Chief Residents

The Chief Residents in the Department of Internal Medicine are integral to the success of the residency program. They assist the program director with administrative responsibilities.  They serve as attending physicians on the inpatient services and in the clinics.  They are also in the perfect position to help shape the future of the program with significant educational responsibilities involving medical students and residents.  During their year on faculty, our chief residents develop a tremendous set of skills which undoubtedly contributes to their future success. 

2017-2018 Chief Residents

  

Charlie Bodine Jr., MD

charles.bodine@uky.edu

Hello Everyone!  My name is Charlie Bodine and I am the chief responsible for coordinating and maintaining the ambulatory schedule.  The outpatient medicine curriculum is one of the strengths of UK Internal Medicine, and allows residents to see a wide variety of both primary care and subspecialty clinics.  I also organize our ACLS resuscitation simulations, airway workshops, and ultrasound curriculum.

I am originally from Gainesville, GA, the poultry capital of the world, and home to the Gainesville High School Red Elephants.  For college, I attended the University of Georgia and graduated in 2009. I am still a huge Georgia Bulldogs football fan! I attended Medical School at Mercer University School of Medicine in Savannah, GA prior to moving to Lexington with my wife Alyssa.  We have truly enjoyed living in Lexington over the past 3 years.

I am planning to pursue a fellowship in Hematology/Oncology after this year.  In my free time, I enjoy playing basketball, tennis, golf, fly fishing, watching college sports, and spending time with family and friends.

Kristen Fletcher, MD

Kristen.Fletcher@uky.edu

Bio is coming!

Andrew Higdon, MD

Andrew.Higdon@uky.edu

Welcome! My name is Andrew Higdon, and I'm the VA Chief of Quality and Patient Safety. I'll be the chief located at the VA most of the time, but you'll see me involved with SIM lab activities at both UK and VA. I'll be organizing the monthly resident-lead Patient Safety and Quality Improvement conference as well as developing a longitudinal curriculum in QI work. I'm born and raised in Kentucky and have done all my training somewhere in the state.

My professional passions include cost-conscious care, palliative care, and teaching. After chief year, you can plan to see me as an academic hospitalist here in Lexington. In my time away from work, you can likely find me spending time with my wife Sarah and daughter Olivia, following UK basketball, and trying new beers and breweries.

Here at the University of Kentucky, we really are one big family. I've made some great friends, been trained by amazing faculty that are dedicated to each individual person's success, and can't imagine having gone anywhere else! Lexington truly is my home.

 Sarah Vick, MD
    Sarah.Vick@uky.edu

Hello! My name is Sarah Vick and I am the chief responsible for our noon conferences, Grand Rounds, and scholarly activities. I am originally from Evansville, Indiana and am a huge fan of the Indianapolis Colts!

As a resident, I was a member of the Hospital Medicine Track and I plan to be an academic hospitalist after I finish my chief resident year. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, camping, visiting family, and reading a good book. I couples matched here with my husband, Mike, because UK was an academic center with many educational opportunities and had residents that clearly cared for one another.

I appreciate that our program is always looking for ways to improve and that the residents here become like family. Lexington has truly become like home for us.

Prior U.K. Internal Medicine Chief Residents 
Year
Name
Medical School
Residency Program
Future Career
2016-2017
JD Gentry
Ross University School of Medicine
Categorical
 Nephrology 
Natan Kraitman
Ross University School of Medicine
Categorical
Infectious Diseases
Vijay Paryani
Ross University School of Medicine
Categorical
Hemotology/Oncology 
2015-2016
Edwin Avallone
Wes Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine
Categorical
 Hospitalist
Jeremy Cumberledge
JC Edwards School of Medicine, Marshall University
Categorical
Gastroenterology 
John Davisson
Indiana University School of Medicine
Categorical
 Private Practice
Sally Nau
University of Toledo College of Medicine
Categorical
Hospitalist 
2014-2015
Lindsey Goldberg
Medical College of Georgia
Primary Care
 Hospitalist
Nathan Kusterer
Saint George's University
Categorical
 Cardiology
2013-2014
Adam Gray
Ross University
Categorical
 Hospitalist
Ryan Hall
University of Arkansas
Categorical
Hem/Onc 
Kelli Mathew
Pikeville College
Primary Care
Pulmonary 
2012-2013
Katherine Dotson
University of Kentucky
Categorical
Primary Care
Doug Rice
University of Kentucky
Categorical
Gastroenterology
Amanda Smith
University of Kentucky
Med-Peds
Primary Care
2011-2012
Martin Rains
University of Kentucky
Med-Peds
Cardiology
Catherine Rodriguez
University of Tennessee
Med-Peds
Primary Care
Mark Tower
University of Connecticut
Categorical
Hospitalist
2010-2011
Beth Arnold
University of Nebraska
Categorical
Hospitalist
John Stewart
Texas Tech
Med-Peds
Primary Care
Brian Cross
University of Arkansas
Categorical
Gastroenterology