Speakers

Edwin Avallone, Paula Bailey, W. Graham Carlos, Jagriti Chadha, Adam Gray, Andrew Higdon, Danielle Scheurer, Sarah Vick

Edwin Avallone, DO

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

Dr. Avallone received his undergraduate degree from Marquette University and graduated from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed residency training at the University of Kentucky and served as Chief Resident. He joined the Division of Hospital Medicine in 2016 as an Academic Hospitalist. Dr. Avallone’s interests lie in medical education for clinical-year medical students, residents as well as high-fidelity clinical simulation and team dynamics. He and his wife are passionate rock climbers and luckily the world-renowned Red River Gorge is a stone’s throw away.

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Paula Bailey, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Medicine
Division of Hospital Medicine
Chief Patient Experience Officer, UK Healthcare
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky

My name is Paula Bailey; I received my medical degree from the University of Kentucky, College of Medicine, Lexington. I am board certified by the American Board of Internal and American Board of Pediatrics.

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W. Graham Carlos, MD, MSCR

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, Indiana

Dr. W. Graham Carlos is a 2001 graduate of Notre Dame and a 2005 graduate of IUSM. He completed his Residency in Internal Medicine at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis where he served as Chief Resident. Following his residency Dr. Carlos completed a 3 year fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at IUSM and concomitantly earned a master’s degree in clinical research from IUPUI. He began his faculty tenure in 2011 and was thereafter appointed Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care for Eskenazi Health. In 2017, he was honored with the St. Margaret Hospital Guild "Achievement in Medicine" Award for his work in reducing harm from hospital acquired infections, this lead to his recent appointment as Chief of Medicine for Eskenazi Health. In this role he fills the Joseph J. Mamlin chair of medicine. Dr. Mamlin, known for his medical work in Kenya, shares this passion for international healthcare with Dr. Carlos who has been to Nairobi on three medical mission trips.

Widely recognized for his outstanding teaching and clinical care, Dr. Carlos is a member of the Gold Humanism Honor Society and Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society. He was recognized as Teacher of the Year for the Introduction to Clinical Medicine course and IUSM Internal Medicine Teacher of the Year. He was also awarded the IU School of Medicine Golden Apple Award for most outstanding professor by the graduating classes of 2016, 2017 and 2018. He has served as MS4 sub-internship clerkship director and assistant dean for the phase 3 clinical curriculum. Annually, he travels to all nine IUSM campuses in his efforts to livestream "Pulmonary Grand Rounds" - a case based discussion series designed to integrate all phases of the curriculum for the MS2 UDOS Pulmonary course.

In addition to his efforts locally, Dr. Carlos is very engaged with the American Thoracic Society. He serves on multiple committees and has authored several publications ranging from bedside teaching to pulmonary fibrosis.

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Jagriti Chadha, MD, MPH, FHM, FACP

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

Jagriti Chadha, MD, MPH, FACP, FHM graduated from University College of Medical Sciences, Delhi India. She completed her Master’s in Public Health from University of Texas, Houston and did her residency from Westlake Hospital, Resurrection Medical Center, Chicago. She is an alumni of Academic Hospitalist Academy and enjoys teaching residents and medical students. She does half of her teaching clinical service on perioperative and hospital medicine consult service. She is an active preceptor in small group programs for college of medicine. She is also a pluripotent mentor and chair of orientation committee for the Division of Hospital Medicine.

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Adam Gray, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Internal Medicine Acting Internship Course Director
Division of Hospital Medicine
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky

Adam Gray, MD attended medical school at Ross University. He completed his internal medicine residency and a chief resident year at the University of Kentucky. He stayed on as faculty and is a hospitalist at both the University of Kentucky and the VA. In addition to patient care he enjoys teaching. He's the director for the internal medicine and acting internship clerkship and leads the internal medicine resident board review.

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Andrew Higdon, MD

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

Andrew J. Higdon, MD hails from Owensboro KY and received his undergraduate degree from Transylvania University and medical degree at University of Louisville School of Medicine. He completed an internal medicine residency at the University of Kentucky and served as the VA Chief Resident of Quality and Patient Safety. He went on join the Division of Hospital Medicine as an academic hospitalist where his interests include student and resident education along with information technology.

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Danielle Scheurer, MD, MSCR, SFHM

President, Society of Hospital Medicine

Chief Quality Officer and Professor of Medicine
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, South Carolina

Dr. Danielle Scheurer is the current president of the Society of Hospital Medicine. She earned her medical degree from the University of Tennessee, then completed internal medicine residency at Duke University. She is a hospitalist at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston where she is also the Chief Quality Officer and a Professor of Medicine. She served as the Editor-in-Chief of The Hospitalist, SHMs' monthly news magazine for eight years and has served on SHM's board of directors since 2014.

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Sarah Vick, MD

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

Sarah Vick, MD received her medical degree from the Indiana University School of Medicine. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at the University of Kentucky and then served as chief resident for conference and education. She joined the Division of Hospital Medicine at UK as an academic hospitalist and enjoys hospital-based patient care and education. She is now an Internal Medicine core faculty member for the residency and a course director for a 3rd year medical student course in the college of medicine. Outside of medicine, she enjoys outdoor activities and spending time with her husband and son.

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