Jeffrey D. Perkins, MD PhD, Chief Executive Officer
Dr. Perkins is a native of Houston, Texas and received his MD and PhD degrees from University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He received post-graduate residency training in internal medicine from Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland and completed his rheumatology fellowship training at University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver. Dr. Perkins is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society, is board certified in both internal medicine and rheumatology and is an Assistant Clinical Professor at University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Dr. Perkins is a Certified Clinical Densitometrist. He founded Colorado Center for Arthritis and Osteoporosis in 1998.
Joseph R. Lutt, MD, Clinical Director
Dr. Lutt is a native of Nebraska and received his MD degree from University of Nebraska Medical Center. He completed both his internal medicine residency and his rheumatology fellowship at Oregon Health and Science University. Dr. Lutt is board certified in both internal medicine and rheumatology and is a Certified Clinical Densitometrist. He joined CCAO in 2009.
He has particular interest in clinical research and leads CCAO’s clinical research program. He is also the director of the bone health program and analyzes the bone density scans that are performed at CCAO. His clinical interests include the management of osteoporosis and autoimmune diseases, with a particular emphasis on inflammatory eye and muscle diseases.
Nguyet-Anh (Theresa) Tran, MD
Dr. Tran is a Nebraska native and received her MD degree at The University of Tennessee. She completed her internal medicine residency at Wake Forest University and her rheumatology fellowship at University of Washington in Seattle. Dr. Tran is board certified in both internal medicine and rheumatology and is a Certified Clinical Densitometrist. In her years as a fellow at University of Washington, she developed a reputation as an outstanding clinician and her efforts as Chief Rheumatology Fellow have resulted in significant enhancements of the UW clinical training program. Her clinical interests include the diagnosis and treatment of inflammatory arthritis and in particular, caring for the geriatric population. Dr. Tran joined CCAO in 2009.
Shiraz Moinuddin, MD
Dr. Moinuddin is a native of Tennessee and received his MD degree at The University of Tennessee. He completed both his internal medicine residency and rheumatology fellowship at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. Dr. Moinuddin is board certified in internal medicine and rheumatology. He joined CCAO in 2010.
In addition to being an outstanding clinical rheumatologist, Dr. Moinuddin adds expertise in musculoskeletal ultrasound and sports medicine to CCAO. During his medical training Dr. Moinuddin also participated in programs to help the underserved populations in several Latin American countries, using his fluency in Spanish as well as his medical skills to good effect.
Jill E. Gibson, MD
Dr. Gibson is a native of Aurora, Colorado and spent her formative years in Missouri. She received her MD degree from Washington University in St Louis. She continued on at Washington University for her internal medicine residency and rheumatology fellowship. Dr. Gibson is board certified in internal medicine and rheumatology. She joined CCAO in 2010. During fellowship her research interests included infectious hepatitis and its effect on inflammatory arthritis. Clinical interests include the diagnosis and treatment of autoimmune disease, particularly inflammatory arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus.
Prateek Chaudhary, DO
Dr. Chaudhary received his medical and public health degrees from University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth. He completed his internal medicine residency at The University of Texas Medical School in Houston and his rheumatology fellowship at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC. He is board certified in internal medicine and rheumatology. Dr. Chaudhary sees patients in our Wheat Ridge and Broomfield offices. He joined CCAO in 2013.