Speakers

Ryan Fredericks, Joel Howard, Michael Kuduk, Jacqueline Sugarman, Rhea Vidrine, Tracey Wagner, David Worhunsky, Katelyn Yackey, Jaryd Zummer

Ryan Fredericks, MD

Assistant Professor
Pediatric Critical Care
Medical Director, Pediatric Simulation
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Fredericks joined the UK faculty in the Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine in the late summer of 2020. He completed Pediatrics Residency at Yale-New-Haven Hospital in CT, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship at Children's Hospital Colorado, and a Fellowship in Medical Simulation at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. He is currently the Medical Director for Pediatric Simulation at UK. His academic interests include simulation-based medical education (SBME), interprofessional team training, and genetics & metabolomics.

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Joel Howard, MD

Assistant Professor
Pediatric Infectious Disease
Medical Director for Pediatric Antimicrobial Stewardship
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Howard joined the UK faculty in the division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases in the fall of 2020. He completed a Pediatric Residency at Emory University in Atlanta, GA and a Fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at University of Utah in Salt Lake City, UT. His research interests are in diagnostic stewardship and electronic clinical decision support.

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Michael Kuduk, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Kuduk grew up in New Jersey, but please don’t hold that against him. He went to undergraduate in Baltimore and completed medical school in beautiful downtown Newark, New Jersey at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. He trained at Texas Children’s Hospital and upon completing residency worked in two group settings in Houston, Texas. Ten years was his statutory limit on heat and humidity, so he relocated to Winchester, Kentucky to start up a solo practice, which he maintained for 19 years. Between health reform and changes in the community, the practice became too difficult to operate, and in 2017 Dr. Kuduk joined the UK faculty as a pediatric hospitalist. His current interests lie in medical education and clinical pathway development – and of course, COVID-19.

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Jacqueline Sugarman, MD, FAAP

Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Pediatric Forensic Medicine
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Sugarman received her medical degree from Boston University School of Medicine and completed her residency in Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She completed a fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the University of Louisville School of Medicine, joined the faculty in the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the University of Louisville and evaluated children at Children First in Louisville (which would later become Children and Families). After a hiatus in private practice in East Tennessee, she returned to Kentucky to join the faculty at University of Kentucky Department of Pediatrics. She has worked at the Children’s Advocacy Center of the Bluegrass since 2006 and currently serves as Medical Director of the CAC Bluegrass. She is Board-Certified in Child Abuse Medicine. She serves on the Kentucky Multidisciplinary Commission on Child Sexual Abuse.

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Rhea Vidrine, MD

Pediatric Specialist
University of Kentucky Children's Hospital
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Rhea Vidrine is originally from South Louisiana and went to medical school at LSU. She moved to Charleston, SC for her pediatric residency and then Cincinnati for her PICU fellowship. She just recently married her husband Joey and they have 2 dogs - Zola and Evie. Dr. Vidrine enjoys quality improvement work and has been working on improving sepsis recognition and management in the PICU for the past 3 years.

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Tracey Wagner, MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Columbus, Ohio

Dr. Wagner is an assistant professor at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The Ohio State University. She completed medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine and went on to do a Pediatric Residency at University of Louisville and her Fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. Her interests include resident education, pediatric emergency medicine procedures, ingested foreign bodies, and quality improvement.

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David Worhunsky, MD

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

Dr. Worhunsky grew up in New England where he completed his undergraduate studies at Bates College and medical studies at Harvard Medical School. He then completed his general surgery residency at Stanford University School of Medicine where he served as Administrative Chief Resident during his final year. During his professional development years, he served as the Clinical Research Fellow in the division of Surgical Oncology. Following his seven years in California, he moved back east to complete a two-year fellowship in Pediatric Surgery at Yale University under the tutelage of Drs. Michael G. Caty and Robert A. Cowles.

Dr. Worhunsky is a member of the American Pediatric Surgical Association, American Academy of Pediatrics, and American College of Surgeons.

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Katelyn Yackey, MD

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

"Katelyn Yackey, MD is a Pediatric Emergency Medicine physician at the University of Kentucky. She completed her undergraduate and medical doctorate at UK, then went on to complete her residency training in Pediatrics at the University of Louisville. From there, she completed a Fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, OH. Her academic interests include medical and procedural education of residents and students, and she is dedicated to furthering best practices in the care of children throughout the Commonwealth of Kentucky."

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Jaryd Zummer, MD, FACEP

Assistant Professor
Pediatric and Adult Emergency Medicine
M4 Clerkship Director
University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Zummer is a board-certified emergency and pediatric emergency medicine physician at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY. He completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS, followed by a fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at CHU Ste-Justine Hospital (University of Montreal) in Montreal, QC, Canada.

Dr. Zummer serves as the advanced development director and 4th year medical student clerkship director for the department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Kentucky. His particular areas of interest and research include pediatric emergency procedures and quality improvement, as well as the management of pediatric traumatic and orthopedic emergencies.

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