Resident Alumni

RESIDENT CLASS OF 2017

Dr. Tamera Cox

Tamera Cox, MD practices
General Surgery at
Carolinas Health Cleveland with
Shelby Surgical Associates in Shelby, North Carolina

Stacey Gutman, MD will practice General Surgery at
Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington, Maine.

Dr. Jennifer Harris

Jennifer Whittington Harris, MD, PhD will pursue a
Surgical Oncology Fellowship at
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.

Dr. Melissa Kost

Melissa Kost, MD entered a
Trauma and Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at
University of Miami Ryder Trauma Hospital in Florida.

Cheryl Richie

Cheryl Richie, MD is in
Vascular Surgery Fellowship at the
University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky.

Dr. Austin Ward

Austin Ward, MD accepted a
Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship at
Northwestern University in Chicago.

Dr. Zach Warriner

Zachary Warriner, MD entered a
Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at the
University of Southern California / Los Angeles County Trauma.

RESIDENT CLASS OF 2016

Michael Bounds, MD

Michael Bounds, MD is in a
Vascular Surgery Fellowship at the
University of Kentucky

Tessa Cartwright, MD

Tessa Cartwright, MD Is in a
CT Surgery Fellowship at the
University of Kentucky

John Hance, MD

John Hance, MD is in a 
CT Surgery Fellowship at
the University of Cincinnati.

Dr. Sarah Kimball

Sarah Kimball, MD was accepted into a
Breast Fellowship at
Beth Israel, Harvard in Boston, Massachusetts.

Dr. Meir Meerkhov

Meir Meerkov, MD is in
Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at 
MetroHealth, Case Western Reserve in Cleveland, Ohio.

RESIDENT CLASS OF 2015
Following completion of the General Surgery Residency Program at UK....
Kristin Long, MD, was accepted into an Endocrine Fellowship at MD Anderson in Houston, Texas.
James Lynch, MD went into private practice in Morehead, Kentucky.
Anne Ryan, MD went into private practice in Toledo, Ohio.
W. Ross Strong, MD (administrative chief resident) went into private practice in Indiana.
J.R. Taylor, MD (administrative chief resident) entered a Surgical Critical Care Fellowship in Houston, Texas.
Brittany Zwischenberger, MD entered a Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship at Duke University.

RESIDENT CLASS OF 2014
Following completion of the General Surgery Residency Program at UK....
Matthew Bruce Bailey, MD was accepted into a Colorectal Fellowship at Ochsner Medical Center in Jefferson, Louisiana.
Aaron House, MD went into private practice in Corbin, Kentucky.
W. Conan Mustain, MD entered a Colorectal Fellowship at Case Western in Cleveland, Ohio.
Victor Pilewski, MD joined Cave Run Surgical Specialists in Morehead, Kentucky.
H. Frank Todd, MD was accepted into a Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship at Vanderbilt University.
Joseph D. Valentino, MD was accepted into a Colorectal Fellowship at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.

RESIDENT CLASS OF 2013
Following completion of the General Surgery Residency Program at UK....
Samantha Hope Aitchison, MD went into a Transplantation Fellowship at the University of Alabama, Birmingham.
Dustin Scott Campbell, MD went into private practice in Whitesburg, Kentucky.
Melissa Ranney Newcomb, MD, joined the University of Kentucky General Surgery faculty.
Oscar Ignacio Moreno Ponte, MD entered a Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at the University of Kentucky.
Nathan Terry Orr, MD went into Fellowship in Vascular Surgery at the University of Kentucky.

RESIDENT CLASS OF 2012
Following completion of the General Surgery Residency Program at UK...
Jeff Randall Cole, MD went in the private practice in Fort Payne, Alabama.
Christopher Lee Culpepper, MD went into the Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at the University of Kentucky.
Magdy Fakhry Giurgius, M.B.Ch.B. entered a Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship at the University of Missouri-Columbia.
Jeremy Parcells, MD began a Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
Levi David Procter, MD entered a Trauma/Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at Ryder Trauma Center in Miami, Florida

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