Alumni

RESIDENT CLASS OF 2021

Kyle Bess, MD

Kyle Bess, MD

General Surgery Practice Group
Dothan, Alabama

Heath Brashear, MD

Jeffrey L. "Heath" Brashear, DO

General Surgery Practice Group
Hazard, Kentucky

Wayne Chang, MD

Wayne Chang, MD

Research Fellowship under Dr. B. Heniford
followed by Minimally Invasive Surgery Fellowship
Carolinas Medical Center
Charlotte, North Carolina


Tong Gan, MD

Tong Gan, MD

Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship
Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education
Rochester, Minnesota

Brent Hillard, MD

Brent Hillard, MD

General Surgery Practice
Bourbon Community Hospital
Paris, Kentucky

Nick Jackson, MD

Nicholas Jackson, MD

General Surgery Practice Group
Norton Healthcare affiliate
Louisville, Kentucky

Heather Frohman-Sinner, MD

Heather F. Sinner, MD

Breast Surgical Oncology Fellowship
H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
Tampa, Florida

RESIDENT CLASS OF 2020
Following completion of the General Surgery Residency Program at UK....
Callie Dowdy, MD 
matched into a Vascular Surgery Fellowship at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia.
John Hahn, MD 
went into private practice at West Florida Hospital in Pensacola.
Gustavo Huerta, MD 
went into General Surgery practice with the Lexington Surgeons at Baptist Health Lexington.
Danielle Kay, MD 
matched into a Colon and Rectal Surgery Fellowship at the University of Alabama-Birmingham.
Shyanie Kumar, MD 
matched into Critical Care Medicine Fellowship with University of Kentucky Department of Anesthesiology.
Patrick Liebel, MD 
matched into specialized training for Critical Care Surgery with the United States Army.
Jahan Miremami, MD
went into General Surgery private practice with Baptist Health Corbin in Corbin, Kentucky

RESIDENT CLASS OF 2019
Following completion of the General Surgery Residency Program at UK....
Tim Horrell, MD joined the military at Fort Campbell Kentucky
Anh-Thu Le, MD matched into a CT Surgery Fellowship at Ohio State University.
Joshua Meyer, MD went overseas to work in the Samaritan's Purse Post Residency Program in Togo, West Africa
Caroline Neff, MD is a member of the Critical Care Surgery faculty in the University of Kentucky in the Department of Surgery.
Michael Totten, MD went into private practice at Lexington Clinic.
Payden Wallace, MD went into practice in critical care surgery at a hospital in Birmingham, Alabama.

RESIDENT CLASS OF 2018
Following completion of the General Surgery Residency Program at UK....
Sam Carmichael, MD has matched to a Trauma and Critical Care Surgical fellowship at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center.
M. Daniel Miller, MD joined a General Surgery practice in West Virginia.
Justin Peterson, MD joined a General Surgery practice group at Gig Harbor, Washington.
Peter Stafford, MD joined the medical staff at Kibogora Hospital in Rwanda, Africa in May, 2019 to provide general surgery services for two years through Samaritan’s Purse.
William Weber, MD has matched to a Surgical Critical Care fellowship at Baylor University Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.
Katrina Winkler, MD joined Cave Run Surgical Specialists as a general surgeon in Morehead KY.

RESIDENT CLASS OF 2017
Following completion of the General Surgery Residency Program at UK....
Tamera Cox, MD joined Shelby Surgical Associates and practices General Surgery at Carolinas Health Cleveland in Shelby, North Carolina
Stacey Gutman, MD joined a General Surgery practice at Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington, Maine.
Jennifer Whittington Harris, MD, PhD matched to a Surgical Oncology Fellowship at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.
Melissa Kost, MD matched to a Trauma and Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at University of Miami Ryder Trauma Hospital in Florida.
Cheryl Richie, MD matched to the Vascular Surgery Fellowship at the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky. Following fellowship, she joined a private practice in Oregon.
Austin Ward, MD matched to a Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship at Northwestern University in Chicago.
Zachary Warriner, MD matched to a Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at the University of Southern California / Los Angeles County Trauma. He subsequently returned to the University of Kentucky as a faculty member.

RESIDENT CLASS OF 2016
Following completion of the General Surgery Residency Program at UK....
Michael Bounds, MD
 matched to a Vascular Surgery Fellowship at the University of Kentucky
Tessa London, MD 
matched to a Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship at the University of Kentucky
John Hance, MD 
matched to a  Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship at the University of Cincinnati
Sarah Kimball, MD 
matched to a Breast Fellowship at Beth Israel, Harvard in Boston, Massachusetts.
Meir Meerkov, MD
 matched to a 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, matched to an Endocrine Fellowship at MD Anderson in Houston, Texas.
James Lynch, MD went into general surgery private practice in Morehead, Kentucky.
Anne Ryan, MD went into general surgery private practice in Toledo, Ohio.
W. Ross Strong, MD went into general surgery private practice in Indiana.
J.R. Taylor, MD matched to a Surgical Critical Care fellowship in Houston, Texas.
Brittany Zwischenberger, MD matched to 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 matched to a Colorectal Fellowship at Ochsner Medical Center in Jefferson, Louisiana.
Aaron House, MD went into general surgery private practice in Corbin, Kentucky.
W. Conan Mustain, MD matched to a Colorectal Fellowship at Case Western in Cleveland, Ohio.
Victor Pilewski, MD joined Cave Run Surgical Specialists in Morehead, Kentucky.
H. Frank Todd, MD matched to a Cardiothoracic Surgery Fellowship at Vanderbilt University.
Joseph D. Valentino, MD matched to 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 matched to a Transplantation Fellowship at the University of Alabama, Birmingham.
Dustin Scott Campbell, MD went into general surgery private practice in Whitesburg, Kentucky.
Melissa Ranney Newcomb, MD, joined the University of Kentucky General Surgery faculty.
Oscar Ignacio Moreno Ponte, MD matched to a Surgical Critical Care Fellowship at the University of Kentucky.
Nathan Terry Orr, MD matched to a Vascular Surgery fellowship at the University of Kentucky.

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

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