Speakers

Sanford Archer, Shanna Babalonis, Andrew Bernard, Patricia Bruckenthal, Gena Cooper, George Davis, Charles Dietrich, Key Douthitt, Keisa Fallin-Bennett, Tina Fawns, Lucy Franklin, Katherine Galluzzi, Ginny Gottschalk, Vedant Gupta, Abeer Hamdy Ibrahim Hamdy, Dong (Dan) Han, Mark Hoffman, Cecil Hollen, Christina Howard, Connie Jennings, Kimberly Kaiser, Lauren Kormelink, Archana Kudrimoti, Jessica Lee, Nicole Leedy, Melissa Lefebvre, Robert Lightfoot, Sarah Marks, David Moliterno, Peter Movilla, Dwan Perry, Aurelia Radulescu, Frank Romanelli, Takako Schaninger, Joseph Sweigart, Neena Thomas-Eapen, Alice Thornton, Rudy Tovar, Sarah Vick, Shannon Voogt, Jonathan Webb

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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Shanna Babalonis, PhD

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

Dr. Shanna Babalonis is currently an Assistant Professor in the College of Medicine, Dept. of Behavioral Science and the Center on Drug & Alcohol Research at UK. Her research focuses on the behavioral pharmacology of opioids and cannabinoids. Dr. Babalonis is currently the PI on two NIH grants focused on smoked cannabis in humans – one study explores the effects of various cannabis strains on simulated driving performance, and one grant examines the interaction effects of cannabis and opioids on safety, physiological and abuse-related outcomes. Dr. Babalonis has written and presented a report on cannabidiol (CBD) for the World Health Organization Meeting in Geneva, Switzerland. She was also appointed to serve as a member of the Council on Government Relations Cannabis and Hemp Research Working Group and is an active member of the International Cannabinoid Research Society.

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Andrew Bernard, MD, FACS

Professor of Surgery
Paul A. Kearney, MD, Endowed Chair in Trauma Surgery
Trauma Medical Director
Division of General Surgery, Department of Surgery
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Lexington, Kentucky

Andrew Bernard, MD, FACS is a Frankfort native. He was educated entirely at UK-undergraduate, medical school, student fellowship in pathology, general surgery residency, research fellowship and trauma fellowship. He currently serves as the Trauma Medical Director for UK Healthcare and Section Chief for Trauma and Acute Care Surgery in the Department of Surgery in the College of Medicine. He's President of the Medical Staff. He chairs the ICU Committee and Organ Donation and Transplantation Action Council and Co-Chairs the Transfusion Safety Committee. He's past President of the Eastern Association for the Surgery of Trauma, the nation's largest organization of trauma providers. His favorite activities are taking care of patients, teaching and mentoring-faculty, fellows, residents and students. His motto, for patients and providers, is 'Better every day'.

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Patricia Bruckenthal, PhD, APRN-BC, FAAN

Professor and Associate Dean, Research and Innovation
Stony Brook University School of Nursing
Stony Brook, New York

Dr. Bruckenthal earned a BS in Nursing and an MS in Critical Care Nursing from SUNY at Stony Brook School of Nursing in Stony Brook, New York. She earned a PhD in Nursing from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst/Worcester, Massachusetts, and completed post doctorate work at the Applied Behavioral Medicine Research Institute at the Stony Brook University Department of Psychiatry.

She has worked a nurse practitioner in pain management for over twenty-five years.

Dr. Bruckenthal has presented at numerous national conferences on pain management issues and is a member of several clinical and research nursing societies. She is a past-president of the American Society for Pain Management Nursing. She is the Associate Editor for the Pain Management Nursing Journal. She has numerous peer reviewed publications and publications.

Dr. Bruckenthal’s research focuses on self-management of chronic pain and pain assessment and management of older adults. She is currently involved with research projects that provide training on Motivational Interviewing and health behavior change interventions for health care practitioners who treat patients with chronic pain and those with substance use disorders. These projects have the potential to improve access to this option for pain management and enhance patient engagement in care.

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Gena Cooper, MD

Assistant Medical Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Gena Cooper is a pediatric emergency medicine physician at the Makenna David Pediatric Emergency Department at the University of Kentucky. Dr. Cooper grew up in Wisconsin and completed her medical training at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics pediatrics residency program. Dr. Cooper completed her fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at Children’s Minnesota. In her free time, Dr. Cooper enjoys spending time with her three boys visiting every park in Lexington!

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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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Charles Dietrich, MD, FACOG

COL (ret), USA
Associate Professor
Gynecologic Oncology Division
University of Kentucky

Charles Dietrich is currently an Associate Professor in Gynecologic Oncology at the University of Kentucky where he serves as Associate Fellowship Director and Medical Director for the Women’s Care Unit. He completed his undergraduate studies in Environmental Engineering at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1993 and then graduated from medical school at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill in 1997. Dr. Dietrich then pursued residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Tripler Army Medical Center in Hawaii and fellowship training in Gynecologic Oncology at the University of Kentucky. He returned to Tripler Army Medical Center after fellowship to fulfill his military obligation, retiring in 2018 as a Colonel with twenty-one years of service. During his military career, COL Dietrich had two tours in Iraq as a General Surgeon on the 8th Forward Surgical Team and as a Battalion Surgeon for the 1-27 Infantry Battalion. He was also the Chief of Gynecologic Oncology and the Program Director for the Obstetrics and Gynecology residency program at Tripler. Dr. Dietrich is active in the Society of Gynecologic Oncology serving on the Education Committee, and he is a board examiner for the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. His research interests currently revolve around the application of HIPEC to ovarian cancer, and he is engaged in the Ovarian Cancer Screening Program.

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Key Douthitt, MD

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

Doctor Key Douthitt is a graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at the University of Kentucky, East Kentucky Family Medicine residency program and practiced in Jackson, Kentucky for 7 years before returning to the UK Department of Family and Community Medicine as an assistant professor in 2016. He currently serves as medical director of the University of Kentucky North Fork Valley Community Health Center in Hazard, Kentucky where he created and serves as the primary clinician of a multi-disciplinary diabetes clinic. He has presented locally and internationally for his work in the care of underserved populations and in his work with resident diabetes education.

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Keisa Fallin-Bennett, MD, MPH

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

Dr. Fallin-Bennett is an associate professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Kentucky. She earned an MD and Masters in Public Health at the University of Kentucky, completed residency in Lawrence Massachusetts, and a faculty development and policy fellowship at Georgetown University. Dr. Fallin-Bennett is the director of the Transform Health initiative and its LGBTQ* clinic at UK. Her special interests are LGBTQ* health, treatment and recovery of substance use disorders, medical student and resident education, and interprofessional teamwork.

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Tina Fawns, MD

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

Dr. Fawns earned an MD from the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Louisville, Kentucky. She completed Family Medicine residency training at the UK HealthCare, Baptist Regional Medical Center, through the Rural Training Track.

She worked at the Lexington Clinic in Richmond, Kentucky, and the Morehead Clinic prior to joining the UK Department of Family and Community Medicine.

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Lucy Franklin, MD

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

Dr. Lucy Eakle Franklin was born and raised in Lexington. Dr. Franklin received her bachelor's degree in history from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, followed by her medical degree from the University of Louisville. She trained in ophthalmology at UK and then spent four years working as a comprehensive ophthalmologist in Louisville.

Dr. Franklin is board certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology. She has been inducted into both the Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha honor societies.

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Katherine Galluzzi, DO, CMD, FACOFP DIST

Professor and Chair, Geriatric
and Palliative Medicine
Director, Comprehensive Care.
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical Director
VNA Hospice of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Dr. Galluzzi is a graduate of Concord University in Athens, West Virginia, and the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg. She completed an internship at Kennedy Memorial Hospitals-University Medical Center in Stratford, New Jersey, a family practice residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey School of Osteopathic Medicine in Camden, a faculty development fellowship in the Department of Community Health at Temple University, and a geriatric faculty preceptorship at the University of Pennsylvania. She also completed the Program in Palliative Care Education and Practice Program (PCEP) at the Harvard Medical School Center for Palliative Care. Dr. Galluzzi is board certified in family practice/osteopathic manipulative medicine, geriatric medicine, hospice and palliative medicine and pain management. She is also a certified medical director.

Dr. Galluzzi is chair for the board of directors of the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, a local area agency dedicated to improving the quality of life for older Philadelphians. Additionally, she is a member of the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians.

Dr. Galluzzi’s expertise and interest in pain management in the midst of the opioid epidemic has led to her delivering lectures nationally to educate physicians on pain management in the older population.

She is an investigator in ongoing clinical research trials utilizing novel agents to improve analgesia in patients with persistent pain.

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Ginny Gottschalk, MD

Assistant Professor, Family and Community Medicine
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Director, M3 Family Medicine Clerkship
Director, Family and Community Medicine-Turfland
Lexington, Kentucky

Ginny Gottschalk, MD, a board certified family physician, is an assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at UK Healthcare. She serves as the Family Medicine Clerkship Director and Medical Director of the Turfland Family Medicine Clinic. Dr. Gottschalk earned her medical degree at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine and completed her family medicine residency at Palmetto Health in Columbia, South Carolina.

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Vedant Gupta, MD

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

Dr. Gupta earned an MD from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in Cincinnati, Ohio. He completed an Internal Medicine residency at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, serving as chief resident, followed by a fellowship in Internal Medicine Cardiology and Advanced Cardiac Imaging at the University of Kentucky Hospital.

He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the
American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease.

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Abeer Hamdy Ibrahim Hamdy, MD

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

Abeer Hamdy, MBBC received her medical degree from the University of Cairo. After she served her residency at University of Cairo, Abu El Reesh Children’s hospital, she served a second residency after moving to the United States at Shand’s Children’s Hospital, University of Florida in Gainesville. Dr. Hamdy completed a fellowship in Pediatric Cardiology at Washington University in St Louis, MO and has taught and worked as an Assistant professor for four years at the University of Kentucky Division Of Pediatrics. She is certified with the American Board of Pediatrics and Pediatric Cardiology.

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Dong (Dan) Han, PsyD

Professor, Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Neurology/Neuropsychology
College of Medicine
Chief, Neuropsychology Service
UK HealthCare
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Dan Han is the Chief of Neuropsychology Service’s Clinical Section at UK HealthCare, and Professor of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. He is the past president of the International Society of Neurogastronomy, past president of the Lexington Board of Brain Injury Alliance, and the current Chair of the Medical and Scientific Advisory Board for the Association of the U.S. Army – McMillan Chapter. He is a Blavatnik nominee in Life Sciences by The New York Academy of Sciences, and recipient of the Honor the Fallen Soldier Patriot Medallion by the Association of the U.S. Army – McMillan Chapter, Kentucky Psychological Association’s Jack Runyon Service Award, and International Society of Neurogastronomy’s Founder’s Award. Dr. Han is a funding recipient of federal and state mechanisms, foundational grants, and clinical trials involving studies of brain–behavior relationship, and curriculum and program development. His work gauges diagnostic and neurorehabilitation models in clinical and translational settings. His work has been featured in Newsweek, National Geographic, Wall Street Journal, BBC, CBC, The Atlantic, Huffington Post, Business Insider, New Scientist, STAT News, Brain World, and APA Monitor on Psychology.

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Mark Hoffman, MD

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

Mark R. Hoffman, MD is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Gynecologic Subspecialties Division of the University of Kentucky Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He completed a two-year AAGL fellowship in minimally invasive gynecologic surgery and chronic pelvic pain at the University of Michigan after residency in OB/Gyn at the University of Chicago. He is currently the 3rd year Clerkship Director for OB/Gyn at the UK College of Medicine.

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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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Christina Howard, MD, FAAP

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Chief, Pediatric Forensic Medicine
UK HealthCare
Child Fatality and Injury Prevention Pediatric Consultant
Kentucky Department of Public Health
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.

Dr. Howard launched the pediatric forensic medicine division soon after joining UK Healthcare. Her team of physicians, nurses, and social workers has been involved in the care of more than 2,000 children suspected of being victims of maltreatment.

In addition to diagnosis and treatment, the team is committed to working with community partners, including Kosair Charities. Kosiar's Face ItR Movement works to end child abuse through prevention strategies, community engagement, and promoting effective policies to ensure the safety of children who may not otherwise have a voice.

She received the Kosair Charities' Roger Fox Award, given to a physician whose dedication to children provides hope that all kids can lead a safe and healthy childhood.

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Connie Jennings, MD

Assistant Professor, Medicine, General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Jennings earned an MD from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in Lexington, Kentucky. She completed a Primary Care Tract residency at the UK Chandler Medical Center.

Currently, Dr. Jennings' patient focus is Internal Medicine and Acupuncture in the Internal Medicine Group at UK HealthCare.

Dr. Jennings is a well-known speaker, locally and nationally, on Chinese Studies in Acupuncture.

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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.

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Lauren Kormelink, PharmD, BCACP

Instructor, Pulmonary Module-Therapeutics
University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy
Adult Cystic Fibrosis Clinical Pharmacist
UK HealthCare
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Kormelink earned a PharmD from Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville, Illinois. She completed General Pharmacy and Ambulatory Care Pharmacy residencies at Indiana University Health in Indianapolis, Indiana, spending time in several specialized and primary care clinics as well as teaching at Butler University College of Pharmacy.

Currently, Dr. Kormelink spends most of her time with Cystic Fibrosis patients in both the inpatient and outpatient settings.

Professional interests include Cystic Fibrosis, COPD, Diabetes, transition of care and improvement in patient education, and access to therapies.

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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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Jessica Lee, MD, FAAN, FANA

Professor & Vice Chair for Quality, Dept. of Neurology - UK HealthCare
Medical Director, UK Comprehensive Stroke Program
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Lee received her Doctorate of Medicine from University of Mississippi School of Medicine in 2000. She completed a residency in neurology at Madigan Army Medical Center in 2004, and remained on faculty there on active duty in the US Army until July 2007. During this time, she served in several leadership roles, including Chief of the Clinic and Assistant Residency Director. She completed a fellowship in Vascular Neurology in 2008 at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX and remained on faculty there until 2012. She served as Medical Director for the Stroke Program at UTSW Zale Lipshy University Hospital, Director of the Neurology Clinic at Parkland Health and Hospital System, and Medical Director for inpatient neurology services during this time. She joined the faculty of University of Kentucky’s Department of Neurology in August 2012, where she is now Professor and Vice Chair for Quality in the Department of Neurology and the Medical Director for the UK HealthCare Comprehensive Stroke Program. Nationally, she has served on the Patient Safety Subcommittee for the American Academy of Neurology, as the vice- chair and later chair of the Women’s Issues in Neurology Section for the AAN, and the Committee on Sections. She has received local and national awards for excellence in teaching.

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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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Melissa Lefebvre, DO FAAP FACC

Assistant Professor, Pediatric Cardiology
Kentucky Children’s Hospital
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr Melissa Lefebvre is a pediatric cardiologist at the Kentucky Childrens Hospital Congenital Heart Clinic Her professional interests include adults with congenital heart disease as well as pulmonary hypertension She enjoys listening to patients and taking time to explain details in order to connect with both patients and their families In her spare time Dr Lefebvre enjoys spending time with her family by cooking new dishes watching football and basketball and playing various card games

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Robert Lightfoot, MD

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

Dr. Lightfoot is a practicing Rheumatologist in Lexington, KY. He completed a residency at New York Presbyterian Hospital and graduated from Vanderbilt University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 58 years. Currently Dr. Lightfoot practices at University of Kentucky Medical Center and is affiliated with UK HealthCare Good Samaritan Hospital. Dr. Lightfoot is board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.

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Sarah Marks, MD, MA, FAAFP

Assistant Professor, Family and Community Medicine
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Associate Residency Program Director and Maternity Care Director, Family and Community Medicine
UK HealthCare
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Marks earned a BA in Linguistics and English from the University of Kentucky, an MA in Linguistics from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, and an MD from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine in Lexington, Kentucky. She completed a Family Medicine Residency at the Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, Inc., in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.

Dr, Marks joined the University of Kansas Family Medicine department's Interprofessional Teaching Clinic and the Family Medicine Clerkship before coming back to UK.

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David Moliterno, MD, FACP, FACC

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

Dr. Moliterno earned a bachelor’s degree with honors from the University of Michigan, an MD from the Medical College of Virginia, and completed Internal Medicine training at Vanderbilt University. He completed a fellowship in Cardiovascular Medicine at The University of Texas-Southwestern Medical Center and an 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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Peter Movilla, MD

Assistant Professor, Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery
Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology; Gynecologic Subspecialties
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Lexington, Kentucky

I was born and raised in New Jersey. My mother was 14 years old when she had me and, from a young age, instilled in me the importance of obtaining an education to overcome the socioeconomic hardships we faced on a daily basis. After moving to New York for medical school, I gravitated toward Obstetrics & Gynecology, as I had a sincere desire to help women like my mother who spent their lives grappling with women’s rights as related to education and reproductive health.

During my residency in California, the addition of a fellowship-trained minimally invasive gynecologic surgeon (MIGS) to our department showed me firsthand the knowledge and skill needed to become an ideal surgeon. My surgical fellowship training in Boston offered me the incredible opportunity to master my craft. Medicine has graciously allowed me to fulfill a young son’s promise of getting an education and finding a life purpose.

This newest chapter of my career revolves around following my passion for helping others as a minimally invasive gynecologic surgeon. I am truly looking forward to this endeavor and am thankful for the University of Kentucky to continue my life’s quest. My family and I are all excited to join the wonderful UK family.

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Dwan Perry, DO

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

Dr. Dwan R. Perry received his medical degree from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, W.Va. He is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the American Osteopathic Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He also holds a subspecialty certification in sports medicine from the American Osteopathic Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Dr. Perry’s clinical interests include nonsurgical orthopaedics such as sports injuries, overuse injuries, arthritis and other musculoskeletal complaints. Other interests include sports concussion, mild traumatic brain injury, electrodiagnostic medicine, regenerative medicine and ultrasound guided injections procedures.

Dr. Perry has previous work experience providing medical support for the New Orleans Saints training camp, the PGA Tour's Greenbrier Classic, the World Kickboxing Association’s US Team Trials and UFC Fight Night. He has also served as team physician for the Virginia Tech Hokies and Lincoln Memorial University Railsplitters.

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Aurelia Radulescu, MD, FAAP, FTOS

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

Dr. Aurelia Radulescu graduated from the University of Medicine and Pharmacy Carol Davila in Bucharest, Romania. She pursued a Residency Training in Pediatrics at Babies and Children’s of Brooklyn Hospital, Maimonides Medical Center in New York City. In 2006, Dr. Radulescu joined the University of Kentucky as a general pediatrician. For the past ten years, she has served as the Medical Director of the Pediatric BMI clinic, a regional referral clinic serving children and adolescents with obesity. The focus of Dr. Radulescu's medical career has been in the area of pediatric obesity, with a heavy emphasis on the medical complications associated with this disease. Dr. Radulescu is currently an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Kentucky, College of Medicine. She is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and by the American Board of Obesity Medicine.

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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
University of Kentucky College of Medicine Associate Professor
University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Romanelli, originally from Waterbury, Connecticut, earned both a BS and a PharmD degree from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy in Boston. He completed both a Pharmacy Practice and Critical Care residency at the University of Kentucky Medical Center, serving as Chief Resident. Subsequently, he earned an MPH 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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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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Joseph Sweigart, MD, FHM, FACP

Associate Program Director, Internal
Medicine Residency
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Lexington, Kentucky

Joseph R. Sweigart, MD, FACP is a hospitalist at the University of Kentucky and Lexington VA Medical Center. Dr. Sweigart studied political science at the University of Notre Dame, then graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and completed his internal medicine residency at the University of Colorado. He is now the Director of the Hospital Medicine Track at the University of Kentucky, and serves as an Associate Program Director for the UK Internal Medicine Residency Program. He is actively involved in the Society of Hospital Medicine, including work with the national Education Committee and as Vice President for the Kentucky Chapter of SHM.

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Neena Thomas-Eapen, MD

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

Neena Thomas-Eapen, MD, FAAFP, graduated from Medical College, Trivandrum, University of Kerala, India. She was born and brought up in the southern state of Kerala, India. She was board certified in Family Medicine after finishing residency at the University of North Dakota Center for Family Medicine in Minot.

After four years of hospital employed private practice in Minot, Thomas-Eapen was Associate Director of the same residency program for seven years. She finished a two year residential fellowship in Integrative Medicine, training under Andrew Weil, MD at the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona, Tucson.

Thomas-Eapen's practice includes all aspects of family medicine, integrative primary care and integrative medicine consultations, in addition to various in-office skin, nail and gynecological procedures and mind-body approaches for health and healing. Her other special interests include teaching, mentoring, botanicals, alternate and complementary therapies, guided imagery, clinical hypnosis, and spirituality in medicine. She takes care of babies, toddlers, children, teens, adults, seniors, palliative care and hospice patients. She is board certified in Integrative Medicine through the American Board of Integrative Medicine under American Board of Physician Specialties.

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Alice Thornton, MD

Professor, Medicine, Infectious Diseases
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Chief, Infectious Disease
Project Director, Ryan White Part B, C, and D
Chair, KY AETC
UK HealthCare
Medical Director, Blue Grass Care Clinic
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Thornton earned an MD at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia. She completed residency at Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Internal Medicine. She then completed fellowship training with the Division of Infectious Disease at Indiana University Purdue University (IUPUI) where she studied the pathogenesis of chancroid. She was recruited to assist in the development of an Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program at the University of Kentucky in 1998.

Dr. Thornton has successfully acquired four HRSA funded grants – Ryan White Part B, C and D and the Local Performance Site grant of the Southeast AIDS Training and Education Center. She serves as Medical Director of the Blue Grass Care Clinic. She is PI of the NIH-funded Reprieve Study – Randomized Clinical Trial to Prevent Vascular Events in HIV.

Dr. Thornton is a clinical site visitor for HRSA and also serves as a grant reviewer for the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). She serves on the HIVMA Board of Directors.

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Rudy Tovar, MD FACOG, FPMRS

Provider
London Women's Care
London, Kentucky

My name is Rudy Tovar; I received my medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. I am board certified by the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology and by the American Board of Urology in Female Medicine and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery.

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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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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, Kentucky

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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