Julie Youssefi, MD, discusses being the University of Kentucky College of Medicine’s epilepsy fellow in 2020-2021 – and how being the fellow gave her the tailored experience she needed.
Julie Youssefi, MD, became interested in epilepsy care during medical school and neurology residency training at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.
Anna Maria South, MD, is an addiction medicine physician who treats patients with substance use disorders. She is also an assistant professor at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine training the next generation of health care leaders to improve access and advance treatment.
The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is excited to announce that Matthew Bush, MD, PhD, MBA, has been selected to serve as the new department chair of otolaryngology-head and neck surgery.
The University of Kentucky College of Medicine has appointed a division chief of academic medical education – Todd R. Cheever, MD.
Elizabeth Smith, PA-C, has been an advanced practice provider (APP) in the University of Kentucky College of Medicine Department of Urology for eight years.
The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is excited to announce that Sandra Beck, MD, and Janna Neltner, MD, will join the Office of Graduate Medical Education (GME) leadership team.
Dr. Beck will serve as assistant dean for program development. Dr. Neltner will serve as assistant dean for accreditation.
The following individuals were honored at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine Awards Convocation on Wednesday, Oct. 18, 2023. Winners included those in Bowling Green, Lexington, Morehead, and Northern Kentucky.Biomedical Education
Outstanding Graduate Student Award:
Jamila Tucker, MS
The University of Kentucky College of Medicine welcomes a familiar face to its neurosurgery faculty next year. Randaline Barnett, MD, will join the college and UK HealthCare as a pediatric neurosurgeon, returning to her alma mater where she “fell in love” with neuroscience and officially became the first doctor in her family.
If you ever meet Michael Huang, chances are you’ll see him with a stethoscope hanging around his neck, or a camera strap. Either way, you’ve met Dr. Michael Huang, Lexington physician, or Dr. Mike, well-known, freelance photographer about town.
The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is thrilled to announce that after an extensive search, Emily DeFranco, DO, MS, has been selected to serve as the new chair of obstetrics and gynecology.
Since graduating from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Ben Mattingly, MD, has climbed the highest peaks on each continent, known as the “Seven Summits.” He has gone scuba diving near the Galapagos Islands. He has ridden dirt bikes in Romania. He has fished in bodies of water across the U.S. and traveled to so many countries, that he has lost count.
Burnout is a problem in any profession, but it is rampant in health care. This national problem has been evident recently as the COVID-19 pandemic pushed many learners, practitioners, faculty, and staff to the limit.
A key component of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine’s mission is providing exceptional education for medical students, residents and fellows, and biomedical trainees.
Terry Hinds, PhD, joined the University of Kentucky College of Medicine faculty with an impressive record of groundbreaking research and state-of-the-art specialized technology. He is not only advancing scientific discoveries at UK but also helping more undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows gain early experience with high-impact work.
After medical school, some new doctors may start a preliminary year in medicine or surgery. Others choose a transitional year, combining medicine, surgery, and other rotations in medical training.
Kent Lewis, MDiv, arrived to this year’s Bowling Green Campus Match Day event with a megaphone. He learned his lesson during the campus’ inaugural celebration – with all of the excitement, the event can get loud. He nearly lost his voice last year presenting the countdown to open envelopes.
Kaitlyn Samuels, MD, is a recent graduate and now a first-year plastic surgery resident at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. She also earned her Bachelor of Science at UK. In the following Q&A, she shares how her mom is her inspiration, not only in her career but also in her interest outside of work – which, in “traditional Kentucky fashion,” is riding horses.
When pursuing a research career, earning a PhD is a traditional and exciting, yet challenging, part of the process. This fall, sisters Katie and Sally Pauss will lean on one another when they begin the journey together at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine.
“We both independently felt like that was the right thing for us,” Katie said.
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The following clinicians and researchers working under the UK College of Medicine Alliance Research Initiative have been named recent awardees of pilot grants.AI in Medicine (AIM)
Peter Hardy, PhD, College of Medicine