-1982

Memberships
Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics
American Academy of Pediatrics
Colorado Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics

Meegan Leve, MD FAAP

Board Certified Pediatrician

Dr. Leve is Board-certified by the American Academy of Pediatrics. She received her medical education at the University of Texas medical school in Houston, Texas. She completed her pediatric internship at the University of Miami at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Florida. She completed her residency training at Baylor College of Medicine at Texas Children's Hospital in Houston, Texas.

Dr. Leve has been working as a pediatrician since 2005. She has worked in a variety of pediatric settings, including the hospital, emergency room and clinic. She joined Denver Pediatrics in 2020.

Dr. Leve enjoys getting to know her patients and their families. Her professional interests include nutrition and healthy lifestyle management, as well as managing patients with underlying medical conditions. Outside of work she enjoys yoga, hiking, arts and crafts and spending time with her husband and 3 daughters.

Medical Education
University of Texas at Houston 1998-2002

Internship
University of Miami, Jackson Memorial Hospital 2002-2003

Residency
Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children's Hospital 2003-2005

Memberships
Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics
Member of Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society


Our Nurse Practitioners

Maryanne McPherson, PA-C

Maryanne McPherson joined Denver Pediatrics in 2011.

She has been working as Physicians Assistant in Pediatrics for over 40 years. After completing her undergraduate degree in microbiology, she worked as a research Technician in Cancer immunology for two years and then attended the first class of Child Health Associate/ Physician Assistant Program at University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Department of Pediatrics 1969-1972. Thereafter, she worked in Family Practice/ Pediatric Practices in Fort Collins, Colorado and Thornton, Colorado. In addition to her PA work, she has also taught family practice residents from University of Colorado Medical School.

Her professional interests include Developmental Pediatrics, helping families deal with domestic violence, child abuse and various behavioral & psychosocial issues which occur in the lives of many young families. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, quilting & camping with her son & his family.

Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Microbiology, Indiana University - 1967
  • Physician Assistant - Child Health Associate, University of Colorado - 1972

Certifications/ Affiliations:

  • National Board Examination Certification by the National Commission for Certification of Physicians Assistants

Lauren Hume Lauren Hume, CPNP-PC

Lauren completed her first undergraduate Bachelors of Science in Boulder at University of Colorado. She transitioned her focus to her true passion to become a nurse. Lauren completed her undergraduate in nursing at Regis University in 2012. After graduating, she started working as a registered nurse at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children on the Pediatrics floor, specializing in Pediatric Oncology and Bone Marrow Transplant. While working at RMHC, she completed her Master's in Nursing in 2018.

Since graduating, Lauren has continued to work at Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children while having her two children. She joined Denver Pediatrics in 2020 as Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. When she isn't working, she enjoys hiking, playing soccer, baking, and spending time with her husband and children.

Education:

  • Master's of Science in Nursing- University of Colorado, Aurora, CO-2018
  • Bachelor's of Science in Nursing- Regis University, Denver, CO- 2012
  • Bachelor's of Science in Journalism- University of Colorado, Boulder, CO-2008

Certifications/ Affiliations:

  • Board certified by the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board- 2018
  • Certified Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Nurse- 2018
  • Certified Pediatric Nurse-2015