Program Leadership

Kristy Deep, MD

Kristy Deep, MD, MA, FACP

Internal Medicine Residency Program Director

Dr. Deep attended UK college of medicine and completed her Internal Medicine Residency at UK. Afterwards, she served as chief resident and completed an academic medicine fellowship, obtaining a Master's degree in Educational Policy and Evaluation. Her academic interests are medical decision making, end of life care, and clinical ethics, in which she obtained a Master's degree in 2010. She attends on the internal medicine services. Outside of work, she likes to play with her daughters and run.


Jackie Gibson, MD

Jacqueline S. Gibson, MD

Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency

Program Director, Primary Care Track

Dr. Gibson received her undergraduate degree from the University of Kentucky and graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. She finished her residency training also at the University of Kentucky. She has been on faculty for many years, but became the Primary Care Tract Program Director in July of 2003. In March 2003, she won the prestigious Sarah Bennett Holmes award for her contribution to women in the university community and for her mentoring of women at the university.

John Ragsdale, MD

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.

Joe Sweigart, MD

Joseph R. Sweigart, MD

Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency

Joseph Sweigart studied political science at Notre Dame and always has at least 2 pieces of Notre Dame flare with him at all times. He went to medical school at Case Western and did his residency at the University of Colorado where he participated in the Hospitalist Training Program and then worked as a hospitalist. He is passionate about hospital medicine, and started the Hospital Medicine Track here at UK to help teach our residents about leadership, quality and safety, and personal development. He loves being faculty here at UK because working with learners continually energizes and challenges him to provide high quality, evidence based care to his patients. He lives in Georgetown, Kentucky (just outside of Lexington) where he and his wife have 5 acres, 2 horses, and a toddler.

Sean Lockwood, MD

VA Site Director, Internal Medicine Residency

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.



Laura Fanucchi, MD 

Laura C. Fanucchi, MD MPH

Dr. Fanucchi attended Emory University School of Medicine and completed residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell in 2011. She joined the faculty at University of Kentucky in 2012 as an Academic Hospitalist. In addition to her interest in medical education, Dr. Fanucchi focuses on care transitions and health services research.


Romil Chadha, MD

Romil Chadha, MD

Romil Chadha graduated from University College of Medical Sciences, Delhi before finishing his Masters in Public Health from UT Houston.  He completed his residency from Westlake Hospital, Chicago. Dr. Chadha has been working as a hospitalist since then. He is enthusiastic about medical student and resident teaching. His interests are in observation care, recruitment, oncology co-management, telemetry, information technology, and practice management. He likes to work on operational aspects of the system and is passionate about improving the same. He excels in Excel spreadsheets and likes to spend his spare time with them. Outside work he likes to watch movies with his wife and kids.

Angela Webb, MD

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.  

Sarah Schuetz, MD

Sarah Schuetz, MD

Dr. Schuetz completed her undergraduate and graduate training in dietetics at the University of Kentucky. She then completed her medical training at UK where she served as a primary care chief resident and now works as a clinic attending.  Her academic interests include preventative medicine and motivational interviewing. She truly bleeds blue and jokes that her car doesn't know how to drive anywhere else. If you have an hour to listen, she will tell you the many reasons why she and her family loves Lexington and the Wildcats!

Edwin Avallone, DO

Edwin Avallone, DO

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, MD MHA

Paula D. Bailey, MD MHA

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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