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Michelle Lofwall, MD, DFASAM

Biography

Dr. Lofwall completed residency training in Psychiatry and a clinical research fellowship in behavioral pharmacology at Johns Hopkins University. She has an outpatient office-based opioid addiction treatment practice and is actively engaged in teaching and clinical research, investigating medication diversion and opioid use disorder treatments. Dr. Lofwall is the immediate past President of the Kentucky Chapter of the American Society of Addiction Medicine and Associate Editor of the American Academy of Addiction Psychiatry newsletter, recipient of several medical student teaching and mentorship awards, and a member of the Kentucky Governor’s State Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Advisory Council.

Affiliation

  • Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Science
    Center on Drug and Alcohol Research
    University of Kentucky College of Medicine
    Lexington, Kentucky
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Derek Forster, MD

Biography

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.

Affiliation

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

Biography

Dr. Karounos earned an MD from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in Lexington, Kentucky. He completed residency at the University of Kentucky Medical Center. and a fellowship at the Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. Dr. Karounos is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism. Clinical interests include Autoimmune Endocrine Disease, Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Nutrition.

Affiliation

  • Associate Professor, Medicine
    University of Kentucky College of Medicine
    Lexington, Kentucky
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Ashutosh Barve, MD, PhD

Biography

Dr. Barve earned an MD from the Seth G.S. Medical College and K.E.M. Hospital in India. He completed an Internal Medicine residency at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky, and a Gastroenterology fellowship at the UofL Hospital in Louisville, Kentucky. He also earned a PhD from the University of Kentucky. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine: Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology. Areas of interest include Liver Cancer, Transplant Hepatology, General Hepatology, Therapeutic Endoscopy, Toxin-Induced Liver Disease, Colon Cancer Screening, and General Gastroenterology.

Affiliation

  • Assistant Professor, Medicine, Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
    University of Louisville School of Medicine
    Practitioner-Director, Liver Cancer Program
    UofL Hospital and VAMC-Louisville
    Louisville, Kentucky
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Nicole Leedy, MD

Biography

Dr. Leedy completed her medical training at the Loan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. She completed a combined residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics and a fellowship in Infectious Diseases at the University of Kentucky. She is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Pediatrics. She currently is an investigator/co-investigator for her institution’s Ryan White Program, a member of the HIVMA Medical Student Program Committee, as well as a lecturer for the KY AIDS Education and Training Center. Her clinical interests include HIV and STDs with a special interest in adolescent populations.

Affiliation

  • Assistant Professor, Medicine, Internal Medicine
    Associate Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program Director
    University of Kentucky College of Medicine
    Lexington, Kentucky
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