John Ragsdale, MD, MS
Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency
Dr. Ragsdale earned his medical degree from the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia. He completed a combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics residency here at UK. Following residency, he joined the University of Pittsburgh as a General Internal Medicine fellow and earned a Master of Science in Medical Education before returning to UK as a clinician-educator. He serves as an Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine Residency where he directs the Clinician-Educator Track and chairs the Program Evaluation Committee. He is also the Assistant Dean for Clinical Education, in which he oversees the curriculum for the third and fourth years of the MD program. He has led multiple workshops at national meetings on medical education and faculty development and serves on the USMLE Step 3 Computer-based Case Simulation Committee. Clinically, he attends on the inpatient internal medicine service.
Sean Lockwood, MD
Dr. Lockwood attended medical school at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in 2006. He completed an Internal Medicine Residency at the University of Kentucky and served as Chief Resident from 2009-2010. He is currently working as Chief of the Hospitalist Section at the VA hospital and is serving as Site Director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program, Co-Director of the Hospital Medicine Track, and primary mentor for the VA Chief Resident in Quality and Safety.
Devin Oller, MD
Dr. Oller has lived in all 4 commonwealths in the US, concluding Kentucky is best. Virginia was his first stop, graduating from the College of William & Mary with a BA in English. Pennsylvania was next; he spent 4 years in the city of brotherly love learning about medicine at Temple University, helping to start one of the first med student-run suboxone clinics in the country. Most recently, he completed residency, a rural health leadership fellowship, & chief residency at Massachusetts General Hospital. Fleeing the cold, northeastern winters with his native Kentuckian wife, he decamped to Lexington in 2018. When he’s not seeing patients in his primary care practice or on the Addiction Consultation and Education Service (ACES) at UK, you’ll find him running the legacy trail, hiking/camping national parks with his wife, and tending to their 6 chickens (all named “Nugget”).
Sarah Vick, MD
Dr. Vick received her undergraduate degree from Saint Louis University and graduated from Indiana University School of Medicine. She couples matched at the University of Kentucky for residency and served as Chief Resident. She joined the division in 2018 and is now core faculty for the residency. She enjoys spending time with her husband and son when not at work. She loves hiking, camping, and being outside.
Angela Webb, MD
Dr. Angela Webb considers herself a native Tennessean but has been a Kentucky transplant for over 15 years now. She and her husband met at Belmont University in Nashville and crossed state lines to return to his Old Kentucky Home for their medical school training. She soon discovered that she loved all aspects of medicine and realized her true passion was in primary care with its emphasis on health promotion and the shared decision making process in the long term physician patient relationship. She later served as Chief Resident and has supreme empathy for anyone in that role. She and her nephrologist husband have 3 kids and jokingly refer to this phase in their life as one of “Joyful Chaos”. She loves to plan travel almost as much as she loves to travel. She is thankful for her job as part of UK healthcare and is thrilled to get to work with such wonderful staff, residents, med students, and patients.
Dr. Avallone received his undergraduate degree from Marquette University and graduated from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed residency training at the University of Kentucky and served as Chief Resident. He joined the Division of Hospital Medicine in 2016 as an Academic Hospitalist. Dr. Avallone’s interests lie in medical education for clinical-year medical students, residents as well as high-fidelity clinical simulation and team dynamics. He and his wife are passionate rock climbers and luckily the world-renowned Red River Gorge is a stone’s throw away.
Paula Bailey has an undergraduate degree in Dietetics and practiced as a dietitian for 6 years before returning to medical school. She graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2000 then completed a residency in Internal Medicine Pediatrics, also at UK. While completing an academic medicine fellowship she also obtained a Masters in Health Administration. She now truly has the best job in the world as an academic hospitalists. Her professional interests include systems improvement, physician patient communication, and cost conscious care. Where education is concerned her passion is medical decision making and patient centered care. When not working she is usually traveling and running with her husband.
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