Denver / Stapleton

Meet Our Provider Staff!

All of our pediatricians are board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and are members of the American Academy of Pediatrics. The Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (PNP), Child Health Associates (CHA) and Physician Assistants (PA) employed by Advanced Pediatric Associates have received specialized graduate level education and training in pediatrics, and work in a partnership with our pediatricians to provide primary health care services to patients. They are licensed and / or certified in their specialty. 

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We Are Pleased to Introduce the Members of Our Clinical Provider Staff!

Our provider staff consists of physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants that specialize in pediatric care for children from infancy through adolescence. These providers bring many combined years of experience, a wide range of specialized interests, and enthusiasm and devotion to providing the very best in health care to our patients. As part of our dedication to continuing medical education, our providers attend a number of clinical presentations each year, and our clinical committee meets regularly to review the latest advancements in clinical care. In addition, our providers have a close relationship with specialists and staff at Children's Hospital Colorado and participate in the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center pediatric teaching program.

Some of the providers at Advanced Pediatrics see patients at more than one office. In general, we recommend that patients choose two or three providers whom they prefer to see most often. Our care coordinators will do their best to accommodate your choice of providers when making appointments. Patients are always welcome to see any of our providers that have an appointment available. 

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Board Certified Pediatricians

Bradley D. Kurtz DO, FAAP

Dr. Bradley Kurtz graduated from the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in 2000, completing his pediatric residency training at Tulane University Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. During his residency he was voted Best Pediatric Resident by the Tulane medical students. Dr. Bradley Kurtz joined Advanced Pediatrics in 2004, becoming a partner in 2007. Prior to joining Advanced Pediatrics, he worked as a pediatrician at The Children's Medical Center in Covington, Louisiana. Dr. Bradley Kurtz is a D.O. (doctor of osteopathic medicine), completing four years of medical school specializing in pediatrics. As an osteopath, he is trained to treat the entire patient as a whole, rather than focusing on one system or body part. He is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, a member of the clinical faculty at Children's Hospital Colorado, and serves on the Peds Connect Governance Committee at Children's Hospital Colorado. In 2014, Dr. Bradley Kurtz was named a "Top Doctor" by Denver's 5280 Magazine. His interests in pediatrics focus on the overall well being of children being raised in an ever changing and more challenging world. His personal interests include travel, soccer, running, hiking, music and, most importantly, being an involved father to his two young sons. Dr. Bradley Kurtz is the son of Dr. Michael Kurtz, one of the founding partners at Advanced Pediatrics.

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Alison Auster MD, FAAP

Dr. Auster graduated from The University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois, in 1998, following an undergraduate degree in cellular and molecular biology at the University of Michigan. She completed her pediatric residency at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia in 2001. Prior to joining Advanced Pediatrics in 2014, Dr. Auster worked as a primary care pediatrician for Denver Health and an emergency room pediatrician for Health One hospitals in both Aurora and Denver. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and a Clinical Instructor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Dr. Auster enjoys all aspects of pediatrics, from preventative care to serious illness and injury, with a focus on each child's social and emotional development. Her personal interests include cooking, running, figure skating and spending time with family. She and her husband have a son and a daughter.

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Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants

JaNae Haycock RN, MS, CPNP-PC

JaNae Haycock graduated in 2009 with a Master of Science degree from the University of Maryland, where she studied and trained in the Pediatric Primary Care program at the School of Nursing. She earned her bachelor’s degree in nursing from Brigham Young University, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. During her undergraduate studies, she participated in a study abroad program at a maternity hospital in Argentina where she taught nurses how to care for premature infants. Prior to joining Advanced Pediatrics in 2016, JaNae worked as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner at Crown Point Pediatrics in Parker, CO, following four years at a private pediatric practice in Utah. JaNae strongly believes in evidence-based practice. Her interests in medicine focus on dermatology, lactation support, allergies, and preventative care. JaNae is an active member of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and speaks Spanish.  Her personal interests include gardening, cooking, travel, and outdoor activities. JaNae and her husband have three children.

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Arianna "Annie" Groven MPAS, PA-C

Arianna "Annie" Groven graduated from the University of Colorado with her Masters of Physician Assistant Studies, following a BS in Business Marketing from the University of Colorado, Boulder. Prior to joining APA in January of 2018, Annie practiced as a PA-C in the Denver Metro area for several years. She is a member of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, is certified in PALS and BLS, and is actively involved in her church community group. Annie finds the variety offered by general pediatrics thrilling, and enjoys helping children and parents through all the ages and stages. Her personal interests include travel, scuba diving, outdoor activities (especially with her dog), reading, and watching and attending sporting events. Annie and her husband, Mike, have a young daughter, who was born in 2018.

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Rebecca Mark MSN, CPNP

Rebecca Mark graduated from Vanderbilt University with a masters degree in nursing and board certification as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in 2010. After two years working at a micropractice in Plymouth, MA, Rebecca joined Rocky Mountain Pediatrics in Lakewood, CO in 2014. She is certified in Nexplanon insertion, and has held certifications in Early Intervention and Pediatric Mental Health in the past. Rebecca is a coach - and founder of the Aurora chapter - of Soccer Nights, a free soccer camp for children than focuses on promoting community. Her special pediatric interests include development, teen birth control and health, and multicultural and low-income family care. Outside of work, Rebecca enjoys soccer, cooking and baking, crocheting, camping, and going on medical mission trips with her husband. She and her husband - a Pediatric GI doctor at Children's Colorado - have four children, as well as two dogs named Hulk and Bailey.

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Looking for a new pediatrician? - Aurora, Centennial, Parker and Denver / Stapleton - Call our Patient Care Line at 303-699-6200.