Quick Facts About Emergency Medicine at UK

Level 1
Trauma Center
We are the region's only Level 1 Trauma Center for both adult and pediatric patients.
Pediatric Patients Per Year
We have the only dedicated pediatric emergency center in the state that serves central and eastern Kentucky.


Our department has a Level 1 certification.


Our services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.


Dedicated ED social worker, respiratory therapy, language interpreter

Our Team

Our Leadership

Roger L. Humphries, MD
Chair of Emergency Medicine

Charles A. Eckerline, Jr., MD
Vice-Chair of Emergency Medicine

Seth Stearley, MD
Senior Inpatient Medical Director

Joel Hamm, MD
Co-Medical Director of Chandler Hospital ER
Director of Global Health Fellowship 

Patrick Grace, MD
Co-Medical Director of Chandler Hospital ER
Medical Director of Toxicology & Hyperbarics

Gena Cooper, MD
Medical Director of Pediatric ER

Eric Reid, MD
Medical Director of Good Samaritan Hospital ER

Christopher Doty, MD
Vice-Chair of Education

Our Residency Team

Sameer Desai, MD
Program Director

Jonathan Bronner, MD
Associate Program Director

Linda Katirji, MD
Assistant Program Director

Jaryd Zummer, MD
4th Year Clerkship Director

Bradley Buckingham, MD
3rd Year Clerkship Director

Rebecca Peurach
GME Program Coordinator

Jocelyn Barnett
Emergency Medicine Program Coordinator

Kirsten Morant
Health Education Specialist


Our Faculty

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Our Residents and Fellows

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Our Pharmacists

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