Current Residents 2022-2023

Alexis Simons

Alexis Simons, PharmD

Alexis Simons is originally from Emporia, Kansas. She earned her Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Kansas School of Pharmacy. Following graduation, she completed a PGY1 residency at Aurora Health Care Metro, Inc. - Community-Based Program in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She is excited for the opportunity to continue her pharmacy journey as a PGY2 Ambulatory Care resident. Her clinical interests include primary care, geriatrics, and endocrinology. She is also excited to work with students at CU Skaggs School of Pharmacy, develop as a preceptor, and explore a career in academia. Outside of work you can find Alexis going to coffee shops/restaurants with friends, spending time outdoors, and exploring her new home in Denver.

Natasha Virrueta

Natasha Virrueta, PharmD

Natasha is from Wisconsin, where she completed her undergraduate and pharmacy work at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. Her first year of residency was completed at Froedtert Health in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Natasha is excited to learn more about pharmacy practice in Colorado as a PGY2 resident in ambulatory care! She is particularly interested in learning more Colorado practice in the primary care setting. During her free time, Natasha likes to play any recreational sports or board games, and explore with her golden retriever, named Harper. 

Elisa Worledge

Elisa Worledge, PharmD

Elisa Worledge is originally from Northern California and received her B.S. in Biology at Oregon State University. She then moved to Colorado where she earned her Doctor of Pharmacy at the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy before completing a PGY-1 residency at Denver Health. Elisa is excited to return to the University of Colorado to complete her PGY-2 in Ambulatory Care. Her professional interests include diabetes, cardiology, and mental health. Outside of clinic, Elisa serves as the residency showcase coordinator for the Colorado Pharmacists Society and serves as a mentor for pharmacy students at the University of Colorado. On the weekends you can find Elisa volunteering at the Aurora animal shelter and trying all the food Denver has to offer. 

Program Director

Residency Program Coordinator


Danielle Fixen PharmD, BCGP, BCPS

Assistant Professor
  • Department of Clinical Pharmacy


Primary Phone:303-724-9551

Mailing Address:
  • CU Anschutz

Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Building

12850 East Montview Boulevard

Second Floor Room 2127

Aurora, CO 80045

Dr. Fixen serves as a geriatric clinical pharmacy specialist for the Seniors Clinic at the University of Colorado Health. This clinic is a primary care clinic for patients 75 years and older. She is involved in multiple clinical pharmacy services such as Transitional Care Management, Diabetes and Hypertension management, and Osteoporosis management. Her areas of interest include cannabis use in older adults, transitional care management, and medication deprescribing. Additionally, the clinic is a rotation site for students, PGY1, and PGY2 residents.

Clinical Activities:

Dr. Fixen serves as a clinical pharmacy specialist for the Seniors Clinic at University of Colorado Hospital. This clinic is a primary care site for patients older than 65 years of age. Clinical pharmacy services provided for patients include transitions of care, medication therapy management, pharmacotherapy consults, and drug information. This is also a rotation site for pharmacy students and residents. Dr. Fixen's areas of interest include: transitions of care, osteoporosis, diabetes, anticoagulation, and hypertension.

Professional Service:

Dr. Fixen is a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP).

Education, Licensure & Certifications

  • Ambulatory Care/Family Medicine Specialty Residency (PGY2), University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences (2015) 
  • Pharmacy Practice Residency (PGY1), University of Colorado Hospital (2014)
  • PharmD, Wingate University (2013) 


  • American Geriatrics Society (AGS)
  • American Pharmacists Association (APhA)
  • American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP)
  • Colorado Pharmacists Society (CPS) 

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