Peter M. Rodgers-Fischl, MD
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Undergrad: Carnegie-Mellon University
Medical 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.
Rebecca Phillip, MD
Hometown: Granby, Connecticut
Undergrad: Colorado College
Medical School: St. George's University
Areas of Interest/Research: New anticoagulant agents, 3D printing, Yoga Research
Outside Surgery: Hiking, Skiing, Fishing, Running, Yoga, Literature
Why UK? Because my favorite color is blue
Thomas Marsden, MD
Hometown: Franklin, Tennessee
Undergrad: Louisiana State University
Medical School: Louisiana State University School of Medicine
Andrew Bishop, MD
Hometown: Findlay, Ohio
Undergrad: The Ohio State University
Medical School: University of Toledo
Areas of Interest/Research: Outcomes research and LVADs
Outside of Surgery: Golf, College sports, Ohio State Buckeyes, and Missions
Why UK?: The friendly faculty, residents and staff when I visited for my interview. UK also provides a wonderful opportunity to learn from experienced faculty in both cardiac and thoracic fields. The case volume and case pathologies at UK provide excellent operative experience and a residency training program that is second to none.
Andrew Gorton, MD
Hometown: Valencia, California
Medical School: University of Illinois College of Medicine
Alan Parr, MD
Hometown: Chillicothe, IL
Medical School: St. Louis University School of Medicine
Areas of Interest/Research: Thoracic surgical oncology, esophageal disease, and minimally invasive surgery
Why UK?: I'm impressed by the people, clinical volume, and broad exposure to both thoracic and cardiac surgery.