General Surgery Residents

RESIDENTS
PGY 5

Zach Warriner, MD
Hometown: Barbourville, KY
Undergrad: University of Kentucky
Medical School: University of Kentucky
Areas of Interest/Research: Trauma, Acute Care Surgery, Surgical Critical Care. Outside of Surgery: Kayaking, Fishing, Skiing, Scuba Diving
Why UK?: The fantastic training, autonomy, and people. UK provides solid, broad based general surgery training with the benefit of sub-specialty exposure that allows you to feel comfortable taking care of anyone and anything. UK's graduating chiefs are prepared to go directly into practice, or enter competitive fellowship training, if desired.




Dr.-Tamera-Cox

Tamera Cox, MD
Hometown:
Undergrad:
Medical School: South Carolina





Dr.-Stacey-Gutman

Stacey L. Gutman, MD
Hometown: Gadsden, AL
Undergrad: The University of the South, Sewanee, TN
Medical School: University of Kentucky





dR.-jENNIFER-hARRIS

Jennifer Harris, MD, PhD
Hometown: Richlands, VA
Undergrad: East Tennessee State University
Medical School: East Tennessee State University
Areas of Interest/Research: Surgical oncology, metabolomics, gastrointestinal malignancies, tumor microenvironment and metastasis. Outside of Surgery: Hiking, Fishing, Weightlifting, Toddler Chasing
Why UK?: The clinical acuity and volume we see at UK prepares residents to be competent surgeons in private or academic surgery. We have access to many research opportunities, including the prestigious T32-NIH Oncology Research Training for Surgeon-Scientists at the Markey Cancer Center. We support each other through struggles and triumphs and are fiercely proud of our program.






Dr.-Melissa-Kost

Melissa Kost, MD
Hometown:
Undergrad:
Medical School: Florida





Dr.-Cheryl-Ritchie

Cheryl Richie, MD
Hometown:

Undergrad:
Medical School: Miami



Dr-Austin-Ward

Austin Ward, MD
Hometown:
Undergrad: University of Kentucky
Medical School: University of Kentucky






PGY 4

Dr-Sam-Carmichael

Sam Carmichael, MD
Hometown: Ocala, FL
Undergrad:
Emory University
Medical School: University of Kentucky
Areas of Interest/Research: Medical - Surgical Education, Hospital Systems
Why UK?The University of Kentucky is home. I chose General Surgery because of the mentoring I received and the caliber of resident the program produces. It has been a privilege to learn here.



Dr-Katrina-Winkler

Katrina Winkler, MD
Hometown: Richmond, KY
Undergrad:
Eastern Kentucky University
Medical School: University of Kentucky
Areas of Interest/Research:
Trauma and Colorectal surgery. Outside of medicine, I enjoy good bourbon, being outdoors, and following UK basketball
Why UK?
UK was my first choice because it just felt like home. One of my highest priorities in choosing a residency was to find a place where I could fit in with my colleagues and be confident that I was getting the best surgical training possible. UK offered both and I couldn't be happier with my choice.



Anh-Thu (Anh) Le, MD
Hometown: Orlando, FL
Undergrad:
University of Florida
Medical School:
Florida

Mark Miller, MD
Medical School:WVU

Dr-Justin-Peterson

Justin Peterson, MD
Hometown:
Undergrad:
Medical School: EVMS






Peter Stafford, MD
Medical School: Ohio State

William Weber, MD
Medical School: VCU

PGY 3

Dr-Heather-FromanHeather Frohman, MD
Hometown: Baltimore, MD
Undergrad:
Davidson College
Medical School:
University of South Florida
Areas of Interest/Research:
Hepatobiliary, Surgical Oncology
Why UK?
UK graduates surgeons who can confidently operate on the most complex cases, while simultaneously providing a supportive environment for residents. It is rare to train at a program where residents and faculty care for one another like family. I feel lucky to be training at UK.



Dr-Tong-GanTong Gan, MD

Hometown: Shijazhaung, China
Undergrad:
The Ohio State University
Medical School:
The Ohio State University
Areas of Interest/Research:
Surgical Oncology. Interests outside of medicine include nature, cooking and eating, drawing, cycling and Ohio State Buckeyes Football
Why UK?
Every year, UK chief residents leave the program adept to begin a professional surgical practice. They are excellent decision makers. UK takes care of patients who present the broadest pathologies anywhere in the country. The experience has prepared us to handle any situation in our practice.




Dr-Tim-Horrell

Timothy Horrell, MD
Hometown:

Undergrad: University of Kentucky
Medical School: University of Kentucky




Joshua Meyer, MD
Medical School: East Carolina


Dr-Carolyn-Neff

Caroline Neff, MD
Hometown:
Undergrad:
Medical School: St. Louis University







Dr. Michael Totten

Michael Totten, MD
Hometown: Whitehall, MI
Undergrad: University of Michigan
Medical School: St. Louis University
Areas of Interest: Trauma, Acute Care Surgery, Surgery Critical Care.
Outside of Medicine: Running, hiking, snowboarding, travel, and live music.
Why UK?: The residency program offers phenomenol clinical training in a large academic center setting. In five years, graduates are well-prepared for careers in general surgery or further subspecialty training.




Dr-Payden-Wallace

Payden Wallace, MD
Hometown:
Undergrad:
Medical School:





PGY 2


Dr-Heath-Brashear

Heath Brashear, DO
Hometown:
Undergrad:
Medical School: Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine




Callie-Dowdy

Callie Dowdy, MD
Hometown: Murray, KY
Undergrad: University of Richmond
Medical School: University of Kentucky
Areas of Interest/Research: Surgical Education, Bioengineering and med/surg device development.
Outside of Surgery: Good food, books, hiking, boating, and my husband, Andrew.
Why UK?: After UK medical school, I discovered the high skill level of UK-trained surgeons. This program prepares its residents well.The surgical faculty and residents care for their patients and one another.



Dr-Danielle-KayDanielle Kay, MD
Hometown: New Orleans, LA
Undergrad: UCLA
Medical School: Tulane
Areas of Interest outside of General Surgery: Cooking and the New Orleans Saints
Why UK?: I was impressed that residents graduating from UK were able to match into competitive fellowships as well as pursue careers in general surgery straight out of residency. The residents at UK are incredibly supportive of one another. We have fun both inside and outside of the hospital





Dr-Jahan-Miremami

Jahan Miremami, MD
Hometown: Somerset, KY
Undergrad: University of Kentucky
Medical School: University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Areas of Interest/Research: Minimally invasive surgical techniques. Outside of Surgery: Good bourbon, Soccer, and World travel.
Why UK?: At the end of five years, UK will have given me surgical training that will enable me to go into the Commonwealth and provide exceptional care to my patients.






Dr-John-Hahn

John Hahn, MD
Medical School: Florida State







Dr-Gustavo-Huerta

Gustavo Huerta, MD
Medical School: Kentucky







dR-sHYANIE-kUMAR

Shyanie Kumar, MD
Hometown: Coppell, TX
Undergrad: Texas A&M, Fightin' Aggie Class of 2010
Medical School: Texas A&M University
Interests Outside of Surgery: Restaurant adventurer, cooking/baking, TV, attempting exercise.
Why UK?: I wanted a program where my fellow residents would be family and I would receive strong, well-rounded training. During an away rotation at UK, I knew this program would be a good fit for me. UK was my top choice and I'm glad to be here.




Dr-Patrick-Liebel

Patrick Liebel, MD
Hometown: Idaho Falls, ID
Undergrad: Utah State University
Medical School: University of Utah School of Medicine



CATEGORICAL INTERNS

Kamil Arif, MD
Medical School: Southern Alabama

Kyle Bess, MD
Medical School: University of Alabama - Birmingham


Dr-Wayne-Chang

Wayne Chang, MD
Hometown: Ellicott City, MD
Undergrad: University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Medical School: Virginia Tech Carilion
Areas of Interest/Research: Surgical Education, Minimally Invasive Surgery, Patient Outcomes.
Outside of Surgery: Hanging out with my dogs and wife, Biking, Sleeping and Eating
Why UK?: I had a good feeling about the UK surgery residency program when I interviewed. My interactions with the residents and administration have confirmed my initial impressions. The faculty are top-notch and they give the right amount of guidance and autonomy that a surgical resident seeks.

Dr-Sarah-Gilmore

Sarah Gilmore, MD
Hometown: Grove Hill, AL
Undergrad: University of Alabama
Medical School: University of Alabama Birmingham (UAB)
Areas of Interest/Research: Surgery and Surgery Education
Outside of Surgery: Running, Swimming, Cycling, and being outdoors. And, of course, rolling with The Tide!
Why UK?: The UK general surgery program offers the perfect mix of training I wanted: competency in general surgery as well as the ability to match into fellowship. During my interview, I met attendings and residents whom I wanted to emulate and from whom I wanted to learn. The people that make up this program sealed the deal for me.



Brent Hillard, MD
Medical School: University of Kentucky

Nick Jackson, MD
Hometown: Louisville, KY
Undergrad: University of Kentucky
Medical School: University of Kentucky
Area of Interest/Research: Colorectal Surgery
Interests outside of surgery: Golf, Woodworking, Snow Skiing
Why UK?:I knew the high quality of training at UK since I was a student here. I also love the city of Lexington.

Ashleigh-Wright-DO

Ashleigh Wright, DO
Hometown: Greenville, KY
Undergrad: University of Kentucky
Medical School: Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine






PRELIMINARY INTERNS

Michael Abdou, MD; Seth Aly, MD; Logan Burgess, MD; Ruthie Cooper, MD; Abdul Khan, MD;
Robert King, MD; Aakash Lad, MD; Vashisht Madabushi, MD; Victoria Scala, MD;
Mohammad (Salman) Sheikh, MD.

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