Cardiothoracic Surgery Residents
Peter M. Rodgers-Fischl, MD
Hometown: Pittsburgh, PA
Undergrad: Carnegie Mellon University
Med School: University of Kentucky
Areas of Interest/Research: Costs and outcomes for minimally invasive procedures, Heart disease.
Outside Surgery: Reserve military duty, Camping, Fishing
Why UK? The opportunity to work with experts in both cardiac and general thoracic without being forced to sacrifice one field for the other. The faculty are engaging and as interested in teaching as attending to their practice. The program is flexible, and the pathologies that this region presents promises a challenging and unique learning environment.
Erinn Ogburn, MD
Med School: Baylor
Tyler Gunn, MD
Hometown: Iowa City, IA
Undergrad: University of Iowa
Med School: University of Iowa
Areas of Interest/Research: Heart failure, Thorascopic Maze Procedure, endocarditis.
Outside Surgery: Backpacking, College sports, Professional soccer, and Chicago Cubs baseball
Why UK? The friendly faculty, residents, and staff. The high case volume in the UK HealthCare CT Surgery department affords substantial operative experience across a wide range of presentations. Also, UK has an excellent NCAA basketball team.
Michael Bolanos, MD
Med School: Ponce
Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellows
Tessa L. Cartwright, MD
Undergrad: Reed College
Med School: Tulane School of Medicine
Areas of Interest/Research: Minimally-invasive Thoracic Surgery, Improving outcomes in surgical procedures.Outside of Surgery: Travel, hiking, painting and cooking
Why UK? Great people and great training. UK is a high volume center, so there is plenty of opportunity for developing complex surgical skills.
PGY 7 (Chief)
Hetal Patel, MD
Med School: South Alabama.