The 2018 Department of Surgery class of residents and fellows embark on their next appointments

At the end of June, Department of Surgery chief residents and fellows will transition to advanced training or begin their professional surgical practice.
Among the 2018 class, the Department of Surgery will welcome two into faculty positions in Vascular Surgery and the division of Cardiothoracic Surgery. Kentucky will also gain a practicing general surgeon and plastic surgeon out of this class.
Others are bound for fellowship training or faculty positions in some of the most respected centers in the country. Every year is unique in particular ways. Several members of the class have chosen to specialize in trauma and critical care surgery. Worthy of note is one general surgery chief's intent to practice two years in Rwanda, Africa for Samaritan's Purse.
Department of Surgery Class of 2018

  General Surgery

Sam Carmichael, MD

Sam Carmichael, MD matched to a trauma and critical care surgical fellowship at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.

M. Daniel Miller, MD

M. Daniel Miller, MD joined a General Surgery practice group in West Virginia.

Justin Peterson, MD

Justin Peterson, MD joined a General Surgery practice group at Gig Harbor, Washington.

Peter Stafford, MD

Peter Stafford, MD joined a General Surgery practice at Franciscan Health in Lafayette, Indiana. He will work there nine months.  
In May 2019, Dr. Stafford will join the medical staff at Kibogora Hospital in Rwanda, Africa to provide general surgery services for two years through Samaritan’s Purse.

William Weber, MD

William Weber, MD matched to a critical care surgery fellowship at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.

Katrina Winkler, MD

Katrina Winkler, MD joined Cave Run Surgical Specialists as a general surgeon in
Morehead, Kentucky.

  Plastic Surgery

Amaka Agochukwu, MD

Nneamaka Agochukwu, MD matched to an Aesthetics Fellowship with the Aesthetics Center for Plastic Surgery in Houston, Texas.

Ryan Wermeling, MD

Ryan Wermeling, MD joined Associates in Plastic Surgery, a private practice group in Louisville, focusing mainly on breast reconstruction.  He’ll also be working closely with the Medical Student Surgical Interest Group at UK to help students develop skills in surgical workshops.

  Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship
Tessa Cartwright, MD

Tessa Cartwright, MD accepted a faculty position in Cardiothoracic Surgery at the University of Kentucky.

Critical Care Surgical Fellowship
Lauren Dudas, MD

Lauren Dudas, MD accepted a faculty position in trauma and critical care surgery at West Virginia University in Morgantown.

Jack Wecowski, MD

Jack Wecowski, MD matched to an advanced Gastrointestinal Minimally Invasive Surgery fellowship at the University of South Florida in Tampa.

Vascular Surgery Fellowship

Michael Bounds, MD

Michael Bounds, MD accepted a faculty position in Vascular Surgery at the University of Kentucky.