Speakers

Romulo Albuquerque, Michael Anstead, Sandra Batsel-Thomas, Nicole Begg, Beth Bennett, Craig Carter, Aftab Chishti, George Davis, William Elder, Kelly Evans-Rankin, Keisa Fallin-Bennett, Derek Forster, Troy Gibbons, Maya Guglin, Alan Hall, Kimberly Jones, Kimberly Kaiser, Clifford Kaye, Andrew Leventhal, Petros Levounis, Pai-Yue Lu-Fritts, Scott Mair, Miriam Marcum, Sean McTigue, Amy Meadows, David Moliterno, Richard Morehead, Thein Myint, Latawnya Pleasant, Wade Rankin, Frank Romanelli, Stephanie Rose, Mandakini Sadhir, Takako Schaninger, Asha Shenoi, Mary Sheppard, Sean Skinner, Debora Tallio, William Thornbury Jr, Terren Trott, Shannon Voogt, Jonathan Webb, Celeste Worth

Romulo Albuquerque, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Lexington, Kentucky

Romulo Albuquerque graduated from the MD/PhD program in 2011 from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and Department Physiology. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Ophthalmology and certified vitreoretinal surgeon. He runs a busy retina practice and has a laboratory at UK where he studies ocular pain biology.

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Michael Anstead, MD

Director, Adult Cystic Fibrosis Center
UK HealthCare
Associate Professor, Pediatrics
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Anstead earned an MD from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in Lexington, Kentucky. He completed residency and a fellowship at the UK Chandler Hospital in Lexington.

He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, the American Board of Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Disease, and the American Board of Sleep Medicine.

Clinical interests include Asthma, Atypical Mycobacterial Infections, Bronchiectasis, Cystic Fibrosis, and Pulmonary Medicine.

He was named a Best Doctor 2013.

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Sandra Batsel-Thomas, MD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Lexington, Kentucky

My name is Sandra D. Batsel-Thomas; I earned my medical degree at the University of Kentucky, College of Medicine, in Lexington. I then completed a Psychiatry residency at the University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine. I completed a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. I am board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology in Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. I worked at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center before coming to the University of Kentucky. I have interests in Adoption, Attachment, ADHD and Anxiety disorders. I am currently an Associate Professor in Psychiatry and the Program Director for the Psychiatry Residency Training Program at the University of Kentucky.

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Nicole Begg, PhD, NCSP

Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics Adolescent Medicine
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Lexington, Kentucky

I specialize in the treatment of eating disorders in adolescents and mental health issues for transgender youth. I also treat anxiety, depression, substance abuse, trauma, and ADHD in children and adolescents. My approach for each patient is individualized to meet their needs and includes components of evidence-based treatments: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Maudsley Method, RO-DBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and/or Motivational Interviewing. I have 14 years of experience as a school psychologist and frequently consult with schools to ensure that patient's educational needs are met. A portion of my time is spent in teaching/supervision and scholarly research. Currently, I am teaming on grants to provide awareness to educators on the risk factors for human trafficking and to implement a mindfulness curriculum in a school for teen parents.

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Beth Bennett, APRN

Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
Kentucky Children’s Hospital
Department of Pediatrics
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky

Beth Bennett is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at the University of Kentucky since 2015. Beth has been a full time employee at the University of Kentucky since 2008 where she worked initially as an Acute Care Pediatric Registered Nurse. Prior to her current role, she worked as a Nurse Practitioner in the Division of Pediatric Urology at the University of Kentucky. Beth completed her Master of Science in Nursing in 2013, has her Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner certification through ANCC and is an active member of The Association of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Nurses.

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Craig Carter, DO

Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Medical Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Medical Director, EM Advanced Practice Providers
UK HealthCare
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Carter earned a DO from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine-Midwestern University, in Downers Grove, Illinois, and completed a residency at Provident Medical Center, in Chicago, Illinois. He is certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine and the American Osteopathic Board of Pediatrics.

Clinical interests include Air Medical Care and Transport and Pediatric Emergency Care.

Dr. Carter is a longtime PALS instructor and has completed the entire PFCCS course. He regularly teaches as core faculty for both the EM and pediatric residencies and especially enjoys teaching pediatric emergency medicine.

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Aftab Chishti, MD, FASN, CCST

Professor of Pediatrics
University of Kentucky
Kentucky Children’s Hospital
Division of Nephrology, Hypertension & Renal Transplantation
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Chishti earned an MD from the Aga Khan University Medical College in Karachi, Pakistan. He completed residency at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania and completed a fellowship at the Texas Children's Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.

He is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Pediatrics, Nephrology.

Clinical interests include chronic renal insufficiency, hypertension management, pediatric kidney transplantation, and pediatric nephrology.

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George Davis, PharmD, BCPS

Anticoagulation Program Coordinator
UK HealthCare Pharmacy Services
Associate Adjunct Professor, Pharmacy Practice and Science
University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy
Lexington, Kentucky

George Davis is Anticoagulation Program Coordinator with UK HealthCare Pharmacy Services and Associate Adjunct Professor with University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. He completed residency and research fellowship training at the University of Kentucky and has been a clinical pharmacist at UK for over 18 years with practice, teaching, research, and scholarly activity in clinical pharmacokinetics, anticoagulation, and internal medicine. In his current position, he is pharmacist coordinator of the UK HealthCare Anticoagulation Stewardship Program which includes involvement in a multidisciplinary inpatient anticoagulation consult service, anticoagulation transition of care clinic, quality assurance/safety, and formulary management. Most recently, he has served in a leadership role in development of multidisciplinary Pulmonary Embolism Response Team (PERT) at UK HealthCare.

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William Elder, PhD

Professor and Director of Behavioral Science
Department of Family and Community Medicine
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Elder is a Professor and Director of Behavioral Science in the Department of Family and Community Medicine. As a clinical psychologist he sees patients with a full range of mental disorders. He trained at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, then completed a fellowship in neuropsychology and rehabilitation at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, where he became very interested in the psychological aspects of medical conditions. Finding his home in Family Medicine, he has served departments in Wisconsin, Arkansas and Kentucky. He has led or co led research and educational projects funded in excess of seven million dollars and served on multiple regional and national advisory panels for education and research. As a native Texan he thought he would never leave, but he and his family have come to love Kentucky where the sky is just as blue and the topography is much more interesting. Since staying in Kentucky, he has transitioned from Dallas Cowboy silver blue and now bleeds Kentucky blue, even during the final four. When not working, you’ll probably find him pursuing his latest home improvement project or traveling with his wife Honey. He is always willing to trade home remodeling tips and is currently looking for a good drywall installer.

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Kelly Evans-Rankin, MD

Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Lexington, Kentucky

My name is Kelly Evans-Rankin; I received my BS in Biology at Union College, KY, and was dual collegiate athlete in both Soccer and Softball. I attended Ross University School of Medicine, completed Family Medicine Residency and Sports Medicine Fellowship at the University of Kentucky. I am dual boarded in Family Medicine and Sports Medicine.

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Keisa Fallin-Bennett, MD, MPH

Associated Professor
Family and Community Medicine
University of Kentucky
College of Medicine
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Bennett is an associate professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Kentucky, where she participates in clinical care, teaching, and research. She earned an MD and Masters in Public Health at the University of Kentucky, and completed post-graduate training in Lawrence Massachusetts and a faculty development and policy fellowship at Georgetown University. Dr. Bennett’s special interests are LGBTQ* health, interprofessional teamwork, addiction and recovery, and maternity care; and she is a Master Educator for the College of Medicine. She has served as a Co-Investigator or Primary Investigator of several grant-funded research studies and co-chaired LGBTQ* education committees on the national level. She is an active member of the Health care committee affiliated with the Office of LGBTQ* services at UK.

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Derek Forster, MD

Assistant Professor, Medicine
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Clinical Provider
Bluegrass Care Clinic
Medical Director
Infection Prevention & Control
UKHealthCare
Lexington, Kentucky

Derek Forster, MD received his medical degree from the University of Louisville School Of Medicine in Louisville, KY where he also completed his residency in internal medicine. He then completed his Infectious Disease Fellowship training at Wake Forest University – Bowman Gray School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC. He is currently an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Kentucky College Of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases. His clinical interests include HIV, hepatitis C and hospital acquired infections. He also serves as the medical director for Infection Prevention and Control for the University of Kentucky Healthcare system.

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Troy Gibbons, MD

Professor of Pediatrics
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Lexington, Kentucky

My name is Troy E Gibbons I received my medical degree from the University of the West Indies in Champ Fleur West Indies I then completed a fellowship in Pediatric Gastroenterology at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta.

I am board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in Gastroenterology.

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Maya Guglin, MD, PhD

Medical Director, VAD Program
UK HealthCare
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Guglin was previously an Associate Professor of Medicine and Director of Heart Failure at University of South Florida. She also ran the adult congenital heart disease program (together with Dr. Dadlani) and cardiomyopathy clinic, seeing patients with genetic and familial cardiomyopathy, peripartum cardiomyopathy, cardiac amyloidosis, cardiac sarcoidosis, chemotherapy-induced cardiomyopathy, and right ventricular failure.

A native of Russia, she graduated from Volgograd Medical School and worked as a Cardiology attending in the CCU for several years before coming to the US. Her American training took place at Case Western Reserve University (residency) and UMDNJ (fellowship). As a USF faculty she practiced not only in University clinics but also at Tampa General Hospital and Moffitt Cancer Institute.

Dr. Guglin’s clinical and research interests include heart failure, chemotherapy-induced cardiomyopathy, adult congenital heart diseases, pulmonary hypertension, unusual cardiomyopathies, echocardiography, cardiac transplantation and left ventricular assist devices. Dr. Guglin authored and co-authored about 50 articles in peer reviewed journals. She regularly presents at scientific sessions of the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology, and Heart Failure Society of America. She is a member of the ACC Heart Failure and Transplant Committee.

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Alan Hall, MD

Assistant Professor
Division of Hospital Medicine
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky

Alan Hall, MD is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He then completed his residency in Internal Medicine & Pediatrics at the University of Michigan and is currently an Assistant Professor in Internal Medicine & Pediatrics back at UK, working as a hospitalist for both departments. He is the co-clerkship director for the third year Pediatrics rotation and the 4th year Med-Peds acting-internship in the college of medicine.

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Kimberly Jones, MD

Assistant Professor, Child Neurology
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Residency Director
Director, Process Improvement
Kentucky Neuroscience Institute
UKHealthCare
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Jones grew up in Kentucky and completed her undergraduate education at Transylvania University. She earned an MD from the University of Louisville School of Medicine then completed residency at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center.

Special interests include Epilepsy, Tourette’s Syndrome, and improving access in rural eastern Kentucky.

For more information about this speaker and other UK Department of Neurology faculty, visit: http://neurology.med.uky.edu/neurology-our-faculty.

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Kimberly Kaiser, MD

Assistant Professor
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine
Department of Family and Community Medicine
Team Physician, University of Kentucky
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Kimberly Kaiser is an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine and Family and Community Medicine at the University of Kentucky. She received her medical degree from the University of Missouri in Columbia, MO. She completed residency in Family and Community Medicine at the University of Missouri and fellowship in Primary Care Sports Medicine at the University of Kentucky. She is team physician for University of Kentucky Athletics and Medical Director for Eastern Kentucky University Athletics.e.

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Clifford Kaye, MD

Associate Professor, Internal Medicine/Hospital Medicine
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Hospitalist
Medical Director, Utilization Review and Clinical Documentation Integrity
UK HealthCare
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Kaye earned an MD from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan, and completed residency at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine with focused practice in Hospital Medicine.

Dr. Kaye came to UK from the Henry Ford Hospital where he was the core clinical faculty for their residency program. In addition, he was the associate director for hospital Quality and Utilization, reporting to the hospital’s associate CMO and the system’s CEO. Prior to this, Dr. Kaye served as an associate program director for the Internal Medicine Residency at Wayne State University and as physician advisor to Detroit Receiving Hospital.

Throughout this time and since 2000, he has been practicing hospital medicine Since coming to UK, Dr. Kaye has continued to work in QI and serve as Medical Director of Utilization Management, Utilization Review and Clinical Documentation Integrity.

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Andrew Leventhal, MD, PhD

Medical Director, Kentucky Adult Congenital Heart Program (KACH)
Assistant Professor, Medicine
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Leventhal earned an MD and PhD from Columbia University in New York. He completed residency at Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston followed by fellowships in Critical Care Medicine at NIH, General and Interventional Cardiology at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Structural Interventional Cardiology & Adult Congenital Heart Disease at Toronto General Hospital, and a research fellowship at NHLBI, Laboratory of Cardiovascular Regeneration.

He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease, Critical Care Medicine and Interventional Cardiology.

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Petros Levounis, MD, MA

Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School
Newark, New Jersey

Petros Levounis, MD, MA, DFASAM, is chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and chief of service at University Hospital in Newark, New Jersey. Dr. Levounis came to Rutgers from Columbia University where he served as director of the Addiction Institute of New York and chief of addiction psychiatry at St. Luke's and Roosevelt Hospitals from 2002 to 2013. Dr. Levounis is board-certified in psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, and addiction medicine. His academic interests include the psychotherapy and psychopharmacology of addiction and co-occurring psychiatric disorders, the teaching of psychiatry, gay and lesbian mental health, mindfulness, and the behavioral addictions.

Dr. Levounis is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Stanford University where he studied chemistry and biophysics as a combined BS/MS student, before receiving his medical education at Stanford University School of Medicine and the Medical College of Pennsylvania. During medical school, he researched the effects of social class on patient-physician relationships in Oxford, England, and received an MA degree in sociology from Stanford. In 1994, he moved to New York City to train in psychiatry at the New York State Psychiatric Institute of Columbia University. He graduated from Columbia receiving the National Institute of Mental Health Outstanding Resident Award and went on to complete his fellowship in addiction psychiatry at New York University under the mentorship of Dr. Marc Galanter. During that time, he received the American Psychiatric Association/Center for Mental Health Services (APA/CMHS) Minority Fellowship, which supported his research on HIV risk factors in homeless men who suffer from severe mental illness and substance use disorders. In 2006, Dr. Levounis completed the Leadership Development for Physicians in Academic Health Centers Program at Harvard School of Public Health.

Dr. Levounis has written numerous articles, monographs, and book chapters; has lectured extensively on addiction topics throughout the United States and abroad; and has been interviewed by CBS, ABC, NBC, CNN, FOX, The Martha Stewart Radio Show, The New York Times, and The Washington Post, among others. He is a Betty Ford Scholar; a member and Laughlin Fellow of the American College of Psychiatrists; and a recipient of the 2008 Coalition Leadership Award, the Irma Bland Award for Excellence in Teaching Residents, the Nancy Roeske Award for Excellence in Medical Student Education, the U.S. State Department Speaker and Specialist Award, and the Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists’ 2012 Distinguished Service Award. Dr. Levounis serves on the boards of the American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) and the American Board of Addiction Medicine (ABAM), and from 2005 to 2009 chaired the national Committee on Addiction Treatment of the APA. Dr. Levounis is a distinguished fellow of both the APA and ASAM.

Dr. Levounis has authored/edited eleven books including the self-help paperback “Sober Siblings: How to Help Your Alcoholic Brother or Sister—and Not Lose Yourself” (2008), the textbook of “Substance Dependence and Co-Occurring Psychiatric Disorders” (2010), the handbook of “Motivation and Change” (2010), the handbook of “Office-Based Buprenorphine Treatment of Opioid Dependence” (2011), the award-winning “LGBT Casebook” (2012), “The Addiction Casebook” (2014) based on the DSM-5, “The Behavioral Addictions” (2015), an innovative book that includes re-enactment video clips played by Rutgers NJMS medical students, the “Pocket Guide to Addiction Assessment and Treatment” (2016), and “Becoming Mindful: Integrating Mindfulness into Your Psychiatric Practice” (2017, in press). He is currently working on the second editions of his motivational interviewing and buprenorphine books. Dr. Levounis’s books have been translated into Portuguese, Hungarian, and Japanese.

Dr. Levounis is married to actor Lukas Hassel and lives in New York City.

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Pai-Yue Lu-Fritts, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Section Head, Pediatric Rheumatology
Department of Pediatrics
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Lexington, KY

Pai-Yue Lu-Fritts received her medical degree from New York Medical College, Valhalla. She completed her pediatrics residency at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC). She then completed fellowships in Clinical and Translational Medicine and in Pediatric Rheumatology at CCHMC. She is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.

Lu-Fritts provides services related to the diagnosis, treatment and management of childhood rheumatologic diseases including:

• Acute rheumatic fever
• Arthritis (acute, chronic)
• Fever of unknown cause and periodic fever syndromes
• Hypermobility syndrome
• Juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) (formerly known as Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, or JRA)
• Juvenile dermatomyositis (JDM)
• Morphea and scleroderma
• Musculoskeletal pain (joint/limb pain), fibromyalgia, and complex regional pain syndrome
• Sarcoidosis
• Spondyloarthropathy
• Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD), Sjögren's syndrome, and other related conditions
• Uveitis and other autoimmune eye conditions
• Vasculitis

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Scott Mair, MD

Associate Professor, Surgery
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr Mair received his MD from the Duke University School of Medicine in Durham. He also completed his residency training there. He completed a fellowship in Sports Medicine at the Steadman-Hawkins Clinic in Vail, Colorado.

He is a team physician for the University of Kentucky Men’s Basketball, Women’s Gymnastics, Women’s Volleyball and Men’s Baseball teams, Kentucky State University Athletics, and the Lexington Horsemen Arena Football team.

special interests include shoulder reconstruction and arthroscopic surgery of the shoulder, knee, and ankle.

He was named a Best Doctor 2013.

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Miriam Marcum, MD

Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Marcum received her medical degree from the University of Kentucky, College of Medicine, Lexington and is board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. She has been on faculty since 2007 and has been Program Director of the OB/GYN residency for 5 years (and counting). Her interests are in VBAC, infertility and AUB.

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Sean McTigue, MD

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics/Infectious Diseases
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Kentucky Children's Hospital
Medical Director, Pediatric Infection Prevention and Control
UK HealthCare
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. McTigue earned his MD from New Jersey Medical School in Newark, NJ where he also completed a Pediatric Residency and a Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship. He is board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in General Pediatrics as well as Pediatric Infectious Diseases.

Clinical interests include HIV/AIDS, infection control, pediatric infectious diseases, and periodic fever syndrome.

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Amy Meadows, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Psychiatry
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Lexington, Kentucky

My name is Amy Lynn Meadows; I received my combined medical and Master of Health Science degrees from Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn., where I also completed a Doris Duke Research Fellowship. I completed “Triple Board” residency in Pediatrics, General Psychiatry, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Given this background, I specialize in evaluating and treating children and adolescents with complex concerns at the intersection of pediatric medicine and behavioral health. I currently run the Pediatric Psychiatry Consultation-Liaison program at Kentucky Children’s Hospital and am an Associate Program Director for the “Triple Board” program at the University of Kentucky.

I am board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

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David Moliterno, MD

Jack M. Gill Chair and Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky

David J. Moliterno, MD, FACP, FACC is the Jack M. Gill Chair and Professor of the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Kentucky. He received a bachelor’s degree with honors from the University of Michigan, his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia, and his Internal Medicine training from Vanderbilt University. He completed a fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine at The University of Texas-Southwestern Medical Center, and he completed an additional interventional cardiology fellowship at The Cleveland Clinic Foundation, where he remained as an attending cardiologist for 10 years before joining the University of Kentucky.

Dr. Moliterno has been a visiting professor or invited lecturer in more than 30 countries. He is the author or coauthor of over 350 publications and editor of 7 textbooks. He has been the primary author of publications in Annals of Internal Medicine, Circulation, JACC, JAMA, Lancet, BMJ, and the New England Journal of Medicine. He was recently selected to be the Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of the American College of Cardiology—Cardiovascular Interventions. As a clinical researcher, Dr. Moliterno has been a leader in numerous multinational investigational studies. Collectively, these studies have involved over $1 billion in clinical trial research. His primary research interests involve acute coronary syndromes, antithrombotic therapies, and interventional cardiology.

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Richard Morehead, MD, FCCP, FACP

Professor of Medicine
Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky

Scott Morehead, MD, FACP, FCCP graduated from the Oral Roberts University School of Medicine at Tulsa. He works in Lexington, KY and specializes in Pulmonary Critical Care Medicine and Pulmonary Medicine. Dr. Morehead is affiliated with University of Kentucky Albert B Chandler Medical Center.

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Thein Myint, MBBS

Assistant Professor
University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Myint attended medical school at the Institute of Medicine, in Mandalay, Myanmar. He completed residency training at the Long Island College Hospital, in Brooklyn, New York. After residency, he worked as a hospitalist in The Permanente Medical Group, in Fresno, California.

His interests are HIV and tropical infections. He is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in General Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease.

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Latawnya Pleasant, MD

Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Lexington, Kentucky

My name is LaTawnya D. Pleasant; I received my medical degree from the University of Kentucky, College of Medicine in Lexington. I then completed a fellowship in Pediatric Nephrology at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

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Wade Rankin, DO

Assistant Professor, Family and Community Medicine
Inpatient Medical Director and Sports Track Advisor
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Rankin earned a BS in Biology from the University of Kentucky before attending the Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine in Pikeville, Kentucky. He completed his Family Medicine Residency at Bethesda Family Practice in Cincinnati, Ohio, and a Sports Medicine Fellowship at Beacon Orthopaedics/Bethesda Family Medicine in Cincinnati.

Dr. Rankin is responsible for the MSK education for the Family Medicine Residency Program.

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Frank Romanelli, PharmD, MPH, FAPhA, BCPS, AAHIVP

Paul F. Parker Endowed Professor, Pharmacy Practice and Science
Associate Dean, Educational Advancement
University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy
Associate Professor, Medicine and Physician Assistant Studies
University of Kentucky Colleges of Medicine and Health Sciences
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Romanelli, originally from Waterbury, Connecticut, earned both a Bachelor of Science and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy in Boston. He completed Pharmacy Practice and Critical Care residencies at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, serving as Chief Resident. Subsequently, he earned a Masters in Public Health from the University of Kentucky.

Dr. Romanelli has received several commendations by various groups for outstanding teaching. In 2003, he was selected by the University of Kentucky Alumni Association as a ‘Great Teacher’, this is the oldest continuous award presented by UK. In 2004, he received the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Innovations in Teaching Award and in 2008 the UK Provosts Award for Outstanding teaching by a Tenured Faculty member. Dr. Romanelli has also been recognized as an Outstanding Professor of the Year by both the UK College of Pharmacy and College of Health Sciences. From student nominations, Dr. Romanelli has been recognized by the UK College of Education as a “Teacher Who Made a Difference.” In 2012, he was inducted as an honorary member of Pi Alpha, the National Physician Assistant Academic Honor Society and in 2013 he was inducted into Delta Omega, the honorary society for Public Health.

Dr. Romanelli is board certified in pharmacotherapy and recognized by the American Association of HIV Medicine as an HIV Pharmacist. In 2009, he was elected a Fellow of the American Pharmacists Association. Dr. Romanelli currently serves as Associate Editor of the American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education. Additionally, he is the section editor for HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections for the Annals of Pharmacotherapy.

He maintains an active practice in the area of HIV/AIDS and his research interests include pharmacy education and pedagogy.

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Stephanie Rose, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
College of Medicine
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Rose is an assistant professor in the College of Medicine, Department of General Internal Medicine, at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. She is board-certified in Internal Medicine and a received her Diplomate in Obesity Medicine from the American Board of Obesity Medicine in 2014. After completing her residency in Internal Medicine, she completed a General Medicine fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital as well as a Masters of Public Health with a concentration in Clinical Effectiveness from the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Rose’s work in obesity includes a running a weight management program at UK which focuses primarily on individualized lifestyle and behavioral management as well as dietitian support. Over the past two years Dr. Rose has been working with subspecialists to focus on improving outcomes in patients with diseases related to obesity. Dr. Rose focuses her clinical research on obesity care in the primary care setting and maintains a database of her weight management patients in order to study their outcomes.

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Mandakini Sadhir, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Lexington, Kentucky

My name is Mandakini Sadhir; I received my medical degree from Sarojini Naidu Medical College, Agra, India. I completed my Pediatric Residency and Chief year at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, N.Y. I pursued a fellowship in Pediatric Adolescent Medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, Inc., Milwaukee.

I am board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. I am a member of American Academy of Pediatrics and Society for Adolescent health and medicine.

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Takako Schaninger, MD

Assistant Professor, Infectious Disease
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Hospital Epidemiologist
VAMC
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Schaninger earned an MD from Ryukyu Daigaku Igakubu in Japan. She completed residency and fellowship at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky.

She is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease, and received HIV certification from the American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM).

Clinical interests include Hepatitis C, HIV, and Infectious Diseases.

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Asha Shenoi, MD, FAAP

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Assistant Dean, Learning Environment, GME
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Heinrich A. Werner Division of Pediatric Critical Care
Kentucky Children's Hospital
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Shenoi earned an MD from the Trivandrum Medical College, Kerala State, India, where she completed a pediatric residency. She subsequently completed a pediatric residency at the Children’s Hospital of New Jersey followed by a Pediatric Critical Care fellowship at Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta.

She is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in General Pediatrics and Critical Care Medicine.

Clinical interests include Curriculum Development, Resident Education, and Teaching in Resource Limited Settings.

Dr. Shenoi is actively involved with resident teaching and mentoring and was instrumental in setting up Pediatric Fundamental Critical Society Course (PFCCS) courses for residents at the Kentucky Children’s Hospital. She serves on several national committees for Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) including the Pediatric Resident Education and Recruitment Committee, National Quality and Safety Subcommittee and PFCCS Committee. She is an international consultant for PFCCS courses and has developed curriculum for SCCM, World Pediatric Critical Care foundation and American Academy of Pediatrics. On behalf of the Pediatric Critical Care foundation, Dr. Shenoi volunteers developing and teaching sustainable critical care foundation curriculum in resource limited global settings and has conducted training programs in seven countries so far.

Asha’s research has focused on wellbeing and burnout among pediatric healthcare providers and she is the physician champion for the PICU self-care group at Kentucky Children’s Hospital.

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Mary Sheppard, MD

Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Lexington, KY

Mary B. Sheppard, MD, received her medical degree at the University of Kentucky, College of Medicine in Lexington. She then completed a residency at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center in Charlottesville.

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Sean Skinner, MD

Assistant Professor, Surgery and Pediatrics
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Skinner earned an MD from Ross University School of Medicine, in Portsmouth Dominica, West Indies. He completed residency at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, Pennsylvania, and Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. He completed fellowships at the University of Oklahoma Affiliated Hospitals in Oklahoma City and the University of Michigan Hospital in Ann Arbor.

He is certified by the American Board of Surgery.

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Debora Tallio, MD

Owner & Physician
Mindful Medicine
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Debora Tallio has over 20 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. She has received advanced training in Mind-Body Medicine throught the Center for Mind-Body Medicine in Washington DC. Currently she is enrolled in Tulane School of Medicine's certification program in Culinary Medicine and the certification program in Plant-based Nutrition through Cornell University. She has an interest in helping patients with cancer, heart disease, diabetes, arthritis, obesity and chronic pain make appropriate liefstyle changes to improve their health. Dr. Tallio previously worked at University of Michigan Medical Center, Southeastern Regional Medical Center in North Carolina, and Lexington Clinic in Kentucky. She completed a residency in pediatrics at the Medical College of Georgia and a residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Michigan Medical Center.

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William Thornbury Jr, MD

CEO and Medical Director
Medical Associates Clinic
Glasgow, Kentucky

Dr. Thornbury began his medical education at the University of Kentucky, graduating from the College of Pharmacy with an Honors Program distinction. He practiced five years in the rural Appalachian mountains of Virginia before returning to study medicine at the University of Louisville, where he graduated and completed work with Harvard Medical School at The Cambridge Hospital in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

He has practiced medicine for fifteen years with expertise in family and internal medicine. His clinical research interests involve Mobile E-Visit technology, in particular, its use in dissimilar populations. Dr. Thornbury’s academic interests involve Lean Organizational Health Systems with emphasis in its application in outpatient clinics, as well as, educating medical professionals in True Lean Systems.

Dr. Thornbury is the Founder of Me-Visit, a company pledged to help pioneer solutions to improve healthcare delivery and help end medical homelessness. He is CEO and Medical Director of Medical Associates Clinic in Glasgow.

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Terren Trott, MD

Assistant Professor
M3 Assistant Clerkship Director
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Lexington, Kentucky

Terren Trott, MD is and Assistant Professor at the University of Kentucky. He completed both Medical school and residency at the University of Kentucky. He is fellowship trained in Ultrasound and starting a Critical Care Fellowship in July 2018. He also, manages an airway blog, 5minuteairway.com.

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Shannon Voogt, MD

Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Lexington, Kentucky

My name is Shannon Joy Voogt; I received my medical degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, East Lansing and my undergraduate degree in Psychology from Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Mich. My clinical interests include global health, family centered maternity care, women's health, and geriatrics. I am board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.

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Jonathan Webb, MD

Assistant Professor, Medicine
Division of Nephrology, Bone and Mineral Metabolism
College of Medicine
University of Kentucky
Lexington, KY

Dr. Webb earned his MD degree from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and completed a residency and fellowship at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

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Celeste Worth, MCHES

Clinical Training Manager
KY LEADS Collaborative Co-Investigator
Tobacco Treatment Specialist
Kentucky Cancer Program
University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky

Celeste Worth is a Tobacco Treatment Specialist and the Professional Education and Training Manager for the Kentucky Cancer Program at the University of Louisville, as well as a co-investigator for the KY LEADS (Lung cancer, Education, Awareness, Detection, and Survivorship) Collaborative Provider Education Component. Since 2001, she has developed and implemented nationally recognized tobacco treatment education for over 10,000 multi-disciplinary healthcare providers and students in Kentucky with funding from the Ky. Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program. Ms. Worth received her degree in Health Administration and Community Health from the University of Kentucky and is a Master Certified Health Education Specialist.

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