Student Spotlight

Uday Patel, OMS II

Class of 2022

  • Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colorado
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Biochemistry from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Graduate studies: Master of Science in Medical Physiology from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Clubs and Activities: I am a Peer Mentor and member of the RVU Rotary Club.

Why did you choose RVUCOM? I primarily chose RVU because of how close it is to my family and the friends that I grew...
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Faculty Spotlight

Brooks Beal, DO

Assistant Professor of Primary Care

  • Hometown: Dublin, CA
  • Undergraduate Studies: Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.
  • Graduate Studies: Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Touro University Nevada.

What class/classes do you teach? I teach both years of Primary Care Medicine. Why did you choose to teach...
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Profile

John (Jack) Brozna, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Pathology
Department of Specialty Medicine

jbrozna@rvu.edu • (720) 874-2479
RVUCOM-CO Campus • FB-04


Jack Brozna, MD, PhD, came to Colorado from Manchester, Connecticut. He was awarded a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Mathematics, Master’s Degree in Biophysics and Doctorate Degree in Immunology from the University of Connecticut. His Medical Doctor Degree is from the University of Connecticut Health Sciences Center and he completed his Anatomic Pathology residency at Yale University. He is Board Certified in Anatomic Pathology.

Previously, Dr. Brozna was a research scientist and Director of Anatomic Pathology at the Denver Veterans Administration. He had a faculty appointment at the University of Colorado School of Medicine where he taught pathology to medical and dental students. He then went to the Omaha Veterans Administration and University of Nebraska Hospitals to continue his research and medical student teaching and to serve as the Director of Anatomic Pathology at the Omaha Veterans Administration. Dr. Brozna returned to Colorado to join the Colorado Permanente Medical Group as a pathologist and later served as Chief of Pathology for the Colorado Permanente Medical Group Clinical Laboratory.

He comes to RVUCOM to once again be part of medical education and to be in the classroom as a mentor and teacher striving to improve his teaching skills.

Dr. Brozna is married to his wife Eileen and they have three children. He spends time road biking and hiking and is often found in his workshop trying to master the dovetail saw and hand plane.