Program Leadership

Kristy Deep, MD

Kristy Deep, MD, MA, FACP

Internal Medicine Residency Program Director

Dr. Kristy Deep is a native of Breathitt County, Kentucky and completed all of her medical training at the University of Kentucky. She has a Masters in bioethics from the Medical College of Wisconsin and is board certified in both internal medicine and hospice and palliative medicine. Since 2013, Kristy has been the residency program director where she loves finding new ways to make the program better for her residents and the patients we serve. Her academic interests are clinical evaluation and faculty development. Clinically, she has a passion for ethics, end of life care, and opioid stewardship. Outside of work, Kristy spends as much time as possible in the woods—on her mountain bike, boat, or trail running— and tries (unsuccessfully) to convince her two (strong-willed) teenage daughters to come along.

 

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.

 

CORE FACULTY

Kristen Fletcher, MD 

Kristen Fletcher, MD

Dr. Fletcher moved from northern Indiana to Lexington, Kentucky at the age of 18 and fell in love with and in Lexington, which resulted in her gluttony of undergraduate, medical school and residency training completion at the University of Kentucky. Her final year of residency, she served as Med/Peds Chief Resident, which was followed by an additional year in the role of Internal Medicine Chief Resident. She now serves as an academic hospitalist at the Lexington VA Health Services, where she continues to exude her love of teaching residents the softer side of medicine and clinical reasoning. She and her otolaryngologist husband share two mini-me's: a sass-a-frass daughter and a chillax son. Outside of the hospital, she enjoys getting stamps on her passport, group fitness classes, and attempting gardening. 

Devin Oller, MD 

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

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

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.

Vendant Gupta, MD



Vedant Gupta, MD, FACC

Dr. Gupta is an Ohio original. Born in Cincinnati, he went to undergrad at Miami of Ohio and attended medical school at the University of Cincinnati. After almost leaving medical school for culinary school, Dr. Gupta completed his residency at the Cleveland Clinic where he was chief resident. But he decided to explore his neighbor to the south and completed his fellowship here at UK as Chief Fellow, along with a fellowship in Advanced Cardiac Imaging. Dr. Gupta is an explorer at heart. If he’s not being chased by wild boars in India or getting himself impaled in England, he’s exploring ways to improve on the status quo in Cardiology. Now in his “old age” you can find him in the imaging suite or inspiring curious minds to challenge the status quo for generations to come.  



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