Practice Locations

UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital (UCH)
12605 E. 16th Ave Aurora, CO 80045


Michelle Knees, DO

Critical Care Medicine

Board Certified


Practice Locations

UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital (UCH)
12605 E. 16th Ave, Aurora, CO 80045


Provider Expertise

Care Philosophy

I strive to provide excellent and individualized care for my patients, blending evidence-based medicine with my patient's personal goals for their health.


  • Hospital Medicine
  • Critical Care Medicine ( 2021 )

Education & Training

Medical Schools

DO, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine of Midwestern University (2018)

Undergraduate Schools

BA, University of Colorado - Boulder (CO) (2011)

Residency Program

University of Colorado (University Hospital) Program (2021)

Professional Memberships

Society of General Internal Medicine, Member

Society of Hospital Medicine, Member

Research & Grants


IHQSE Clinical Effectiveness and Patient Safety Grant: Improving the Discharge Process and Care Coordination for Patients with a Drain. (2023)

Research Interests for Patients

My research interests are primarily focused on cognitive load and safe workforce optimization. Within these areas, I'm particularly interested in the interplay between cognitive load and diagnostic accuracy, communication, and how to balance workforce efficiency with safe care and physician wellbeing.

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Research Interest for Referring Providers

Cognitive load, attention, quality and process improvement, patient safety, diagnostic accuracy, clinical reasoning