Kent Mathews Endowed Lectureship in Christian Social Ethics 2009-2010 Biographies
Dr. Robert Cutillo received a Bachelor of Science degree from Georgetown University, Washington, DC in 1977, graduated from Columbia University in New York with an MD degree in 1981 and completed a residency in Family Medicine at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Illinois in 1984.
Dr. Cutillo has worked 25 years in faith-based health care for the uninsured/underserved in Chicago, IL., Washington, DC, and now Denver for the last 10 years. He also spent several years in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (formerly Zaire) as a medical missionary.
He is currently Medical Director of Inner City Health Center in Denver, CO, Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Family Medicine at The University of Colorado School of Medicine, and on the medical staff at St. Joseph Hospital and St. Anthony Hospital.
An endorsement for Dr. Robert Cutillo:
"Dr. Robert 'Bob' Cutillo is an excellent and gifted teacher. He has great insight into the current dilemmas facing health care and sees it all through a distinctly Biblical worldview.”
~ Kraig Burleson, Chief Executive Officer; Inner City Health Center; Denver, CO
Gary VanderArk was born and raised in western Michigan, educated at Calvin College with a bachelor of science degree, and The University of Michigan with his medical degree. He spent three years serving his country at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington, D.C. He came to Denver to start the neurosurgical program at Denver Health and Hospital.
Over the course of thirty years of neurosurgical practice in south Denver, he organized and provided leadership for the Colorado Neurological Institute. He also started and continues to lead Doctors Care and The Colorado Coalition for the Medically Underserved. For the past decade he has testified each year to legislative committees on pending health care bills. He presently is Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Colorado Medical School where he has served as Director of the Neurosurgery Residency Program. He sponsors an elective Health Care Policy course for first and second year medical students.
During his career Gary has written and/or co-authored a number of publications in his field. Currently he serves on the Denver Seminary Board of Trustees, the HealthONE Pastoral Care Education Board, the Denver Foundation Health Care Committee, the Center for Bioethics and Humanities-University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, the Denver Salvation Army Board, and the Cambodian Christian Reformed Church Board.
Gary has been married to Phyllis, a full-time community volunteer, and has a family of two children, and four grandchildren. His goal in life is to act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with God.