Current Residents


Madison Auten

Madison grew up in a small town south of Kansas City called Paola, Kansas and completed her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Kansas (go Jayhawks!). She then moved to Colorado to complete her PGY1 residency at the University of Colorado School of Pharmacy and Good Day Pharmacy. Madison could not be more excited to stay out west to complete her PGY2 residency in ambulatory care at the University of Colorado. Her professional interests include primary care and academia. In her free time, Madison enjoys skiing, OrangeTheory workouts, spending time with friends and traveling. She is looking forward to a year of being mentored by her extraordinary preceptors and developing as a clinician!


Trevor Beutel

Trevor Beutel graduated from the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and completed his PGY-1 residency at the Mann-Grandstaff VA Medical Center in Spokane, WA. His professional interests include chronic management of diabetes, hypertension, and osteoporosis. In his free time, he likes to paddleboard (with his canine skipper Echo), camp, snowboard, and play hockey. 


Armen Fstkchian

Armen Fstkchian is a first-generation Armenian-American born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. He received his bachelor’s degree in Biology at the University of California, Los Angeles. After working as a pharmacy technician for 2 years, he moved to Colorado where he received his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy. He then moved back to southern California to complete his PGY1 training at Loma Linda University Health. He is excited to be back at his alma mater to complete his PGY2 residency in ambulatory care. His professional interests include family medicine and academia. In his free time, Armen enjoys playing basketball, cooking, hiking, and attending concerts. He is thrilled for the opportunity to further sharpen his skills as a clinician and provide mentorship for aspiring pharmacists.


Anushka Tandon

Anushka Tandon grew up between India, where she was born, and the United States. She received her bachelor's degrees in Biology and French at the University of Colorado Denver and, after taking a gap year in France to teach and travel, obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy degree at the University of Colorado. She completed her PGY1 training at the VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System and is excited to stay in-state for another year as a PGY2. Her professional areas of interest include geriatrics, ambulatory care, academia, and international pharmacy practice. On a more personal level, she enjoys exploring global food culture and history, attending live concerts, traveling to new countries, and partaking in all the outdoor activities Colorado has to offer!

Program Director


Joseph Saseen PharmD

Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and Professor
  • Department of Clinical Pharmacy


Primary Phone:303-724-2656

Mailing Address:
  • CU Anschutz

Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences Building

12850 East Montview Boulevard

First Floor Room 1127C

Aurora, CO 80045

Joseph Saseen is Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and Professor of Clinical Pharmacy and a Professor of Family Medicine. He also served as Vice Chair of the Department of Clinical Pharmacy for 10 years.

Dr. Saseen has responsibilities for enhancing the school’s clinical enterprise, further developing sustainable clinical service models, and advocating for advancing the practice of pharmacy in the State of Colorado. He is a clinical pharmacist at the University of Colorado Health focusing on cardiovascular risk reduction and population health. Dr. Saseen teaches cardiovascular pharmacotherapy and other topics related to primary care, and is the PGY2 Ambulatory Care residency program director. His scholarly work includes almost 200 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters.

Dr. Saseen is President of the National Lipid Association (NLA). He is a fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy, American Society of Health-system Pharmacists, American Pharmacists Association, the American Heart Association, and the NLA.

Education, Licensure & Certifications

  • Doctor of Pharmacy; State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy; State University of New York at Buffalo
  • Ambulatory Care Research Fellowship; University of Colorado Health Sciences Center 


  • American Pharmacists Association Daniel B. Smith Practice Excellence Award (2020)
  • Pharmacy Residency Excellence Program Award, American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (2019)
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy, Cardiology PRN Best Paper Recognition Award (2019)
  • Presidents Service Award; National Lipid Association (2018)
  • Winner; Innovations in Teaching Competition, American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (2016)
  • Outstanding Instructor; University of Colorado School of Pharmacy, Class of 2017 (2015)
  • Education Award; American College of Clinical Pharmacy (2014)
  • American Association of Medical Colleges Clinical Innovation Challenge Award (2014)
  • Teacher of the Year Award; University of Colorado Family Medicine Residency (2012)
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy, Ambulatory Care Practice and Research Network Achievement Award (2011)
  • University of Colorado: Chancellor’s Teaching Recognition Award (2011) 


  • Department of Clinical Pharmacy, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Department of Family Medicine, School of Medicine 

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