2020 chief residents and fellows make plans to go forward following an historic final year at UK

To say that the Resident Class of 2020 experienced an unprecedented final year is an understatement. As Kentucky’s efforts to control the spread of COVID-19 at the end of the winter forced hospitals to suspend elective surgery, residents found themselves on the front line of defense against the novel coronavirus. They began training in new ways to serve patients’ needs and to take on leadership roles alongside their UK faculty mentors.

Through the spring months, the Commonwealth has been fortunate that the number of coronavirus inpatients remained manageable. In May, elective surgery at UK Chandler Hospital began a cautious path toward restarting and the Class of 2020 is preparing for a transition to advanced fellowship training and professional practice.

It has been a novel way to complete their journey with the University of Kentucky.

“Even though change is an accepted constant in healthcare, 2020 was an historic year. This class of residents and fellows distinguished itself as it endured and thrived in the face of such unpredictable circumstances,” said Dr. William B. Inabnet III, the Johnston-Wright Endowed Professor and Chair of Surgery at UK.

The following are the next stage plans of the 2020 Chief Residents and Fellows from the UK Department of Surgery.

General Surgery

Callie Dowdy

Callie Dowdy, MD

Vascular Surgery Fellowship
Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia

John Hahn

John Hahn, MD

General Surgery Practice
West Florida Hospital, Pensacola

Gustavo Huerta, MD

Gustavo Huerta, MD

General Surgery Practice
Lexington Surgeons
Baptist Health Lexington

Danielle Kay, MD

Danielle Kay, MD

Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship
University of Alabama - Birmingham

Shyanie Kumar, MD

Shyanie Kumar, MD

Critical Care Medicine Fellowship
University of Kentucky
Department of Anesthesiology

Patrick Liebel, MD

Patrick Liebel, MD

General Surgery Practice
University of Kentucky

Specialized Training, Critical Care
United States Army

Jahan Miremami, MD

Jahan Miremami, MD

General Surgery Practice
Baptist Health Corbin, Corbin, Kentucky


Plastic Surgery

Ashley Boustany, MD

Ashley Boustany, MD

Aesthetics Fellowship
Harvard Medical School - Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston

J. Chase Burns, MD

J. Chase Burns, MD

Plastic Surgery Practice
Charleston Area Medical Center
Charleston, West Virginia

Critical Care Surgery Fellow

Colin Fath, MD

Colin Fath, MD

Acute Care Surgery, Trauma, and Critical Care Surgery Faculty
University of Kentucky

Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellow

Mansi Shah, MD

Mansi Shah, MD

Thoracic Surgery Faculty
University of Kentucky
Cardiothoracic Surgery

Vascular Surgery Fellow

Dan Badia, MD

Dan Badia, MD

Vascular Surgery Practice
Northside Hospital, Atlanta

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