Speakers

Sanford Archer, Joseph Auer, Ryan Beyer, Michael Bounds, Samantha Cappetto, Rebecca Cheatham, Audrey Darville, George Davis, William Elder, Courtney Emery, Eric Endean, Deborah Flomenhoft, Laura Forster, Kelly Fountain, Wanda Gonsalves, Ginny Gottschalk, Donna Grigsby, Dong (Dan) Han, Cecil Hollen, Jon Hourigan, Christina Howard, Jamshed Kanga, Fareesh Kanga, Siddharth Kapoor, Stefan Kiessling, Andrew Kolodziej , Archana Kudrimoti, Nicole Leedy, Rebekah Leet, Amy Meadows, Laura Murphy, Srikanth Nithyanandam, Kimberly Northrip, Richard Okragly, L Raymond Reynolds, Jens Rosenau, Pamela Ryan, Mandakini Sadhir, Takako Schaninger, Fadel Shammout, Stuart Tobin, Shannon Voogt, Andrea Welker, Hank White, Michael Young

Sanford Archer, MD, FACS, FAAOA

Professor, Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, and Pediatrics
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Archer was born in New York and attended Wake Forest University as an undergraduate. He completed medical school at Chicago Medical School and then completed a residency in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Dr. Archer was recruited to help start the Otolaryngology program at the University of Kentucky Medical Center in 1988. He is currently a Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery with an active interest in clinical research and medical student and resident education.

Since 1998, he has been selected as one of the 100 Best Doctors in his specialty. Dr. Archer is well written in the medical literature and lectures extensively to other medical groups. His main areas of interest and expertise includes care of the professional voice, management of acute and chronic nasal and sinus problems, otolaryngologic allergy, head & neck cancer, and facial plastic surgery.

He is the Medical Director of the UK Voice and Swallowing Clinic and Medical Consultant for the University of Kentucky Opera Program and many other regional Opera and Voice programs. In addition to his faculty appointment at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Dr. Archer is former chief of Otolaryngology at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Lexington. Dr. Archer is very active in academic medicine and is a member of many professional societies.

He currently serves on the editorial board of several Otolaryngology publications and several committees for the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and its Board of Governors and on the Board of Directors for several non-profit community organizations.

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Joseph Auer, MD

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

Dr. Auer is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and has been with the University of Kentucky since 2000. After completing his residency and fellowship here, he joined the Department of Gastroenterology as an Assistant Professor and a general GI physician in 2012. His research includes work on a database of EUS diagnosed pancreatic neoplasms, and he has experience working on the pediatric GI population as well.

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Ryan Beyer, MD

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

Dr. Ryan Beyer is an Assistant Professor of Medicine here at the University of Kentucky. He earned his medical degree from the University of Michigan, residency from University of Alabama Birmingham, and GI fellowship from SUNY Downstate. Dr. Beyer is currently involved in research on pancreatic and biliary malignancies, as well as bowel wall thickening. He specializes in endoscopy and sees patients at the Kentucky Clinic.

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Michael Bounds, MD

Assistant Professor, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Michael C. Bounds earned his Doctor of Medicine degree from Wake Forest University. He completed a five year General Surgery residency at the University of Kentucky, serving as Administrative Chief Resident his final year. He then completed a two year Vascular Surgery fellowship at the University of Kentucky. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery in General Surgery. Dr. Bounds earned the Recognition of Excellence in Medical Education Award in 2016. He has co-authored journal articles and book chapters, and made local and national presentations. Personal interests are running, music, and enjoying time spent in the outdoors with family.

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Samantha Cappetto, MD

Chief Resident 2018-2019
Department of Pediatrics
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Lexington, Kentucky

Sammie Cappetto is currently serving as a Pediatric Chief Resident within the Department of Pediatrics at University of Kentucky. She also serves as a Pediatric Hospitalist at Kentucky Children's Hospital and staffs the UK Twilight Clinic. Sammie attended medical school at West Virginia University School of Medicine in Morgantown, West Virginia and completed her pediatric residency training at University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Career interests include inpatient pediatrics, academics, procedural training, and pediatric orthopaedics; with additional passion for the musculoskeletal system, health, wellness, and resident education.

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Rebecca Cheatham, MHA

Quality Improvement Advisor
Kentucky Regional Extension Center
Lexington, Kentucky

Rebecca Cheatham, MHA is a Quality Improvement and Health Information Technology Advisor for the Kentucky Regional Extension Center (REC). Rebecca’s work includes subject matter expertise on CMS’ Quality Payment Program (QPP), EHR technical guidance, and process improvement to support operational and workflow efficiency. Rebecca also supports two federally-funded grants, both focused on practice improvement and transformation. Rebecca earned her Bachelor of Arts in Health Communication and Master’s in Healthcare Administration from the University of Kentucky. Rebecca also holds a Graduate Certification in Improving Healthcare Value and additional certifications in quality improvement initiatives such as LEAN Process Improvement.

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Audrey Darville, PhD, APRN, CTTS

Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist
UK Healthcare
Assistant Professor
University of Kentucky College of Nursing
Lexington, Kentucky

In addition to providing cessation counseling for patients and employees, Dr. Darville works on developing system strategies to identify, assess, and treat those with tobacco dependence in a variety of settings at UK HealthCare (inpatient, outpatient, employee) and in the community (Salvation Army).

She is involved with the Kentucky Tobacco Policy Research Program, on the board of the Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence (ATTUD) and is a member of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco (SRNT).

Her research interest is tobacco use cessation in hard-to-treat smokers and in those with medical illness. Her dissertation is titled: Medically Ill Smokers and Planning to Quit.

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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

Chair, Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences
University of Houston College of Medicine
Houston, Texas

Bill Elder, PhD is Professor and Chair of Behavioral and Social Sciences at the UH College of Medicine. Dr. Elder trained in clinical psychology at the UT Southwestern Medical Center and served a fellowship in the Department of Psychiatry at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas. He comes to the UH College of Medicine after 20 years of leadership at the University of Kentucky where he was Professor of Family and Community Medicine and Director of Behavioral Health. He is a highly experienced clinician and educational innovator and researcher.

Dr. Elder has created biopsychosocial training for learners at all levels and emphasizes relational, comprehensive care of patients. He has conducted federally and foundation funded tertiary clinical research on chronic low back pain and integration of behavioral health. He has served his community locally and led at the national level on medical education. He was recognized by the Secretary of Health and Human Services for his national service representing psychology for Title VII funded programs. He received the first Distinguished Alumni Award from UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Clinical Psychology Program.

Most recently Dr. Elder has developed interprofessional curricula to transform care to embrace quality while reducing health care costs. Content in this curricula focuses on data driven medical decision making, a population health and quality focus, and team based collaborative and integrated behavioral health care. Future UH College of Medicine graduates will be prepared to integrate information and use technology at more and more advanced levels. Yet, physicians must not lose, and our graduates will gain, the ability to support and guide patients interpersonally and relationally. As our leader of behavioral and social sciences at the UH College of Medicine, Dr. Elder will develop integrated didactic and experiential activities that enable our graduates to conceptualize patients at medical, psychological and social levels, to form meaningful and health empowering relationships with their patients and to participate as leaders and collaborators in advanced models of integrated and team-based care systems.

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Courtney Emery, MEd, NBCT

School Intervention Specialist
PAWS (Providing Assistance With School) program
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky

Courtney Emery is the School Intervention Specialist in the DanceBlue Kentucky Children’s Hospital Hematology Oncology Clinic at the University of Kentucky (UK) in Lexington, KY. Courtney has developed The Providing Assistance With School (PAWS) Program which serves to minimize negative educational issues that arise due to a cancer diagnosis, the treatment regimen, and frequent school absences.

Courtney’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education and Special Education with a focus in Learning and Behavioral Disorders. Courtney earned this degree from The University of Kentucky in 2006. Additionally, she earned a Masters of Education in Educational Leadership in 2012 from The University of Kentucky and became certified by The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards in 2014. Prior to working at UK, Courtney taught in the Kentucky Public School System for 8 years. During this time, she had the opportunity to work with students from a variety of backgrounds and ability levels.

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Eric Endean, MD, FACS

Director, Aortic Center
Gordon L. Hyde Endowed Professor and Chair Vascular Surgery
Section Head, Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Lexington, Kentucky

Eric D. Endean earned his Doctor of Medicine and received his General Surgery training at the University of Michigan. His Vascular Surgery training was done at Loyola University in Chicago. He is certified by the American Board of Surgery in General and Vascular Surgery. Dr. Endean has been on the faculty at the University of Kentucky since 1998 and is currently the Vascular Surgery Section Chief, an Associate Program Director for the General Surgery Residency, and is the Gordon L. Hyde Endowed Professor and Chair in Vascular Surgery. He has published over 100 articles and book chapters. He has a clinical interest in mesenteric ischemia with a number of his publications in this area. Dr. Endean is on the editorial board for the Journal of Vascular Surgery, is a past-president for the Southern Association of Vascular Surgery and is a consultant to the Vascular Surgery Board-American Board of Surgery. Outside of surgery, he is a triathlete, having completed numerous triathlons including the Louisville Ironman and Florida Ironman races.

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Deborah Flomenhoft, MD

Associate Professor, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Associate Professor, Medicine, Digestive Diseases and Nutrition
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Medical Director, Nutrition Services
UK HealthCare
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Flomenhoft earned an MD from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in Lexington, Kentucky. She completed residency and fellowship at the UK Medical Center.

She is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, the American Board of Internal Medicine, and the American Board of Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology.

Clinical interests include Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and Nutrition.

She has an appointment at the VAMC in Lexington and serves as a consultant to Rockcastle Hospital in Mt. Vernon, Kentucky.

Dr. Flomenhoft teaches gastrointestinal physiology and disease to physical therapy students twice annually and provides nutrition service education for Gastroenterology fellows. Since 2003, she has also given teaching conferences for Pediatric Residents and GI Fellows.

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Laura Forster, MD

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

Dr. Laura Forster completed medical school and residency at the University of Louisville, where she also completed a pediatric chief residency year. She was the recipient of several awards during that time, including the Compassionate Pediatrician and Robert G. Spurling Awards.

She then practiced in North Carolina for 2 years while her husband completed his fellowship program. Dr. Forster and her family moved back to Kentucky in 2013 and have been happily settled in the Bluegrass since. Dr. Forster is a primary care pediatrician at the University of Kentucky, where she enjoys working with residents and medical students.

The practice of medicine is something Dr. Forster finds very rewarding, especially getting to know patients and their families. She believes that nothing can replace the relationship between a general pediatrician and the families he or she takes care of.

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Kelly Fountain, BA

GLPTN Kentucky Quality Improvement Lead
KY Regional Extension Center
UK HealthCare
Lexington, Kentucky

Kelly Fountain serves as the lead quality improvement advisor in assisting practices to prepare for the new quality payment program. Additionally Kelly is a health information technology advisor for Kentucky REC, working with practices across Kentucky on demonstrating meaningful use. Kelly received her bachelors of arts from the University of Kentucky and is pursuing her master’s in public administration at Eastern Kentucky University. Kelly focuses on helping Kentucky healthcare providers navigate the many challenging federal quality programs through the adoption, implementation and optimisation of electronic health records (EHRs) to improve the quality and efficiency of patient care while reducing costs.

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Wanda Gonsalves, MD

Professor and Vice Chair
Department of Family and Community Medicine
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Gonsalves is currently at the University of Kentucky as Vice Chair and Professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine since November 2013. As Vice Chair of Academic Affairs, she is responsible for strengthening the entire spectrum of the department’s contributions to education. As Vice Chair, she has developed and implemented a mentoring and faculty development program. Between 2014-fall 2016, Dr. Gonsalves was Co-faculty in the White Memorial Medical center Faculty Development Program, “Developing Faculty Scholars in Cultural Competency”. She is now focusing on advancing curriculum design and delivery, and on learner recruitment, to improve the healthcare workforce and mitigate shortages of well-trained primary care physicians.

At UK and previously at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), Dr. Gonsalves developed and worked with health professions students and faculty from several colleges to establish successful student-run free clinics. She also served as the medical director of the Physician Assistant program for five years. Prior to leaving MUSC, she held the position of Associate Dean for Resident Inclusion and Diversity Education. Her scholarly interests and publications include service learning, interprofessional education, and oral health for primary care clinicians. She has lectured on oral health topics nationally and locally. She is one of the co-authors for the award winning Smiles for Life: A National Oral Health Curriculum. Dr. Gonsalves has served on numerous boards including the Nicholas Pisacano Foundation, the Journal of the Academy of Physician Assistants, and the National Commission of Certification of Physician Assistants.

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Ginny Gottschalk, MD

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

Ginny Lee Gottschalk received her medical degree from the University of Kentucky, College of Medicine, Lexington. She is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. She has practiced traditional outpatient/inpatient family medicine for over four years and enjoys chronic disease management.

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Donna Grigsby, MD

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

Donna Grigsby, MD, is a graduate of the East Tennessee State University Quillen School of Medicine. She completed her pediatric training at the University of Kentucky and joined the faculty in 1990. She is currently an Associate Professor in Pediatrics in the division of General Pediatrics. She is also the Medical Director of Reach Out and Read Kentucky, an early childhood literacy program.

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Dong (Dan) Han, PsyD

Associate Professor, Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Director, UK KNI Neuropsychology Clinic
Director, UK Multidisciplinary Concussion Program
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Dan Han is the chief of the clinical section of the UK Neuropsychology Service and an associate professor of neurology, neurosurgery, and physical medicine and rehabilitation at the UK College of Medicine.

Dr. Han received his clinical psychology and neuropsychology training at the Adler School of Professional Psychology, the University of Chicago Medical Center, Rush University Medical Center and Dreikurs Psychological Services Center in Chicago. He then completed a two-year fellowship in clinical neuropsychology at the Charles Matthews Neuropsychology Laboratory at the University of Wisconsin in Madison.

Dr. Han is the past president of the Lexington Board of Brain Injury Alliance, current chair of the Medical & Scientific Advisory Board of the Association of the U.S. Army – McMillan Chapter, and president of the International Society of Neurogastronomy. He has received the Honor the Fallen Soldier Patriot Medallion from the Association of the U.S. Army – McMillan Chapter, the Jack Runyon Service Award by the Kentucky Psychological Association and the Founder’s Award by the International Society of Neurogastronomy. He is also a Blavatnik nominee in Life Sciences by The New York Academy of Sciences. Dr. Han has received funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense, and other federal and state mechanisms, foundational grants, and clinical trials involving studies of brain-behavior relationships and curriculum development.

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Cecil Hollen, DO

Assistant Professor, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Lexington, Kentucky

Cecil T. Hollen, DO practices Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation in Lexington, KY. Dr. Hollen graduated from University of Pikeville Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2013. He completed a residency at University of Kentucky Medical Center. He currently practices at University of Kentucky Medical Center and is affiliated with UK HealthCare Good Samaritan Hospital.

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Jon Hourigan, MD

Associate Professor
Division of General Surgery
College of Medicine
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Hourigan received his MD from East Tennessee State University and completed his residency at the University of Tennessee. He also completed a fellowship in colon and rectal surgery at the Ferguson Clinic/Michigan State University.

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Christina Howard, MD, FAAP

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

Dr. Howard completed her medical degree, residency, and Child Abuse Pediatric Fellowship at the University of Louisville and is a Board Certified Child Abuse Pediatrician.

Since joining the faculty at the University of Kentucky, she has helped to develop a Pediatric Forensic Program as well as the Kosair Charities Pediatric Forensic Medicine Outreach Program at UK Children's Hospital. The Forensics Program is involved in medical evaluations for children that are thought to be victims of child physical or sexual abuse as well as provided education in child abuse prevention to the state of Kentucky.

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Jamshed Kanga, MD

Chief, Division of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine
UK HealthCare
Professor, Pediatrics
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Kanga received his degree from the University of Karachi and completed his residency at Beth Israel Medical Center in New York.

He was named a Best Doctor 2013.

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Fareesh Kanga, MD

Director of Psychiatry
HealthFirst Bluegrass
Lexington, Kentucky

Fareesh Hobbs Kanga, MD is currently the Director of Psychiatry at HealthFIRST Bluegrass (HFB), a Federally Qualified Healthcare Center (FQHC), in Lexington, Ky. She has both administrative and clinical responsibilities, particularly in integrating behavioral health with primary care and school-based mental health. Dr. Kanga is a graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. She completed her general psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry training at the University of Kentucky, in Lexington, Ky. She is a diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology for both general and child and adolescent psychiatry. She currently serves as Vice-President of the Board of Directors for NAMI, Lexington.

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Siddharth Kapoor, MD, FAHS

Associate Professor of Neurology
Director, Headache Medicine
Program Director, Headache Medicine Fellowship
Adult Epileptologist
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Siddharth Kapoor received his medical degree from Maulana Azad Medical College at the University of Delhi in New Delhi, India. He completed a neurology residency at New York University School of Medicine and a clinical neurophysiology fellowship at the University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor.

Dr. Kapoor specializes in care for adults with epilepsy with a special focus on the elderly; diagnosis of seizures and non-epileptic “spells,” especially challenging migraines; planning for epilepsy surgery in potential candidates when medications fail; vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) and the emerging role of Deep Brain Stimulation and responsive neurostimulation; and caring for women with epilepsy during their reproductive years.

Dr. Kapoor is board certified in Neurology, Headache Medicine and Epilepsy.

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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Stefan Kiessling, MD, FASN

Associate Professor, Pediatrics, Pediatric Nephrology
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Kiessling earned an MD from the Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuemberg in Erlangen Germany. He completed residency at the UK Chandler Hospital in Lexington, and a fellowship at Children's Hospital Boston.

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

Clinical interests include chronic renal insufficiency, hypertension management, immunology, metabolism, and transplantation.

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Andrew Kolodziej , MD

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

Dr. Kolodziej earned an MD from Ross University School of Medicine in Miramar, Florida. He completed residency in internal medicine at the Yale University School of Medicine at Norwalk Hospital in Norwalk, Connecticut, where he also served as a chief resident. He completed cardiovascular training, which included both general cardiology and a fellowship in advanced heart failure and transplant, at the University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center.

As an advanced heart failure and transplant cardiologist with a special interest in pulmonary hypertension, Dr. Kolodziej can prescribe a special medical regimen approved specifically for the condition. Part of his practice also includes non-invasive cardiovascular evaluation with echocardiography as well as a cardiopulmonary stress test.

If a pulmonary hypertension patient also has ventricular dysfunction, Dr. Kolodziej specifically tailors regimens to include heart failure treatment. This includes not only medications but also an implantable monitor placed in the pulmonary artery known as CardioMEMS.

Dr. Kolodziej is board certified in internal medicine and is also certified by the National Board of Echocardiography.

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Archana Kudrimoti, MD

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

Archana M. Kudrimoti received her medical degree from Osmania Medical College, Andhra Pradesh, India. She then completed a geriatric fellowship in the department of family and geriatric medicine at the University of Louisville, School of Medicine.

Kudrimoti is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine in Geriatrics.

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Nicole Leedy, MD

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

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 GERM Medical Student Program Committee for the IDSA/HIVMA, 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.

She was named to the Best Doctors in America in 2018.

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Rebekah Leet, MD

Pediatric Chief Resident
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Lexington, Kentucky

Rebekah Leet is a Kentucky native who attended the University of Kentucky and remained at UK throughout her Medical School and Residency career. She has continued on staff as a Pediatric Chief Resident at UK and plans to pursue a career in Pediatric Non-surgical Orthopedics. Her interests include children's Orthopedics, as well as global health, child advocacy, and resident enrichment.

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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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Laura Murphy, APRN

Health Professional Staff
Kentucky Children's Hospital Congenital Heart Clinic
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky

Laura Murphy is a nurse practitioner in the Kentucky Children’s Hospital Congenital Heart Clinic. She is currently working in the outpatient cardiology setting performing evaluations, sports screenings, exercise stress testing, but also evaluates patients as inpatients at UK. Prior to joining pediatric cardiology, Laura spent over six years as a nurse in pediatric intensive care. In her spare time, she loves to travel and enjoys staying active by running, biking, hiking, skiing and chasing after her two young sons.

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Srikanth Nithyanandam, MD

Fellow, Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Lexington, Kentucky

I was born in Thailand. I did my schooling in a state called Tamil Nadu, located in the southernmost part of the Indian Peninsula.

Medical School: PSG Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Tamil Nadu, India

I enjoy cooking and like to try new recipes all the time. I love playing basketball and try to go to Jonson recreation center whenever I can. I enjoy going to gym. Watching movies with my wife during weekends while savoring homemade bubble tea and Thai food is my favorite way to wrap up my week.

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Kimberly Northrip, MD, MPH, FAAP

Associate Professor, Pediatrics
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Director
UK HealthCare CECentral
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Northrip earned an MD and completed residency at the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond. She completed fellowship at the Children's Hospital National Medical Center in Washington, DC.

She is an Academic Pediatrician at the University of Kentucky with special areas of expertise in community pediatrics training and child advocacy. She is the Medical Director of CAT, UK’s Medical Legal Partnership. This program assists families with meeting basic needs necessary for the health and well-being of their children. She is also engaged in advocacy efforts both locally and nationally. In addition, Dr. Northrip has been providing advocacy education to residents and medical students at UK for the past six years.

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Richard Okragly, Jr, MD

Program Director
TriHealth Primary Care Sports Medicine
Cincinnati, Ohio

Dr. Richard Okragly, M.D., was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. He received his undergraduate degree in Combined Sciences from Youngstown State University. He earned his medical degree from the Northeast Ohio Medical University in Rootstown, Ohio, in 2000. He completed a residency in Family Medicine at Advocate Lutheran General Hospital in suburban Chicago. Dr. Okragly then completed a Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia, in 2004.

Dr. Okragly is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine in both Family Medicine and Sports Medicine. Dr. Okragly serves as the Program Director for the TriHealth Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship. He is active in teaching Family Medicine residents and Sports Medicine fellows. He has served as a Team Physician at Xavier University since 2005. Currently his roles include co-Medical Director and Athletics Health Care. He also serves as Team Medical Director at Mount St. Joseph University. He is a team physician for Norwood High School and the Cincinnati Rollergirls. He also is the Medical Director for the Xavier University Club Sports program. Dr. Okragly also serves as Assistant Medical Director for the Cincinnati Flying Pig Marathon.

Dr. Okragly has been in practice at TriHealth’s Bethesda Family Practice in Norwood, Ohio, since July of 2004. His interests in Sports Medicine include health promotion and treatment of medical conditions affecting sports and exercise participation.

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L Raymond Reynolds, MD, FACP, FACE, ECNU

Professor Emeritus of Medicine
Division of Endocrinology and Molecular Medicine
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Reynolds is a Professor Emeritus of in the Division of Endocrinology and Molecular Medicine at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He served as Chairman of the Inpatient Glycemic Control Committee from 2005-2017. He was Director of the Endocrinology Fellowship program from 2007-2017 and received the Abraham Flexner award for excellence in teaching. He has been an investigator in multiple clinical research trials involving diabetes and obesity therapies. He continues to serve as attending physician for the inpatient endocrinology service for UK HealthCare.

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Jens Rosenau, MD

Associate Professor, Medicine,
Digestive Diseases and Nutrition - Internal Medicine
University of Kentucky
College of Medicine
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Rosenau leads a large clinical hepatitis C program with 700 to 1000 yearly hepatitis C referrals for each of the last 3 years, and over 1000 HCV patients treated with direct-acting antiviral regimens within the last 3 years. He has mentored multiple fellows and residents to perform retrospective trials in which HCV referrals were characterized and barriers to HCV treatment uptake were analyzed. Based on retrospective data, he has been awarded a grant to overcome barriers to HCV treatment uptake and expand the access to HCV treatment in the state of Kentucky. This project will be supported over a 3-year period and will study the implementation of psychosocial analysis and interventions as well as a modified ECHO approach. In a previous collaboration with the University of Louisville, he was involved with the treatment of 56 post liver transplant genotype 1 HCV patients with sofosbuvir and simeprevir, and he has been the site PI in a multicenter trial on hepatitis C immunoglobulin post liver transplantation to prevent HCV reinfections until FY2017.

Dr. Rosenau completed his medical school training, residency, and a Gastroenterology and Hepatology fellowship at Hannover Medical School, Hannover, Germany. During Dr. Rosenau’s training in Hannover, Germany, he developed and conducted multiple investigator-initiated clinical trials resulting in peer-reviewed publications and participated in industry-sponsored trials as principle or sub-investigator.

As the Acting Director of Hepatology, Dr. Rosenau oversees a large clinically oriented Hepatology program in a tertiary care center with a high volume of liver disease. Clinical services include a Hepatology outpatient clinic with over 10,000 patient contacts per year, an inpatient Hepatology consult service with over 3000 consults per year as well as in- and outpatient endoscopy service for all aspects of liver disease including EGDs and colonoscopies (total of 3000 procedures per year) liver biopsies and large volume paracentesis (total of about 700 procedures per year). His team closely works with transplant surgeons to provide an in- and outpatient pre and post liver transplant service for about 40 liver transplants per year, and with interventional radiologists (about 70 TIPS procedures per year). The University of Kentucky College of Medicine has an active fellowship program with 10 GI fellows in training and Dr. Rosenau actively participates in fellow education on in- and outpatient service as well as presenting at weekly GI/fellow conferences.

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Pamela Ryan, RN

Director of Utilization Review and Clinical Documentation Integrity, UK HealthCare
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky

Pam Ryan is the Director of Utilization Review and Clinical Documentation Integrity.  She has been a registered nurse for 28 years and has worked at UK HealthCare for the past 28 years.  Nursing experience includes Bone Marrow Transplant and Acute Dialysis.   She began working in Utilization Review in 1998 and has led the program since 2005.  In 2009, Pam became responsible for the Clinical Documentation Integrity program.   

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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

Associate Professor, Medicine
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 an infectious diseases 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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Fadel Shammout, MD, FACOG

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

Dr. Fadel Shammout is an Assistant Professor of Medicine here at the University of Kentucky. He earned his medical degree from the University of Aleppo in Syria, and his residency from Oakwood Hospital and medical centers in Dearborn, MI, Dr. Shammout has a major interest in leadership, he had served as a medical director for the certified midwives at UK, and a Chairman in his previous hospital, he is currently working on obtaining his Master of Business Administration, He has been a faculty for multiple family medicine and OB/GYN residencies, and last year he was awarded the UK faculty of the year by the family medicine residency program here at UK, Dr. Shammout practices a full OB/GYN scope but has a special interest in infertility, he has done multiple researches on this topic, and currently see patients at Good Samaritan clinic

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Stuart Tobin, MD

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

The grandson of poor Jewish immigrants from eastern Europe, Dr. Stuart Tobin went on to a distinguished career as a central Kentucky dermatologist and medical educator.

Dr. Tobin, who has called Richmond home for 38 years, is now the division chief of dermatology, the Ullin Leavell professor of dermatology and an associate professor of surgery at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, where he has received several teaching honors. He moved to UK after maintaining a private dermatology practice for 30-plus years.

Dr. Tobin has a long record of community service. He was also the founding father and first chairman of the board for the Madison County Public Library. He went on to chair the Advisory Council for the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives for seven years and was a member and chair of the Madison County Board of Health for 32 years. He even found time to author a book, “Rash Decisions and Growth Experiences from the Best Little Warthouse in Kentucky,” which chronicles his humorous experiences with patients, peers and family, mostly in Madison County.

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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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Andrea Welker, JD, MA

Supervising Attorney/Children’s Advocacy Today (CAT) Coordinator
UK HealthCare
Adjunct Faculty, Child Advocacy Externship
University of Kentucky College of Law
Lexington, Kentucky

Andrea Welker is the supervising attorney for the Children’s Advocacy Today (CAT) Externship, and an attorney with the CAT office in the Kentucky Children’s Hospital. She is a 2009 graduate of the College of Law and also holds an MA in Diplomacy and International Commerce from UK’s Patterson School. She was previously in practice with the law firm of Gordon J. Dill, PSC, a firm devoted to general trial practice, including medical malpractice, employment litigation, domestic relations and criminal defense. Andrea returned to Lexington in 2010 to launch her own law practice shortly before joining CAT.

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Hank White, PT, PhD

Physical Therapist
Shriners Hospitals for Children
Lexington, Kentucky

Hank White, PT, PhD is a physical therapist with over twenty years of experience working at Shriners Hospitals for Children. He has a bachelor of science degree is in animal science. He received his entry-level master of science in physical therapy from Washington University, St. Louis. Missouri. Hank returned to school and received his doctorate in rehabilitation sciences from the University of Kentucky. As a physical therapist, Hank has always had an interest in promoting the use of motion capture technology to improve care and provide objective documentation of outcomes for patients. Current research projects include development of a new method to assess upper extremity reaching, long term assessment of walking in children with unilateral lower limb amputations, and functional changes of children undergoing orthopedic surgeries. Hank lives in Lexington, Kentucky with his wife Andrea.

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Michael Young, MD

Assistant Professor
Department of Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Lexington, Kentucky

Michael Young received his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School, Ann Arbor. He then completed a fellowship at the University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor.

Young is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Infectious Disease.

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